Nye and Company has an excellent auction to inaugurate the fall auction season. The effort to create smaller, higher quality sales is falling into place nicely. In an effort to make the sales more interesting for bidders,_ said John Nye, president of the eponymous auction house, we_re increasing average lot values and making sales smaller with better quality offerings._ Approximately 600 lots will be posted to www.igavelauctions.com from September 10th 23rd. The sale includes a wide array of fine and decorative arts from the greater Metropolitan area, but certain rarities stand-out from the overall strong group and are worth mentioning in detail. The galleries will be beautifully set up and open for viewing from September 15th until the sale closes, including Sunday, the 21st from noon to 4pm. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend the exhibition. With the sale of a large private estate from Bernardsville mountain, lots of French inspired furniture is on the market. The pieces are veneered in malachite and/ or lapis are ornamented by gilt bronze mounts. There are pedestals, desks, bookcases and more. It_s quite something. The Napoleon III brass-inlaid bookcase is a wonderful survivor from the late 19th century and of impressive size. Another notable case piece is the Italian micro-mosaic-veneered chest on stand. Numerous pieces of Chinese hollowware and porcelain plaques from the 18th and 20th centuries include vases, lamps and fish bowls. Other examples from this greater Philadelphia collector have been offered in the galleries to strong results. Various consignors sent in period English furniture for the September auction. A family selling their bucolic Bedford, NY Georgian home is selling a Satinwood linen press, a partner_s desk and more. New York furniture includes Chippendale side chairs, a marble top pier table and a Federal tall clock by Mitchell & Mott. There are faithful copies of some iconic pieces like Newport block-front knee-hole and block-front secretary. A Chippendale style Boston bombe chest is priced to sell. Several lots of Arts and Crafts style pieces round out the furniture offering. A family with a long New Jersey history that lives on the Shore is selling lots and lots of sterling silver, pairs of vases and numerous volumes of antique books. Another person consigned a Japanese mixed-metals sterling silver cigarette case and match box. There is too much Fine Art to mention specifically. Suffice it to say there is something for everyone. From Classic portraiture to contemporary works, bidders will have plenty from which to choose. In early 2010, Nye and Company relocated to Bloomfield, New Jersey making them more easily accessible to New York City. Our location moments off major interstate arties (Garden State Parkway, New Jersey Turnpike, Routes 80, 280, 287) and State Routes 3, 46 and 23, is easily found by the large-format banners on the fa_ade. For photographs, to schedule an interview, or for further information, please contact: John B. A. Nye Nye and Company Auctioneers / Appraisers 20 Beach Street, Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003 p: (973) 984-6900 / f: (973) 743-0493/ firstname.lastname@example.org, www.nyeandcompany.com Nye & Company offers free auction appraisals every Monday from 10 AM 2 PM and a full complement of contract appraisal work for estate, insurance, fair market value and equitable distribution. Please call 973-984-6900 during business hours for more information.
Tuesday, January 29th, 5-7pm
Wednesday, January 30th, 10-5pm
Thursday, January 31st, 10-5pm
This auction features Asian and Ethnographic art from the Collection of Ron Krannich that he amassed over the last 35 years. As a travel writer he spanned the globe, and as a collector he purchased items he was passionate about along the way.
Other highlights in the auction include American, English and French 18th and 19th century furniture and decorations, the steel sculpture featured above by Ernest Trova, a bronze of Cupid and Psyche by Eugene-Ernest Chretien, a 16th century portrait of Virgin and Child from the Circle of Pieter Coecke van Aelst, several works by Savannah artists Myrtle Jones, Christopher Murphy Jr. and Sr., Hattie Saussy and others.
Enjoy the auction!
Amanda and Chris Everard