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Hudson Valley Auctioneers located at 432 Main Street Beacon, New York will present our summer two session estate auction on Monday June 24th at 5:00 PM. The sale features partial contents of the Walden estate of Arlene Komyathy and by extension her mother Eleanor Dill's collection, a fine Ossining Southern family's collection, a Cornwall NY collection of a former West Point commander, an accumulation from a long successful jewelry and silver manufacturing family's estate in Riverdale and several others. Additional consignments from several long time associates and gallery offerings complete the offering of approximately 550 fresh to the market unreserved lots.
Session One offers online bidding with Liveauctioneers.com as well as in house, absentee and phone bidding. Twenty lots of Chinese and Japanese items lead off as is customary and Lot 1 is the same item lotted first in our May sale; a Chinese plaque that much to our disappointment was won by a phantom Chinese bidder from California that somehow snuck past are rigorous bid vetting process. Estimated at 50-1000, as all our cataloged items are, it brought 13,750.00 with Live Auctioneers premium. In fairness to the consignor and the underbidders the item will be reoffered again as the first lot. Other porcelains, bronze Buddha's, carved rosewood furniture, Kimono, woodblocks, Satsuma and Japanese lacquerware, textiles, scrolls, jade and a northern China camel bone laminated and decorated 1/4 sized pony are some further examples offered in both sessions.
The Cornwall estate of the military family contributed several of the highlights in the sale. Several pieces of 17th through 19th century English oak furniture and a fine Dutch oil portrait on butterflied panel purchased in 1961 and attributed to Govaert (Govert) Flinck a student of Rembrandt should attract attention. The collection also includes several early religious oils, carved saints, santos, bronze angels, Grand Tour bronzes and Black Forest carvings as well as a rare coin op English 'Polyphon" disc machine with 17 additional discs in excellent condition, an inlaid Swiss music box with three bells and several musical instruments which will undoubtedly appeal to music lovers.
For at least two decades Arlene Komayathy and her family were avid bidders at our Monday night Cold Spring Galleries auctions in Cold Spring beginning in 1983 and then at the other end of town in Beacon from 1992 to 2004. They dealt primarily in 19th century English and American furniture and accessories and since her passing last year the family home has sat empty. Several pieces of the family treasures including those of grandmother Eleanor Dill, owner of the long closed Sleigh Hill Antiques will be featured in both sessions throughout the evening.
Three tall clocks, two period examples including a Leslie and Price Philadelphia example and a late 19th century mahogany cased example from the estate of Grace G. Philips, a rare pair of Regency parcel gilt card table in exotic veneers, a rare green Glenwood Cabinet "C" enameled kitchen stove, several hundred ounces of sterling hollowware and flatware and examples of Meissen, Rookwood, Lalique, Royal Worchester, Waterford, Stewart, Venetian glass are found throughout both sessions.
An old Tennessee family, relocated to Westchester County and fortunately into a large home with a three story chicken coop to boot was able to bring with them several inheritances worth of furniture and finery. Forty years later and moving to smaller quarters our crew spent two days packing two trucks of two centuries of both. The excellent sugar chest stayed with the family but several pieces of authentic 19th walnut and butternut furniture will be offered in the sale including an unusual form armoire and other bedroom furniture, a heavily carved grape and lion parlor settee, mirrors, lighting, china and silver.
Artwork highlights in addition to the Flinck portrait feature a storm driven ship at sea in original state from an old Garrison NY estate along with an old attribution to James Buttersworth, a rare portrait of a young boy by Spanish artist Simo Gomez Polo, several Stanley Kubicki abstracts and from the gallery collection another group of large William MacDonough abstracts. "Dr. MacDonough, working with abstracts since the early 1950's"; "works are featured in various private collections and art museums, including Marist College, Beloit College, Greensbourough Art Museum Columbia, S.C., Phoenix Art Museum, University of Arizona art collection and the Finish-American Association, Helsinki".
Session Two begins at lot 316 immediately following with 200 plus lots of more of the same interesting quality lots which will not offer online bidding and features great accessories, lighting, several interesting textiles and Oriental carpets, silver, Mid Century, lots of artwork, china services, clocks and much more estate merchandise. Faster paced and includes last minute additions.
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Hudson Valley Auctioneers located at 432 Main Street Beacon, New York will present an excellent late spring two session unreserved estate auction on Monday May 20th at 5:00 PM. The sale features the complete contents of a retired dealers Germantown farmhouse, select items from a Larchmont collectors’ home, large selection lighting and decorative accessories from Sandy Littman's Newburgh warehouse including prototypes of her lighting designs as well as several other partial contents. Additional consignments from several longtime associates and gallery offerings round out the sale of approximately 500 fresh to the market lots. Session One offers online bidding with Liveauctioneers.com as well as in house, absentee and phone bidding. Asian items as is customary start the sale and this auction features two large Chinese porcelain plaques, a pair of wooden Japanese temple carvings, pair Satsuma plates signed Kinkozan, Japanese 1958 painting of bird displayed at the National Academy and several Asian pottery jars and vases as well as export and other Chinese porcelain from Germantown. The seven-bedroom farmhouse had several different design schemes. Primarily lots of Mission and Arts and Crafts furniture and decorations, matt green pottery, Roseville, Hampshire and others. Predictably the house and barn were full of country furniture, some painted, wicker and rattan, iron and steel, baskets, carnival glass, slag glass lamps, wooden ship models and pond sailors, stoneware, textiles and Persian carpets and will be offered throughout both sessions.
Sandy Littman's collection in addition to her 25 original lamps and chandeliers encompasses a lifelong pursuit of fine design and items with Art Deco features in lighting, furniture and accessories. A vintage Louis Vuitton steamer trunk, a Marius Morand steamer trunk, an 8-foot wooden totem of a man are some standouts. Silver lots are led by Tiffany Makers floriform vase, a fine engraved three-piece Georgian tea set, other Georgian pieces, flatware and hollowware and an early and interesting Native American silver and leather horse bridle.
A Greenwich home contributed a 10 cent Coke machine, a period slant desk and other 19th century furniture and a rare Mills Hightop carved wood cowboy slot machine. No sale can be complete without Mid Century items and this sale is no exception. Aside from lots of period lighting from the Littman warehouse there is an original Finnish Alvar Aalto cork topped laminated tea wagon, a rosewood glazed door cabinet by H.P. Hansen, a Lane Brutalist chest, a Dux dining table, lots of period art and decorative accessories. Artworks, bronzes and photographs are numerous and scattered throughout both sessions with examples by Todd Webb, Miriam Fried, Dorothy Grote, Henry Gasser, Milton Avery, Gino Hollander, Paul Meltsner, Lenore Whitmore, and many others. Lots of fancy items from Galle glass to LeCoultre clocks are scattered throughout both sessions. Session Two follows with 200 plus lots of more of the same interesting quality lots which will not offer online bidding and features great accessories, lighting, several interesting textiles and Oriental carpets, silver, Mid Century, large groupings of country smalls and furniture sold as lots, lots of artwork, and much more estate merchandise. Faster paced and includes last minute additions. Visit our new and improved website for further info and new features. Session Two's items can be viewed on Auctionzip.com and GoToAuction.com. Previews are Sunday 1-5pm and Monday from 2pm to sale time . Complementary refreshments provided will be provided. Terms, links to online bidding and Info at www.HudsonValleyAuctioneers.com or sales manager Theo DeHaas 845 480 2381 ; auctioneer Neil Vaughn 914 489 2399.
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Hudson Valley Auctioneers located at 432 Main Street Beacon, New York will present a two session unreserved estate auction on Monday April 15th at 5:00 PM. The sale includes estate and accumulations from Garrison, Wappingers Falls, Yonkers and NYC in New York as well as Alpine, New Jersey and Ridgefield, Connecticut. Additional consignments from several long time associates and gallery offerings round out the sale of approximately 550 fresh to the market lots. Session One offers online bidding with Liveauctioneers.com as well as in house, absentee and phone bidding.
Asian and Chinese items start the sale as they have in recent sales and this months offering includes two large early paintings, one with a Christie's London label, several pieces antique teak, rosewood and painted provincial furniture, several interesting porcelains, carved jades, a large Satsuma palace urn, cloisonne and bronzes. Several oriental pattern carpets, several roomsize may be led by a beautiful roomsize savonnerie "oushak" originally from the estate of David Sarnoff.
Continental and American furniture feature in both sessions with highlights such as several wax pine pieces, several pieces 19th century mahogany and cherry pieces including a Phyffe sofa originally purchased from the Cold Spring shop of Anne Stromberg complemented by an eclectic collection of decorative accessories; excellent carved Black Forest bear hall tree and carved bear smoke stand, Egyptian marble and bronze aesthetic clock, LeCoultre, a large French carriage clock with three bells, a fine carved marble bust, fine porcelains including Royal Copenhagen, Lladro, B and G, gilt mirrors, several hundred ounces of silver flatware and hollow ware, estate jewelry and lighting.
Mid Century highlights include lots of Danish teak, two pieces Edmund Spence bedroom chests, a Salterini "clam shell" iron set, Bertoia chairs, a rare Columbia 360 stereo on stand, a G. Nelson dining table and a Plycraft dinette set are among the many offerings. Gallery favorites: a set of four Art Deco silver and nickeled bronze and glass tabletop jewelry showcases and a rare Gustav Stickley #817 eight leg sideboard in wonderful condition except for the finish.
A collection of 15 vintage Hollywood movie posters for the South American market are in excellent condition and color.
A collection that will invite interest from some and perhaps disdain from others given the reactions from gallery visitors during the last week is a fine collection North American and African taxidermy trophies. Mounts include American Buffalo, Black Buck antelope, American elk, Alaskan moose, American antelope, African Kudu, Water Buck, Wildebeest, Bushbuck, Water Buffalo and Impala.
Artworks are numerous and scattered throughout both sessions with examples by Henry Gasser, William MacDonough, three signed Erte, large Yuri Metelski or Metielsky of "Chinatown", Johannes Schiefer, an Anthony Toney citiscape, Emily Mason abstract, Albert Alcalay abstract, large William Skilling still life, several by Milton Lunin and many others.
Session Two follows with 200 plus lots of more of the same interesting quality lots which will not offer online bidding and features great accessories, lighting, several room size and scatter
Oriental carpets, silver and estate jewelry, Mid Century and much more estate merchandise. Faster paced and includes last minute additions