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Auction Summary October 5th

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Hudson Valley Auctioneers, located at 432 Main Street, Beacon, New York will present a fine autumn unreserved online estate auction  through Liveauctioneers on Monday October at 5:00 PM EST.

A gallery preview will be held Sunday 10/4 from 1-5 and Monday day of sale beginning at 1pm and ending at 4:30. The  400 lot sale combines items from several local estates and collections with the following highlights.

  From a long held storage unit comes a treasure trove of Gustav Stickley furniture in good finish and condition led by an 8' Director's table, an early ebonized two door bookcase with 8 pane doors, a set of eight ladder back chairs, a single leaded door Harvey Ellis bookcase, an Ellis  two drawer server,  a double door bookcase with 12 pane doors and a few other pieces. The same storage unit supplied a 40" Black Forest cuckoo clock with deer, rabbit and pheasant carvings and a Manhattan Lamp Co. double student with two fine L.C. Tiffany Damascene shades. Rustic items should find some interest with a rare Old Hickory, Indiana two seat swinging glider, a rare pair of 5 drawer Habitant chests, a collection of early miniature paddles and a Stephen Zey custom made pack basket for photographer Guy Gillette accompanied by an original photo.

Items from a former Poughkeepsie retired book dealer include a 19th century bookcase with 24 glazed pane doors over a cabinet base, Persian carpets and some nice brown furniture. A Hastings on Hudson partial contents contributed more brown furniture led by an 18th century bookcase secretary with a broken pediment and carved bird, a fine oak Welsh cupboard , several chests, tilt and rigid stands and Chinese porcelains and bronzes. 

  The Greenwich Village brownstone of a retired NYC architect and author was furnished with some fine mid century items as well as antiques, art, Cartier silver and oddities; Gio Ponti chairs,  a pair of G.T.V. Thonet Otto Wagner stools, a pair of Hans Wegner for Fritz Hansen "Chinese" chairs, a fine Chinese lacquer screen,  two Petrus Bruegel 16th century etchings, a three piece Victorian cast iron fern pattern garden set and a 95" Keuffell & Esser slide rule trade sign.

  Several interesting items were uncovered from under piles of QVC boxes in a Scarsdale hoarders' home probably from an earlier inheritance. A 30" bronze of 'David' by G. Michel, an excellent bronze and onyx pedestal, an alabaster carved pedestal and bust of a young woman and a monumental pair of classical column lamps in carved white marble are among the treasure unearthed. Down the road in White Plains another estate adds an interesting collection of art mostly gallery purchase in the 1960's featuring works by Francisco Zuniga, Itali Clement, Vincent Haddelsay, Irving Marantz, Chaim Gross, Frank Kleinholtz, Frank Owen, Vasquez Parra, John Groth and Shimshon Holzman among others.

  Two country estates had neither country furniture nor accessories but the Putnam valley estate of a former ballerina held a nice selection of carved Thai and India carved furniture, Mid Century, Chinese bronze floor lamp with elephant base and other Asian porcelain and bronze. The other country home in Cohecton held a large trove of Villeroy and Boch dinnerware in several unused sets, Waterford, fine glassware and a great mix of vintage and newer decorative furniture and accessories.

  Other highlights bound to attract attention include several pounds of sterling and some jewelry, a 1922 Jennings slot machine in good order, an excellent verdigris patina star in moon weathervane taken off an historic barn in Far Hills NJ along with the original directional on a 10 foot pole(cut to order if need be), lots of early glass and flasks many chandeliers and other lighting and much more.

 Pickup of all items is by curbside protocol Tuesday September 1st from 10am to 3pm and daily thereafter 9-3:30 or by appointment. Shipping is by third party vendors only.

  Auction terms, links to online bidding, Auctionzip and other info available at our interactive website www.hudsonvalleyauctioneers.com or  contact sales manager Theo de Haas 845 480 2381 or auctioneer Neil Vaughn 914 489 2399 

 

 
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Auction Summary, August 31st 2020

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Hudson Valley Auctioneers will present an unreserved absentee, phone bid and online antique and estate auction  through liveauctioneers.com on Monday August 31st at 5:00 PM EST.

A gallery preview will be held Sunday 8/30 from 1-5 and Monday day of sale beginning at 1pm and ending at 4:30. The nearly 400 lot sale combines items from several local estates and collections from Manhattan and points south, Far Hills NJ and other points east and west.

  A large selection Chinese including 4 early watercolors from a Vermont collection, embroideries, porcelains, carved hardstones, Japanese carved furniture, lacquer-ware, bronzes, and woodblocks are mixed throughout. Many china services by Royal Copenhagen, Shelley, Rosenthal, Meissen and others complement sterling, .800 silver and silver plate flatware and hollowware. Several lots of gold and silver jewelry, watches as well as costume jewelry lots from NYC and Far Hills are mixed with fur coats, antique leather hatboxes with hats, dresser sets, fans and other finery. 'Brown Furniture' seems to have gained somewhat of a second wind as of late and leading examples in the sale are a Phyffe carved 19th century tester bed with a new custom horsehair mattress , several period cherry chests, a two part drop leaf dining table, a fine 19th century Hackensack cupboard in two parts and glazed doors, s Sheraton sideboard with bottle drawers, a fine Japanesque inlaid rosewood music cabinet and a pencil inlaid fine Victorian sideboard.

  Descendants of a wartime refugee family consigned a rare Illi Kagan sofa, chair and table refurbished by the Kagan Studios in the 1970s and the group leads a diverse selection of Mid Century modern furniture and accessories which also include Knoll leather chairs, three teakwood wall units and other teak pieces, rosewood bedroom furniture, Mobler and other Swedish and Danish items. Artwork from the period include an abstract signed A.T.M. and inscribed on the reverse Alice Trumbull Mason, a fine Joseph Stella oil titled "Player", several pieces by John Liello, several abstracts by Uta Von Bern, several by Milton Lunin, several by Allan Davidson, Kenneth Hari and others. An interesting consignment includes a selection of drawings, renderings, watercolors and ephemera that purports to be from the estate of architect J. Floyd Yewell. Yewell was responsible for several large commissions, won many awards and was perhaps most recognized as the illustrator of a well known poster advertising The New York Central train lines of which the auction offers a watercolor study among the many pieces.

  More traditional artworks include a large oil by Arnsby Brown ARA, a William Funk portrait, another large oil by Emmy Leuze-Hirschfeld, a watercolor by Andreas Achenbach, oils by William Frieghoff, John Bently, Urban Huchet, Larry Day, Aris Knikker and a recently discovered early 19th century portrait of George Washington after Gilbert Stuart. 

 Other items which should attract attention are several lots of early glass, flip, enameled and more, a Scottish tall clock and several other timepieces, several Victorian iron benches, a silver plated presentation fire horn, bamboo fly rods and reels, an Old Towne style ribbed canoe , lots of lighting and other accessories.

  Shipping and pickup of all items is by curbside protocol Tuesday September 1st from 10am to 3pm and daily thereafter 9-3:30 or by appointment.

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Auction Summary, Monday June 29th, 2020

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 In accordance with current New York State regulations Hudson Valley Auctioneers, located at 432 Main Street, Beacon, New York will present an unreserved antique and estate auction online through Liveauctioneers.com and with absentee bids and telephone bidding only on Monday June 29th at 5:00 PM EST. Remote staffing is available for extra imaging and to address any inquiries regarding individual items and a gallery preview will be held 6/28 from 1-5 and Monday beginning at 1pm following safety protocols. The nearly 400 lot sale combines items from several interesting sources notably an early Patterson NY homestead, two fine old Pennsylvania estates, a Katonah village home, artwork from a Nyack private collection and select items from a Pleasantville home. 

  Several pieces English period oak furniture from Patterson illustrate the former collectors' comprehensive interest in authenticity and historical significance. Fragments and some complete pieces come with some documentation. The Katonah home provided several large vintage and antique bronzes, many in the classical style notably a large grouping after Rancoulet. The Pleasantville home yielded Schmieg and Kotzian dining room furniture, American cut glass, sterling flatware, hollowware and several lots gold estate and other jewelry. Several of the consignors contributed many of the Persian carpets and also the diverse offering of Asian furniture, artworks and porcelains highlighted by an early eight panel screen.

     Art includes works by Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Yvonne Canu, Moses Sawyer, John Marin, Nell Blaine, several oils by Uta Von Bern, several by William MacDonough, a fine pair of American portraits ca 1830 of missionaries with provenance and a printed book, several by Czech artists and several others.  Mid Century pieces are highlighted by a Jens Risom dining ret, a McCobb Planner Group room divider, Dunbar and other makers. A collection of paisley includes three garments including a French coat labeled Aux Elegants Felix Levy Paris and several handmade shawls as well as other early fragments, vintage clothes, accessories and a few bolts of 1970's vintage fabric including Scalamandre. 

  Traditional antiques include a 19th century English corner cabinet with shell back, several American pine pieces, many in paint, several pieces Italian gilt fragments, 19th century Italian furniture, large sets of Fiesta dinnerware, many iron and brass chandeliers and sconces, a fine pair of Venetian gondola sconces, lots of china and glass and various other collections. A rare four door 1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL was a barn find in Danbury, Connecticut. Consigned by the original owner who received it as a gift at 17, the car is in pretty fair shape although parked and garaged for the last seven years and has not been started. The owner, a former Broadway entertainer states that the car has had many Broadway and Hollywood legends as passengers and is reluctant to let it go but is giving up his country home and moving back to his NYC brownstone. Shipping and pickup of all items is by curbside protocol and will be adjusted when the restrictions warrant it. 

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Auction Summary, March 16, 2020

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 Hudson Valley Auctioneers, located at 432 Main Street, Beacon, New York  will present a fine Spring unreserved antique and estate auction on Monday March 16th at 5:00 PM EST. The sale offers bidding with the online platform Liveauctioneers.com as well as in house, absentee and phone bidding. The nearly 450 lot sale combines several local estates and features several standouts in such diverse categories as Americana, abstract and surrealist art, traditional artworks, sculptures in bronze and marble, Chinese and Japanese artifacts, mid century and traditional furniture and scientific and musical instruments. As in most sales there are always a piece or two that should generate some excitement on the way to the block. In this sale a large highlighted drawing of the depiction of  "The Transfiguration" signed Gustav Dore and dated 1861 from an old Nyack estate and a small oil on artist board signed (Alfred) Sisley from the estate of Jim Donovan should both be potentially exciting. 
   A call to a home on the Croton Ossining border revealed that the house was designed by the renowned architect Ladislav L. Rado. Czech born Rado emigrated to the US and graduated from Harvard University in 1940 under the tutelage of Walter Gropius and was responsible with partner Antonin Raymond for many important commissions. Consignment from the house includes several Rado designed pieces of furniture, Knoll and Herman Miller vintage furniture, a pair of Poul Norreklit lounge chairs, a Robert Kulieke bust, a fine sculpture by Albert W. Wein and local and Japanese artwork. Other mid century art and decorative objects offered are works by Charles Schucker, two fine carved abstract wooden plaques by Vernon Smith, an oil by Jan Pamula, three large abstracts by William MacDonough, a pair of Morgan Colt style iron and leather benches, a fine Maguire bamboo set and several other pieces from the White Plains estate and Nyack estate of Jim Donovan. Other sculpture and art include a Richmond Barthe plaster bust, a Patrick Nagel patinated bronze "Carol" on pedestal and a marble bust of Henry Bacon's daughter 'Laura' by Evelyn Beatrice Longman, A Frank Cadogan Cowper portrait of 'Judith", and a Loughlin oil of a 'Brut' illustrate the diversity in the sale.
  The White Plains estate was a curious mix of one man's passion; Caucasian carpets and 1970's,80's modern and surrealistic art purchased at several NYC galleries. The sale begins with 20 fine vintage carpets purchased from rug galleries and downtown auction galleries. Among the art are works by Aldo Matute, Ivan Greenberg, David Herman, Mike Morgan, Christine Canbrea and Jim Bauer. Musical instrument were also present and include a Buffet clarinet, a Moecke Tenor recorder and a rare Lachenal Edeophone Maccann duet concertina in mint condition. Instruments of a different variety include three fine Swiss music boxes, several fine clocks including a Simon Willard banjo in need of restoration, several scales, a Chelsea ships clock and barometer and a finely carved Pennsylvania tall clock in excellent condition.   In the Americana category are samplers, early portraits from an old Bedford estate, several finger boxes, two early Nantucket baskets, decoys and two carved and painted birds stamped A.E. Crowell, country and period furniture and a large all original signed Greiner doll in original clothes. Twelve lots of estate jewelry, several lots of silver including a 264 ounce Foucher silver service for 12 and 12 lots of figural birds by Boehme and Royal Worcester are some of the fineries. Asian bronzes and what is sure to be a highlight is an exceptional 25" cloisonne charger with multiple foo dogs and balls, woodblocks, watercolors and a palace size Satsuma vase are some of the Eastern offerings. Please visit our website for interactive images and auction listing.
   Previews are Sunday 1-5 the doors open at 10am on Monday or by appointment.
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Auction Summary, February 10th, 2020.

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Hudson Valley Auctioneers located at 432 Main Street Beacon, New York  will present an unreserved antique and estate auction on Monday February 10th beginning promptly at 2:00 PM EST. The sale offers bidding with the online platform Liveauctioneers.com as well as in house, absentee and phone bidding. The sale begins with a Wilkes Barre PA estate library of approximately 400 volumes cataloged into 165 lots. An old family estate whose occupants' varied interests reflecting 18th through 20th centuries with books on travel and exploration, history and politics and art and science. Following the library is 170 lots of vintage toys, trains and dolls including a very original Jumeau, a collection of puppets, marionettes, stages and related items, many from China and Burma, from a Hudson NY collectors estate who had plans of opening a museum. Following that collection next up is the estate of a world class model makers finished and unfinished train and boat steam models as well as a large collection of British railroadania including a comprehensive book collection on the subject sold as a lot, enameled signs, posters, antique prints and other items of interest. At around 6:00 pm the sale will shift to 265 lots of general estate items. Jim Donovan had collected with an eye for the whimsical, the dramatic and the enjoyable in art, sculpture, decoration and function. Continuing to liquidate his now estate collection this sale features several small modernistic bronzes and 30 assorted artworks, mostly large oils. Of note is a large abstract oil signed Michelle West (Lee) titled "Continuity of Change" and a large carved granite linear sculpture by Minoru Nizuma. From the large collection of art still to be cataloged from the Forest Hall, Milford PA collection are five oil on linen abstracts with various titles by Hans Jaenisch ex Leonard Hutton Galleries ca.1963. Fifteen estate carpets, several lots Asian porcelains, photographs, metalworks and art are scattered throughout. Hundreds of ounces sterling flatware and hollowware, several lots of Mid Century from a White Planes estate liquidation, 19th century artworks from a Nyack home and furniture and decorative accessories from a Tuxedo Park mansion round out the sale.

  Previews are Sunday 1-5 the doors open at 10am on Monday or by appointment.  Terms, links to online bidding, Auctionzip and other info available at  our interactive website www.HudsonValleyAuctioneers.com or  sales manager Theo de Haas 845 480 2381 and auctioneer Neil Vaughn 914 489 2399

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New Years Day Auction, 2020!

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Hudson Valley Auctioneers located at 432 Main Street Beacon, New York  will celebrate New Years Day with an unreserved multi estate auction on Wednesday January 1st beginning promptly at 1:00 PM EST. The sale offers bidding with online platform Liveauctioneers.com as well as in house, absentee and phone bidding. 

   Highlights include a fine selection Chinese and Asian artifacts from a Pawling estate led by a circa 1910 album of 80 original photographs of Chinese scenes and people as well as 108 period postcards of Shanghai  and other locales. Porcelains feature a rare pair of armorial platters, several pairs of vases, a 17" tea caddy form decorated vessel and several other pieces. Two exceptional Chinese Export early 19th century oil paintings of people in gardens appear to have been done by the same hand. Several lots of rosewood and marble furniture from an old  Poughkeepsie estate which also provided works on paper and scrolls and from the Pawling estate a selection of fine quality provincial pieces in various surfaces. From an upstate barn comes what appears to be an antique carved dug out canoe with possible Polynesian decoration and an early Japanese sword.

   Standout oils in the sale include works by artists Eugene Frank, George Robert Bonfield, several by Charles Michel, Max Stern, William Immenkamp, Anthony Toney, Gregorio Prestopino, William McDonough, Jenning Tofel, Hal Robinson, Eleanor Moore and Horatio Henry Couldery. The estate of Peter Speihagen's Forest Hall Antiques of Milford, Pennsylvania will offer a selection of 18th and 19th century continental furniture and a large collection of antique continental pewter.    Traditional English antique fare from a sprawling Millbrook farmhouse of a renowned New York artist features a pair of tufted leather wing chairs, mahogany center table, two convex mirrors,an interesting Scottish woven back chair, lowboys and game tables and other horse country decorative pieces. From an old Pennsylvania estate comes a large collection flo blue sold as a lot, a blind door corner cabinet in blue, a glazed door step back cupboard and several small bronzes. Other bronzes by Robert Cook, Werner Meurer, Georg Kolbe, E.T.Hurley, Asian and several other cabinet bronzes are mixed in throughout the sale.

   As in prior holiday auctions estate jewelry features prominently with approximately 75 individual and group lots and are joined by several sterling tea services, flatware and hollowware and other various little treasures. Significant additional "treasures" include a rather rare Model F Steinway baby grand in a carved mahogany case, an exceptional Gothic Revival six arm electrified gasolier probably by Cornelius and Baker, several vintage luggage lots led by two Louis Vuitton cases; a wardrobe and a fitted steamer, several musical instruments including a rare Lyon and Healey "J" soprano saxophone and an antique Nicolaus Gagnano Filus violin. Five exceptional quality Tiffany Studios copies of signature floor lamps and hanging chandeliers from the Cornwall collection of lighting we sold in a spring sale  which were very well received as the quality and attention to detail is unsurpassed for copies of this sort. Several original Handel lights also come from Cornwall. Mid Century makers Renato Zevi, Bertoia, Moreddi, Wegner, Geoge Mulhauser, Knoll Mies van der Rohe, Curtis Jere and others will be represented. The sale encompasses approximately 350 lots with last minute additions expected.

Previews are prior Sunday 1-5, Monday and Tuesday 12-5 and Wednesday 10-1pm.

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Auction Summary, December 2

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Hudson Valley Auctioneers located at 432 Main Street Beacon, New York  will present a two session unreserved antique and estate auction on Monday December 2nd beginning promptly at 2:00 PM EST. The sale offers bidding with online platform Liveauctioneers.com as well as in house, absentee and phone bidding a Session One features 165 lots from several different estates highlighted by thirty five military and sporting long guns, several Civil War, WW 1 and 2 firearms, swords, bayonets and artifacts, uniforms, and other items of interest.

  Session Two follows at 5:00 pm with 375 additional lots, primarily from the personal collection of Nyack NY dealer James Donovan, the remaining contents of Forest Hall Antiques of Milford PA. following the passing of owner Peter Spielhagen,

 silver and jewelry from a Pawling NY estate, as well various other consignments and gallery additions.

  Jim Donovan has collected with an eye for the whimsical, the dramatic and the enjoyable in art, sculpture, decoration and function. From mid century modern to 18th and 19th century the contributions from his attic to basement packed Nyack home will delight most and perhaps shock others. Impossible to include the entire collection in one sale this auction features many large canvases, MCM furnishings, stone and bronze sculptures, lighting, interesting Japanese and Chinese mostly from the main floor.

  Forest Hall Antiques of  Milford, Pennsylvania occupied an imposing stone landmark building in the downtown since 1991 and until recently offered an extensive selection of 18th and 19th century continental and Chinese elmwood furniture, Delft, pewter, Meissen, early artworks, German and Bohemian glass, continental bronzes, several gilt mirrors and other staples of which 100 or so lots are included.

  The Pawling estate contributed 25 fine jewelry lots many with multiple pieces, a sterling service for 12 Wallace Grand Baroque, country furniture and accessories and numerous early oil paintings. Relatively unknown German artist Franz Paul Glass 1886-1964 is well represented with several oils, many etchings, watercolor illustrations and studies sold individually and in lots.

   Previews are Sunday 1-5 the doors open at 12 noon on Monday or by appointment. 

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Auction Summary, November 4th, 2019

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Hudson Valley Auctioneers located at 432 Main Street Beacon, New York hosts a multi estate auction on Monday November 4th at 5:00 PM.  The sale features the continuation of a Unadilla collector's liquidation, contents from a Sparrow Bush country compound, a Pawling Quaker Hill estate and additional consignments from a local retiring dealer. The auction offers online bidding through Liveauctioneers.com, absentee and phone bids and in house attendance with Erika Foy at the podium for the 350 unreserved lots.

 

Twenty works of art begin the sale, mostly from Unadilla and are followed with forty or so others scattered throughout the evening. Artists include Robert Hamlin, James Harrington, W. Oates, Rudolfi Nieto, Ivan Summers, Frank Barney J. Insco Williams, F.G. Fuentes and others as well as several early American school and continental portraits.   

     

   Chinese and Asian artifacts include several Chinese porcelain vases, some older and Mid Century Japanese woodblocks, a carved Jade vase and several Chinese and Persian carpets including a palace size carpet from an old Engelwood NJ estate. Mid Century items feature examples by Milo Baughman, Adrian Pearsall, Bruno Mathsson, Frank Elisco, Robsjohn Gibbings, Jean Gillon and several other pieces by unknown designers and makers. 

 

 Traditional and antique furniture including an Ogden Codman partial bedroom set and especially many pieces of American Empire will be scattered throughout the evening along several clocks including LeCoultre, a fine Herschede Hall tall clock with chimes, a Junghans Westminster bracket clock and others. Fifteen lots estate jewelry from a Mainline Philidelphia family offers mostly gold rings and pins with various stones and several hundred ounces of sterling including several flatware sets and lots of hollowware including Tiffany and Gorham. A nice collection of art pottery and art glass and arts and Crafts items should be well received with makers such as Steuben, Lundberg Studios, Middle Period Roseville including some rarities, Weller, Jervis, Liberty, two Handel lamps and some Austrian items. 

 

  Previews are  conducted the prior Friday 12-6 pm, Sunday 1-5 pm  and sale day Monday from 2 pm to sale time or by appointment .  For terms, links to online bidding and  other info please visit our new and improved website www.HudsonValleyAuctioneers.com or  gallery phone 845-838-3049; sales manager Theo DeHaas 845 480 2381  or auctioneer Neil Vaughn 914 489 2399.

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Auction Summary, October 7th, 2019

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Hudson Valley Auctioneers located at 432 Main Street Beacon, New York inaugurates this years' fall season with a multi-estate auction on Monday October 7th at 5:00 PM.  The auction features select furnishings and artwork from a Unadilla collector, the mid century contents of a New Rochelle home, contents from a closed Hudson gallery and additional consignments from several long time associates in a public sale of approximately 350 unreserved lots.

Returning to our former bidding policy this sale will not only offer online bidding through Liveauctioneers.com, absentee and phone bids it will also offer in house attendance. Attendees are encouraged to bring snacks as the usual complementary refreshments will not be available for this sale. Construction is ongoing and auctioneer Neil Vaughn, while on the mend, will be assisted by Erika Foy at the podium.
 
 The sale features many pieces of art and includes works by Zapata, Robyn Denny, Jack Hemmingway, John Nathanial Fenton, Sidney Goodman, Nick Berger, Matsumoto, Englander, Robert Lowe, Motherwell, Annie Leibowitz, Ezio Martinelli, Robert Loughlin, three Erte bronzes, Peter Rober Keil, Stefan Annerel, Walter Houmere, Oliver Stockman, Pokio Hayes, Armant Thibault, Malcolm Furlow as well as several early American school and continental portraits.         
   
Chinese and Asian artifacts are in the mix including several Chinese porcelain vases,  Japanese woodblocks and watercolor screens, three silk Chinese robes, a fine kimono, set four large Chinese watercolors and other scrolls, two large carved and inlaid Chinese cabinets and other furniture.
 
Spring is a long way off however some nice garden is in the sale led by a large faux bois planter, a large Victorian wire planter, a large Victorian wicker set and other various iron decorative objects.

  Mid Century items abound with examples such as a Paul Evans patchwork cube coffee table, two Paul McCobb multidrawer wall shelves, several Camer chandeliers, several Murano and Venetian glass offerings, Saarinen and Frankl for Johnson Furniture bedroom furniture, Springer lucite base dining table, Milo Baughman, Lane, Danish teak and much more.

 Traditional and antique furniture and accessories especially lighting will be scattered throughout the evening along with oriental carpets.
 
Two of the more interesting lots are a vintage pair of theatrical shoes found in the trash outside Jim Hensen's studio on East 67th street and used in the portrayal of 'Bruno the Trashman', the character who carried around 'Oscar the Grouch". Also 118" tall pair of Hollywood composition obelisks from the 1963 movie set of Cleopatra (ex Rago sale). Several LeCoultre clocks, a fine Tiffany clock set in the Aesthetic style, an 1800 German organ clock with a music box movement, a cased bassoon, two vintage Louis Vuitton steamer trunks, Judith Leiber handbags and several lots of vintage fine jewelry will help round out the sale.
 
 Previews are  conducted the prior Friday 12-4 pm, Sunday 1-5 pm  and sale day Monday from 2 pm to sale time or by appointment .  For terms, links to online bidding and  other info please visit our new and improved website www.HudsonValleyAuctioneers.com or  gallery phone 845-838-3049; sales manager Theo De Haas 845 480 2381  or auctioneer Neil Vaughn 914 489 2399.
 
 
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Auction summary, June 24th

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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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