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Auction Summary, August 31st 2020


Hudson Valley Auctioneers will present an unreserved absentee, phone bid and online antique and estate auction  through 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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