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Auction Summary, November 16, 2020


Hudson Valley Auctioneers, located at 432 Main Street, Beacon, New York will present a 2 session unreserved absentee, phone bid and online antique and estate auction through on Monday November 16 at 3:00 PM EST.

A gallery preview will be held Sunday 11/15 from 1-5 and Monday day of sale beginning at 1pm and ending at 4:30.

 The sale begins with 200 lots of sculpture and paintings from a newly rediscovered "Outsider" artist of remarkable talent. Louise Abrams born in 1941 and studied in New York at the Art Students League, the New School and in Mexico at the Instituto Allende, she received her BA and has graduate work in the Fine Arts Department at CUNY. 

She had several gallery shows in the mid 1970's including Cloud Gallery June 1975, Auction 393 submissions in June 1975 and Pleiades Gallery exclusive show September 1975, her work has been described as "a microscopic view of life", Native American, Aboriginal, Olmec inspired' and "visionary".  

Abrams' work and study has been interrupted throughout her life with severe mental and emotional challenges and has spent significant periods of her life in various institutions, a number of  themes, possibly visions, dominate the few thousand works comprising the total of Abrams’ work from the 1970’s to the early 2000’s all of which is court ordered to be sold by Hudson Valley Auctioneers. 

This November sale will be the first of several offerings to liquidate the entire block of work from sculpture in stone, ink drawings, oils on board and canvas and numerous sketch pads. 

Session two features 400 fresh estate lots primarily from a long held storage unit owned by an AP journalist who lived and worked in China in the early 1980's and subsequently in other stations. 

There is a large selection of porcelain vases, furniture and other decorative and antique items. African items include wood carvings, bronzes and fabrics and there is a selection of Indian and Middle Eastern items. 

Cultural items include a signed copy of Quaddafi's political treatise and a group of Chinese post Mao era items. 

A Valley Cottage estate consigned a group of religious carvings including a wooden carved life size holy family group, several carvings of saints and Greek and Russian icons and other paintings.  

A visit to Long Island's north shore filled a truck with fancy oak carved furniture, a rare oak dental cabinet, a heavily carved rocker and an impressive Pottier and Stymus ebonized credenza. 

Country furnishings include several cupboards and decorative accessories mixed in with Victorian garden cast iron urns, benches and a fine lead figural fountain with a classical iron base. 

Fancy goods from two Scarsdale estates feature several pounds of fancy sterling, table goods by Royal Worcester, Royal Crown Derby, chintz, Herend, Royal Copenhagen, Waterford, Lalique as well as a large set of India stoneware with a dragonfly motif. 

Artists represented in the sale from the 19th century include Horace Hooper, Jules Cornilliet, Richard Winternitz, E.M. Gray, Guiseppe Aureli and some unknown folk artists and an excellent three panel screen attributed to the Bloomsbury Group school of art. 

20th century artists are Yaaco Agam, Frank Stella, Frederick Prescott, Fanny Holtzman, Herbert Pullinger, B. Weener, Jean de Botton, Antonio Barrera and B. Forster among many others.                   

Additionally expect several estate carpets, a clock collection including a fusee English gallery clock and early banjos, a fine Chickering ebonized baby grand piano, Redmen fraternal items,  various lighting and lots of Mid Century and 19th century furniture.    

In person previews are scheduled for Sunday 11/15 from 1pm-5pm and Monday from 1pm- 3pm and follow Covid protocols. 

Absentee and phone bidding is available. All lots offered through 

Pickup of all items is by curbside protocol Tuesday November 17th 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 and other info available on our website or  contact sales manager Theo de Haas 845 480 2381 or auctioneer Neil Vaughn 914 489 2399.

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