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Auction Summary October 24th 2022


Hudson Valley Auctioneers, located at 432 Main Street, Beacon, New York will present a 450 lot unreserved antique and estate auction with absentee, phone and online bidding through on October 24th at an early start of 3:00 PM EST.  In house previews are Sunday 10/23 from 1pm-5pm and Monday from 12 noon- 2:30pm or by appointment. This sale begins with 20 paintings by Americo DiFranza from the estate collection of the artist. DiFranza, a career graphic designer and a master with pastel, later in life instructed at The Art Students League. 

From a large Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn estate comes several fine paintings, several exceptional French style salon sofas and chairs, an outstanding bronze mounted secretaire abattant, fine bronzes and Chinese and Japanese items. Chinese includes several rosewood marble top tables, many pieces of excellent porcelain including plaques, a pair of military rank badges, jades and a carved polychrome Buddha. Exceptional pieces of Satsuma pottery, watercolors and woodblocks were also part of the collection.    

Bronzes include a large Picault L'escholier, a large Barbedienne Roman man, two by Hazel Brill Jackson, a meerkat and a Roman on horseback and a modern five part burnished bronze series by Aharon Bezalel among others. The art from Brooklyn and other estates feature a signed Jasper Johns litho coat hanger, 1960; oils by J Machard, C. Jacque, W. Perry, Dutzschold, F.L. Martin, L. Burger, G. Kraus, Vestie Davis, F. Gommes, Clyde Wood, Harry Gottleib and two by Chaim Goldberg among others. 18th, 19th and 20th century furniture examples are scattered throughout the sale and include some excellent several oak pieces, a Harvard 19th century dental cabinet, several glass front cabinets, a large gilt pier mirror,  Mid Century examples; six Eames Eiffel Tower chairs, a Paul McCobb cabinet, eight Steelcase chairs, a Joe Columbo utility cart, Eames office chair,  a pair of BBB Sissi Italian leather chairs, a pair of chrome and black Barcelonas and a Geiger Brickel sofa. 

Mid Century garden includes a Woodard set, six chairs and a table with a matching sofa. Other garden features a 3/4 life size 18th? century carved limestone classical girl, signed with some damage, Victorian iron urns, a wrought iron dining table and a cast stone standing griffin and sundial.

Several china services; Lenox 'Columbia", Wedgwood 'Florentine", Haviland Limoges 'Cathay' , five cast glass Daum autos, a tremendous offering Waterford glass and various other fine porcelains and glass from various estates. Chinese and Persian rugs, a collection of Russian enameled boxes, a Louis Icart "Sleeping Beauty", a fine alabaster bust and pedestal, an excellent gilt spelter French clock, a Durham Tobacco advertising gingerbread clock and a Regina disk player are a few other items of interest. 

Further collections include 20 lots of Native American silver and turquoise, William Spratling, Norwegian sterling and enamel pieces and other estate jewelry; 20 lots of vintage and interesting clothing and accessories along with six multi item lot couture and several furs; a very large collection of 1930's/40's plaster figural lamps, sconces and chandeliers; and a collection of vintage toys, dolls , metal automobiles such as X-91 Futura, Non Fall  Moon Rocket, Japanese friction and nonfriction, a 1954 Gilbert Master Building Set 12 1/2 and a rare hand made toy train; and also a very large toy steam engine collection including models by Steem, Fleischman, Jensen, Marklin, Weedon, Eiwi , parts and pieces. 

All lots offered through and Phone and Absentee bids. In house pickup and payment of all items begins Tuesday 9/20 from 10am to 3pm and daily thereafter 9-3:30 or by appointment.

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