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.