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June 17th Auction Summary


Hudson Valley Auctioneers, located at 432 Main Street, Beacon, New York will present an unreserved antique and estate auction with absentee, phone and online bidding through on Monday June 17th at a 3:00 PM EST beginning with an incomparable collection of period Hollywood movie and stars related magazines and ephemera from the Estate of Paul Trent. In house previews are Sunday 6/16 from 1pm-5pm and Monday from 12 noon- 2:30pm or by appointment beginning 6/7.

The sale includes select items from estates in Woodstock, Putnam Valley, Scarsdale, Carmel and other locales.

The Paul Trent collection was housed in a large Victorian mansion on a bluff in Hastings on Hudson, Trent, a Mercy College professor, writer, and producer, started collecting ephemera and memorabilia when he was 14 years old, born in 1940 he amassed an extensive collection of material included in the auction in addition to thousands of items available through direct sale prior to and during the preview. 

The general sale begins at 5:00 pm with Asian items highlighted by two exceptional wood carved gilt Japanese figures, Chinese coins, various porcelains and four stone archer rings.

A call from a former client collector prompted a day-long project to remove from their local lakefront home an excellent Victorian garden collection gathered from local valley auctions and sales beginning in the early 1990's. Pairs and singles of urns, several figural hitching posts, a rare cast iron table, a Fiske zinc egret fountain, a pair of large Mott iron basins, a tall griffon urn and two period iron standing bucks among other items will once again be fresh to the market.

Furniture selections from early to recent include several period Continental and English case pieces, a fine gumwood Kasten with replaced feet, inlaid cabinets, Victorianna, a signed Margolis drop leaf, lots of early French Provincial, Stickley Audi  and a large offering of signed "Sticks" painted furniture.

Mid Century items include a Hornslet teak dining table, a Silas Seandel brutalist coffee table, 3 Maurice Villency travertine tables, a Bruno Mathsson designed drop leaf, Labova, Walter K and Miller office chairs, a fine pair of ceruled Mastercraft chests, a Vennini Scarpa beehive vase and an oversize cased handkerchief vase.

Artworks are offered throughout the sale with traditional, modern and abstract artworks as well as prints and other mediums. Artists include Henry Hensche, Morton Lichter, Louise Abrams, Calder prints, bronzes by H.W. Hauptman, Edward Kemeys, Karl Gruppe, M. Moreau, G. Sanson and several others.

A fine selection of fine estate jewelry will be sold featuring Art Deco diamonds, lots of gold and other stones and silver and enamel work. An enormous selection of sterling and .800 silver, well over 1000 troy ounces, is led by a four piece heavily worked coin tea set by Marquand & Co, NY of 147 ozt. probably about 1830. Ten lots of various vintage clothing from several periods featuring  a Jacques Fath gown.     

Other items of interest in the 650 lot sale are an English Gothic style tall clock with music box works by Pearce and Sons, Tiffany Favrille glass, a small Native American collection, several marble carved busts, one by Cesare Lapini, two carved marble angels and a rare Gales Patent calendar clock.

Images and listings as well as bidding links for all items are available on our website. Gallery is open for payments and pickup Tuesday 6/18 from 10am to 3pm and daily that week 9-3:30. Weekend appointments can be arranged for limited pickups if invoices are prepaid. All shipping is by third party vendors only.

Contact sales manager Theo De Haas 845 480 2381 or auctioneer Neil Vaughn 914 489 2399.

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