Annual Winter Antique & Fine Art Auction
Sale Totals Over $1.5 Million!

Auction: February 6 & 7, 2009

Preview: February 5, 2009

Please Note: All prices include the hammer price plus the buyer’s premium, which is paid by the buyer as part of the purchase price. The prices noted here after the auction are considered unofficial and do not become official until after the 46th day.

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Image Lot
Price
Description
89
Revised: 2/5/2009

Additional Information: This is actually a scene in New Hampshire NOT Vermont

CHARLES CURTIS ALLEN (American, 1886-1950) “MT. MONADNOCK”. Oil on board Vermont scene shows a view of the ledge covered mountain dropping to a valley with Colonial farm, pastures, rock walls and trees. All under white cloud and blue sky. Signed lower right “Chas. Curtis Allen”. Titled and signed on reverse. Housed in its original silver gilt carved wood frame. SIZE: 9″ x 11″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-95153 (2,000-4,000)

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105
Revised: 2/6/2009

Additional Information: This is NOT from the Gaba Estate.

SIGNED (American, First half of the 20th Century) SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MISSION. Oil on canvas Western scene shows a street with stucco buildings. Corner building having a small balcony with colorful flower pots. Large mountains are seen in the background under blue and white cloud sky. Spuriously signed lower right “Gardner Symons”. Housed in what appears to be its original thin gilt molded wood frame. SIZE: 9″ x 12″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-92072 (200-300)

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192
Revised: 2/5/2009

Additional Information: We are not guaranteeing that this painting is by George Caleb Bingham. Also, the Smithsonian lists indicates Hirschl & Adler owned this at one time. Hirschl & Adler advised us that they did not own it, it was on consignment.

GEORGE CALEB BINGHAM (American, 1811-1879) WESTERN LANDSCAPE. Outstanding recent rediscovery oil on canvas panoramic landscape showing what is believed to be Pike’s Peak in the background. Foreground having a group of people led by a Native American with spear and shield. There are ten figures in all and they stand next to the river on a grassy bank dotted with large trees. A large tree is on the right side with colorful ground cover at bottom near the water. Light cascades in from the left lighting the mountain in a rose glow. Signed lower right “G C Bingham 71″. An outstanding example of this American artist. Housed in a fine decorated gilt wood replacement frame. REFERENCE: Smithsonian Inventory of Art, Control Number IAP 71930309. SIZE: 34-1/2″ x 27-1/4”. CONDITION: Very good, relined with inpainting. 9-95512 WAG (40,000-60,000)

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338
Revised: 2/5/2009

Additional Information: This painting is attributed to David Ryckaert and not guaranteed to be by the artist.

ATTRIBUTED TO DAVID RYCKAERT (Flemish, Late 17th/Late 18th Century) SMOKE BREAK IN THE TAVERN. Oil on canvas interior tavern scene shows three gentleman seated around a keg formed table smoking from clay pipes. Several other figures can be seen in the background in an alcove, the floor has a wood tub with earthen ware jug as well as a large pewter tankard. Signed on edge of bench “D. Ryckaert”. Housed in a fine gilt gesso decorated frame. SIZE: 19-1/4″ x 26-1/4″. CONDITION: Relined with some restoration but hard to determine extent under blacklight. 9-95315 (4,000-6,000)

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366
Revised: 2/5/2009

Additional Information: Should be attributed to, we are not guaranteeing this to be by the artist.

ATTRIBUTED TO GEORGE INNESS (AMERICAN, 1825-1894) FISHING FLEET. Oil on canvas, mounted on board impressionistic scene shows several fishing sailboats along beach with figures, all under a mist-filled sky with sun shining through. signed lower right, “G. INNESS”. Housed in a replacement gesso-decorated gilt frame. SIZE: 20″h x 27″w. CONDITION: Good. 9-95566 (3,000-5,000)

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399
Revised: 2/6/2009

Additional Information: We do not guarantee that this painting is by Johann.

JOHANN BERTHELSEN (AMERICAN, 1883 – 1972) BROOKLYN BRIDGE IN WINTER. Mixed media on paper scene shows a New York city scene with the Brooklyn Bridge having river traffic, buildings in the foreground and tall buildings in the background. Signed lower left. Housed in a modern gilt wood frame. SIZE: 8″h x 10″w. CONDITION: Very good. 9-95560 (1,000-1,500)

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425
Revised: 2/5/2009

Additional Information: There is a repaired tear to the upper left corner not mentioned in the catalog. The repaired tear goes into the image about 1”.

JAMES ABBOTT MCNEILL WHISTLER (American, 1834-1903) “THE LIME-BURNER”. Original etching shows a man in a factory setting leaning against a wall with ladders and sieve. Signed and dated “1859” in plate. Housed in a black wood frame with matte. Kennedy, 46. Affixed to matte only at top edge. SIZE: Paper: 14-1/4″ x 10″. Image: 10″ x 7″. PROVENANCE: From a private Rangeley, Maine home. CONDITION: Examined out of frame. Brown stain to lower and upper sections, some toning, two side tape marks under matte in margin. No rips or tears evident. 9-95012 (3,000-5,000)

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1107
Revised: 2/5/2009

Additional Information: The mirror is modern, not 19th/20th Century.

FINE AMERICAN CONVEX MIRROR WITH DOLPHIN FRAME. Circa 1900. The convex mirror within an ebonized reeded slip, within a conforming frame of dolphin-like serpents, their intertwined tails forming the crest, all carved and gilt-decorated. SIZE: 42″ h. x 23-1/2″ w. CONDITION: Very good overall. 9-95175 (900-1,200)

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1153
Revised: 2/5/2009

Additional Information: The book is dated 1850.

BOOK: SOUVENIRS D’EGYPTE BY ALEX. BIDA & E. BARBOT. Paris, Lemercier. Elephant folio, half leather, royal blue cloth with bright gilt gold letter cover and spine. Hard cover. Twenty-four lithographs, views and costumes. First edition of an extremely rare and collectible bound folio depicting views of Egyptian cities and their surroundings and different costumes of the region. The plates are from two French Orientalist painters. The costume plates are by Alexandre Bida. Each plate is titled in French, Arabic and English. SIZE: 22-1/2″ x 17″. CONDITION: Leather has typical rub wear, foxing to the lithograph plates, mostly on the borders. 9-95018 (5,000-10,000)

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1154
Revised: 2/5/2009

Additional Information: The Senate Chamber noted was in Harrisburg, PA. Also many of the plates are fold-outs and are representative of William Penn and the Quakers.

BOOK: THE HOLY EXPERIMENT – PAINTED AND ILLUMINATED BY VIOLET OAKLEY. Limited to 500 copies of which this one is number 32 and signed by the artist. Copyright 1922. The portfolio with illuminated text pages. The book filled with plates detailing the murals located in the Governor’s reception room and Senate chamber. The portfolio includes a list of advanced subscribers, the Prospectus and an addressed envelope with material relating to the subscriber including invitations to the unveiling and request to be included in the subscription list as well as a price sheet and more. The leather cover having gilt lettering and embossed decoration and two gold colored metal clasps. SIZE: 23″ x 15-3/4″. CONDITION: Binding is worn with breaks, the interior pages are clean with strong colors. Generally very good. 9-95309 (1,200-1,800)

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1214
Revised: 2/5/2009

Additional Information: No urns are included with this lot. Only the gate is being sold.

WROUGHT IRON GATE. Modern gate having two panels of rose motif, black iron bar frame with scroll top. Hinged to outside frame, ready for installation. SIZE: 67” h x 42-1/2” w. PROVENANCE: Fine private Long Island, New York mansion. CONDITION: very good. 9-74165-1 (150-250)

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1269
Revised: 2/5/2009

Additional Information: There is a repaired foot not noted in the catalog.

ENGLISH QUEEN ANNE TWO-TIER MAHOGANY DUMB WAITER. Each circular dish top rotating on a turn standard raised on tripod base of cabriole legs terminating in pad feet. SIZE: 30-1/2” h x 20-1/4” dia. CONDITION: Good having cleaned surface with seam repairs to lower dish top and repaired foot. 9-74866 (200-300)

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1297
Revised: 2/5/2009

Additional Information: The catalog photo is wrong. The piece is not photographed.

VICTORIAN MARBLE TOP PAINT AND STENCIL DECORATED ASH COMMODE. Circa 1860. The white marble top with beveled edge and round corners above the conforming case, fitted with a long drawer and carved central handle, above a pair of cupboard doors, the whole with scrolling stenciled trim and painted fruit decoration, on a molded base with scalloped apron and bracket feet. SIZE: 28-1/2″ h. x 31″ w. x 17-1/2″ d. PROVENANCE: From the Estate of Geraldine Gaba, Scottsdale, AZ. CONDITION: Good overall; marble splash-guard and backboard absent. 9-94869 (250-350)

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1310
Revised: 2/5/2009

Additional Information: Cliff House mug with old repair to the base rim.

TWO VICTORIAN SHAVING MUGS, TOGETHER WITH LATER EXAMPLE. The first example with image of The Cliff House, San Francisco, California, gilt-decorated owner’s name “G. Muller”. The second, rose-decorated, gilt-decorated owner’s name “Peter Birtz”. The third, a 1976 Bicentennial mug, with a depiction of Washington crossing the Delaware beneath the name “Howard G. Gaba”. SIZE: Ranging 3-1/2″ h. to 4″ h. PROVENANCE: From the Estate of Geraldine Gaba, Scottsdale, AZ. CONDITION: All good, showing expected wear. 9-94873 (100-200)

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