Antique & Fine Arts Auction
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Auction: May 10, 2008

Preview: May 9, 2008

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30
Revised: 5/9/2008

Correction: Description should read late 19th Century, probably Centennial.

FINE NEW YORK FEDERAL STYLE INLAID MAHOGANY CARD TABLE. Late 19th Century, probably Centennial. The square table with ovolo corners having a thin crossbanded top above the conforming frieze of five oval figured mahogany veneered panels alternating with oval paterae, each with a floral sprig flanked by rectangular panels with bookend inlays, the central patera inlaid with a floral-filled classical urn, raised on five square tapered legs with bellflower inlay and crossbanded cuffs. Literature: For similar examples of these exuberant inlays of regional interest, see American Furniture: The Federal Period by Charles F. Montgomery: p. 322, plate 284, and p. 436, plate 444. SIZE: 29″ h. x 35″ w. x 17″ d. PROVENANCE: From a fine Connecticut home. CONDITION: Professionally restored and repolished with some cosmetic inlay restoration. The primary top having a one-inch wide veneer splice the full width of the table. The secondary top with old shrinkage cracks. Otherwise very good overall with strong inlays and good color. 9-93009 (3,000-5,000)

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189a
Revised: 4/18/2008

ONE DRAWER SHERATON DROP LEAF PEMBROKE TABLE. Shaped corner leaves, one drawer fitted with wood knob. New England circa 1820. Nicely turned legs and nice colored cherry wood. SIZE: 28-1/2” h x 35-3/4” d x 19” closed; 40” open. CONDITION: Some minor repair, very good. 9-90026 (600-800)

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189b
Revised: 4/18/2008

TURKISH SHIRVAN RUG. Last quarter 20th century. Central octagonal medallion with polychrome devices on a checkerboard field flanked by indigo panels of latch hooks and crabs within a burgundy border of arrowhead devices. SIZE: 5’5” x 4’. CONDITION: Very good overall. 9-90027 (600-800)

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464
Revised: 5/9/2008

Additional Information: We have been told by a family member that this was probably done by Alzira.

DOROTHY OR IVY OR ALZIRA OR ELLEN PEIRCE (WIVES OF WALDO PEIRCE) (American, 20th Century) BUST OF WALDO PEIRCE. Unsigned plaster bust shows a bearded man with receding hairline. NOTE: This bust was found in John Kodwyck’s studio. He was a friend of Waldo’s and his Estate contained this bust and several pieces of art. The box that it was found in with his annotated writing indicating that the bust was of Waldo Peirce and by his wife. SIZE: 16-1/2″ h x 10″ d x 10″ w. CONDITION: Nice age patina, one ear has back area chipped. 9-92842 (500-1,000)

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495
Revised: 5/9/2008

Correction: Should indicate that this painting has been relined.

LOUIS L. BETTS (American, 1873-1961) MOTHER AND CHILD. Oil on canvas portrait of a mother holding her daughter in her lap. The mother in seen at side angle while the girl faces the viewer. Seen against a blue background. Signed upper right “Louis Betts”. Housed in a fine reproduction gilt frame with gilt liner. SIZE: 30″ X 25-1/2″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-92642 (25,000-35,000)

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637
Revised: 5/9/2008

Correction: Should indicate a 1″ slit in canvas.

JOE JONES (American, 20th Century) TWO WORKS: “STUDIO WORKS 1 AND 2”. Studio Work 1: Unframed oil on canvas showing a tipped over rocking chair with oil can, cast iron teapot, plate and yellow and red material. Signed lower left “Joe Jones”, having a label on reverse indicating title and Circa 1950. Studio Work 2: Unframed oil on masonite abstract scene shows a clock amongst geometric shapes. Signed lower left and having a label on reverse indicating title and Circa 1950. SIZE: 1) 24″ x 18″. 2) 28″ x 16″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-93061 (800-1,200)

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644
Revised: 5/9/2008

Correction: Should indicate that this painting has been relined.

ATTRIBUTED TO GUSTAVE COURBET (American, 1819-1877) ADMIRING FROM A DISTANCE. Oil on canvas scene shows a mother and daughter walking along a path while a man hides behind a tree spying on the oncoming girls. A house is seen in the distance under blue and white sky and scattered trees on the green grass field. Signed “Courbet” lower left. Housed in a ebonized frame with gilt gesso decorated having a brown velvet shaped matte. SIZE: 16″ x 15″. CONDITION: One small patch to reverse with minor inpainting, otherwise good. 9-92040 (1,000-1,500)

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