House full of Antiques & Art to Sell in Rhode Island Aug. 13 & 16 The entire contents of a 4 story Cambridge MA home full of art, furniture, books, toys & dolls from a dedicated collector will be sold August 13 and August 16 at the Riviera Inn of E. Providence RI.
News-Antique.com - Jul 26,2007 - House full of Antiques & Art to Sell in Rhode Island Aug. 13 & 16
The entire contents of a 4 story Cambridge MA home full of art, furniture, books, toys & dolls from a dedicated collector will be sold August 13 and August 16 at the Riviera Inn of E. Providence RI.
The owner was an eclectic collector and the home had over 80 years accumulation of art, furniture, small antiques, ephemera and books, and the entire collection will be sold at auction at The Riviera Inn on Broadway in East Providence, Rhode Island under the supervision of Bob Fricker and Cornerstone Auction Gallery.
The first session will be on Monday Aug. 13th at 5:00 p.m., with a preview beginning at 3:00 p.m. A partial listing includes Antique Furniture in the form of a Colonial Bonnet Top High Boy, a Peter Hunt painted dresser, a Jacobean 2 piece sideboard, an iron fireplace back, (2) fall front desks, an oval gilt mirror, a wing back chair and an early Windsor chair, an embroidered Oriental fire screen, a drop leaf table and a gate leg table, a Secretary, a library table, a Deacons bench, bookcase, children’s miniature bureaus, an early tall wrought iron candle stand, spindled back church bench, early wrought iron set, early dolls bed and cradle, and more too numerous to list.
There will be a nice collection of Porcelain, Glass and Pottery including Chinese Canton dishes that include large 15” and 19” platters plus other Canton dishes and other pieces, an Italian tin glazed vase and a Palace vase, signed Grueby Scarab, some marbles, French pottery, lots glass paper weights, a pair of Foo Dogs, a Fenton epergne, a Chinese vase, an Oriental lamp, Rose Medallion dishes, a Pagoda Lantern, an Occupied Japan service for 12 and a Mt. Washington vase.
The owner loved ephemera and books and the auction will also include over 800 post cards including many of New England, Victorian Valentines and trade cards, Stereoviews, travel brochures, WWII newspapers, scrap books, sheet music, nude photo lot, large stamp collection, military photos, ambrotypes, daguerotypes, Frank Leslie’s “Illustrated Historical Register of Expositions” from 1876, an 1890s “Harper & Reviews,” (10) Wallace Nutting Books, a 2 volume “Artwork Of Pittsburgh” from 1894, a 2 volume “The Stage And Its Stars” from 1870, a 2 volume “Picturesque America” from 1872, a leather bound Scribners, Munseys & Strand “Masters in Arts,” an 1855 bound “Cultivator Newspaper,” “Revolution of America” by Raynal, a 1782 U.S. History of 1858, circa 1800 History, Geography and Religious books, early New England & European leather bound books, Children’s books including 20 “Big Little Books” and Pop-up books.
”When we first entered the house the amount of Art on hand was mind-boggling,” explained Gary Sohmers, appraiser of collectibles who appears on the PBS TV show “Antiques Roadshow,” who was the first to assess the contents when the owners decided sell the contents. “I discovered a drawing of “Lucy” in the Psychiatric Office signed by Charles Schulz