Multi-estate sale planned for Nov. 24 by MV Auctions On Saturday, November 24, MV Auctions / Auctions of Cape Cod and the Islands will hold a multi-estate sale featuring items from many prominent Cape Cod estates. The sale will be held in Hyannis, Mass.
News-Antique.com - Oct 30,2007 - OVER 50 ORIGINAL WORKS OF ART BY NOTED, LISTED ARTISTS; ANTIQUE RUGS; CHINA; ACCESSORIES; PERIOD FURNITURE TO BE SOLD BY MV AUCTIONS NOV. 24
(Hyannis, Mass.) - Don't make other plans for Thanksgiving weekend if you're a fan of antiques - in particularly fine art. On Saturday, November 24, MV Auctions / Auctions of Cape Cod and the Islands will conduct a multi-estate sale, featuring items from homes in Brewster, Falmouth, Chatham and other Cape homes. The sale will be held at the Bearses Way Function Hall in Hyannis.
Slated to cross the block will be over 50 original paintings, all of them framed and done by noted, listed artists; fine china and decorative accessories; antique rugs in many varieties and sizes; wonderful period furniture; and more. “We wanted a sale that would have people looking forward to something after Thanksgiving dinner, and we think we succeeded,” said Ed Tessier of MV Auctions.
Fine art is expected to highlight the day's festivities. Anticipated top lots include:
* A large winter mountain scene by Hobart Nichols, Jr. (American, 1869-1962) – Nichols was a renowned genre and landscape painter and illustrator who once served as president of the National Academy of Design. He studied at the Art Students League in Washington, D.C., and at the Academie Julian in Paris. The artist lived most of his life in Bronxville, N.Y., near New York City.
* Three landscapes by Charles Gruppe (Canadian-born American artist, 1860-1940) – The landscape and marine painter was largely self-taught but did study in Holland (and many of his works were of Dutch-inspired scenes). All three works to be sold are landscapes, and two feature cows. Also offered will be a large oil painting by the artist's son, Emile Gruppe (American, 1896-1978).
* A large oil painting of a landscape with figures, by Anthony Thieme (Dutch-born American artist, 1888-1954) – Thieme was an acclaimed coastal landscape and townscape artist. He studied in Holland, Germany and Italy before emigrating to the U.S. in the 1920s. In New York, he painted set backdrops for Broadway shows. He later owned homes in Rockport, Mass., and St. Augustine, Fla.
Also to be sold will be an important unsigned watercolor portrait of French Gen. Lafayette, executed in the early 19th century; a watercolor of the U.S. frigate Alliance, which transported Lafayette to France in 1779 (signed “MHJ” and done circa 1820); a seascape by Stanley Woodward (American, 1890-1970); and a luminous painting attributed to the artist Marshall Johnson (American, 1850-1921).
Just secured were two large bronze sculptures and several oils by Umberto Romero. Fine art will also feature works by Herbert DeGroff Main, T.B. Craig, Mary Butler, Marjorie Phillips, George Thomson, Alice Beach Winter, Clifford Ashley, Sven Svendsen, Hugo Hofstein, H.A. Fish, Helen Balfour, Wells Sawyer, William Adam and F. Holdensen; plus etchings and Nantucket paintings.
China and decorative accessories will be offered in abundance. Featured will be a large selection of Canton china, all in good condition and from the 19th century; an impressive