UNRESERVED, HIDDEN CACHE OF ENGLISH ART AND ANTIQUES AUCTION AT RAGO’S ON AUGUST 7th AND 8th ESTATE OF ANTIQUES DEALER JOSEPH STANLEY TO BE SOLD UNRESERVED WITH 600 ADDITIONAL LOTS OF ENGLISH, CONTINENTAL AND AMERICAN ART, FURNITURE, JEWELRY, DECORATIVE ITEMS, ETHNOGRAPHIC ART AND COLLECTIBLE
News-Antique.com - Jul 27,2009 - Lambertville, NJ: Lambertville, NJ: A long hidden cache of English art and antiques will auction without reserve, with 600 other largely unreserved lots, at the Rago Arts and Auction Center on August 7th and 8th, 2009.
The Estate of English and Continental antiques dealer Joseph Stanley has been shuttered in a New Hope, PA mansion since the mid 80s. Rago’s will sell its many rooms of property, along with additional lots of fine art, 19th C. and 20th 20th C. furniture and design, rugs, jewelry, watches, silver, ethnographic art and collectibles.
Friday, August 7, 2009 at 10 am: Discovery Auction
A lot of great, affordable pieces come to Rago’s with consignments destined for its high-end catalogued sales and on its Appraisal Days. This is the property that goes up for auction twice yearly in Rago’s Discovery Auction, where the high bid – whatever it may be – takes the prize. Rago’s invites you to take part in its biggest and best Discovery sale to date, which includes additional property from the Estate of Joseph Stanley.
“The Discovery sales are the most fun we get to have all year. It’s the way great country auctions used to be - but with a way broader selection for people who want anything from the perfect sofa to silver, modern design or antiquities, lighting, an original work of art or garden items.” says David Rago.
This Discovery auction includes over 200 lots of jewelry, silver and accessories, many from Tiffany & Co., Omega, Mont Blanc, Lalique, Baccarat, Cartier, Guerlain and Gucci. There’s a Tiffany & Co. Atlas necklace, as well as other discontinued Tiffany & Co silver & gold jewelry; a Farone bypass bracelet; unmounted gemstones; period jewelry; Russian silver; watches by Cartier, Tiffany & Omega; Tiffany and Mont Blanc fountain pens; and a perfume bottle collection. Also look for over 400 American silver coins including more than 200 silver dollars.
Modern furnishings are abundant in this sale – there are over 100 lots to choose among, from Dakota Jackson’s dining table to furniture by Warren Mc Arthur, Norman Bel Geddes, Heywood Wakefield, Howell Co., Paul McCobb, Edward Wormley, Wendy Murayama, George Nelson, Paul Evans, Charles Eames, Alvar Aalto, Wolfgang Hoffman, Knoll and Dunbar. Glass, metal, smalls and lighting include work from Gunnell Sahlin, Barovier, Paulo Venini, Orrefors, Fratelli Toso, Chase, Krome Kraft, Fantoni, Gambone, Curtis Jere, Tommy Parzinger, Russell Wright, Jamie Walker and a great bowl by Jonathon Bonner.
The walls and floor of the auction house will be filled with Discovery fine art. Among the paintings, works on paper and sculpture is work by Rockwell Kent, Diane Burko, John Grabach, Karel Appel, Robert Morris, Julius Bloch, Robert Kushner, Richard Anuszkiewicz, Jules Olitski, Yoshitomo Nara, Nicola D'Ascenzo, Cornelius Peck, Cesare A. Ricciardi and Douglas Volk.
This Discovery sale contains the largest selection of traditional furniture, fittings & decorative accessories to date - many from the Estate of Joseph Stanley. Buyers will find a pine stepback cupboard ca. 1810 and an Irish pine corner