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
cupboard; period English furniture including Victorian, Chippendale, Empire, Queen Anne and country styles. Among the smalls, look for Chinese export porcelain, Meissen, Staffordshire and Minton china. Browsers will also find Georgian mirrors, a bracket clock, quilts, samplers, field baskets, decorative brass accessories, 18th C. hardware & fittings including fireplace trivets, andirons, fenders, screens and tools.
Rago’s is known for Early 20th C. design and a number of nice pieces have been accepted for this sale. Among them is a Gustav Stickley wicker armchair, as well as other furniture by Gustav Stickley, L&JG Stickley, Harden, Lifetime and a reproduction sideboard by E. J. Audi. Among the smalls is pottery from Marblehead, Dedham, Roseville, Rookwood, Van Briggle, Walrath, Teplitz, Fulper and Peters & Reed. There is art glass by Lalique and Galle, Roycroft metalwork, and a collection of American Art tiles including American Encaustic, Grueby and Marblehead. Also look for textiles and Bradley & Hubbard and Pairpoint lighting.
It’s the season for gardens, so there should be good homes available for a selection of wrought iron and wire furniture, decorative ironwork & cast stone ornaments.
Tribal offerings appeal to collectors and design buffs alike, as they look great in many styles of room settings. Here are African works in wood, bronze, pottery and textile, Oceanic works from New Guinea and, from the New World, Native American baskets and Pre-Columbian pottery. There are antiquities here, too, in several lots of Roman glass and pottery.
More, there are rugs, weathervanes, 1939 World’s Fair memorabilia, advertising signs, including an Apothecary sign, reference books on art, architecture & antiques; Asian snuff bottles, bronzes, cloisonné, netsukes and ivory.
Saturday, August 8, 2009 at 12 pm: An Estate Auction featuring the Estate of Joseph Stanley
“Buyers will find the best of the Stanley estate in this Saturday sale, all unreserved,” says Tom Martin, the specialist in charge of Estates at Rago’s. “We’ve included 200 lots of his antique English furniture and over 100 paintings and 100 lots of decorative arts and accessories. It’s a treasure trove.”
Furniture: From the Stanley Estate comes a fine selection of Georgian and Regency desks, tables, chairs and cabinetry including a Regency breakfront, desks, sofas, knife urns, cellarettes and wine coolers, card tables, chests of drawers, breakfast tables, whatnots, dining tables, upholstered chairs, campaign furniture, kneehole desks and writing tables, plus much more. 17th C. oak English furniture, including dressers, side and drop leaf tables, armoires, cassone, a paneled blanket chest and chairs. Highlights include an English partner’s desk in mahogany, ca. 1840-1850 (pre-sale estimate $3000-5000); a 19 C. English Regency four-drawer bowfront chest (pre-sale estimate $1500-2000); a Regency card table in rosewood with satinwood crossbanding, brass inlay and lyre base, ca. 1810 (pre-sale estimate $1500-2500); a mahogany cellarette on stand, ca. 1760-1790 (pre-sale estimate $1200-1500); a Dutch kas, ca. 1680-1720 (pre-sale estimate $3000-5000); a two-section three-drawer campaign chest with brass handles in camphor wood, 19th C. (pre-sale estimate $800-1000); a six piece English Regency parlor set with original painted decoration, ca. 1810