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
in green veined marble (pre-sale estimate $5000-7000); and a 19th C. Biedermeier mantle clock (pre-sale estimate $1500-2000). Many more wonderful smalls from the Stanley Estate and other owners include English samplers and bronze statuary.
Americana and folk art are here. Highlights include a ca. 1900 patchwork quilt in the “Bethlehem Star” pattern (pre-sale estimate $400-600); a 19th C. English apothecary cabinet with original yellow glass pulls and label remnants (pre-sale estimate $2000-3000); a ca. 1900 American copper weathervane topped with a rooster (pre-sale estimate $1000-1500); and a thirty-hour Philadelphia grandfather clock by Joseph Wills with brass dial and works, in walnut case, 19th C. (pre-sale estimate $2000-3000); and stoneware.
Among the Asian offerings are Chinese export porcelains, lacquer furniture, ivories and bronzes, including a 19th C. Chinoiserie-decorated English china cabinet (pre-sale estimate $800-1200); tall ivory figures of an emperor and empress with carved decoration (pre-sale estimate $4000- 6000); an 18th C. Chinese export punchbowl with Masonic symbols (pre-sale estimate $1500-1200).
Serapi, Heriz, Sarouk, Kashan and Caucasian rugs are offered, including a 19th/20th C. Serapi measuring 108” x 132” (pre-sale estimate $500-800); a 142" x 107" Sarouk, ca. 1930 (pre-sale estimate $2000-3000), and a 156" x 120" Heriz. (pre-sale estimate $1000-1500).
Also of interest: 20th C. garden statuary of two male and two female figures depicting each of the four seasons (pre-sale estimate $400-600); books and ephemera, including an important two-volume 18th C. set 'Navigatium Atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca', 1st edition, published by John Harris, 1705 (pre-sale estimate $800-1200); a collection of Kennedy memorabilia (pre-sale estimate $1500-1800), and a Franklin Delano Roosevelt pardon.
Auction Contact Information
Kristina Wilson: 609-397-9374 or email@example.com
Saturday, August 1 through the morning of Saturday, August 8 at Rago Arts and Auction Center, midway between New York City and Philadelphia (near Princeton, NJ). Hours are 12-5 PM and by appointment. Doors open at 8 a.m. on Friday, August 7 and 9 am on Saturday, August 8.
Bidding is available in person, by phone, by advance bid and online. Rago’s has engaged the services of Live Auctioneers (liveauctioneers.com) to provide its clients with online bidding.
Printed listings for the August 7 sale are free by calling (609) 397.9374 or e-mailing a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Printed catalogues for the August 8 sale featuring The Estate of Joseph Stanley are $20. View a complete online catalogue for either day with color images at ragoarts.com.