News-Antique.com - Sep 11,2009 - Gray’s is pleased to announce its 23rd Fine Art, Antique and Decorations Auction to be held Saturday, September 19th at 1:00 pm.
This sale heralds the beginning of the fall auction season in fine form - promising an incredible turn out for what is to date, one of Gray’s most diverse offerings. As it continues to position itself as the premiere auction and appraisal facility in the region, Gray’s also broadens the range, quality and value of items offered at auction - with this September’s sale certainly no exception. Gray’s continued close relationships with their client base has allowed for this sales’ unprecedented collection of items in all sectors.
From stunning 17th century furniture to remarkable Russian futurist oil paintings, the pieces speak to the varied estates held throughout the area, and promise to attract both local interest as well as international attention through Gray’s state of the art website as well as its five available ways to bid - in person, by telephone, absentee, and via the internet through Gray’s Live Bidding and Artfact Live. Gray’s is the only auction facility in the region to utilize such a comprehensive approach to its ‘buying at auction’ experience.
Pieces of note in September’s sale begin with the selection of incredible furniture items. Available is a stunning Louis XV Canapé with petit point needlework and molded frame, as well as a remarkable 19th century American Renaissance Revival Mirror attributed to Herter brothers; truly a remarkable piece that must been seen to appreciate the intricate scrolling as well as gilt and ebonized details. Additionally offered is a Chinese walnut dining suite by Edward Wormley for Dunbar - the lot includes the extension table as well as 10 dining chairs. Two other Dunbar lots round out the dining configuration- including a Chinese walnut 2 drawer cabinet, and a 6 drawer silver chest. Also in the realm of dining furniture is a stunning Danish rosewood dining suite comprised of a gate leg drop-leaf table and six matching chairs.
The range of fine art available is also richly diverse - with notable pieces including Julian Stanczak’s “Two in One – Ultra” a dynamic color rich geometric abstract, and two oil on canvas paintings by Russian Futurist David Burliuk (Russian, 1882-1967). These works are greatly representative of Burliuk’s jubilant use of color and texture. Gray’s is very happy to be able to offer a stunning marinescape by William Frederik de Haas (Dutch/American, 1830 – 1880), the well known marine painter. A magnificent landscape is up for auction, by the renowned 18th century Scottish artist, Alexander Nasmyth, (Scottish, 1758 – 1840). Also offered is a beautiful work by Francois Gall (French 1912-1987), Strolling on the Seine, a prime example of classic French Impressionist painting technique. Also significant are two oil on canvas works by Hungarian-American painter Pal Fried (1893-1976). This sales sculpture offerings include a bronze Suzon by Auguste Rodin (French 1840-1917) as well as a work by French sculptor Marcel Debut entitled “ Porteur d’eau Tunesien”, or