Botanical prints, Willard clock, antique maps of D.C. highlight Quinn's May 19-22 auction series Quinn’s May auction highlights include Asian art, a Willard clock, botanical and bird prints, and a unique collection of antique maps showing the evolution of Washington, D.C. over a 200-year period.
key lot to be auctioned on May 22 is a circa-1815 Aaron Willard shelf clock. As Matthew Quinn explained, “While Aaron’s more-famous older brother, Simon, was crafting the American tall-case clock, Aaron was developing a following of his own with his shelf clocks. These clocks are highly sought after by collectors. The one in our sale will probably reach $25,000 to $35,000.”
Asian art will be led by a private collection of 40 Chinese snuff bottles, including a 19th-century bottle carved in the shape of Buddha’s hand ($1,500-$2,000). Additionally, Quinn’s will offer more than 50 Chinese scrolls consigned by a collector who was with the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service.
Other highlights include a signed Gustav Stickley double-door bookcase ($3,000-$5,000), a set of four Limbert armchairs, a 64-piece set of Georg Jensen sterling silver flatware in the Acorn pattern ($3,000-$5,000), and two sets of Wallace Grand Baroque sterling flatware.
All forms of bidding will be available in the three auction sessions, including live via the Internet. For additional information, contact Matthew Quinn by calling 703-532-5632 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit Quinn’s online at www.quinnsauction.com.
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Birger Sandzen (Swedish/American, 1871-1954), oil-on-board painting of Long’s Peak in Estes Park, Colorado, 11 7/8 inches by 14 inches sight. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000.