Litchfield Cty. Auctions Internet/catalog sale June 30-July 14 Over 750 lots of rare American and European antiques and fine art will be sold June 30-July 14 in an Internet and catalog auction by Litchfield County Auctions of Litchfield, Conn.
News-Antique.com - Jun 25,2010 - (LITCHFIELD, Conn.) – Over 750 lots of rare American and European antiques and fine art will be sold June 30-July 14 in an Internet and catalog auction by Litchfield County Auctions (www.LitchfieldCountyAuctions.com). It is the third major sale of the year for the firm and will include property deaccessioned from Connecticut College, plus important estates and collections.
Online bidding will be facilitated by iGavelAuctions.com. An exhibition will be open to the public at the Litchfield County Auctions gallery, located at 425 Bantam Road in Litchfield, from July 9-13, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A tag sale has also been scheduled. In addition, there will also be a free appraisal day at the gallery facility, on July 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The items from the Connecticut College collection had been on exhibition at The Henry Whitfield House in Guilford, Conn., and include rare 17th century English furniture pieces. The sale will also feature The Collection of Rose and Stanley Rich of Fairfield, Conn. (mostly period furniture and decorations, plus pewter and silver) and a collection of rare vintage firemen’s gear.
Early English furniture pieces include a 17th century English James I draw table with rectangular mitered top and draw-ends and scalloped apron; a 17th century Charles I oak wainscot open armchair with later elements; a circa 1700 English William & Mary two-section oak court cupboard; and a Jacobean oak bench with molded edge plank seat, molded rails and turned legs.
Later English furniture pieces will feature a late 18th century Regency mahogany slant-lid desk, English, opening to a divided interior with faux-front drawers; and a late 18th century 7-piece George III mahogany breakfront bookcase with a central section and two wings.
American period furniture will be no less impressive. Examples include a late 18th century Chippendale maple slant-lid desk, probably New Hampshire; an early 19th century classical mahogany three-part dining table with rounded ends; a circa 1790-1810 Federal inlaid mahogany fold-over card table, possibly Philadelphia area; and a late 18th century cherrywood Chippendale tall chest of drawers, probably New England or Pennsylvania, stamped “H. Ford.”
Fine art will be offered in abundance, much of it by noted, listed artists. Included will be several prints and posters by Henri de Toulouse Lautrec (Fr., 1864-1901), such as the colored and monogrammed lithograph Mademoiselle Marcelle Lender, en Buste, and the pencil-signed lithograph Guy et Mealy, dans Paris qui Marche. Both of the works are matted and framed.
Fans of Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) will be delighted to learn that two watercolors by the iconic French artist will be offered. One, titled Kneeling Nude, is a watercolor and pencil drawing, pencil signed lower right by Rodin and matted and framed. The other, Nude With Foot Resting on Chair, is also a watercolor and pencil drawing, pencil signed lower right by Rodin.
Other important artwork will include an aquatint engraving after Karl Bodner (Swiss, 1809-1893), titled Assiniboine Indians; a barnyard scene with rooster and chickens by Walter Hunt (Br., 1861-1941); an oil on canvas