GROGAN'S TWO DAY OCTOBER AUCTION FEATURES DIVERSE OFFERINGS Dedham, Mass. - Grogan & Company will kick off their 23rd year in business with a two day auction, October 23 and 24, featuring over 1,200 lots from many prominent New England Estates.
News-Antique.com - Oct 08,2010 - Dedham, Mass. - The October 23rd and 24th auction at Grogan & Company will kick off their 23rd year in business with a two day auction featuring over 1,200 lots of diverse offerings, their largest auction to date. The auction will include property from many prominent New England Estates, including: The Estate of Cecile Parker Carver of Proutís Neck, Maine, The Estate of Claire Golant of Newton, Massachusetts and The Estate of Katherine Dooley of Boston, Massachusetts.
Day one will feature a wide assortment of American and European paintings, prints, drawings and sculpture. One of the highlights is a small oil on canvas, Une Porte de la Ville, by venerated French landscape painter Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot (1796-175). Estimated at $20,000-30,000, the painting is included in the catalogue raisonne of the artists work. Corot, a leading painter of the Barbizon school, was one of the most celebrated artists of his generation and exerted tremendous influence on the painters of the Impressionist movement. Another French painting, Musicians in a Courtyard, by Charles Delort (1841-1895), an artist known for his academic paintings of historic subjects and a regular exhibitor at the Paris Salons, is estimated at $20,000-30,000.
A collection of Marine paintings from the Estate of Cecile Parker Carver of Proutís Neck, Maine features Ships at Sea, an oil on canvas by Edward Moran, estimated at $20,000-30,000. Other highlights from various estates include Walt Kuhn's Confab, an oil on board estimated at $10,000-15,000; Moonlit Harbor, an oil on canvas by Reynolds Beal, estimated at $10,000-15,000 and a large selection of prints featuring works by Helen Frankenthaler, Jasper Johns and Robert Raushenburg.
The first day will finish up with over 200 lots of books, highlighted by the Library of a Prominent Massachusetts Family featuring books spanning three centuries. Begun in the 18th century by the Reverend Edward Augustus Holyoke, President of Harvard College from 1737-1769, the library includes selections from many generations through the 20th century and features a large collection of sporting books printed by the esteemed Derrydale Press of New York. The highlight lot in the collection is a first edition seven volume set of The Birds of America by John James Audubon, estimated to fetch $20,000-30,000. Also included in the book section will be an extensive collection of 18th, 19th and 20th century books, periodicals and print portfolios on Spain and Tauromaquia from a Westerly, Rhode Island collectorís library.
Day two will commence with over 400 lots of 19th century Continental Furniture and Decorative Arts featuring European porcelains, furniture and bronzes as well as Chinese Works of art featuring an impressive collection of Chinese Turquoise Glazed Wares, Porcelain and Jades. Other Chinese offerings will include a collection of Carved Hardwood Brush Pots and other scholarís objects from a New Hampshire collector who started his collection in the 1970ís while serving as an advisor to the Chinese government on Chinaís construction and development projects. Two highlights of the collection to be included are a 17th century Carved Huang Hua Li Wood Brass