BOOK COLLECTION AND COIN COLLECTION TO HIGHLIGHT GROGAN'S OCTOBER AUCTION Grogan & Company's October 23rd and 24th auction will feature a large collection of books from a prominent Massachusetts family and a large collection of coins from the McKibben Coin Collection.
News-Antique.com - Oct 15,2010 - Dedham, Mass. - In addition to books and coins, Grogan's two day auction one will feature a wide assortment of American and European paintings, prints, drawings and sculpture, Furniture, Decorative Works of Art, Jewelry, Silver and Oriental Rugs and Carpets.
Book collectors and dealers will be delighted by the over 200 lots of books spanning the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. The wide selection features the Library of a Prominent Massachusetts Family begun in the 18th century by the Reverend Edward 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 sought after Derrydale Press of New York. One of the highlights 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 is an extensive collection of 18th, 19th and 20th century books, periodicals and print portfolios on Spain and Tauromaquia from a Westerly, Rhode Island collector’s library.
The McKibben Family Coin collection begun by Franklin Reed McKibben (1843-1901) from Arkansas, includes a circa 1799 Ten Dollar Gold Piece, estimated at $8,000-12,000.
The paintings highlights include 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.
The highlights of the Continental Furniture and Decorative Arts offerings include a large selection of Chinese Works of art featuring an impressive collection of Chinese Turquoise Glazed Wares and a Collection of Carved Hardwood Brush Pots and other scholar’s objects.
The Silver and Jewelry will include a pair of 20th century Gilt Silver Candelabra and Centerpieces by Maison Odiot, Paris, estimated at $6,000-9,000 and $10,000-15,000 respectively, as well as a 150 piece Tiffany & Company Reeded Edge Flatware Service in a fitted box, estimated at $4,000-8,000.
The exhibition begins on Thursday, October 21st, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 12 noon; Sunday, 10 a.m. – 12 noon. The session one auction, including fine art and books, will begin at 12 noon on Saturday and the session two auction, including furniture, decorations, silver, jewelry, coins and rugs, will begin at 12 noon on Sunday. More information and a fully illustrated catalogue is available at www.groganco.com or by calling 781-461-9500.