Grogan February Auction to feature Chinese Porcelain Grogan and Company will host their first auction of the 2011 season on Sunday, February 13th at 12 noon. Featuring over 700 lots of Fine art and Antiques, there is something for everyone.
singer and philanthropist, Jane Pickens Langley, McCormack's estate includes a Queen Anne Red Chinoiserie Decorated Tall Case Clock, 18th century, estimated at $3,000-5,000; a French Provincial Fruitwod Commode, estimated at $2,000-3,000 and a Portrait of a Lady in Blue Dress, an oil on canvas formerly in the Karolik Collection, which is estimated at $1,000-1,500.
Fine Art highlights include several Sporting Works of Art, including a watercolor by Aiden Lasell Ripley, In the Field, estimated at $15,000-25,000 and a collection of prints by such artists as Ripley, Carl Rungius, Frank Benson and Thomas Hart Benton. A large patriotic painting by Cecilia Beaux titled Victory Bearing Away the Infant Future, created in 1921for Gloucester’s American Legion Fourth of July Celebration, stands at an impressive 88 x 60 inches and is estimated at $10,000-15,000. Guy Wiggins Winter on Wall Street, an 8 x 11 inch oil on board, likely created during World War II, is estimated at $12,000-20,000 and German artist, Walter Leistikow’s, Holiday at the Shore, bears an estimate of $20,000-30,000.
Other important highlights include an 18th century Chippendale Cherry Chest on Chest, purported to have been acquired in 1920 from the Hubbard House, Concord, Massachusetts and possibly attributed to Joseph Hosmer, a Revolutionary War period cabinet maker living in Concord and friend to Thomas Hubbard. The Chest stands at 85 inches and is estimated to sell in the $5,000-7,000 range. A 1930 Ford Model A Standard Coupe, the Ford Motor Company’s second big success after the Model T and the first Ford to use the standard set of driver controls with conventional clutch and brake pedals; throttle and gearshift, is estimated at $5,000-10,000. The sale will also include a selection of Silver, Jewelry and Oriental Rugs and Carpets.
The exhibition begins on Thursday, February 10th and is open to the public. Hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. – 12 noon on Sunday. The auction will be held at Grogan & Company’s Dedham Gallery located at 22 Harris Street, Dedham, Massachusetts. A fully illustrated catalogue and directions can be found at www.groganco.com. Inquiries may be directed to 781.461.9500.