Rare 1944 Martin Guitar Leads Cowan's July 23 Summer Fine and Decorative Art Auction CINCINNATI – Cowan's Summer Fine and Decorative Art Auction to take place on July 23, 2011 promises to be an exciting event. The 364-lot sale, to be held at Cowan's sales room, will offer fine and de
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Sale also Includes Works by Well-Known Regional Artists
CINCINNATI – Cowan's Summer Fine and Decorative Art Auction to take place on July 23, 2011 promises to be an exciting event. The 364-lot sale, to be held at Cowan's sales room, will offer fine and decorative art items from the 18th to the 20th centuries. Highlights in the sale include a 1944 Martin D-28 Herringbone Guitar, and a Cincinnati Art Carved Sideboard with Benjamin Pittman Carving.
Cowan's will offer a George Jensen Sterling Coffee and Tea Service estimated to bring anywhere from $15,000/25,000. This coffee and tea service is made in the blossom pattern and includes a coffee pot, tea pot, covered sugar, cream pitcher, milk jug, and oblong tray all of which have carved ivory side handles.
A 1944 Martin D-28 Herringbone Guitar is estimated to sell for $30,000/40,000. The guitar still retains its original keys. C.F. Martin & Company's primary factory is located in Nazareth, Pennsylvania and is renowned for its high quality lines of guitars.
A Cincinnati Art Carved Sideboard with Benjamin Pittman Carving, Possibly Made for Exhibition is estimated to bring $10,000/15,000. A rare example of a Cincinnati Art Carved School piece bearing the personal stamp of the school's founder.
Another great item in the sale is a Maria Longworth Nichols Storer Copper Panel. The panel is American, circa 1913, and is embossed with fish and sea creatures with bejeweled eyes and is estimated at $5,000/7,000. It is mounted in a wood frame, under glass, and rests on a small custom made table top.
A Monumental Sideboard, Atrributed to Roux, is expected to bring anywhere from $6,000/10,000. This beautifully carved 19th century American sideboard was manufactured by P. Mallard of New Orleans.
A Large KPM Porcelain Plaque of Queen Louise is estimated to bring $6,000/8,000. The plaque is German, 19th century, and depicts Queen Louise of Prussia.
A Queen Anne Style Secretary Bookcase is estimated to bring $8,000/10,000. This bookcase is English 19th century and is in walnut with pine and oak secondary. Having dovetailed construction, the upper case opens to a fitted architecural interior, and the lower case opens to a fitted interior with a tooled leather writing surface.
A Picasso Ceramic Jug is estimated to sell anywhere from $4,000/6,000. This ceramic jug depicts a man and horse in black, white, blue, and brown glaze and the base is marked "Edition Picasso 216/300".
A Margeret Bourke-White Photograph of the U.S.S. Akron is expected to bring $4,000/7,000.
About Cowan’s Auctions, Inc.
As one of the nation’s leading auction houses with sales approaching $20 million, Cowan’s has been helping individuals and institutions build important collections for more than a decade. The company’s four divisions of American History, American Indian and Western Art, American and European Fine and Decorative Art, and Historic Firearms & Early Militaria hold semi-annual cataloged sales that routinely set records for rare offerings.