RAGO’S GREAT ESTATES AUCTION KICKS OFF THE FALL SEASON ON SEPTEMBER 10 Over 550 lots of art, furnishings, silver, jewelry, Asian, coins, Native American, an acoustic and flamenco guitar collection, books and ephemera, including a signed Hemingway book.
News-Antique.com - Aug 17,2011 - Lambertville, NJ Rago’s kicks off its fall season with a Great Estates Auction on Saturday, September 10 at 11:00 a.m., featuring over 550 lots of art, furnishings, silver, jewelry, Asian, coins, Native American, an acoustic and flamenco guitar collection, books and ephemera, including a signed Hemingway book.
“This is a classic estate auction – furnishings, rugs, silver, and art interspersed with beautiful, unexpected finds from homes and collections across the country. We’ve never had as much fine art in an Estate sale before - traditional landscapes, the New Hope School and contemporary illustration with estimates from $500 - $20,000,” says Tom Martin, the specialist-in-charge of the Estates department. “The guitars really should to be seen by any serious collector, too. What else to say? I’m looking forward to the sale.”
• Saturday, September 10 at 11:00 a.m.
• Telephone, absentee, online bidding available for those unable to attend.
• Friday, August 26 through Thursday, September 9, from 12-5 p.m. and by appointment. Open until 7 p.m. on Friday, September 9th. Doors open on Saturday September 10 at 9 a.m. Closed on Labor Day (September 5).
• Rago’s is located midway between New York City and Philadelphia. Directions online at ragoarts.com.
• View catalogue online at ragoarts.com.
• Print catalogue: $20. Available by calling 609.397.9374 or emailing a request to email@example.com.
Auction Contact Information
• Tom Martin, Specialist-in-Charge, 609-397-9374 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Featured artists include: William S. Darling, William Mulready, William Merritt Post, William Howard Hardy, Walter E. Baum, Theodor Severin Kittlesen, Shiko Munakata, Samuel Coleman, Rudolf Ernst, Oreste Costa, Noel H. Leaver, Mildred Bunting Miller, Kenneth Nunamaker, John Koch, Homer Dodge Martin, Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe, Douglas Arthur Teed, Giuseppe Ranucci, Fred Wagner and many more. There is a collection of illustration art by Greg Hildebrant and Tim Hildebrandt. Notable pieces include: lot 1177, an oil on canvas of a panoramic mountain landscape by George W. King, $2,000-3,000; lot 1191, an oil on canvas of a white bull dog, $400-600; lot 1182, a signed and dated Don Ricks oil on canvas of Native American rider and pinto in landscape, 1978, $3,000-4,000; lot 1009, is a doré bronze of a reclining nude by artist Hans K. Schuler, $3,000-4,000; lot 1168, an oil on canvas of a French Infantry soldier by Edouard Jean Baptiste Detaille, $15,000-20,000. This painting was published in Mather, Modern Painting, 1927 and Renn, Western European Paintings, 1939 and is being sold to benefit the Nutley Historical Society. Lot 1318 is a collection of works by New Hope Modernists: Charles Ramsey, Ramstonev, Louis Stone and Charles Evans, $600-800.
Furnishings, Lighting and Decorative Arts:
Traditional American and Continental pieces, most notably lot 1227, a tramp art miniature chest of drawers with red painted hearts, ca. 1900, $500-700; lot 1119, a Seth Thomas off-center pillar and scroll clock in a mahogany case with original tablet and weights, ca. 1820, $1,200-1,500; lot 1129, a French empire architect’s desk, ca. 1812-1830, $4,500-6,500; lot 1159, a walnut