INTRIGUING RUSSIAN ICON FEATURED IN OCTOBER AUCTION Grogan and Company's October 15th and 16th auction will feature large selection of Art and Antiques, including an 18th century Russian Icon purportedly to have belonged to the last Tsarina of Russia.
News-Antique.com - Oct 04,2011 - Grogan and Company, Fine Art Auctioneers and Appraisers, will be kicking off their 24th auction season on October 15th and 16th. On October 16th, Russian Art collectors will have the opportunity to acquire a small piece of Romanov history. An 18th century Russian Madonna of the Burning Bush Icon, bearing an exhibition label from the Hermitage Museum, with attribution as “formerly in the collection of the Empress Alexandra Feodorovna”, and also bearing a label from New York retailer A La Vieille Russie, is estimated to bring $8,000-12,000. Alexandra Feodorovna Romanova was the wife of Nicholas II, the last Tsar of Russia and granddaughter to Queen Victoria. Tragically, the Empress and her husband, the Tsar, and their five children were executed by the Bolsheviks in 1918.
Other noteworthy items in the two day auction include a Herter Brothers Ebonized Wood Marquetry Inlaid and Gilt Incised Cabinet, (est.: $10,000-20,000), a substantial Art Deco Diamond and Platinum Bracelet, estimated at $15,000-25,000; Two Amputation Kits used during the Revolutionary War by Dr. John Warren (estr.: $30,000-50,000); an exceptional Wendell Castle Twisted Leg Writing Table and Armchair, (est.: $15,000-20,000); a Collection of Elmer Crowell Miniature Songbirds, (est.: $10,000-15,000); and a 30 inch tall Native American Pictorial Coil Storage Basket,(est.: $15,000-30,000).
Session one, to be held on Saturday, October 15th, is comprised of Fine art and will include a wide range of Fine Art from Old Master works to Impressionist and Modern works from private collections. Highlights include a set of Six Venetian Views, attributed to Italian artist Francesco Battaglioli; and oil on canvas, Bridal Veil Falls by George Hartwick, estimated at $2,000-3,000; and a figural drawing by abstract expressionist Willem de Kooning, with a $15,000-20,000 estimate.
The October Auction is comprised of an impressive and varied selection of items from several prominent New England estates, including Fine Art, 18th, 19th and 20th century Furniture and Decorations, Oriental Rugs, Silver and Jewelry. Exhibition is open to the public and will commence on Thursday, October 13th, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 12 noon. For more information about the auction or consigning items please call the gallery at 781-461-9500. A fully illustrated catalogue is available at www.groganco.com.