Skinner’s American Antiques Auction to Be Rescheduled for Saturday, Due to an unexpected storm, the American Furniture and Decorative Arts Sale no. 2567B, originally scheduled for October 30th at 11 AM has been postponed until Saturday, November 5th, 2011 at 10AM.
was “... painted by a young man from New Haven in payment for board, hung for years in the Rose homestead at North Branford...,” and other family documents.
The sale also is highlighted by a good grouping of marine art, including lot 506, Joseph Lee’s (1827-1880) Portrait of the Schooner California Sailing in Coastal Waters. This work was reportedly given as payment for medical services to Dr. Edward Worth in the early 1900s and hung in his pharmacy at Edgartown, Massachusetts, for eighty years. The piece is estimated to sell for between $15,000 and $25,000.
While tobacconist figures were common in their day, to lure buyers from outside into stores, a small number have survived. Lot 489, a carved Indian princess attributed to Samuel Robb of New York, c. 1880, has its old weathered painted surface, and was acquired from the estate of Helena Penrose 50 years ago. The figure is estimated to sell between $30,000 and $50,000.
Sale 2567B also offers thirty mechanical and still cast iron banks from the collection of Norman O. Weil. Norman Weil was a founding member and president of the Mechanical Bank Collectors of America. The wide variety of form reflects the cultural trends, tastes, and politics of the late 19th century.
Previews and Special Events
Previews Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Thursday, October 27th 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Friday, October 28th 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, October 29th 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and preceding the auction on Sunday, October 30th, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Skinner Inc. will present a gallery walk and reception during Friday’s preview beginning at 5:30 p.m. R.S.V.P at 617.350.5400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Catalogues and Bidding
Illustrated catalogue #2567B is available by mail for $35 ($42 for foreign requests) from the subscription department at (508) 970-3240 or at the gallery for $32. Prices realized will be available at www.skinnerinc.com during and after the sale. At www.skinnerinc.com, users may also view all lots in the auction, leave bids, order catalogs and bid in real-time through SkinnerLive!
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