Finney's will hold its annual Fall Unreserved Antique & Art Auction Nov. 12 Finney’s Auction Service will conduct its annual Fall Unreserved Antique & Art Auction on Saturday, Nov. 12, in the firm’s Schodack gallery, located about 15 minutes from Albany, in upstate New York.
News-Antique.com - Nov 01,2011 - (SCHODACK, N.Y.) – Coming on the heels of a successful estate sale on Oct. 29, at which a massive single-owner collection in a variety of categories was sold to a packed house of bidders, Finney’s Auction Service will conduct its annual Fall Unreserved Antique & Art Auction on Saturday, Nov. 12, in the firm’s Schodack gallery, located 15 minutes from Albany.
Approximately 150 quality, mostly fresh-to-the-market lots – many of them Oriental objects, original artworks (to include oil on canvas paintings, bronzes and marble sculptures), pottery pieces, decorative accessories and more -- will cross the block. “Unreserved” is the key word for bidders going into this auction – everything will sell, regardless of the final gavel price.
The expected top lot of the sale is a large and important gilt bronze work by the French Art Nouveau sculptor Raoul Larche, titled La Mer (The Sea). It is estimated to bring $20,000-$30,000. The statue stands 29 inches tall and is 32 inches wide and was executed around 1900. It is signed and numbered by Mr. Larche and is in excellent overall condition, with foundry marks.
Oriental items are surefire crowd-pleasers and this sale’s got some winners. Examples include an early two-part Chinoiserie red lacquer cabinet with slant-front desk and double door top, with the interior of the top and desk having drawers and pigeon holes (est. $1,500-$2,000); an 18 ½ inch tall blue and white porcelain vase with bird and flower design, in very good shape (est. $100-$200); and a gorgeous bowl with geisha girl depiction and artist signed on the bottom.
Original paintings by noted, listed artists will feature an oil on canvas rendering of Nantucket by Cape Cod artist William Ferdinand Macy, measuring 26 ¼ inches by 18 inches and housed in an ornate gilt frame (est. $2,500-$3,500); and an oil on canvas nude by B. Vithal (Indian, 1935-1992), unframed, dated 1966 and measuring 3 feet by 2 feet (est. $1,500-$2,500).
Also offered will be a signed Husain (Indian) ink self-portrait, measuring 16 inches by 15 inches and in very good condition (est. $2,500-$3,500); an original oil on canvas painting by a Russian artist, 27 inches by 20 inches and signed and titled on the back (est. $250-$350); and a marble statue of a nude woman with peacock light on a 24 inch by 16 inch base (est. $250-$350).
Bronzes will feature a Zuniga depiction of a nude woman bending over, 12 inches tall (est. $1,500-$2,500); and a bronze rendering of a woman with an arrow. From the pottery category comes a Newcomb College pottery tile titled The White Rabbit (and evoking the character from Alice in Wonderland), measuring 4 ½ inches by 4 ¾ inches (est. $1,500-$2,500).
Decorative accessories will include an impressed Capron Valluoris French vase in very good condition, measuring 14 ¼ inches by 10 ¼ inches (est. $1,000-$2,000); a set of four large Gothic hanging lights made from Carmel Slag glass and gilted metal and measuring 44 ½ inches tall by 13 inches in diameter