Folk Art Collection, Old Master Paintings, Asian Art Highlight Rago's Dec. 3 Great Estates Auction Folk Art Collection, Old Master and 19th Century Paintings and Asian Art Among Highlights of Rago's December 3 Great Estates Auction.
News-Antique.com - Nov 11,2011 - Lambertville, NJ: On Saturday, December 3, 2011 at noon, the Rago Arts and Auction Center will hold its annual Great Estates auction, consisting of folk art, American and Continental furniture, clocks, old master and 19th century paintings and prints, Oriental rugs, militaria, and much more. There are paintings by artists Leroy Nieman, Xanthus Smith, Marcel Dyf, Pieter Hardime and Herman Herzog. Also highlighted is a singing bird music box, a Steinway piano, a William Winner portrait and art glass by Tiffany, Daum and Galle. Asian items include Chinese funerary figures, Chinese and Japanese porcelain and pottery and Asian ivories.
The sale features a single owner collection of folk art and Americana from a home in Carversville, PA. Bidders will find over 160 lots of American painted furniture, whirligigs, carnival shooting targets and prize figurines, signage, hard-to-find paintings by Amos Shontz, outsider art, garden and architectural ornaments, whimsies and folk carvings, tramp art. Also in the mix are many other unexpected pieces of decorative arts that compliment and diversify the collection, from a fabulously large and ornate wood chandelier in paint to a curious bench reputed to have been created for use in a bordello, Bakelite, framed tattoo art, Deco furniture and accessories.
We have been asked to represent some truly exceptional objects this December, as well as fascinating, fresh collections, says Tom Martin, Estates specialist, Weve worked hard to make sure that the estimates are attractive, whether for pieces worth hundreds or tens of thousands of dollars.
Saturday, November 26, 2011 through Wednesday, November 30, 125 pm and by appointment. Open until 7 pm on Thursday, December 1. Doors open at 9 am on December 2 and the day of the sale.
Open House, Tuesday, November 29, featuring a talk on American Silver by Newark Museum Curator, Ulysses Grant Dietz
Ragos is located midway between New York City and Philadelphia. Directions online at ragoarts.com.
Telephone, absentee, online bidding available for those unable to attend.
Printed catalogues are available for $20 each by calling 609.397.9374 or e-mailing a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
View a complete online catalogue with color images at ragoarts.com, online now.
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About Rago Arts and Auction Center: Since 1994, Rago's has served thousands of sellers and buyers with a singular blend of global reach and personal service. Originally specialists in 20th century design, today Rago's expertise covers centuries of fine art, decorative arts, furnishings, jewelry and ethnographic property. It is a world-class venue through which to buy and sell. It is also a destination for those who seek to learn and share knowledge about art, antiques and collecting, offering free valuations for personal property (from a single piece to collections and estates), appraisals and auction exhibitions in house and online. Rago's, the largest and leading auction house in New Jersey, is located midway between Philadelphia and New York.
Next Great Estates Auction: Saturday, April 21, 2012.