WESCHLER’S NOVEMBER CAPITAL COLLECTIONS ESTATE AUCTION FEATURES DE HAAS’S MAINE SHORELINE A monumental William Frederick de Haas (1830-1880) oil on canvas depicting The Maine Shoreline highlights Weschler’s Capital Collections Estate Auction on November 16th. In a private, local collectio
Asian arts include a fine selection of Chinese porcelains, Chinese silver, jade and hardstone hand mirrors, fine Japanese woodblock prints, including a 96-sheet, accordion folding album of Oban tate-e by Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese 1835-1900) depicting actors, some forming diptychs and part triptychs, each signed, sealed and with title cartouches, some with date and publisher’s seals, estimated at $2,000-$3,000.
English and Continental furniture and decorations are well represented and include an impressive Dutch Rococo style marquetry walnut bombe side cabinet, composed of 19th century elements, estimated at $2,000-$3,000; an Empire ormolu mounted parcel gilt and ebonized wood gentleman’s dressing table, early 19th century, estimated at $4,000-$6,000; a Charles X ormolu figural mantel clock, circa 1825, estimated at $2,000-$4,000; a 63-piece Hermès ‘Africa’ dinner service, estimated at $4,000-$6,000; and an unusual Italian Baroque style walnut trompe l'oeil table desk with figural inkstand and stool, carved with an illusionistic draped tablecloth, estimated at $800-$1,200.
Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts and Mid-Century modern offerings include a Majorelle fruitwood marquetry carved walnut and kingwood 'Les Blés Chicoreé' sideboard, estimated at $8,000-$12,000; a Gustav Stickley oak sideboard, estimated at $2,000-$4,000, and a fine set of eight sculptured metal dining chairs by Paul Evans, estimated at $10,000-$15,000 and matching glass top sculptured bronze dining table estimated at $7,000-$10,000. Art pottery by Rookwood, Van Briggle and Pablo Picasso will be offered, as will art glass from Tiffany Studios and Quezal.
Exhibition begins November 10th at Weschler’s 909 E Street, NW Gallery. For online bidding options and to see a complete illustrated catalogue for this auction please visit www.weschlers.com.