Estate treasures abound in Stephenson’s Sept. 20 Antiques & Decorative Arts Auction Stephenson’s in suburban Philadelphia will auction estate antiques, furniture, silver, fine & decorative art; jewelry & gold coins on Friday, Sept. 20. Can't attend? Bid live via the Internet.
News-Antique.com - Sep 16,2013 - SOUTHAMPTON, Pa. – Stephenson’s auction gallery in suburban Philadelphia is brimming with estate antiques, furniture, fine and decorative art; jewelry and gold coins from local upscale residences, all of which will be auctioned on Friday, September 20th. The sale will begin at 2 p.m. Eastern Time, with all forms of bidding available, including live via the Internet through Artfact, LiveAuctioneers and AuctionZip.
Quality furniture of every imaginable style will be on hand for bidders’ perusal. For those with a taste for modern design, there’s a sleek 3-piece mid-century living room suite in the style of LeCorbusier. It’s a compatible choice alongside a 1960s Arco floor lamp by Achille and Pier Castiglione. Other highlights in this section include a set of four Frem Rojle Danish modern chairs, a 5-piece mid-century modern teak bedroom set with wicker drawer fronts and marble-top nightstands; and a Lucite and chrome magazine rack.
A wealth of traditional furniture will cross the auction block, including a pair of leather Chippendale-style wing chairs, a 7-piece walnut Louis XV-style dining room set, an English mahogany secretary/desk, and two excellent-quality sideboards – one in Empire style, the other of oak with a large, mirrored backsplash and paw feet.
The list of furniture highlights goes on – a 1920s English 3-piece leather-top faux books coffee table and end tables set, a Kittinger walnut Chippendale-style 4-drawer chest, a 19th-century English cherry linen press, an Arts & Crafts oak desk, circa-1900 oak double-glass-door bookcase with turned “rope” side columns, and a white leather sectional sofa by Carson’s.
The fine art section displays a multitude of media and painting styles. A few of the better artworks include a Walter Frederick Osborne (attrib.) oil-on-canvas interior scene with seated figure, a Henry Campotosto (attrib.) oil titled "A Spring Day at Loch Lubnaig," a Pierre Bonnard lithograph from original etching, and a pair of Chinese ancestor paintings on silk. Still others include a Y.B. Henry oil-on-canvas wharf scene with flower seller, an 1880s poster from the Arch Street Theatre in Philadelphia announcing the appearance of “Sol Smith Russell – Distinguished Comedian,” and numerous other European and American paintings.
An unusually broad selection of sculptures and bronzes will be auctioned. It includes an American School bronze head of an eagle, a John Schackerman wood sculpture of a torso, and two French Art Deco works: a Charles Charles spelter sculpture on marble base and a Louis Riche bronze.
With the holidays just around the corner, it’s not to soon to be shopping for gleaming silver and china to set out on holiday tables. The array of sterling silver includes: a Black Starr & Frost oval bowl, Watson Co. footed bowl, Saart Bros. 5- piece tea and coffee service, Dominick & Haff “Queen Anne, Plain” flatware service for 12, set of nine Reed & Barton bread plates in the "Hawthorn" pattern, a 23in handled tray, and both a handled basket and bonbon bowl by Gorham. Other highlights include a Tiffany & Co. large sugar sifter in the Wave Edge pattern,