Spring Roundup Gallery Sale is scheduled for May 23rd by Gordon S. Converse & Co., in Malvern, Pa. Around 425 lots of quality estate merchandise in a broad mix of categories will come under the gavel on Friday, May 23rd, at Gordon S. Converse & Company's Spring Roundup Gallery Sale in Malvern, Pa.
Other artworks featured are a 15 inch by 20 inch framed oil on board landscape rendering by Mildred Perry, framed, signed lower right and titled en verso; a watercolor depiction of flowers in bloom by Justin McCarthy (Am., 1891-1977), signed in pencil lower left; and a pair of framed sporting prints of birds in flight by Percival C. Wharton (Am., b. 1880), framed and dated 1919.
Also offered will be three scenes of Old Philadelphia taverns, all by E. T. Scowcroft (the Blue Anchor Inn, the Indian Queen and the Spread Eagle Inn, all roughly 9 ¾ inches by 13 inches and framed); an original late 19th century engraving by Camille Fonce, titled Litchfield, 18 inches by 22 ½ inches, in a gold leaf frame; and a pair of 19th century satirical prints in modern frames.
Antique clocks will feature a Royal Bonn porcelain clock (“La Vendee”), with a clockworks by Ansonia, late 19th century, 15 inches tall; a desk-size French (or Swiss) 11 inch balloon clock in the Regency style, with a mahogany case shell inlay; and a 13-inch-tall mahogany Regency style 19th century mantel clock, signed “Leroy Paris” with a French-made movement by Vincent.
The stamps and currency category will boast a Benjamin Franklin one-cent U.S stamp, marked as “U.S. Stamp, 1857-61”; an 1894 U.S. stamp, uncanceled, showing George Washington; and one lot of eight sheets of U.S. stamps, with serial numbers of various newly-issued U.S. stamps.
Doll enthusiasts will be treated to a doll-size Windsor wraparound armchair, 6 ¾ inches tall, painted black; and a doll-size ladder-back style hand-made chair, 15 inches tall, with a wood seat and lemon finials. Also sold will be a full set of terra cotta figures depicting Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, with some original paint and some restoration of paint (and one repaired Dwarf).
A few other noteworthy lots are a 19th century painted and gold accented metal candle holder (now converted to electricity); a fine silk embroidery within a Hogarth-like frame, possibly original, 11 ¼ inches by 15 inches; and an 18th or 19th century mahogany or walnut spoon rack, rare and unusual, able to accommodate up to 12 silver spoons, with a hinged lid container below.
Internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. Telephone and absentee bids will also be accepted. Previews will be held Wednesday and Thursday, May 21-22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (EST) and on Friday, May 23, the date of sale, from 10 a.m. until the first gavel falls at 3:30 p.m. A buyer’s premium will be applied to all purchases, in person and online.
Malvern is a city situated in eastern Pennsylvania, not far off Interstate 76, north and west of Philadelphia. Gordon S. Converse & Company is headquartered in Wayne, also located in eastern Pennsylvania. Gordon Converse has been an antique gallery owner for over 30 years, beginning in 1979. He has also served as an appraiser on the hit PBS series Antiques Roadshow.