A major fine estate out of Baltimore will be sold March 31-April 2 at Great Gatsby's in Atlanta, Ga. An exceptional estate from Baltimore, Maryland featuring an extensive collection of S. Kirk & Son sterling silver, French furniture, 19th century Wedgwood basalt and more will be auctioned in Atlanta.
etched with a central monogram, each one 11 inches in diameter. Another notable lot is a rare set of twelve marked and individually numbered ‘Lafayette’ goblets after the original 1824 design by Samuel Kirk for General Lafayette himself. Each goblet features an engraved Greek key rim and measures 5 ¾ inches tall by 3 ¾ inches in diameter.
Dr. Sumner and Dr. Robbins’ interests hardly stayed focused on just one area of collecting. The two amassed an extensive collection of fine 19th century paintings, particularly Hudson River School landscapes and early American portraiture. The artists on offer will include the beautiful Portrait of Harriet Douw Johnson, 53 inches tall by 46 inches wide by Manneville Brown (Am., 1810-1896); a pair of oil portraits of Mr. and Mrs. Boynton C. Ricknap, attributed to George Augustus Baker, Jr. (Am., 1821-1880), each 40 ½ inches by 35 ½ inches (to be sold as separate lots); an oil on canvas depicting the White Mountains of New Hampshire by William H. Weisman (Am., 1840-1922), 21 inches by 24 inches; an oil painting attributed to George Loring Brown (Am., 1814-1889), depicting peasant women dancing along the Bay of Naples, 34 inches by 28 inches; and a landscape by William Sheridan Young (Am., 1837-1878), 25 inches by 35 inches.
Continental and English works of art will include a jewel-toned oil on canvas depicting the Christ Child and John the Baptist after Carlo Cignani (It., 1628-1719), measuring 47 inches by 37 inches; a 19th century oil portrait of a stately gentleman in a dove grey coat after George Henry Harlow (Br., 1787-1819); and an early 18th century oil on canvas portrait of Sir John Rogers, 2nd Baronet (Br., 1676-1744), later appointed Recorder of Plymouth in 1717, measuring 40 inches by 35 inches.
Fine furniture will include an impressive Louis XVI-style marble top commode a vantaux with gilt bronze mounts, measuring 70 inches wide; a 19th century French marquetry inlaid marble-top demi-lune commode, 43 inches wide; a 19th century French Empire-style mahogany breakfront bookcase measuring 89 inches tall by 57 inches wide; and a pair of handsome 19th century giltwood fauteuils with Aubusson style upholstery, each 43 inches by 26 inches.
Also crossing the auction block in this category will be a carved mahogany Renaissance Revival Herschede 9-tube tall case clock in the style of R.J. Horner, 116 inches tall by 31 inches wide; a 19th century American Rococo Revival half-tester bed by C. Lee, maker marked, 113 inches tall by 74 ½ inches long by 84 ½ inches wide; a monumental Neoclassical style breakfront bookcase/vitrine measuring 81 inches tall by 122 inches wide; and a finely carved 67 ½ inch tall eagle-form oak lectern dating from the 19th century – the perfect addition to any gentleman’s library.
In the category of decorative arts, a number of lots of elegant emerald and gilt Moser crystal are to be sold, including a set of twelve wine glasses; eleven brandy snifters; twelve champagne glasses or dessert cups; twelve sherry glasses; and