Winged table and local artists soar at Select

The top lot in Stuart Holman's Fall Select Auction on November 4 in Cincinnati was an elegant mahogany dining table with four fully carved griffins to the pedestal base. The table sold with eight leaves and in its original finish for $11,275, including 10% buyer's premium.

The auction featured several paintings by Cincinnati's Thomas Corwin Lindsay (1845-1907). The highlight of the group was a 47" x 56" oil on board depicting a family in a boat crossing a river in the mist, selling for $10,450. An autumn forest interior with creek, oil on canvas 32 x 45", made $9,075. And a 28" x 50" oil on canvas with cows crossing a stream brought $6,050.

Other Cincinnati paintings sold, including a portrait of a woman, oil on canvas 16" x 20", by Frank Duveneck (1848-1919), unsigned but with written authentication by Bessie Wessel, for $4,400. A John Rettig (1858-1932) harbor scene, oil on board 15" x 17", reached $3,300. A landscape with sheep by Charles Meurer (1865-1955) landed at $2,090. A watercolor by Victor Casnelli (1867-1961) of Indian riders, 19" x 12", rose to $1,540.

A portrait of a young woman holding a letter, oil on canvas 16" x 13" by Tony Robert-Fleury (France, 1838-1912), did well at $7,700. Kentucky artist Henry Faulkner (1924-1981) continues to attract attention at auction. Holman hammered a Faulkner harlequin portrait for $4,400.

A highlight of the sale was a group of quality lamps with reverse painted shades. A fine Handel with a panoramic ocean scene and Venetian boats led the offering at $6,050. A Classique lamp, with parrots and butterflies to the shade, and with an elegant triple stemmed base, brought $3,850. Two Jefferson lamps sold: one with leaves on a mottled background for $3,410, and $2,420 was paid for one with a panoramic sunset landscape. Holman also sold a Unique lamp with leaded slag glass shade for $1,540.

An outstanding pair of late 19th century hand painted porcelain palace vases sold for $5,500. The 25" vases and 9" bases featured excellent painting as well as tooled gilding. A pair of mounted cobalt porcelain urns, 32"h, brought $2,090.

There were three Seth Thomas clocks in the auction. A mahogany tall case clock with Sonora chime and split-scroll crown made $4,675. A cherry #9 wall clock brought $2,970, while a walnut #2 wall clock reached $1,320.

In art pottery, a Rookwood standard glaze tankard with a smiling black boy painted by Bruce Horsfall, with minor restoration, sold for $3,300. A Rookwood faience birdbath made $2,420, and a rare Rookwood hand painted floral bouquet, #2521, reached $1,760. A Clewell copper clad vase sold for $1,045. A rare matt green vase with pretzel twist handles, by Stroble Pottery of Cincinnati, brought $990.

Other notable sales include a 19th century Caucasian rug, 62" x 86", for $6,600; mahogany dining table with flamed mahogany outer rim for $3,300; a pair of bronze buffalo bookends by Anna V. Hyatt Huntington for $3,080; and a Lionel Mickey Mouse Circus Train #1536 for $2,530.

Carved griffin dining table: $11,275

T.C. Lindsay, O/B, 47x56: $10,450

T.C. Lindsay, O/C, 32x45: $9,075

T.C. Lindsay, O/C, 28x50: $6,050

T. Robert-Fleury, O/C, 16x13: $7,700

Handel: $6,050

19th century hand painted porcelain palace vases: $5,500; Ormolu mounted cobalt porcelain urns: $2,090

Seth Thomas: $4,675

19th century Caucasian area rug: $6,600