2007 Fall Select Auction

Lots 357-391

357. Austrian bronze tent lamp, large example with great detail. An arab man stands on a large carpet next another man kneeling with his hand in a box of merchandise, behind him sits a table holding a hookah, coffee pot and lidded box. Leaning against and hanging from the tapestry tent are weapons, a long-handled fan, water jugs, and necklaces, and a large lantern hangs from the front, all of it mounted to black marble base. 14"h x 11"w x 9.5"d, some paint wear, a few chips to marble, including rear chip to corner, one mounting screw is missing nut under marble. 5,000-8,000
358. Austrian style arab figural lamp, man seated on tiled floor surrounded by weapons and backed by a hanging rug, hanging domed light fixture with six glass panels in red, green and blue, back impressed Germany. Repaired splits to light fixture, sword missing handle, spear partially detached, some visible solder, rewired. 14"h x 7"w x 5"d. 2,500-3,500
359. Austrian bronze figural lamp, two arabs in hut with swinging cook pot over fire and utensils hanging on stone wall, marked Austria on back, faint polychrome paint, 8.5"h x 7"w x 6"d, excellent condition. 1,500-2,500
360. German bronze arab tent lamp with bare breasted woman holding tapestry under canopy, impressed GERMANY, 9.5"h x 6.25"w x 5"d, old paint partially worn. 1,500-2,500
361. Bronze and marble figural group, after Claude Michel Clodion (1738-1814), central figure of satyr with child and pipes, 12"h, marked Clodion, atop 3.25" red marble base with brass beaded trim, flanked by pair of cherub figural two-light candle stands, urn candle cups with wreaths, red marble bases with wreath trim, marked Clodion, 11"h x 8"w, excellent condition. 1,500-2,500
362. Leon Pilet, France, 1840-1916, Cold metal statue of a barrel maker, c.1900, title tag reads VIGNERON, signed in mold, excellent detail and patina, 24"h, excellent condition. 400-600
363. Bronze portrait bust of Michelangelo on marble base, marked MICHEL-ANGE, 15"h, chips to marble. 400-600

364. Elegant eleven-piece carved and inlaid dining set: Sideboard, wine cabinet, refractory table and eight chairs: two armchairs, six side chairs. Each piece with delicate wood inlaid fans, leaves and vines in multiple shades of varying woods, also rope twist edges, acanthus scrolling and brass hardware, all in rich original finish and in superb condition. Table 30"h x 37"w, 65-107" long. Sideboard 37"h x 73"w x 21"d. Wine Cabinet 46"h x 56"w x 20"d. Armchairs 42"h x 24"w x 24"d. Side chairs 40"h x 20"w x 18"d. 4,000-6,000
365. Pair of early 19th century Russian figural gilt bronze seven-light candelabra, each with semi draped woman holding a wreath in one hand, and in the other a large torch supporting the candle arms, all finely decorated with acanthus scrolls and blossoms, pedestal with petal-tip rims surrounding continuous frieze of cherubs and animals at play, top of each pedestal features the crest of Prince Demidov supported by two beasts and under a crown, 31.5", electrified, excellent condition. The Demidov (Dimidoff, Demidow) family acquired great wealth in the 18th century through iron mining and the production of weapons for the tsars. 5,000-10,000
366. Meissen clock on stand, monumental hand painted example with courting couple atop reticulated basket weave crown, clock front abundantly decorated with applied blossoms of many varieties, finely executed work in every area including a detailed courting scene to lower front. Sides and back decorated with floral bouquets. Base in same taste and includes insects and butterflies and is beautifully done. Clock and base with crossed sword marks, clock is incised No. 573, impressed 73, base is incised 572, impressed 54, Condition is superb, with some insignificant chips to petals, porcelain face shows two tiny screw holes at III and IX, some roughness at IX, chip to porcelain at XII, Total: 24"h x 14"w x 10"d; Clock itself: 20"h x 9"w x 6"d. 3,000-5,000
367. Florentine bronze and crystal chandelier, copy of a chandelier from the Hall of Mirrors in Versailles, 6" and 4" broad crystals, floral crystals, faceted crystals around crown framework to top, 6" pointed glass finials, large center font, 30"h. 2,000-3,000
368. Murano glass chandelier, blue grape clusters with green leaves, clear bobeches and hanging crystal chains, 30"h x 18"d. 1,000-2,000
369. c.1920s Satin brass chandelier, nine lights with etched glass shades and hanging crystals, urn form stem, 34"h. 300-500
370. Matched pair of white marble pedestals, two piece construction, 12.5"d square base supports reeded column, 36"h, 9"d at top, great quality marble, a few expected chips. 700-1,000
371. Mahogany tilt top table, c.1930s-40s, ogee edging to scalloped top, detailed four-toed claw feet, central cartouche and scroll to each leg, 29"h x 31"d, excellent condition, top shows some sun bleaching. 500-700
372. Louis Meynell, Massachusetts, born 1868, two comic oil on canvas library interior scenes with gentleman in Colonial coats and wigs, each 35" x 20" in matching frames: one man reading while two men doze with raven in foreground, signed; man standing with book by a fire that is licking at his coattails, unsigned. 800-1,200

Meynell was a student of the Boston Museum School, and a painter of genre, landscapes, city views, and was known as a specialist in figure work.

373. Gabriel Carelli, Italy, 1821-1900, Peasants sitting behind church apse, watercolor, 10.25" x 6.5", signed. 800-1,200
374. A. Colbert, The Jolly Friar, oil on canvas, 13" x 10", signed, gilt openwork frame in shadowbox frame. 800-1,200
375. Gilbert Merle, Europe, 20th century, Dutch market scene with cathedral and many people, oil on canvas, 25" x 31", signed, nice carved frame. 600-800
376. William John Krullaars, Chicago, 1878-1945, snowscape with farmhouse and barn, oil on canvas, 20" x 22", signed. 800-1,200

Born in Holland, Krullaars studied at the Rotterdam Academy of Art. He lived and worked in Chicago and Santa Cruz, California.

377. Y. Gianni, Italy, 20th century, Bright Venice harbor scene, watercolor, 14.5" x 18", signed. 600-800
378. Charles Stepule, Landscape with winding river, oil on canvas, 25" x 30", signed. 500-700
379. Earlynne Foster, Barge on the Florida Intercoastal Waterway, oil on canvas, 32" x 42", signed. 600-1,000
380. Francis Vandeveer Kughler, New York, 1901-1970, Landscape with rolling hills, oil on canvas, 25" x 30", signed. 800-1,200

Kughler studied at Cooper Union, the Mechanics' Institute and the National Academy of Design School of Art, and he was the winner of a Tiffany scholarship, which provided him a summer of landscape painting at the Louis Comfort Tiffany estate at Oyster Bay. He was the president of the Salmagundi Club in the 1940s.

381. Henrik Hillbom, Sweden/Connecticut, 1863-1928, Forest interior with creek, oil on canvas-board, 16" x 20", signed. 700-900

Hillbom (or Hillblom) was born in Sweden, studied in Paris at the Academie Julian, and worked in Old Lyme CT.

382. Original Currier & Ives hand colored print: Death of President Lincoln, At Washington D.C. April 15th 1865, The Nation's Matyr, Entered according to act of Congress 1865 by Currier & Ives in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern Dist of NY, Pub'd by Currier & Ives, 152 Nassau St NY. Scene is partially colored, sheet size 13" x 17-5/8", impression 10" x 13.25", graphic image 8.25" x 12.75", excellent condition, matted and framed under glass. 1,000-2,000
383. John Stobart, USA/England, b.1929, The Statue of Liberty in a Panorama of New York Harbor in 1886, Maritime Heritage Print, 18" x 32" image, pencil signed and numbered. 800-1,200
384. Milton Caniff, New York, 1907-1988, Portrait of Steve Canyon smoking a pipe, pastel, 40" x 30", signed. 600-800

Milton Caniff was a famous American cartoon artist and writer, most notable for Terry and the Pirates, and Steve Canyon. He was the recipient of many awards and honors, and the National Cartoonist Society created the Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award in Caniff's honor. Steve Canyon was published from 1947 to 1988.

385. Milton Caniff, New York, 1907-1988, Portrait of Cheetah the showgirl, pastel, 40" x 30", initialed. 600-800
386. Wilma Yoder, Progress, WPA illustration featuring airplane and automobile, watercolor, 17" x 11", signed. 100-300
387. Adolph Gottlieb, New York, 1903-1974, Black Field, 1972, screenprint, 24" x 17", pencil signed and numbered 61/150. 800-1,200

A student of the Art Students League in New York and Academie de la Grand Chaumiere in Paris, Gottlieb was a founding member of The Ten, a group devoted to abstract art.

388. Adolph Gottlieb, New York, 1903-1974, Crimson Ground, 1972, screenprint, 24" x 19", pencil signed and numbered 107/150. 800-1,200
389. Italo Scanga, California, 1932-2001, Napoli, 1989, lithograph, 42" x 30", pencil signed and numbered 7/40. 800-1,200

A New-Dadaist multi media artist, Scanga was born in Italy but settled into California. He was a sculptor and lithographer, with works in several museums around the world.

390. Hans Thoma, Germany, 1839-1924, Male nude on the rocks, 1894, watercolor, 7.5" x 8.5", artist's monogram. Sells with old German folio of Thoma's work and German text. 300-500
391. Portrait of bearded man in thick robes, oil on canvas, 48" x 36", signed lower left. 300-500