Spring Select Auction: April 29 (2005)

Lots 205-235

1-29 | 30-60 | 61-90 | 91-121 | 122-148 | 149-175 | 176-204
205-235 | 236-262 | 263-288 | 289-314 | 315-344 | 345-376 | 377-403

205. Early American press glass spooner, chain of monkeys holding each other's tails between palm trees, two chips, 4¾"h x 3½"w. (600-800)
206. c.1900 walnut architectural cornice, two dramatic steer skulls w/open cavities in precise & delicate details, connected by draped stems w/fully carved oak leaves, pomegranates, acorns, pine cones, chestnuts, buckeyes, & apples. Background is fully carved overlapping stylized round shingles, delicate ribbons & pods. Minor loss to one rear corner, the rest is excellent. 6'w x 12"d x 13"h. Great organic western theme piece. (2,500-3,500)
207. Ship's bowsprit head of English king w/plumed helmet & chain mail hood, older repaint, on custom built mahogany base, 28"h figure, 32"h total. (1,500-2,500)
208. c.1790 cherry Hepplewhite four drawer bow front chest, Meredith NH, band of inlaid mahogany at skirt top, original brass rosette knobs & escutcheons, original finish, chestnut & pine secondary woods, Outstanding construction includes dovetailed legs & case sides lined w/pine. 36"h x 41½"w x 22"d. Excellent condition. (2,000-3,000)
209. Dixie Selden, Cincinnati, 1871-1936, Portrait of young black girl, oil on canvas, 20" x 16", signed. There is a similar painting in the Dixie Selden catalogue raisonné, slightly larger & titled The Little Brown Maiden. (6,000-8,000)

Selden is considered one of the premier Cincinnati Impressionists. She was one of Frank Duveneck's favorite students, and she painted his portrait at his request shortly before he died. She also studied internationally, including with William Merritt Chase.

210. Charles Alfred Meurer, Cincinnati, 1865-1955, Sheep grazing under trees, oil on canvas, 14" x 21", unsigned, estate stamp verso. (1,500-2,500)

Meurer at first specialized in still life painting, and is considered the last link to the heyday of the trompe l'oeil style. He later broadened his subject matter to landscapes. He was good friends with Frank Duveneck, and also studied under Thomas Noble and L.H. Meakin.

211. Thomas Corwin Lindsay, Cincinnati, 1845-1907, Lion in rushes, oil on canvas, 46" x 36", signed. (1,500-2,000)

Lindsay studied in Dusseldorf in the 1860s. He instructed students in his Cincinnati studio and was one of the founding members of the Cincinnati Art Club. He exhibited at the Cincinnati Industrial Exposition, from 1870-83, Pogue's in 1875, and the Art Institute of Chicago in 1896.

212. William Purcell McDonald, Cincinnati, 1863-1931, Snow covered city w/train under bridge, oil on board, 6" x 9", initials on back. Provenance: Notarized letter from the artist's grandson. (500-700)

McDonald was a Rookwood artist from 1882 until his death in 1931. He studied at the Cincinnati Art Academy with Frank Duveneck. He painted portraits, landscapes, still life, and murals. His work is found in several museums, including the Metropolitan in New York.

213. Leon Lippert, Cincinnati, 1863-1947, Sitting Bull, oil on canvas, 10" x 8", signed. (800-1,000)

German born Leon Lippert emigrated to the United States at age 17, settling in Cincinnati. He studied at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, spending twenty years in Frank Duveneck's Life Classes. He resided in Newport, and held a studio in downtown Cincinnati. He is best known as a portraitist and colorist, although he was also versatile in his subjects and styles. A retrospective book, Leon Lippert: Rediscovering the Art and the Man, was published in 2001.

214. Prosper Louis Senat, PA, 1852-1925, California coastal scene, watercolor, 14" x 20", signed. (1,000-1,500)

Senat was born in Germantown PA. He studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, and the South Kensington School in London. He painted many scenes in Maine and Pasadena, California.

215. John Paul Strain, TN & TX, b.1955, Indian encampment, 1984, gouache, 9½" x 5", signed, dated. (2,000-3,000)

Strain is best known for his Western and Indian depictions, and scenes of the Civil War. His New Orleans street scenes are also gaining popularity.

216. Table lamp w/glass shade hand painted w/blue sky & ocean, distant mountains, palm trees w/coconuts & other tropical foliage, highlights in mauve, orange & green, illegible faded paper label, minor roughness underside of fitter ring. (400-600)
217. Hepplewhite style Grand Rapids game table of bright flamed mahogany, detailed inlaid urn to front, herringbone, string & medallion inlay, 36"w (closed) x 30"h x 18"d, excellent condition. (450-650)
218. c.1780 English walnut Chippendale highboy, nine crotch-front drawers w/tapered edging, acanthus knees, claw & ball feet, great early finish, rose head nails, old replaced brasses, split to one side, minor divisions to other side, 62½"h x 39"w x 22"d, Great Chippendale Highboy. (3,000-4,500)
219. E.T. Hurley bronze seahorse smoke stand in great original green & brown patina, large seahorse stem w/elongated tail forking into five toed base, five smaller seahorses on underside of tray. Marked ETH 1925. Excellent condition. 27½"h, 7¼"d tray, 10"d base. (2,000-3,000)
220. Oscar Bach bronze smoke stand, ship medallion finial, seahorse head cigar rests, cutout design base w/leaves & berries, no insert, 37½"h, signed. (600-800)

Oscar Bach (1884-1957) was a highly successful metal worker in the first half of the 20th century. He installed statuary, entranceways, lighting and other decorative works in the Cincinnati Bell building, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, Radio City Music Hall, and several high profile residences, banks, churches and ocean liners. He held several exhibits in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

221. Walnut Baroque style settee w/dramatic carvings including dolphin handles, crown of young maiden, intricately scrolled leaves, paw feet, excellent condition, 39"h x 42"w x 22"d, Superb Carved Settee. (1,200-1,800)
222. c.1800 English mahogany eight drawer chest on chest, reeded corners, notched cornice, geometric edging, bracket feet, single board sides, good old finish, very old replaced brasses, 71"h x 40"w x 22"d. (3,000-4,500)
223. Louis XVI style two-tiered oval formal table, ormolu mounted base w/standing finial, four Minerva faces, & two handles. Upper bout in pale green alabaster supported by four standing cherubs. 39"h x 32"w x 22"d. Some veneer loss & staining to top. (500-700)
224. Impressive plaster Crucifix by Robert Koepnick, bronze-like patina, 48"h x 33"w. (350-550)

Born in Dayton, OH in 1907, Koepnick was a sculptor and teacher. His many commissions for large sculpture pieces include the Johnny Appleseed Memorial in Spring Grove Cemetery, façade sculpture for St Michael Church in Houston, bronze portrait sculpture of Max Rudolph and screen for St John's Chapel in Dayton. He exhibited at the National Academy of Design, Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts, and others.

225. c.1880 walnut secretary bookcase, two-door top w/16 panels of original glass over three-panel drop front w/applied lattice-work exposing fully fitted interior w/seven chamfered drawers, two-door base, original porcelain knobs, inlaid shield escutcheons & beautifully tapered feet. 91"h x 44"w x 21"d. (2,500-3,500)
226. Delft hand painted six-tile plaque, floral blossoms & butterflies, cherubs holding scroll reading Genesis 1:31, brass frame, 18"h x 12"w. (400-600)
227. Crotch mahogany cellaret in sarcophagus form, bronze Bacchus medallion to lid, bun feet, ring handles, 20"h x 26½"w x 18½"d. (2,000-2,500)
228. Cherry four-drawer ¾ size country chest, overhanging top drawer w/half pilasters, brass trimmed eschutcheons & original brasses in grape bunch pattern, beautifully paneled back. 42½"h x 31½"w x 21½"d, excellent condition. (1,000-1,500)
229. Elizabeth Nourse, Cincinnati, 1859-1938, Tunisian village with women at market, 1897, watercolor, 10" x 18", signed and dated. (4,000-6,000)

Nourse was very successful in the Paris Salon, acclaimed by both her fellow artists and the public for her technical skill and unique personal vision. The National Musuem of American Art exhibited a retrospective of her career in 1983.

230. Thomas Corwin Lindsay, Cincinnati, 1845-1907, Shepherd, oil on canvas, 20" x 16", signed. (3,000-4,000)

Lindsay studied in Dusseldorf in the 1860s. He instructed students in his Cincinnati studio and was one of the founding members of the Cincinnati Art Club. He exhibited at the Cincinnati Industrial Exposition, from 1870-83, Pogue's in 1875, and the Art Institute of Chicago in 1896.

231. Lillie Fry Fisher, Cincinnati, d.1943, Still life with yellow and orange tulips, oil on board, 18" x 24", signed. (500-1,000)

A member of the esteemed Fry family, Lillie Fry Fisher trained at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, The Arts Student's League in New York, The Corcoran Art School, and in Paris. One of her teachers, Cameron Mitchell, was a student of Claude Monet. Her sister was artist Laura Fry, her father was William Fry, and Henry Fry was her grandfather. She exhibited at the Hoosier Salon from 1925 until her death in 1943.

232. Lillie Fry Fisher, Cincinnati, d.1943, Still life of purple and lavender blossoms with broad petals, oil on canvas, 16" x 20", signed. (500-1,000)
233. George Herbert Baker, IN, 1878-1943, Autumn landscape, oil on canvas, 11" x 14", signed. (500-800)

Baker was a well-known Indiana landscape painter, a member of the Richmond Group. He studied at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, and the Richmond Art Museum presented a retrospective exhibition of his works in 2001.

234. Markus Prachensky, Austria, b.1932, Abstract in red & blue, 1967, watercolor, 27" x 20", signed. (3,000-5,000)

A well-listed artist whose works are exhibited widely.

235. Jean Alfred Chagniot, France, 1905-1991, Town with stucco buildings, oil on board, 15" x 18", signed. (2,000-3,000)

A well listed French impressionist painter of landscapes, genre, harbors and still life.