2008 Spring Select Auction

Lots 201-240

201. Pair of miniature three-drawer chests with shaped fronts and bracket feet in vivid burled walnut, finished on all four sides, 40-50 years old, 17"h x 17"w x 12"d, superb condition. 500-700
202. Walnut Victorian high back marble top console/sideboard, upper bout with beveled mirror flanked by four burled and carved columns, each with inset drawer, spoon carved accents, dramatic crown with two hounds, aesthetic style carvings, burled accents. Base has three drawers over two drawers, burled accents and center drawer with aesthetic floral decoration in heavy relief, ogee cut red marble top, original drop hardware, one pull missing, original finish, some loose trim. 96"h x 60"w x 23"d. 1,500-2,500
203. Romweber mahogany nine-piece dining set, highly flamed in rich brown stain. Serpentine sideboard, two doors and two drawers, heavily burled fronts, floral carved edging and door accents, claw and ball feet, fluted and shell carved skirting, 37"h x 72"w x 22"d. Table with claw and ball legs, acanthus wreaths to knees, carved blossom edging, burled skirt, two center support legs, 30"h x 66" x 45", plus two skirted 15" leaves. China cabinet with dramatic claw and ball feet, burled drawer fronts, pierce carved crown, fluted and carved skirt, lattice decorated door fronts, original drop hardware, 78"h x 42"w x 17"d. Six Chippendale style chairs, one armchair, claw and ball feet, carved acanthus knees, shell carved crown, fancy open work to back, cream upholstery. The set is in terrific condition and original finish. 2,500-3,500
204. Ornate wood wrapped wrap-around sofa with dramatic pierce carved accents including faces, blossoms and musical instruments, in gold and cream brocade fabric. 39.5"h x 81"w x 33"d. 500-800
205. Romweber nine piece dining set, burled and finely carved satinwood. Six leg bow-front sideboard, dramatic claw and ball feet, fluted skirting with shell and scroll carving, superb condition 36"h x 69"w x 23"d. Table has unique wide pedestal center with storage area inside, dramatic and detailed carved five-claw and ball feet with acanthus knees, inlaid wedges to top with dramatic burling to edges, carved skirt with leaves and geometrics, 66" x 42" plus two 15" leaves. Six Chippendale-style chairs with dramatic claw and ball feet, crowns and open work, two armchairs and four sides, covered in white brocade fabric. China cabinet with leaf and geometric edging, detailed open carved crown, lattice work to doors, 80"h x 53"w x 15"d. 2,500-3,500
206. Elegant formal sofa, walnut carved wood wrap, carvings include delicate acanthus leaves, floral crown, floral medallions, geometric edging, 34"h x 73"w 34"d. 750-1,000
207. Flamed oak curved glass china cupboard on paw feet, two full standing columns to front, five-paneled back with mirrored top-panel. 68"h x 47"w x 18"d, in good old finish. 1,000-1,500
208. Robert Mitchell quarter sawn oak S-curve roll-top desk, brilliant flamed graining, knee hole form with four drawers to left and two drawers plus file drawer to right, panelled all four sides, fully fitted interior with twenty-nine drawers including magazine rack with spring holder, three document holders, pencil and pen trays, cubbies left and right, two writing boards, original Robert Mitchell tag, all original hand-carved drawer pulls in feather design. Original finish, original hardware, S-curve in great working condition, solid oak with no veneer. 51"h x 60"w x 34.5"d. A Great Desk. 4,000-6,000
209. Heavily carved English formal sideboard, solid quarter sawn oak, four drawers over two doors, beautifully carved scrolls and medallions to top, leaves and vines to doors and drawer trim, excellent original finish and condition, 44"h x 67"w x 23"d. 1,000-2,000
210. Oak Charles Dickens desk, nine-drawer base supports sloping flip-top writing surface flanked by three-drawer side cabinets, nicely spooled gallery, chamfered drawers, green leather tops to center and sides, 43"h x 56"w x 28"d. Condition: one drawer pull has loss. 1,500-2,000
211. 19th century rosewood serpentine recamier, elegant form with scrolled arms, acanthus trim, floral blossoms, trefoil carved back on stacked bun feet, covered in pumpkin-gold velvet, 35.5"h x 82"w x 32"d. 600-800
212. Limbert quartersawn oak Arts & Crafts arm chair, mortised construction, wide single slat back, brown leather seat cushion, Limbert burn mark under left arm, 39"h x 24"w x 18"d, in good finish, some roughness to legs at bottom. 300-400
213. Limbert quartersawn oak Arts & Crafts rocking arm chair, beautifully shaped corbels under arms, mortised construction, three-slat back, Limbert burn mark under left arm, 32"h x 27.5"w x 21"d, replaced leather cover to cushion is unattached and folded around cushion, runners show wear. 300-400
214. Massive pair of Arts and Crafts andirons, curled and massive drop ring accents, cannonball finials, 36"h x 17w. 400-600
215. Arts & Crafts oak cupboard, four corbles at top. Upper storage compartment with original mottled clear leaded glass doors and original hand hammered oversized hinges and ring handle in beautiful nut brown and dark green original patina. Garment section has heart shape cut-outs and open carved corners, at top are four rotating three-prong garment hooks, rod with hoops for hanging. Oak front and sides, partially mortised construction, tongue and V-groove pine backing. 83"h x 33"w x 11"d. Old drilled mounting holes to side. 1,200-1,800
216. Group of three framed deep relief and polychrome pottery tiles: Tree with green, yellow and blue leaves, 6" x 6", in 10" x 10" frame. Sunflower, 3.5" x 3.5", in 8" x 8" frame. Blue flowers with red berries, 3.75" x 3.75", in 7.75" x 7.75" frame. All in excellent condition, not antique. 150-250
217. Framed polychrome landscape tile with deep relief trees and outlining, 5.25" x 5.25" in 9" x 9" frame, not antique, excellent condition. 100-150
218. Framed polychrome landscape tile with river, 7.5" x 15.25" in 11" x 19" frame, not antique, excellent condition. 200-300
219. Limbert quartersawn oak Arts & Crafts costumer, pinned through-tenon construction legs, tapered top, original hammered copper hardware, original finish, impressed signature, 72"h x 18"d, minor split to stem, minor chips to corners. 600-800
220. WMF vase, broad-shouldered form, stylized etched feather decoration, impressed WMF and tower logo. Spectacular mint green and brown patina, small dent at shoulder, 12"h. 250-350
221. WMF hand-hammered copper Arts & Crafts vase, shoulder with panel design of leaves, rich original nut-brown and green patina. Impressed WMF logo, Germany, 114. Roughness to bottom edge, 6"h. 150-250
222. Charles Salis Kaelin, Cincinnati, 1858-1929, Forest interior with rocky pond, pastel, 16" x 14", unsigned. 1,000-2,000

Kaelin was one of the first American Divisionist painters, a post-impressionist movement. He studied at the Art Academy of Cincinnati under Thomas Noble and John Twachtman, and at the Art Students League in New York. He had many one-man exhibitions in numerous cities, and won a silver medal at the Panama-Pacific Exposition. Kaelin's works are found in several museums, including the Cincinnati Art Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

223. Charles Salis Kaelin, Cincinnati, 1858-1929, Rocky creek in forest, pastel, 14" x 16", faint initials lower right. 1,000-2,000
224. Charles Salis Kaelin, Cincinnati, 1858-1929, Rockport harbor with boats, pastel, 16" x 18", signed lower left. 1,000-2,000
225. Louis Charles Vogt, Cincinnati, 1864-1939, Home library interior with hanging paintings, gouache, 10" x 12", signed. 1,500-2,000

Vogt was a well-traveled and respected artist, and he had several exhibitions in the Midwest and New York. He studied at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, and in New York.

226. Louis Charles Vogt, Cincinnati, 1864-1939, Wooded cabin with woman and chickens in yard, oil on board, 9" x 11.5", signed. 1,000-2,000
227. Rudolph Tschudi, Cincinnati, 1855-1923, Portrait of laughing man in fur hat and cape, 1889, oil on board, 18.25" x 13.5", signed and dated. 400-600

Well-listed Cincinnati artist known for landscapes, portraits, historical scenes and still life.

228. Albert Robert Valentien, Cincinnati, 1862-1925, Botanical study with Milkweed and Clintonia, pencil and gouache, 20" x 12", unsigned. Provenance: exhibited Cincinnati Art Galleries, 2000, from the estate of the artist. 800-1,200

Albert Valentien was born in Cincinnati, and studied at the Art Academy under Frank Duveneck and Thomas Nobel. He later studied in Europe. He was a decorator at Rookwood Pottery starting at age nineteen, and was head of the Decorating Department for several years. Ellen Browning Scripps commissioned Valentien to paint California wild flowers.

229. Victor Casnelli (Casenelli), Cincinnati & Michigan, 1867-1961, Forest interior stream, oil on canvas, 17" x 24", signed V Casenelli. 1,000-2,000

An accomplished painter of Native Americans, Casnelli is also known for his landscapes and Mediterranean scenes. William Howard Taft commissioned Casnelli to paint murals in his home.

230. Elizabeth Heil Alke, Cincinnati, 1877-1938, October in Indiana, landscape with tall trees, oil on canvas, 14" x 20", signed, old Closson's label and title in pencil to reverse. 750-1,000

Elizabeth Alke was a widely exhibited artist. She studied under Thomas Noble and Caroline Lord, and was the first woman to win the Ingalls Scholarship at the Cincinnati Art Academy. She was married to artist Stephen Alke.

231. William A. McCord, Cincinnati, c.1918, Hilltop buildings above watering cows, pastel, 9" x 13.5", signed. 150-250

A landscape painter, illustrator and craftsman. Listed in Davenport's and Who Was Who, member of the Cincinnati Art Club.

232. c.1900 Loring Andrews large sterling repousse footed vase, fully decorated in Fruit and Flowers motif including strawberries, pears, grapes, pineapples, roses, daisies, chrysanthemums, dogwood blossoms, and more, all on stippled background. Rolled and scalloped rim, wreath around stem, wide two-tiered foot. Marked Sterling, The Loring Andrews Co, Cincinnati, USA. Probably made by Kirk & Sons, Silversmiths for Loring Andrews. 14.75"h x 16"d, approximately 96.1ozt, excellent condition, a monumental American sterling example. 8,000-12,000
233. 19th century sterling repousse footed bowl by George W. Shiebler & Co, ruffled rim and foot with embossed and chased decoration of blossoms and leaves, side monogrammed MWT. Base marked Sterling 2766 with maker's hallmark, inscribed Oct 24 1889. 3.25"h x 9.25"d, approximately 16.3ozt, light surface scratching and pitting. 300-400
234. Four piece nickel silver service with ornately molded blossoms and leafy vines and flower finials. 9" teapot, 6.75" lidded sugar, 5" cream pitcher, 4.75" two-handled waste vessel. Each piece marked The Barbour Silver Co 4017 Nickel Silver. Condition: tiny dent to waste, minor dents to body and spout of teapot. 300-500
235. Loring Andrews sterling repousse tea kettle on tilter stand, embossed and chased decoration of leaves and tendrils on branches, twig handle and finial, blossoms and berries to handle, monogrammed ERB 1922. Base marked Sterling, The Loring Andrews Co, Cincinnati USA, 1906. Tilter stand marked Sterling. Original fitted burner with insert and hinged flame adjuster. Total 13.5"h, 8"w x 7.5"d, approximately 62.7ozt for kettle and stand, excellent condition. 2,500-3,500
236. Pair of Loring Andrews sterling repousse center bowls, fluted rims with embossed and chased decorations of strawberries, grapes, blossoms and leaves, with acanthus and blossom edging to rim. Bases marked Sterling, The Loring Andrews Co, Cincinnati USA, 91. 3"h x 9.5"d, approximately 22.3ozt, minor surface scratching to both, one has several small shallow dings. 400-500
237. London sterling repousse three-piece claret wine set, Cellini pattern, 1853-4, by Stephen Smith, silversmith. Ewer and two goblets fully decorated with goddess faces, long-horned sheep, caryatids, blossoms, leaves, and wreaths, ewer also has man of the mountain faces and female nude to handle. Hallmarks include lion passant, leopard's head, date mark for 1853-4, and SS silversmith's mark. Approximately 74.4ozt. Ewer 14"h x 7.5"w, goblets 8"h x 4.5"d. Condition: pinholes to goddess noses on goblets from thinly hammered design, visible seam to ewer foot, ewer lid missing one hinge prong. 2,500-3,500
238. Highly ornate German 800 silver repousse vase, embossed and chased decorations including detailed pub scene, man of the mountain faces, pairs of woodpeckers, blossoms, acanthus, shells, and stippled backgrounds. Monogrammed ERB, base marked Germany 800 with illegible hallmarks. 12.5"h, approximately 21.7ozt. Excellent condition. 800-1,200
239. 19th century Dominick & Haff three-piece sterling repousse tea set, embossed and chased decorations of blossoms and acanthus leaves, detailed blossom finials to teapot and sugar. Each piece marked Sterling, E.E. Isbell & Co, 354, with Dominick & Haff hallmark including 925 and 1889 date mark, each base inscribed Burton Oct 24th 1889, teapot's hallmark has additional star mark to center circle. Teapot 6"h x 10"w, two-handled lidded sugar 4.75"h x 6.25"w, cream pitcher 4.5"h x 5"w. Approximately 45.3ozt, insignificant surface scratches, excellent condition. 1,500-2,500
240. Black, Starr & Frost sterling repousse and cut crystal flask, embossed and chased decoration of large and assorted blossoms and leaves, hinged lid, marked Black Starr & Frost sterling, 5.25"h x 2.75"w x 1"d. Small scratch to glass, sterling top has separated from bottle and does not flip open. 150-250