BigNews.Biz - Mar 17,2017 - MONROE, Conn. – A wide array of antiques and fine art discovered in various Connecticut estates will be sold at Fairfield Auction in Monroe March 29th. Items ranging from art, fine jewelry, modernism, American folk art, musical instruments, Lionel trains, tribal art and Wave Crest glass will be among an abundance of lots that go under the gavel in the five day online auction.
Among the most noteworthy objects to be sold is an exceptional Connecticut needlework sampler/family register discovered in a local estate. It was executed by Abigail Bassett Munson of Hamden circa 1790 and features a colorful border of undulating leaves and vines with a crest showing a single bird perched on a bent over tree branch. The unusually large work measures 21 1/2” x 16”.
From another charming estate is an early sailor-made box with applied exotic animals and symbols representing the seaman's travels. Dating about 1830, the box features applied faux handles and giraffes on each side and is surmounted by a small carved sphinx.
Also to be sold is a very rare Pilgrim century oak blanket box, probably New Haven, Connecticut. An 18th century hutch table in original blue paint with scrubbed top, a carousel horse in original surface attributed to Gustav Dentzel, a set of six yellow painted Sheraton fancy chairs and a carved folk art walking stick with a steam locomotive should also find bidders.
A large selection of fine art is lead by a large oil on canvas by Robert Goodnough titled Vertical Figure II, measuring 68” x 24” and estimated at $10,000/15,000 while a charming portrait of a young violinist by Eastman Johnson, which will be included in Dr. Patricia Hill’s forthcoming catalog raisonne, is estimated at $5,000/$7,500. Works by Jonas Lie, Stanley Woodward, Paul DeLongpre, Louis Lozowick, Charles Locke, Dale Nichols, Eric Sloane, Arthur Diehl, Arthur Hubbell, Miguel O’Campo, Paul Grolleron, David Cox, Peter Rogers, Doyly John, Vaclav Vytlacil, and Phillipe Noyer will also be sold.
Among a nice selection of fine prints are three boxing lithographs by Robert Riggs. Works by Zao Wou-Ki, Walt Kuhn and Herchel Levit also highlight the category.
A large selection of jewelry is lead by a diamond solitaire ring with an G.I.A. certified emerald cut diamond, 2.04 carats, H color and SI1 clarity. An Art Deco ring with 1.6 carat center stone ringed by a series of small sapphires should also find bidders. Fine watches by Audemars Piguet, Blancpain and Movado as well as an 18k gold Swiss repeater pocket watch will be offered.
A grouping of tribal art includes a Haida argillite totem and a Navajo Yei rug. An impressive Maori Carved Patu Wahaika with abalone inlay dating from the 19th century as well as a good selection of Pre-Columbian figures will be sold.
A large collection of Wave Crest includes three rare plaques, one with a Native American portrait as well as several large vases, a humidor, dresser boxes and a pair of vases artist signed Knoblach.
English and European decorative arts