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The Private Collection of Frederic Fairchild and Julia Munson Sherman. A Memorial Exhibit. Springfield, George Walter Vincent Smith Art Gallery: 1941. Frederic Fairchild Sherman (1874-1940) was a poet, a passionate art collector, a writer, the publisher of a pioneering series of monographs on American artists, and the editor-publisher of 'Art in America' magazine. This memorial exhibition of paintings from his collection, including work by his favorite artist, Albert Pinkham Ryder, contains text from both his own publications and his private notes. Scarce. Softcover. 8"x11", 24 pages, plus 30 b/w illustrations on 25 plates. Text printed on deckle-edged paper. Some spotting on several plates, light wear, but a nice copy.

Inventory #: 32035
Price: $ 125.00       




[A.M. Collection.] Catalogue des Tableaux Modernes... Paris M. Alph. Bellier & M. Etienne Ader: May 23rd, 1935. A fine small collection of early 20th century paintings, including works by Bonnard, Degas, Manet, Matisse, Monet, Renoir and Sisley. Card covers 24 pages, 25 lots, most lots illustrated in b/w some light soil and wear a dry and somewhat fragile binding.

Inventory #: 00811
Price: $ 20.00       




Benes, Peter (ed.). New England Collectors and Collections. Boston University: 2006. The Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife Proceedings for 2004. Includes essays on William Bentley and the American Antiquarian Society, the formation of Old Deerfield, china collecting in 19th century New England, Hartford's role in the origins of antiques collecting, Civil War memorials and collecting by Victorians, and much more. Softcover. 6"x9", 224 pages, b/w illustrations. Fine.

Inventory #: 90251
Price: $ 35.00       




[Boothman-Smallwood Collection] The Boothman-Smallwood Collection. London Christie's South Kensington: April 26-27, 1989. The eclectic collection of Leslie Boothman, a dealer and Arthur Smallwood, gathered for the most part in the 50s, 60s and 70s. There is an impressive selection of English and European ceramics, as well as some paperweights, glass, Orientalia, silver, vertu, paintings and furniture. Softcover. 8"x10", 337 pages, 1146 lots, color and b/w illustrations light wear.

Inventory #: 9228
Price: $ 25.00       




Brimo, Rene. L'Evolution du Gout aux Etats-Unis, d'apres l'Histoire des Collections. Paris James Fortune: 1938. A doctoral thesis on the development of taste and art collecting in America from the Colonial Period to the First World War, with much interesting material, especially on the development of "Grand Collections", public and private. Brimo was a graduate of l'Ecole du Louvre and held a Masters of Arts degree from Harvard this thesis was for his doctorate at the University of Paris. French text. Softcover. 7.5"x11", 207 pages, 8 b/w plates bibliography. Light wear, some soil partially unopened.

Inventory #: 30311
Price: $ 100.00       




[Dreyfus Collection] Contents of the Residences of the Late Victoria Dreyfus at Madrey Farm, Brewster, New York. New York Sotheby Parke Bernet: June 9-12, 1976. The contents of the Bronxville and Brewster, New York residences of Victoria Dreyfus, widow of showbiz legend Max Dreyfus. Max Dreyfus built the music publishing firm T.B. Harms into a show business empire, discovering Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Richard Rogers along the way. The sale included fine American, English and European furniture, oriental antiques, garden statuary, rugs, paintings, porcelains and more. Softcover. 9"x9", about 125 pages, 1,110 lots, b/w illustrations light wear.

Inventory #: 31187
Price: $ 35.00       




[Dunlap Collection] Furniture, Silver, Paintings & Drawings, Porcelains, Objects of Art, Selected from the Collection of Charles E. Dunlap. New York Parke-Bernet Galleries: April 13th, 1963. Sale 2186. A magnificent collection, with highlights including fine French paintings, a George II gilded silver toilet set porcelains from the Sevres desert service of Louis-Rene Edouard, Price de Rohan of "Diamond Necklace" infamy a William & Mary walnut settee in original needlepoint, illustrated and discussed in Macquoid & Edwards "Dictionary of English Furniture", and much more. In 1961 Dunlap donated fine French paintings & drawings to the Fogg Museum at Harvard, which were the focus of an exhibition there in the spring of 2005. Softcover. 7.5"x10.5", 91 pages, 216 lots, b/w illustrations a nice copy.

Inventory #: 7481
Price: $ 25.00       




[Fowler Museum] Property from the Fowler Museum, Sold for the Benefit of the University of California, Los Angeles. New York Sotheby's: February 14-16, 1985. The Fowler Museum was opened in 1967 and showcased the collections of Francis E. Fowler, Jr. In 1983 the trustees voted to close the museum, sell most of the collections, and use the money to open a new Fowler Museum of Cultural History devoted to the indigenous cultures of Asia, Africa, the Pacific and America. Sold at this gangbuster auction were European and English silver, ivories, vintage weapons, glass, porcelains, and oriental ivories and arts. Softcover. 8"x10.5", about 150 pages, 1,169 lots, black & white and some color illustrations. Light wear.

Inventory #: 32921
Price: $ 35.00       




[Fox Collection] French Furniture, Objets d'Art [and] Important Paintings- The Collection of Mrs. William Fox, New York. New York Kende Galleries at Gimbel Brothers: November 27-28 [and] December 1-2, 1942. Sales 74 & 75. The furniture auction included several distinctive pieces the paintings sale included Old Masters, 18th century British artists and 19th century American & English. Softcover. 2 vols. 7"x10.5", 86 pages with 463 lots [and] 108 pages with 126 lots b/w illustrations light wear, several light institutional stamps.

Inventory #: 30701
Price: $ 40.00       




[Garbo] The Greta Garbo Collection. New York Sotheby's: November 15, 1990. The auction sale of Garbo's collection of fine French furniture, fine European porcelains, accessories and modern art. The catalog is also illustrated with some fine shots of her apartment. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", about 150 pages, 192 lots, color and black & white illustrations, dust jacket. Prices realized sheet stapled to first page. Jacket torn, else near fine.

Inventory #: 33118
Price: $ 75.00       




[Glover] English and French Furniture & Decorative Objects, Rare Porcelain & Faience, sold by the order of Marguerite Glover, to Liquidate the Stock of The Questers, Washington, D.C. New York Parke-Bernet Galleries: November 8-11, 1950. Sale 1195. The liquidation of an antique shop. An auction catalog. Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", 160 pages, 899 lots, b/w illustrations several light institutional stamps.

Inventory #: 30369
Price: $ 25.00       




[Glover] French and English Furniture & Decorative Objects, Collected Abroad and Sold by Order of Marguerite Glover of The Questers. New York Parke-Bernet Galleries: October 6, 1951. Sale 1269. The liquidation of an antique shop in Washington, D.C. There had been a sale the prior November as well. An auction catalog. Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", 49 pages, 235 lots, b/w illustrations several institutional stamps.

Inventory #: 30370
Price: $ 25.00       




[Graves Collection] Illustrated Catalog of the Gallery of Paintings, Scultpure, Bronzes and other Art Objects belonging to the estate of the late Robert Graves Esq., of Brooklyn. New York American Art Association: February 9th-15th, 1887. In addition to much fine art, there are also sections devoted to Oriental porcelains, jades, ivory carvings, Japanese swords and bronzes, European ceramics and bronzes, furniture, draperies, and much more. An interesting 19th century auction catalog. 5.5"x8.5", 119 pages, 569 lots, b&w plates a nice copy.

Inventory #: 15111
Price: $ 85.00       




[Greener] The George Courtright Greener Collection of Arts & Craftsmanship of Many Nations sold by order of the North Bennet Street Industrial School, Boston, Mass. New York Anderson Galleries: March 18-23, 1929. Sale 2328. The auction of a magnificent assemblage of English and European antique furniture, metalware, ceramics, architectural pieces, and other decorations. Greener was Director of the North Bennet Street School, and spent several summers touring Europe and selecting pieces for shipment back to the school for use in art education and eventual sale. Softcover. 7.5"x10", 305 pages, 1,466 lots, b/w illustrations. Light soil, a little wear.

Inventory #: 31895
Price: $ 65.00       




[Haskell Collection] The Americana Collection of the Late Mrs. J. Amory Haskell. New York Parke-Bernet Galleries: April 26th, 1944 through February 16th, 1945 (six sessions). One of the largest and most distinguished collections of American furniture and decorative accessories ever assembled by one person. Mrs. Haskell spent 60 years putting it together, and it took six sales to disperse it. The American furniture falls into what Leslie Hyam, in his introduction to the catalogs, terms the "decisive hundred years"- 1730-1830. It includes the largest and most complete collection of Philadelphia seating furniture ever assembled privately, and examples of the best pieces of many other types, largely of Pennsylvania and New Jersey origin. The "country" furniture included a magnificent selection of Pennsylvania and New England windsors. There were also 50 cabinetmakers' models. And much, much, much more. Softcover. 6 volumes. 7.5"x10.5", 1,413 pages, 5,875 lots, hundreds of b/w illustrations. Light wear, a little soil, spines faded.

Inventory #: 33227
Price: $ 450.00       




[Haskell Collection] The Americana Collection of the Late Mrs. J. Amory Haskell. New York Parke-Bernet Galleries: April 26th, 1944 through February 16th, 1945 (six sessions). One of the largest and most distinguished collections of American furniture and decorative accessories ever assembled by one person. Mrs. Haskell spent 60 years putting it together, and it took six sales to disperse it. The American furniture falls into what Leslie Hyam, in his introduction to the catalogs, terms the "decisive hundred years"- 1730-1830. It includes the largest and most complete collection of Philadelphia seating furniture ever assembled privately, and examples of the best pieces of many other types, largely of Pennsylvania and New Jersey origin. The "country" furniture included a magnificent selection of Pennsylvania and New England windsors. There were also 50 cabinetmakers' models. And much, much, much more. Softcover. 6 volumes, bound into 2. 7.5"x10.5", 1,413 pages, 5,875 lots, hundreds of b/w illustrations. Original softcovers bound into neat blue cloth. Cloth covers a bit rubbed and faded, but tight. Some penciled notes and prices.

Inventory #: 31155
Price: $ 450.00       




[Haskell Collection] The Americana Collection of the Late Mrs. J. Amory Haskell. New York Parke-Bernet Galleries: April 26th, 1944 through February 16th, 1945 (six sessions). One of the largest and most distinguished collections of American furniture and decorative accessories ever assembled by one person. Mrs. Haskell spent 60 years putting it together, and it took six sales to disperse it. The American furniture falls into what Leslie Hyam, in his introduction to the catalogs, terms the "decisive hundred years"- 1730-1830. It includes the largest and most complete collection of Philadelphia seating furniture ever assembled privately, and examples of the best pieces of many other types, largely of Pennsylvania and New Jersey origin. The "country" furniture included a magnificent selection of Pennsylvania and New England windsors. There were also 50 cabinetmakers' models. And much, much, much more. Hardcover. 6 volumes bound as two. 7.5"x10.5", 1,413 pages, 5,875 lots, hundreds of b/w illustrations. Newly bound into neat dark cloth with the original front covers bound in. Light wear.

Inventory #: 35901
Price: $ 450.00       




[Hearst] Works of Art, Furniture & Architectural Elements, Collected by the Late William Randolph Hearst. New York Parke-Bernet Galleries: April 5-6th, 1963. Sale 2183. This auction consisted of Oriental ceramics, Elizabethan, Stuart and other early silver, Hispano-Moresque pottery, ancient pottery and architectural elements. Highlights included a 6th C. B.C. Attic black-figured amphora with cover c.1390 Andalusian yellow lustre 'Alhambra' vase Cromwellian repousse gilded-silver vase and cover 1519 Nuremburg repousse gilded silver double pineapple cup and much more... Softcover. 7"x10", 123 pages, 355 lots, b/w illustrations. Light wear.

Inventory #: 31961
Price: $ 40.00       




Hume, Ivor Noel. All the Best Rubbish. New York Harper & Row: 1974. "Being an antiquary's account of the pleasures and perils of studying & collecting everyday objects from the past". Hume was the Director of the Department of Archeology at Colonial Williamsburg. He weaves a fascinating web of tales of collecting, collectors and museums over the centuries. Hardcover. 6"x9", 320 pages, black & white illustrations, dust jacket. Light soil, a little wear.

Inventory #: 35143
Price: $ 30.00       




[Kasteel de Haar] Kasteel de Haar. 100 Works of Art from the Collection of Baron van Zuylen van Nijevelt van de Haar to benefit the restoration of Kasteel de Haar. Amsterdam Christie's: October 13, 1998. The auction of 100 choice items from the Baron's collection to fund repair work to the castle foundation. Includes early furniture, Oriental sculptures and ceramics, fine paintings, etc. Softcover. 8"x10.5", 116 pages, many color illustrations, 100 lots light wear.

Inventory #: 30772
Price: $ 35.00       




[Koger Collection] Savannah Style: The Ira and Nancy Koger Collection. New York Sotheby's: October 24, 1998. Sale 7207. Ira Koger invented the modern office park, and then did something useful, buying and restoring an 1860 house in Savannah, and filling it with very tasteful English 18th century furniture and silver, and 17th and 18th century ceramics. In furniture their taste ran to the first two Georges, and about the only negative thing one can say is that they appear to have turned every nice Chinese vase they owned into a lamp. Softcover. 8"x10.5", 184 pages, 433 lots, color and b/w illustrations prices realised sheet fine.

Inventory #: 9233
Price: $ 30.00       




Learmount, Brian. A History of the Auction. Bernard & Learmount: 1985. From early beginnings in ancient times through the 15th and 16th centuries and up into "modern" auctions of the 18th-20th centuries, Learmount (an auctioneer himself) chronicles and describes the wild and woolly auction scene. Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", 212 pages, b/w plates, dj bibliography light wear, a nice copy.

Inventory #: 30376
Price: $ 35.00       




Little, Nina Fletcher. Little by Little. Six Decades of Collecting American Decorative Arts. New York E.P. Dutton: 1984. The Littles were unparalleled trendsetters and a moving force in the world of American country and folk arts for some sixty years. This is the story of their unique collection and how they built it, piece by piece, trip by trip, deal by deal. Along the way they met or dealt with most of the major figures in the antiques and arts, and many unforgettable minor ones, and they tell many interesting stories about their journey. The text is illustrated with hundreds of fabulous color photographs of pieces from their collection. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 292 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. A very nice copy.

Inventory #: 31524
Price: $ 150.00       




Little, Nina Fletcher. Little by Little. Six Decades of Collecting American Decorative Arts. New York E.P. Dutton: 1984. The Littles were unparalleled trendsetters and a moving force in the world of American country and folk arts for some sixty years. This is the story of their unique collection and how they built it, piece by piece, trip by trip, deal by deal. Along the way they met or dealt with most of the major figures in the antiques and arts, and many unforgettable minor ones, and they tell many interesting stories about their journey. The text is illustrated with hundreds of fabulous color photographs of pieces from their collection. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 292 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Name black out on the endpaper, else a nice copy in a slightly worn jacket, wrinkled at the spine base and with a short closed tear at the top.

Inventory #: 31577
Price: $ 125.00       




Lugt, Frits. Les Marques de Collections de Dessins & d'Estampes. Mansfield Centre Martino Publishing: 2002. A facsimile of the 1921 Amsterdam edition. "This is a standard reference for all collectors of drawings and engravings, that includes a wealth of information on dealers, collectors, museums, and sales, with more than 3000 illustrations of collector's marks. Marques Estampiles et Ecrites de Collections Particulieres et Publiques. Marques de Marchands, de Monteurs et d'Imprimeurs. Cachets de Vente d'Artistes Decedes. Marques de Graveurs Apposees Apres le Tirage des Planches. Timbres d'edition etc. Hardcover. 7.5"x9", 596 pages. New.

Inventory #: 90241
Price: $ 80.00       




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