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Catalog #281: A Selection of Antique Auction Catalogs, Newly Arrived & From Our Stock.


CONTENTS:

GREAT AND NOTABLE COLLECTIONS : 1-16
FURNITURE & AMERICANA : 17-56
FRENCH FURNITURE & DECORATIONS : 57-63
BRONZES : 64-72
CERAMICS & GLASS : 73-77
CHINA TRADE : 78-94
ORIENTALIA : 95-111
CLOCKS & WATCHES : 112-116
JEWELRY : 117-118
GARDEN STATUARY & FURNITURE : 119-121
ARMS & ARMOR : 122-131
VARIA : 132-150
FINE ARTS : 151-159
ANTIQUITIES : 160-169
BOOKS & MANUSCRIPTS : 170-175

 


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1. [BELLIS] The Mary Bellis Collection. London; Christie’s: May 21, 1987. A connoisseur and dealer’s private collection of 16th century sculpture and 17th century English and European needlework and furniture. Introduction by Anthony Coleridge. Softcover. 8”x10”, 79 pages, 162 lots, color and b/w illustrations; a fine copy. [09224] $50.00

 

2. [BOOTHMAN-SMALLWOOD] 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. [09228] $25.00

 

3. [BURROUGHS] The Estate of Malcolm S. Burroughs. Bolton; Skinner: October 28-29, 2000. Sale 2024. This superb collection features Currier & Ives prints (lots 1-105); Liverpool ware (106-180); Historical Staffordshire (181-275); clocks (276-430) and a large number of marine paintings. Softcover. 8.5”x11”, 85 pages, 625 lots, b/w and color illustrations; light wear. [09039] $35.00

 

4. [DAVIES] Old Masters & Other Paintings and English Furniture, Georgian Silver, Rugs, Property of Marion Davies, removed from her Beverly Hills, California Home. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: November 14-17th, 1951. Sale 1283. The sale of the art and furnishings of the Beverly Hills digs of movie star, and Hearst companion, Marion Davies. The superb English and European furniture included a Chippendale tester bedstead pictured in Macquoid's 'History of English Furniture'. Softcover. 7"x10", 120 pages, 348 lots, b/w illustrations; light wear, several institutional stamps. [07554] $35.00

 

5. [FARISH] Property from the Estate of the late Mrs. Stephen P. Farish, Houston, Texas. New York; Christie’s: January 26, 1990. Sale 7002. The contents of ‘Ravenna’, the house the Farishes commissioned from architect John F. Staub, who also designed Bayou Bend, which is just around the corner. Built and outfitted in the 1930s, it is just the right mix of English antiquity for rich, 1930s Texas- a George I lacquered tallcase clock alongside Regency armchairs and mirrors, Georgian furniture which is stylish without going overboard, and lots of oriental rugs and Chinese export porcelain. Softcover. 8”x10.5”, 145 pages, 311 lots, color and b/w illustrations; light wear. [09232] $40.00

 

6. [FORD] An Extensive and Valuable Collection of English & American Furniture, Rugs and Decorations, removed from Three Residences of the late Mrs. Henry Ford. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: October 17-20th, 1951. Sale 1275. Elegant English and American furniture (including examples purchased from Sack and Levy) silver (including an Elizabethan gilded silver tazza-form wine cup), oriental rugs, English porcelains, paintings, lighting, Florentine carved-ivory triptych, and much more. Softcover. 7"x10", 193 pages, 867 lots, b/w illustrations; light wear; several institutional stamps. [07094] $25.00

 

7. [KOGER] 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. [09233] $30.00

 

8. [MILLDEN] Millden. A Scottish Lodge. London; Christie’s: January 20, 2005. The contents of a magnificent Scottish hunting lodge, originally built for the Earls of Dalhousie; this sale also included material from Endsleigh, Devon; Harewood House, Yorkshire and Glamis Castle, Angus. Softcover. 8”x10.5”, 217 pages, 419 lots, color illustrations; near fine. [09247] $35.00

 

9. [MILLER] Property from the Estate of Flora Whitney Miller. New York; Sotheby’s: April 11, 1987. Sale 5588. The English and European furniture, silver, ceramics & decorations, Oriental antiques, and paintings from the collection of Flora Whitney Miller, daughter of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. Flora served for 25 years as President of the Whitney Museum of American Art, which her mother had founded. Softcover. 8”x10.5”, about 150 pages, 341 lots, b/w and color illustrations; light wear, slight moisture wrinkle. [09244] $25.00

 

10. [RALPH LAUREN] The Ralph Lauren Collection. New York; Sotheby’s: October 11, 1995. Sale 6750. An interesting auction of English and European antique furniture, decorations, paintings and rugs which were selected and used by Mr. Lauren to sell overpriced shirts in his stores and showrooms across the United States. It included a large amount of vivid, even startling furniture, though not too startling- nobody will buy your shirts if the furniture is too startling... Softcover. 8”x10.5”, about 200 pages, 228 lots, color and b/w illustrations; water wave at page bases. [09242] $40.00

 

11. [SEABRA] Property from the Collection of Nelson Grimaldi Seabra. New York; Christie’s: October 22, 2003. Sale 1399. The sophisticated and elegant collection of the great Brazilian film producer whose 1980 birthday party, “The Red Ball”, is still legendary. This is the sort of furniture which you look at and think “sit on that? Are you kidding? I barely dare breathe on it!” Softcover. 8”x10.5”, 176 pages, 176 lots, color and b/w illustrations; fine. [09226] $35.00

 

12. [THORESBY HALL] Thoresby Hall, Newark, Nottinghamshire. London; Sotheby’s: May 31-June 2, 1989. The contents of this Victorian-built, Elizabethan-style mansion, home for generations to the Pierreponts, Earls of Manvers. In addition to fine Victorian-era furnishings there are many earlier family pieces, and one of the most interesting aspects of this auction is that the catalogers were able to go through the 18th and 19th century shop records of the Gillows of Lancaster furniture manufacturing firm and identify many of the pieces in the sale, complete with original drawings and specifications. The catalog begins with a long history of the Pierrepont family. Softcover. 8”x10.5”, 139 pages, 513 lots, color and b/w illustrations; light wear. [09246] $45.00

 

13. [WARNER] Property formerly in the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Warner, sold by David Geffen. New York; Christie’s: October 12, 1990. Sale 7136. The furnishings of Movie Mogul Jack Warner’s house. Tasteful with an eye to the antique and the extraordinary, with various unique movie-related items such as the hand-made streetcar-fashioned placecards for the dinner to celebrate the opening of “A Streetcar Named Desire” and a copy of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Beautiful and the Damned” inscribed to Warner by Fitzgerald, thanking him for making the movie -juxtapose those against a pair of Regency-era polychromed painted Chinese figures and an 18th century Spanish colonial bone-inlaid and pewter-mounted rosewood bureau. David Geffen purchased the house and contents and auctioned the contents, which is sort of like buying a truffle & caviar quiche and only eating the hen’s eggs... Softcover. 8”x10.5”, 183 pages, 319 lots, color and b/w illustrations; fine. [09225] $50.00

 

14. [WHITBREAD] The Humphrey Whitbread Collection. London; Christie’s: April 5, 2001. The collection of the brewing magnate whose tastes ran to the Regency and Empire, with the odd and extraordinary item from another period thrown into the mix for contrast. Softcover. 8”x10.5”, 149 pages, color illustrations; near fine. [09243] $25.00

 

15. [WOOLLEY] The Collection of Robert C. Woolley. New York; Sotheby’s: January 24-25, 1997. Sale 6947. The last of the sales of Woolley’s eclectic collection, following his death in 1996. Sotheby’s New York auctioneer, Woolley’s tastes ranged from Regency glass to Elton John’s red gabardine tuxedo, from Chinese export to Fornasetti plates and Art Deco tables and radios. He once summed up his collecting philosophy as “don’t fret. Just move everything one inch to the left”. Famous for dinner parties, Woolley once hosted a fund-raiser at which guests could come as “old friends” for $500, “new friends” for $250 and “acquaintances” for $100. Softcover. 8”x10.5”, about 250 pages, 495 lots, color and b/w illustrations; a fine copy. [09222] $45.00

 

16. [WRIGHTSMAN] Property from the Collection of Mrs. Charles Wrightsman. Removed from Her Palm Beach Residence. New York; Sotheby Parke Bernet: May 5, 1984. Sale 5175. Important French furniture and decorations (lots of giltwork), European ceramics, Oriental decorations, silver, etc. Hardcover. 9"x9.5", 247 lots, about 150 pages, profusely illustrated in color and b/w, dj; prices realized. Light wear. [09259] $40.00

 

 

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17. [BARBOUR] Important American Furniture, Silver, Folk Art and Decorative Arts. New York; Christie’s: June 22, 1994. Sale 7924. This auction included furniture from the Frederick & Margaret Barbour Collection, among others. Softcover. 8”x10.5”, 211 pages, 536 lots, color and b/w illustrations; light wear. [09017] $45.00

 

18. [CHIPPENDALE] Harewood House. London; Christie’s: October 3, 1988. All right- what would happen if you took a bunch of nice frames, carved & painted bed frames & other decorative stuff by Chippendale and stuck it in a shed for 100 years? This auction shows you. Harewood House, like many English manors, was redone many times over the years, and “outdated” furniture and decorative elements were put in storage including, in this case, a lot of Chippendale material. An interesting auction whose aftermath probably gave lots of work to deserving restorers around England. Softcover. 8”x10.5”, 103 pages, 615 lots, b/w and color illustrations; prices realised sheet; light wear. [09250] $45.00

 

19. [CHIPPENDALE] The Art Collection of the Late Lillian S. Whitmarsh. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: April 7-8th, 1961. Sale 2029. A superb collection of important Chippendale furniture, including a Kingwood and burl yew marquetry serpentine-front commode mounted with ormolu; a fret-carved mahogany spider-leg tea table with claw and ball feet, believed to be the first such example sold at auction in America; a magnificent and superb Adam-Chippendale carved and gilded demilune console with harewood marquetry top, and a Adam-Chippendale satinwood and mahogany marquetry serpentine-front commode, mounted in ormolu, both of which were believed to have been executed by Thomas Chippendale to the order of Robert Adam. Softcover. 7.5"x11", 158 pages, 386 lots, b/w illustrations; a nice copy. [07551] $35.00

 

20. [FEW-CHRYSTIE] American Furniture, Paintings, Silver, Decorations, including the Few-Chrystie Heirlooms belonging to the estate of the late William Few Chrystie, property collected by the late Mr. & Mrs. Harry Koopman, property of Martin E. Albert and others. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries; January 13-15th, 1949. Sale 1028. An auction with antiques from the distinguished Revolutionary-era Few and Chrystie families, and others. Softcover. 6.5"x9.5",148 pages, 665 lots, b/w illustrations; several institutional stamps, else a nice copy. [06915] $25.00

 

21. Fine American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver, and China Trade Paintings. New York; Sotheby’s: June 23, 1988. Sale 5736. Highlights included the “Carter Sampler”, China Trade paintings and American furniture from the collection of Esther Pace Kuna, Softcover. 8”x10.5”, about 150 pages, 491 lots, b/w and color illustrations; rear cover creased. [09270] $25.00

 

22. Fine Americana, Including Silver, Furniture, Folk Art and Folk Paintings. New York; Sotheby’s: June 19, 1992. Sale 6319. This sale included some very fine folk paintings and art, rare Statue of Liberty and Massasoit Indian weathervanes, and superb American silver, including important pieces by Jacob Hurd. Softcover. 8”x10.5”, about 150 pages, 431 lots, b/w and color illustrations; near fine. [09271] $25.00

 

23. Fine Americana, Including Furniture, Folk Art, Quilts, Paintings and Silver. New York; Sotheby’s: June 24, 1993. Sale 6444. Silver included the Bennett Indian Yacht Trophy, a monumental Tiffany punchbowl. Softcover. 8”x10.5”, about 150 pages, 563 lots, color and b/w illustrations; near fine. [09272] $25.00

 

24. Fine Americana. New York; Sotheby’s: June 22, 1995. Sale 6731. The sale included furniture, silver, folk art and folk paintings. Softcover. 8”x10.5”, about 150 pages, 440 lots, color and b/w illustrations; fine. [09274] $25.00

 

25. [FLOYD CHAIRS] Important American Furniture, Folk Art and Decorative Arts. New York; Christie’s: October 21, 1994. Sale 7980. Included a set of seven Federal side chairs that descended directly from William Floyd, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Softcover. 8”x10.5”, 120 pages, 202 lots, color and b/w illustrations, light wear. [09021] $35.00

 

26. [FRITZ] The Folk Art Collection of Brenda & Ken Fritz. Bolton; Skinner: February 23, 2001. Sale 2052. A collection of superb and startling folk art. Softcover. 8.5”x11”, 48 pages, 145 lots, many color illustrations, prices realised sheets included; extensive penned annotations with slight offsetting. [09041] $45.00

 

27. [GINSBURG] Property from the Collection of Cora and Benjamin Ginsburg. Portsmouth; Northeast Auctions: August 3, 2003. The auction of the personal collections of these noted antiques dealers. The breadth of the collections is astonishing and although the quality of the material is superb, this was a comfortable and gracious collection, not stuffy or standoffish. Softcover. 8.5”x11”, 127 pages, 2201 lots, b/w and color illustrations; some wear; prices realised list. [09234] $50.00

 

28. [GODDARD/TOWNSEND] Important American Furniture. The Collection of Doris and Richard M. Seidlitz. New York; Sotheby's: January 30th, 1988. Sale 5682. A small but exquisite collection of formal furniture, including many Goddard/Townsend pieces. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 40 pages, 30 lots, color and b/w illustrations, light wear. [05711] $25.00

 

29. [GOTHIC] Catalogue of a Collection of Gothic Caskets, Wood Carvings and Fine Oak Furniture, the property of an English Private Collector. London; Sotheby & Co.: May 23-24, 1974. A very nice auction of early wood and iron caskets, 16th century wood carvings, and Henry VII, Elizabethan, and 17th century oak furniture. Softcover. 7”x9.5”, 119 pages, 231 lots, many b/w plates; prices realised sheet included; a very nice copy. [09047] $45.00

 

30. [HEAD] Fine English Furniture, Decorations, Silver, Paintings, Ceramics and Oriental Works of Art from the Estate of Mrs. Ruth Nugent Head. New York; Christie’s: October 5, 1985. Sale 5966. Softcover. 8”x10”, 102 pages, 386 lots, b/w and color illustrations; light wear. [09227] $25.00

 

31. [HOWE] Christopher Howe. The First Twenty Years. Christie’s South Kensington: March 24, 2004. The complete contents, ranging back 20 years, of the noted antique dealer and decorator’s shop and warehouse. Howe had an artist’s eye, a decorator’s flair and a penchant for not restoring things. Then he decided to sell it all and go in a different direction... The catalog includes interesting essays by Howe, his wife and several friends. Softcover. 8”x10.5”, 225 pages, 477 lots, color and b/w illustrations; light wear. [09241] $35.00

 

32. [HUBBARD] Important Americana. New York; Sotheby’s: June 23-24, 1994. Sale 6589. The Second Session was devoted to the furniture and decorations from the estate of noted collector and sportsman Wilbur Ross Hubbard of Chestertown, Maryland. The sale also included a Townsend dressing table, Essex blanket chest, &c. Softcover. 8”x10.5”, about 200 pages, 612 lots, color and b/w illustrations; near fine. [09273] $35.00

 

33. Important American Furniture, Silver, Prints, Folk Art and Decorative Arts. New York; Christie’s: January 22-23, 1993. Sale 7640. Included a very unusual ca. 1750 Queen Anne china step maple high chest of drawers, probably Massachusetts, the only known example with the original shaped backboard. Softcover. 8”x10.5”, 205 pages, 572 lots, color and b/w illustrations; light wear. [09020] $35.00

 

34. Important American Furniture, Silver, Prints, Folk Art and Decorative Arts. New York; Christie’s: January 21-22, 1994. Sale 7820. This auction included the Faneuil Family Queen Anne inlaid mahogany concertina-action card table with needlework playing surface (Boston, 1740) and the Gilder Family Queen Anne carved walnut desk-and-bookcase (Philadelphia, 1735), both of which got big fold-out color plates. Nice stuff? You bet! Softcover. 8”x10.5”, 186 pages, 350 lots, color and b/w illustrations, several folding color plates; a nice copy. [09019] $35.00

 

35. [KEIL] John Keil. Furniture from 154 Brompton Road. London; Sotheby’s: April 7, 1998. The majority of the stock of this well-known London antiques dealer known for his expertise and keen eye for “colour and patination”. The stock ranges widely in era, but not in quality- it is all superb. Softcover. 8”x10.5”, 220 pages, 259 lots, color illustrations; light wear. [09248] $45.00

 

36. [KEIR HOUSE] The Property of Archibald Stirling of Keir, at Keir Mains, Dunblane, Perthshire. London; Christie’s: May 22-24, 1995. Keir House, in various forms, has been the home of the Stirlings since the 12th century. The present house was filled with 18th and 19th century furniture, paintings, ceramics and other decorations. The furniture included some fine Scottish and Irish pieces, and library furniture designed for the house around 1850 by Alfred Jenoure. Softcover. 8”x10.5”, 199 pages, 1,500 lots, b/w and color illustrations; prices realised sheets; light wear, slight moisture wave at bottom corner of first 50 pages. [09251] $45.00

 

37. [KELLY] Important New York Furniture and Decorative Arts. The Richard and Beverly Kelly Collection. Portsmouth; Northeast Auctions: April 3, 2005. An important auction catalog filled with Duncan Phyfe and other New York furniture, beautifully photographed, and described by Philip Zimmerman, who also contributed an important illustrated essay, “The Architectural Furniture of Duncan Phyfe, 1830-1845”. Softcover. 8.5”x11”, 84 pages, color illustrations; light wear. [09235] $40.00

 

38. [LIPITCH] Michael Lipitch. Furniture and Decorations from the Michael Lipitch Gallery [and] Michael Lipitch II. London; Sotheby’s: May 22, 1998 [and] Christie’s, October 4, 2001. Twin auctions of fabulous Regency, Neo-Classic and earlier furniture and accessories from this 3-generation-old firm. Startling and distinctive pieces with ‘flair’. 2 vols. Softcover. 8”x10.5”, 293 pages, 345 lots [and] 218 pages, 183 lots; color illustrations; light wear, a little creasing to the cover of the 1st volume. [09238] $75.00

 

39. [LOWENTHAL] Fine English Furniture, Including the Private Collection of Miss Julia Lowenthal. London; Christie’s: March 10, 2005. A sale devoted to the sort of fine and elegant English 18th century furniture you sip tea gently in, with mirrors and accessories to match. The Lowenthal collection included a magnificent Charles II hardwood wassail bowl and cover and a mahogany stool attributed to Chippendale; it also included is some very nice English furniture from the estate of war-hero and equestrian champion Lt.-Col Frank Wheldon. Softcover. 8.5”x10.5”, 193 pages, 327 lots, loaded with color illustrations; a fine copy; prices realised sheets. [09230] $25.00

 

40. [LOWNDES] The Stanley H. Lowndes Collection of American Furniture and Decorations. New York; Anderson Galleries: April 29th-May 4th, 1935. Sale 4178. "Including important examples in the tradition of Savery, Goddard, Duncan Phyfe". Softcover. 7.5"x10.5", 250 pages, 1,293 lots, b/w illustrations; light wear. [07761] $60.00

 

41. [MEYER] Important Americana. The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Henry Meyer. New York; Sotheby’s: January 20, 1996. Sale 6801. A landmark Americana sale, with superlative furniture and accessories- a Townsend desk sold for 3.6 million, and a bonnet-topped Boston highboy for 1.4 million; the sale totaled 11 million. Softcover. 8”x10.5”, about 250 pages, 222 lots, color illustrations; near fine; prices realised sheets included. [09212] $45.00

 

42. [MIELE] Fine Americana, including Furniture, Folk Art, Quilts, Paintings, Prints, Silver and Chinese Export Porcelain. New York; Sotheby's: January 28-31, 1993. Sale 6392. This January auction included folk art from the collection of Frank Miele. Softcover. 8”x10.5”, unpaginated (about 350 pages) 1,289 lots, color and b/w illustrations; light wear, a little soil. [09016] $35.00

 

43. [OAK FURNITURE] Fine Oak and English Furniture. London; Sotheby’s: May 13, 1994. Includes a 15th century oak ark, much nice turned and carved oak furniture, and also 18th and 19th century pieces. Softcover. 8.5”x10.5”, 76 pages, 201 lots, color and b/w illustrations; light wear. [09044] $25.00

 

44. [PARKER KNOLL] Fine English Furniture Including chairs formerly in The Parker Knoll Collection. London; Christie’s: September 24, 1998. Sale 6019. An extraordinary selection of very fine English furniture, beautifully photographed, but the highlight of the sale was lots 221-350 (the catalog says 221-250, a mistake) antique English chairs from the study collection assembled by Frederick Parker for his furniture manufactory in the early years of the 20th century. The Parker-Knoll firm used its study chairs to create furniture for such diverse clients as the Houses of Parliament, Cunard, and King George VI’s coronation at Westminster Abbey. Softcover. 8”x10.5”, 284 pages, 440 lots, color illustrations; a fine copy. [09219] $100.00

 

45. [PARRY] The Parry Collection. The Property of Mr. and Mrs. John Parry. London; Christie’s: April 24, 1997. Sale 5835. An important private collection largely devoted to English furniture of the Walnut Period and Welsh furniture of the Oak Period. Introductions by Dr. Bill Cotton and Peter Holmes. Softcover. 8”x10.5”, 164 pages, 210 lots, color illustrations; prices realised sheet included; light wear. [09223] $45.00

 

46. [RICKETSON] The Collection of John Howland Ricketson III -Buzzard's Bay... Hampton; Northeast Auctions: May 29th, 1993. A fine collection of early American furniture and accessories, as well as a small but extremely fine collection of whaling-related artifacts. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 64 pages, profusely illustrated in color; light wear, cover corner crease. [09240] $35.00

 

47. [SAROFIM] A Collection of Important Furniture, The Property of Mr. Edward Sarofim. London; Christie’s: November 16, 1995. Sale 5505. A unique assemblage, primarily of the Regency era- 20 of the items are directly related to published or manuscript designs which were located, and 34 are attributed to specific cabinetmakers. There are 9 pieces by George Bullock, a Pugin-designed rosewood and parcel gilt sidechair made for Windsor Castle; pieces by Linnell, Gillows, and Vulliamy (Cabinetmaker to George IV) and much more. Softcover. 8.5”x10.5”, 114 pages, 50 lots, color illustrations, 1 folding plate; water waved, with very minor adhesion loss to a few edges. [09035] $35.00

 

48. [SCHIESZLER] Important English Furniture Including the Collection of Joseph and Laverne Schieszler. New York; Christie’s: October 21, 1999. Sale 9240. Substantially nice furniture- a George III polychrome and parcel-gilt table with scenes of the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius; many attributed pieces of cabinetwork, including a pedestal desk attributed to Chippendale and a George III secretaire cabinet-on-stand by William Vile; much, much more! Softcover. 8”x10.5”, 290 pages, color illustrations; prices realised sheet included; near fine. [09221] $35.00

 

49. [SCOTTISH FURNITURE] Fine Furniture and Decorations including Asian Works of Art, Silver & The Glen Collection. New York; Phillips: October 20-21, 1998. Sale 797. A fine auction, lots 1-153 comprise the collection of English and Scottish furniture of Dr. William Lawrence Glen; also included is an extensive selection of English furniture and Asian antiques, including ceramics, sculpture and metalwork Softcover. 8”x10.5”, 224 pages, 908 lots, color and b/w illustrations; a fine copy. [09220] $35.00

 

50. [SIMPSON] American Furniture & Decorative Arts, featuring the Folk Art Collection of Milton Simpson. Bolton; Skinner: February 21, 2001. Sale 2053. Softcover. 8.5”x11”, 128 pages, 500 lots, color and b/w illustrations; extensive pen annotations. Prices realised list included. Some wear. [09036] $35.00

 

51. [SMITH] Pennsylvania German Folk Art and Decorative Arts from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Flanders Smith. New York; Christie’s: June 3, 1995. Sale 8116. An on-site auction of Pennsylvania-German furniture, metalware, ceramics, folk art, textiles, and more. Softcover. 8”x10.5”, 149 pages, color and b/w illustrations; light wear; prices realised sheet laid-in loosely. [09015] $45.00

 

52. [SOUTHBOROUGH] Fine Oak and Walnut Furniture, from the Collection of the Rt. Hon. Lord Southborough, removed from Bingham’s Melcombe, Dorset. London; Sotheby Parke Bernet: November 3, 1978. Includes Henry VIII joint stool, Elizabethan stools and armchair, Flixton Hall Bed (Elizabethan oak tester bed), Charles I & II, James I , Commonwealth, William & Mary and George I furniture. Softcover. 7.5”x9.5”, 51 pages, 93 lots, color and b/w illustrations; prices realised sheet included; light wear. [09042] $40.00

 

53. [SPENCER HOUSE PALM ROOM] Important English Furniture and Objects of Art including The Spencer House Palm Room Chairs. New York; Christie’s: October 17, 1997. Sale 8716. The chairs were a pair of George II giltwood armchairs attributed to John Vardy & John Gordon. That set the tone for the sale, which was one of high-class furniture of the sort that you picture gentlemen sitting around smoking cigars in and harrumphing at each other- a pair of George II giltwood 6-light chandeliers from Evaston Castle; a Regency ormolu and cut-glass chandelier which looks like a waterfall; a pair of Regency parcel-gilt and bronzed armchairs which look as if they should sit atop an elephant in India; speaking of India, how about a massive Anglo-Indian etched-ivory & inlaid rosewood and sandalwood chess set-and-table with elephants for legs? Or an 18th century Anglo-Indian ivory-inlaid teakwood bureau-bookcase which looks as if a tinfoil factory exploded inside it? Fuss & feathers- you get the idea... Softcover. 8”x10.5”, 160 pages, 348 lots, color illustrations; fine. [09231] $35.00

 

54. [TAPLIN] The Myron and Maureen Taplin Collection. Bolton; Skinner, Inc.: July 8th, 1989. An on-site auction of a fine collection of early American furniture and decorations. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 291 lots, 31 pages, b/w illustrations. Light wear; several indented rings, and a light half-coffee ring, on the front cover. Prices realized sheet. [00924] SOLD

 

55. [VENETIAN] Venetian Furniture & Decorative Objects, Garden Furniture & Sculptures, Liquidation of the Stock of Dinolevi Ltd. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: March 24026th, 1960 and April 13-16th, 1960. Sales 1962 and 1967. A rather fabulous assemblage of "High-Venetian" style furniture and decorations. Dino Levi had learned about furniture and interior design in his father's store in Venice, and in 1945 he opened his own store in New York. He pioneered the "Settecento Veneziano" style in New York, restocking in Italy several times a year. Most of the pieces here are not especially old, but they are all distinctive and very much of the Period (that being 1950s High Manhattan Venetian). Levi was retiring from retail for health reasons. A 'tour-de-force' in 1950s Venetian Chic. This is the white-and-gilt Venice of 'Top Hat', but without the harsh Art Deco angles and Fred Astaire. Softcover. 2 vols. 7"x10", 105 pages, 509 lots and 92 pages, 449 lots; b/w illustrations; nice copies. [07045] $40.00

 

56. [WELD] The Paul and Margaret Weld Collection. Bolton; Skinner: August 13th, 2000. A very nice collection of Americana -country antiques, folk art, ceramics, and so on. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 61 pages, 547 lots, numerous color illustrations; light wear, extensive pen annotations; price-realised sheets included. [09040] $25.00

 

 

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57. A Distinguished Collection of French Furniture. The Property of a Lady. London; Christie’s: May 19, 1983. This sale included much nice furniture, but was perhaps most notable for its superb selection of Louis XV and Louis XVI ormolu candlesticks, figural candelabra, chandeliers and other fancy lighting, as well as additional ormolu decorations, mounted vases, boxes and clocks. Hardcover. 8”x10.5”, 133 pages, 120 lots, color and b/w illustrations, dj; near fine. [09261] $60.00

 

58. [GROVES] The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin N. Groves. Important French Furniture, Clocks, Objects of Art and Eastern Carpets. New York; Christie’s: October 15, 1988. Sale 6664. A superb collection of the work of the finest French ebenistes, 18th-century upholstered and gilt furniture and 18th and early 19th century accessories. Hardcover. 8”x10”, 154 pages, 123 lots, loaded with color illustrations and a folding plate, dj; near fine. [09216] $40.00

 

59. Important French Furniture, Porcelain, Clocks and Carpets. New York; Christie’s: April 26, 1994. Sale 7870. An auction including pieces from the collections of Churchill J. Brazelton, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and others. It is too tempting to use the word “superb” when describing French decorative arts, but there is no need to apologize here- the furniture is supremely superb, as are the other decorations. Softcover. 8”x10.5”, 206 pages, 318 lots, color and b/2 illustrations; light wear. [09022] $35.00

 

60. Important Mobilier et Objets D’Art provenant d’une Collection Europeenne. Monaco; Christie’s: June 20, 1994. A subset of a larger auction, issued as a separate catalog, featuring singularly superb pieces- Jacobs brothers gilt chairs and other incredible signed furniture by master ebenistes; a pair of spectacular Louis XV gilt-dragon girandoles; a grand bedstead by Chippendale; a Louis XVI gilt & bronze clock with draped figures supporting a temple by Francois Remond; and more! Hardcover. 8.5”x11”, 81 pages, 22 lots (lots 201-223), color illustrations, including folding color plates; dj; a nice copy. [09023] $40.00

 

61. [JOHNSON] Highly Important French Furniture, Decorations, and Extremely Fine Continental Porcelain, The Property of Mr. and Mrs. Deane Johnson of Bel Air, California. New York; Sotheby Parke Bernet: December 9, 1972. Anytime you have an auction catalog with more pages than lots you know you have a nice collection. This superb assemblage includes stupendous furniture and decorations. How about an ormolu-mounted console table from Marie Antoinette’s furnishings at Versailles? That’s here, and whole lot more... Hardcover. 8.5”x11”, 171 pages, 115 lots, b/w and color illustrations; prices realised sheet stapled to endpaper. A nice copy. [09049] $40.00

 

62. [ORTIZ-PATINO] The Jaime Ortiz-Patino Collection of French Furniture and Decorations. New York; Sotheby’s: May 20, 1992. A legendary collection, filled with superlatives and material that makes the word “superlative” seem dull and insufficient. Hardcover. 8.5”x11”, about 150 pages, 103 lots, color illustrations, folding color plat6es, dj; near fine. [09262] $60.00

 

63. [POLO] Important French and Continental Furniture and Decorations from a Collection formed by Roberto Polo. New York; Sotheby’s: November 3, 1989. Sale 5942. An amazing collection of French & other furniture and accessories, ranging from elaborate English papier-mache and abalone furniture and a rare Russian neo-classic ormolu-mounted marquetry table to a slew of signed and attributed French cabinetry, including a Louis XV ormolu-mounted commode and a Louis XVI giltwood console from the Palais se Fontainbleu, and a 6-fold Chinoiserie screen attributed to Canabas from the Chateau de Bellevue, home of Madame de Pompadour. Softcover. 8”x10.5”, 144 lots, about 125 pages, color illustrations; light water wrinkle in the inner bottom corner, else nice and clean. [09217] $75.00

 

 

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64. [ANIMALIERS] Catalogue of French Anamalier Bronzes and Good Works of Art, The Property of Various Owners. London; Sotheby & Co.: July 3rd, 1969. Includes many equestrian figures. Softcover. 7.5"x10", 41 pages plus 13 b/w plates, 157 lots; light wear. [07863] $25.00

 

65. [ANIMALIERS] Catalogue of a Fine Collection of French Animalier Bronzes, the property of a Gentleman. London; Sotheby & Co.: November 18th, 1969. Includes many equestrian groups and hunting scenes. Softcover. 6"x9.5", 28 pages plus 7 b/w plates; 80 lots; prices realized list stapled to endpaper. [07612] $25.00

 

66. [BARYE] Bronzes by Antoine-Louis Barye. The Bernard Black-Hugues Nadeau Collection. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: December 3rd, 1971. Bernard Black and Hugues-W. Nadeau's Bernard Black Gallery held the first exhibition of animalier bronzes in the U.S. in 1963, and further exhibitions in 1964, 1965 and 1966. After the gallery closed they formed a study collection of Barye bronzes, which is sold here, which included carefully selected pieces designed to show rare examples, as well as variations in casts and patinas. Softcover. 7"x10", 43 pages, 59 lots, b/w illustrations; prices realized list stapled to title page. [07843] $65.00

 

67. [CARHART/BOND] Illustrated Catalogue of Fine Bronzes by the Famous Master Antoine Barye including the private collection of Mrs. Hamilton Carhart of New York and property of the estate of the late Hugh L. Bond of Baltimore. New York; American Art Association: January 12th, 1923. Hamilton Carhart made his fortune by founding the worker's clothing company that still bears his name; Hugh Bond, Jr. was the son of a noted federal judge and himself a lawyer who argued cases before the Supreme Court. They both had refined tastes in bronzes... Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", 21 pages, 46 lots, b/w illustrations; covers separated from the binding but present; light cover wear, rear cover with several tears; prices realized noted in pencil. A fragile catalog. [08071] $75.00

 

68. Catalogue of a Collection of Renaissance Bronzes. Property of a Gentleman. London; Sotheby & Co.: June 30th, 1969. Most of the bronzes in this collection were exhibited at the Chateau de Laarne in the fall of 1967. Softcover. 7.5"x10", 37 pages plus 20 b/w plates; 63 lots; light wear. [07864] $30.00

 

69. [DODGE] Antoine-Louis Barye Bronzes from the Collection of the Late Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge. New York; Sotheby Parke Bernet: October 29th, 1975. Softcover. 8.5"x9.5", 36 pages, 159 lots, several color and many b/w illustrations; prices realized list stapled to title page; light wear. [08066] $65.00

 

70. [DODGE] A Collection of Isidore and Rosa Bonheur, Pierre-Jules Mene, and other Animalier Bronzes from the Collection of the Late Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge. New York; Sotheby Parke Bernet: December 4th, 1975. Softcover. 8.5"x9.5", 32 pages, 167 lots, many b/w illustrations; prices realized list stapled to title page; light wear. [08065] $65.00

 

71. [DODGE] Animalier and Other 19th Century Bronzes from the Collection of the Late Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge. New York; Sotheby Parke Bernet: February 20th, 1976. Softcover. 8.5"x9.5", 32 pages, 144 lots, many b/w illustrations; prices realized list stapled to title page; light wear. [08067] $65.00

 

72. [RODIN] A Collection of Bronzes by Auguste Rodin. New York; Sotheby's: May 22nd, 1982. Softcover. 8.5"x9.5", 52 pages, 57 lots, several color and many b/w illustrations; prices realized stapled to title page; a nice copy. [08068] $25.00

 

 

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73. [DELFTWARE-HAMMITT] Fine Ceramics including the Hammitt Collection of Delftware. Boston; Skinner: December 11, 1993. Sale 1548. The Hammitt Collection consisted of 18th century English and Dutch delftware and comprised approximately lots 1-89; there was also a very, very fine selection of Wedgwood of various types, including caneware, jasperware, basalts, lustres, majolica, and more! Softcover. 8.5”x11”, 56 pages, 373 lots, b/w illustrations; prices realised sheet. Light wear. [09213] $25.00

 

74. [PAPERWEIGHTS -WHITTEMORE] The Robert M. Whittemore Paperweight Collection. Portsmouth; Northeast Auctions: August 1, 2003. A very fine auction of antique American and French paperweights. Softcover. 8.5”x11”, 30 pages, 119 lots, all lots illustrated in color; prices realised sheet included; light wear. [09214] $30.00

 

75. [WEDGWOOD] Fine Wedgwood. Boston; Skinner, Inc.: May 31, 1996. Sale 1713. This auction of very fine antique Wedgwood consisted mainly of pieces from the Levy Collection of Cherry Hill, New Jersey and the Worstall Collection of Akron, Ohio. Softcover. 8”x10.5”, 68 pages, 412 lots, b/w illustrations; light wear; prices realised list laid-in loosely. [08994] $25.00

 

76. [WEDGWOOD -BLEIER] European Furniture, Decorative Arts, Silver & Fine Ceramics, including the Lloyd J. Bleier Collection of Wedgwood. Boston; Skinner: April 25-26, 2003. Sale 2191. The first session of 486 lots contained the Bleier Collection of Wedgwood, which was about two-thirds of the material. Softcover. 8.5”x11”, 185 pages, 1,348 lots, many b/w and some color illustrations; light wear, page corners turned down; some pen notes. [09037] $35.00

 

77. [WEDGWOOD -ROCKWELL] Fine Ceramics, Featuring the Rockwell Collection of Wedgwood. Boston; Skinner, Inc.: December 13, 1997. Sale 1819. Softcover. 8”x10.5”, 100 pages, 642 lots, b/w illustrations; prices realised list laid-in loosely; light wear. [08995] $25.00

 

 

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78. Belle Collection de Porcelaines de Chine et Objets d’Art Chinois. Monaco; June 18-19, 1988. A superb selection of Chinese Export ceramics at auction. Softcover. 8”x10”, 171 pages, 392 lots (lots 1301-1693); a very nice copy. [09014] $45.00

 

79. Belle Collection de Porcelaines des Chine. Monaco; Sotheby’s: March 5, 1989. A fine selection of export ceramics including many unusual items- a rare Quianlong wall sconce; a magnificent famille-rose rococo tureen; a superb pair of Compaigne-des-Indes crane figures & a pair of famille-rose pheasants; fine armorials; a fox-hunting scene punch bowl; a rare erotic-scene teacup and saucer, and a lot more! Softcover. 8.5”x10.5”, 95 pages, lots 301-478; near fine. [09029] $40.00

 

80. [CALDAS] Fine Chinese Export Porcelain from the Collection of Angelo Castelo Branco Cerqueira Caldas. London; Sotheby’s: May 8, 1990. A fantastic collection which included a blue & white Kangxi erotic plate, and many pieces with “mythological” scenes, meaning gods and goddesses running about in various states of undress. Softcover. 8”x10.5”, 127 pages, 265 lots, loaded with color illustrations; near fine. [09031] $75.00

 

81. Chinese Export Porcelain and Works of Art. London; Sotheby’s: November 27, 1990. This auction included a rare pair of famille-rose Quainlong boys; fine armorials, rare animal figures including turquoise-glazed animal figurines, a set of four 18th century miniatures on ivory of Colonial Chinese harbor scenes, and more. Softcover. 8”x10”, 84 pages, 187 lots, color and b/w illustrations; a nice copy. [09011] $45.00

 

82. Chinese Export Porcelain and Works of Art. London; Sotheby’s: May 16, 1995. An auction of a very fine selection of China trade ceramics, including many animal figures, fish dishes, a Qing figure of a kneeling boy, a pair of Qing hawks, armorial and scenic pieces, and more. Softcover. 8”x10”, 75 pages, 239 lots, color and b/w illustrations; some pen price notes, else a nice copy. [09013] $45.00

 

83. Chinese Export Porcelain and Works of Art. London; Sotheby’s: November 17, 1999. A fine auction of ceramics, silver, paintings and other China trade arts. Softcover. 8”x10”, 72 pages, 117 lots (lots 901-1018); color and b/w illustrations; a nice copy. [09012] $40.00

 

84. Compagnie des Indes. Monaco; Christie’s: June 20, 1988. A nice selection of export ceramics primarily devoted to famille rose and verte, and also with turquoise-glazed figures, some 18th century armorial and scenic ceramics, a set of 6 paintings of trading scenes, and more. Softcover. 8”x10”, 147 pages, 252 lots, most lots illustrated in color; near fine. [09028] $40.00

 

85. Eighteenth, Nineteenth and Twentieth Century China Trade Paintings, Drawings, Watercolors and Prints. Hong Kong; Sotheby Parke Bernet: May 20, 1982. An auction including views of Hong Kong, Canton, Whampoa Anchorage, Singapore, Shanghai, and Macao, as well as portraits, interior, street, and landscape scenes, ship portraits and flower paintings. Included the work of George Chinnery, A. Chong, Lai Fong, Sunqua, W. Prinsep, Youqua, and others. Softcover. 7”x9.5”, 39 pages, 75 lots, b/w and several color illustrations, prices realised sheet laid-in loosely; light wear. [09006] $40.00

 

86. Eighteenth, Nineteenth and Twentieth Century China Trade Paintings, Drawings, Watercolors and Prints. Hong Kong; Sotheby Parke Bernet: May 14, 1983. An auction including views of Hong Kong, Canton, Whampoa Anchorage, and Macao, as well as portraits, interior and landscape scenes, ship portraits and glass paintings. Softcover. 7”x9.5”, 30 pages, 97 lots, b/w and color illustrations, prices realised sheet laid-in loosely; light wear. [09005] $35.00

 

87. Fine Chinese Export Porcelain and Works of Art. New York; Christie’s: November 7, 1984. This auction featured a rare ox-head tureen with cover & stand; fine armorial pieces; a punch bowl with hunting scenes; a rare scenic oil on canvas of a Bavarian hunting scene; a portrait of a Portuguese lady; much more! Included pieces from the collections of Kenneth Maier, Richard Currier, Audrey Bruce Currier, and others. Softcover. 8”x10”, 80 pages, 226 lots, color and b/w illustrations; a nice copy. [09010] $45.00

 

88. Fine Chinese Export Porcelain, Paintings, Metalwork and Related Works of Art. London; Christie, Manson & Woods: July 5-6, 1984. This auction included a group of Tingqua studio watercolors, a very rare Imari helmet-shaped ewer and shell-shaped basin set, an important famille rose figure of a Dutch merchant said to have belonged to Admiral Byng; much more. Included property of Sir Christopher Chancellor, G. St. G.M. Gompertz, the Royal Swedish Aero Club, and others. Softcover. 8”x10”, 150 pages, 715 lots, b/w and several color illustrations; light wear. [09008] $45.00

 

89. Fine Eighteenth, Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Chinese School Paintings, Drawings, Watercolors and Prints. Hong Kong; Sotheby Parke Bernet: November 28, 1977. An auction which included a portrait of Margaret Erskine by George Chinnery, two views of Hong Kong by Edward Seago, pictures of Canton, Macao, and Hong Kong by William Prinsep, as well as other views of Hong Kong, Canton, Macao, Singapore and Shanghai, and interior & landscape scenes. Softcover. 7”x9.5”, 38 pages, 155 lots, b/w and several color illustrations, prices realised sheet laid-in loosely; light wear. [09007] $40.00

 

90. [PERCIVAL] The Angus MacCuaig Percival Estate. New York; Christie’s: January 29, 1985. Sale 5812. The Percival Collection was most notable perhaps for its fine Chinese export ceramics, which included a number of armorial pieces. A retired lawyer and lifelong-collector, Angus MacCuaig Percival had a second career as President of the Stair & Company antiques firm. Softcover. 8”x10”, 79 pages, 248 lots, color and b/w illustrations; prices realised sheet; fine. [09229] $30.00

 

91. Porcelaines et Objets de Chine. Monaco: Christie’s: June 22, 1989. Included many fine China Trade ceramics, including a rose-imari armorial spice box with the Royal Arms of France, c.1720; an ormolu-mounted famille rose tureen and cover; many other armorial pieces; a pair of famille verte figures of standing warrior immortals; and much more. Softcover. 8”x10”, 152 pages, 215 lots, color and b/w illustrations; light wear. [09009] $45.00

 

92. [SHARPE] Fine English Furniture and Objects of Art including Chinese Export Porcelain from Matthew and Elisabeth Sharpe. New York; Christie’s: October 14-15, 1994. Sale 7970. The Sharpe Collection comprises lots 1-237. Softcover. 8”x10.5”, 199 pages, 534 lots, color and b/w illustrations; light wear, cover with some corner creases. [09239] $35.00

 

93. [THAI EXPORT CERAMICS] The Ceramic Cargo of a Medieval South Asian Trading Vessel. London; Christie’s: December 11, 1989. The auction of the pottery from a Medieval Thai trading vessel, recovered by Captain Michael Hatcher, the same man who recovered The Nanking Cargo. The items are basically utilitarian in nature and include unglazed pottery and celadons, many still encrusted with sea debris. Softcover. 8”x10.5”, 20+ pages, 51 lots; b/w illustrations and 6 full-page color plates; a fine copy. [09026] $45.00

 

94. [VEIGA] Chinese Export Porcelain from the Collection of Jorge Getulio Veiga. London; Sotheby’s: October 31st, 1989. The sale of a noted Brazilian collection, noted for its great variety of unusual pieces, and its strong focus on ceramics related to the Brazilian and Portuguese markets. Softcover. 8”x10.5”, 145 pages, 292 lots, loaded with color illustrations; near fine. [09030] $100.00

 

 

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95. [CHINA INSTITUTE / TONYING] Chinese Porcelains including the Superlative Kuan Yin and Child. Jades, Paintings, Lamps, Rugs, Belonging to China Institute in America, including the Mrs. Alfred E. Erickson Bequest [and] Tonying and Company, and other sources. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: December 1, 1962. Sale 2147. The Kuan Yin was a unique 45-inch five-color porcelain statue made for the consort of the Emperor K’ang Hsi; also included in the sale was an Imperial famille-rose 8-peach bottle from the J. Pierpont Morgan Collection. Softcover. 7.5”x10.5”, 77 pages, 195 lots, b/w illustrations and 4 color plates; light soil. [09278] $50.00

 

96. [HAHN, et al] Chinese Jade Carvings. Snuff Bottles, Early Bronzes, Japanese Ivories, Inro, Tsuba, Property of the Estate of the Late Dr. Morton S. Hahn, Two Chinese Private Collectors, and from other owners. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: January 11-12, 1949. Sale 1027. Softcover. 6”x9.5”, 74 pages, 373 lots, b/w illustrations; several institutional stamps. [09277] $20.00

 

97. [HUNTINGTON / FREYLINGHUYSEN] Chinese Art, Snuff Bottles, Jades, Porcelains, A Small Group of Chinese Furniture, Lamps and other Decorative Objects. Harriet E. Huntington, George G. Frelinghuysen, and other owners. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: February 26-27, 1965. Sale 2332. Softcover. 7.5”x10.5”, 74 pages, 406 lots, b/w illustrations; several institutional stamps. [09275] $20.00

 

98. [JINGGUANTANG] The Jingguantang Collection -Magnificent Chinese Works of Art. Parts 1-3 [and] Important Chinese Ceramics and Jades from the Jingguantang Collection. Hong Kong; Christies: November 3, 1996; March 20, 1997; September 18, 1997; November 5, 1997. The catalogs chronicling the dispersal of this famous collection of museum-quality Chinese ceramics and jades. 4 vols. Softcover. 8”x10.5” [and] 8”x12”; 226 pages, 101 lots; 209 pages, 108 lots; 149 pages, 68 lots; 94 pages, 45 lots. Color illustrations, folding plates; marks. [09269] $200.00

 

99. [KELEKIAN] The Dikran Kelekian Collection [of] Near Eastern Art, Including the Celebrated Collection of Antique Textiles. Parts One [and] Two. New York; Parke-Bernet: October 21st-23rd and December 1-17th, 1953. Sales 1456 and 1479. Parts of the famous Kelekian Collection had been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Musee des Arts Decoratifs and had been catalogued by Gaston Migeon in a magnificent folio volume. It was strong in 15th and 16th century Venetian-Levantine velvets and brocades, and Persian textiles of the Safavid period. 2 vols. Softcover. 7"x10", 130 pages, 693 lots and 90 pages, 466 lots; b/w illustrations; a little wear. [07685] $125.00

 

100. [KELSCH] The Gretchen Kroch Kelsch Lacquer Collection. Parts I & II. New York; Sotheby’s: March 11, 1981 & March 27, 1982. Sale 4560 & 4829. A fine auction of 19th century Japanese lacquered netsuke, inro, ojime, kogo and boxes, presented in an elegant set of catalogs with large, clear photographs, many in color. 2 vols. Softcover. 8.5”x9.5”, 39 + 35 pages, 79 + 110 lots; b/w and color illustrations; light wear. [09268] $150.00

 

101. [MACK] Fine Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Gerry P. Mack Collection. South Kensington; Christie’s: October 4, 1999. Sale 8552. A noted collection of porcelain, glass, rock crystal, inside-painted, agate, amber, and jade bottles, with outstanding and rare specimens. Softcover. 8.5”x10.5”, 85 pages, 194 lots, color illustrations; prices realised sheet; light soil. [09038] $35.00

 

102. [McADAMS / ZIMBALIST] Important Early Chinese Dynastic Bronzes Collected by the late James Monroe McAdams. Chines Sculptures, Jades, Ceramics and Snuff Bottles, Rare Japanese Lacquer, Inro, Boxes, Gold Menuki, Sword Mounts, Property of Efrem Zimbalist (&) other private owners. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: 1948. Sale 1000. This auction included an important and unique bronze temple bell, c.500 B.C., with the longest inscription known on a bell of that period. Softcover. 7”x10”, 53 pages, 214 lots, b/w illustrations; several institutional stamps. [09276] $25.00

 

103. [NETSUKE] Netsuke, Inro & Lacquer. New York; Sotheby Parke Bernet: January 27, 1978. Sale 4073. A very nice selection of netsuke, inro, and lacquer boxes. Softcover. 8.5”x9”, 47 pages, 194 lots, b/w illustrations; light wear. [09267] $25.00

 

104. [ORIENTAL RUGS] Antique Oriental Rugs, The Private Collection of a Boston Gentleman. New York; American Art Association / Anderson Galleries: January 8th, 1932. Sale 3939. The auction of the remarkable private collection of Charles O. Richardson, a distant relation to architect H.H. Richardson. Charles bought some of these rugs abroad, but the bulk of the collection came from area specialists, including the legendary Brookline merchant Moustapha Avigdor. Examples from this collection had been on exhibit at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts since 1928 and Richardson may have planned to donate them to the Museum permanently, but financial pressures brought on by the Depression forced him to sell them at auction instead. Softcover. 7.5”x10.5”, 65 pages, 120 lots, b/w illustrations; priced; light wear, a little cover soil. [09046] $40.00

 

105. [PALMER] Important Early Ming Blue and White Porcelain from the Collection of the late Mr. and Mrs. R.H.R. Palmer. Hong Kong; Christie’s: January 17, 1989. A sale of 19 examples of fine and rare Ming blue & white, this portion of the larger Chinese Ceramics sale issued in its own hardcover catalog. Hardcover. 8”x10.5”, 39 pages, 19 lots (numbered 561-579) [09034] $60.00

 

106. [PERKINS] The Eugene O. Perkins Collection of Qing Porcelain. New York; Christie’s: June 2, 1989. An outstanding collection. Softcover. 8”x10”, 61 pages, 90 lots, many color illustrations; corner bump, else near fine. [09032] $45.00

 

107. Satsuma. London; Christie’s South Kensington: November 15, 1994. A catalog of fine Satsuma wares, well illustrated with clear b/w and stunning color photographs & marks. Softcover. 8”x10.5”, 58 pages plus 10 color plates and 6 pages of signatures; 180 lots; prices realised sheet laid in; near fine. [09027] $100.00

 

108. [SCHEINMAN] Chinese Ceramics from the Scheinman Collection. New York; Christie’s: March 23, 1995. Sale 8104. A superb collection ranging from Neolithic pottery to Qing blanc-de-chine and flambé vases. Softcover. 8”x10.5”, 148 pages, 132 lots, loaded with color illustrations; prices realised list included. [09033] $45.00

 

109. [TONYING & CCOMPANY] Chinese Art- Choice Ming and K’ang His Single-Color and Decorated Porcelains, Notable Early Dynastic Stone Sculptures, Pottery, Porcelain, Bronze Vessels, Jade & other Semi-Precious Mineral Carvings, Paintings, Gilded Small Figural Bronzes, Snuff Bottles, A Small Group of Chinese Lacquer Furniture & Lamps, From the Collection of Tonying & Company, Inc., New York. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: April 14-15, 1954. Sale 1511. Softcover. 7”x10”, 89 pages, 388 lots, b/w illustrations; light wear. [08992] $20.00

 

110. [WANG] The C.C. Wang Family Collection of Important Early Chinese Works of Art. New York; Sotheby’s: November 27, 1990. Sale 6106. Wang Chi-Chien was a famous scholar-artist who began collecting antique objects in the 1960s. The 56 lots here feature extraordinary early bronzes, limestone figures, pottery, and ceramic figures of men and animals. These are all museum-quality pieces, illustrated in superb color photographs and fully described. Hardcover. 8.5”x11”, 64+ pages, 56 lots, all lots illustrated in color; dj; a fine copy. [09025] $50.00

 

111. [WRIGHT/McFETRIDGE] Fine Japanese Prints. Estate of the Late Blanche B. McFetridge, property formerly in the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: November 20-21st, 1969. Wright was a famous collector of Japanese prints, and although many were sold at auction in 1926, not all of them were dispersed at that time, and he continued to collect them in later years. Softcover. 7"x10", 124 pages, 433 lots, b/w illustrations; prices realized list stapled to endpaper. [07695] $50.00

 

 

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112. Catalogue of a Collection of Nine English Clocks by Joseph Knibb, Thomas Tompion, Tompion and Banger, Richard Street and Christopher Gould with an Elizabethan Bronze Bell. London; Sotheby’s: May 28, 1982. Softcover. 7”x9.5”, 39 pages, 10 lots, profusely illustrated in b/w and color; light wear, label on cover. [09045] $30.00

 

113. Decorative Timepieces. St. Moritz; Christie’s: February 21, 1990. An auction devoted to 20th century men’s & women’s watches by makers including Rolex, Patek Philippe, Vacheron & Constantin, Movado, Cartier, and other fine makers. Also an Art Deco gold, hardstone & diamond “mystery clock” and a rare Cartier jade & jeweled table clock. Softcover. 8”x10.5”, 130 pages, 292 lots, color illustrations; light wear. [08993] $25.00

 

114. Important French Clocks. New York; Christie’s: April 26, 1990. Sale 7090. An auction of very nice French 18th and 19th century clocks- ormolu & patinated bronze Empire clocks, Louis XV and XVI marble and gilt clocks, fine mantel “lyre” clocks in marble, enamels and porcelain, signed movements by Lepine, Lepaute, etc. Softcover. 8”x10.5”, 34 pages, 28 lots, color illustrations; light wear. [09218] $35.00

 

115. [THE REFECTORY] The Refectory. Milford, Godalming, Surrey. London; Sotheby’s: June 27-28, 1988. The Refectory was the creation of antique dealer Charles Sneyers, and then carried on by his son, Reginald. The stock and furnishings included fine English furniture and superlative early clocks, which were a specialty of Charles Sneyers. Softcover. 8”x10.5”, about 125 pages, 693 lots, b/w and color illustrations; light wear. [09249] $35.00

 

116. [TOMPION] Thomas Tompion No.417. London; Sotheby’s: June 19, 2003. ”A magnificent and very rare ormolu mounted red turtle-shell grande-sonnerie table clock, London, circa 1705”. A separate catalog, with many illustrations and an extensive text, for lot 41 in the sale of Clocks and Watches at Sotheby’s, June 19, 2003. The clock realised 900,000 pounds. Softcover. 8”x10.5”, 14 pages, color and b/w illustrations; light wear. [09002] $25.00

 

 

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117. [CARTIER] Jewellery and Objects by Cartier. Geneva; Christie’s: May 27, 1993. An auction of magnificent Cartier jewelry and “objects” (what a word to use when describing Cartier baubles!). The catalog includes an introduction to Cartier by Diana Scarisbrick. One of the highlights of the sale was a superb Art Deco carved sapphire, emerald and diamond ‘tutti frutti’ bracelet from the collection of Mrs. William Randolph Hearst. Hardcover. 8.5”x11”, 157 pages, 223 lots, color and b/w illustrations, dj; light wear, several penned notes. [09279] $175.00

 

118. [ROTHSCHILD] Highly Important Gold Boxes, The Property of The Lord Rothschild, G.B.E., G.N., F.R.S. London; Christie’s: June 30, 1982. Lord Rothschild’s collection was inherited from Baron Carl von Rothschild, his wife’s father. “An important group of the finest examples of the works of the great Paris goldsmiths of the 18th century, and also boxes from Germany, Austria and Switzerland”. Hardcover. 7.5”x10”, 68 pages, 58 lots, color illustrations; light wear. [09258] $65.00

 

 

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119. Garden Statuary, Architectural Fittings and Chimney-Pieces. Wrotham Park; Christie’s: November 9, 1993. This auction included very fine Georgian and Victorian sculpture, furniture, well-heads and urns for the garden, and an interesting, if short, section of antique mantelpieces. Softcover. 8”x10.5”, 68 pages, 236 lots, color and b/w illustrations; light wear, bottom bump; prices realised sheet laid-in loosely. [08998] $45.00

 

120. Garden Statuary, Architectural Fittings and Chimney-Pieces. London; Christie’s: June 11, 1996. Mantels, doorways, garden furniture and a superior selection of garden statuary, including many 18th and 19th century marble and stone sculptures, several terra cotta figures made at the Doulton works, and more. Softcover. 8”x10.5”, 103 pages, 175 lots, b/w and color illustrations; prices realised sheet; light wear. [09215] $45.00

 

121. Garden Statuary. New York; Sotheby’s: June 25, 1998. Sale 7156. The auction included stone, marble & iron furniture, urns, sculpture, and more. Stone, iron and marble sphinxes, lions, archers, stags, gods & goddesses, maidens, eagles, putti and others strut, perch, romp, play and debauch themselves in profusion. Collections included Edward & Kathleen Pflueger, Elizabeth & Max Hess, and the Strong and Phoenix Art Museums. Softcover. 8”x10.5”, 104 pages, 285 lots, b/w illustrations; a nice copy; prices realised sheets laid-in loosely. [08997] $45.00

 

 

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122. American Firearms and Swords from various sources. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: April 15th, 1967. Sale 2547. This auction included a rare Colt "Baby Dragon" pistol, a very large and rare Cutlass pistol, a Colt presentation Navy revolver, and more. Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", 25 pages, 146 lots, b/w illustrations; a nice copy; prices realized list stapled to cover. [06990] $20.00

 

123. [CASANOVA, et al] Arms and Armor, mainly removed from a Midwestern Educational Institution, Spanish and Italian Furniture, Gothic Sculptures, Icons and Old Master Drawings, from Joseph Casanova, and others. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: March 30th, 1961. Sale 2027. Gothic wood and stone sculptures and lots of early swords, pikes, a complete set of 16th century "Maximillian" armor, etc. Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", 54 pages, 226 lots, b/w illustrations; a nice copy. [07520] $20.00

 

124. [COVERDALE] Collectors' Firearms from the Collection of the Late W.H. Coverdale and from other private owners. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: December 13th, 1950. Sale 1208. Includes a very fine selection of flintlock pistols. Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", 39 pages, 200 lots, b/w illustrations; several institutional stamps, else a nice copy. [06991] $20.00

 

125. [HEARST] European Arms and Armor of the XV-XIX Century from the William Randolph Hearst Collection. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: December 4th, 1952. Sale 1387. A delectable collection of early and rare firearms, edged weapons and armor. Softcover. 7"x10", 40 pages, 166 lots, b/w illustrations; institutional stamps. [06998] $40.00

 

126. [JONES] The James Ellwood Jones, Jr. Arms Collection. Hyannis; Richard A. Bourne Co., Inc.: September 23-24th and November 17-18th, 1981. An important collection and an impressive catalog, with the pieces described in much detail and with most lots illustrated. The four sessions grossed around $2 million. 2 volumes, each with 2 session; 8.5"x11", about 400 pages, 1,665 lots, most lots illustrated in b&w, with some color plates; prices realized sheets; a fine set. [20813] $275.00

 

127. [LITCHFIELD] Arms & Armor, Mainly European XV-XIX Century. The Important Collection formed by Edward Hubbard Litchfield. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: December 5-6th, 1951. Sale 1293. A really stunning array of armor and early firearms. Edward Hubbard Litchfield was one of the founders of the Arms and Armor Club, and traveled England and Europe searching for fine specimens. Many of these pieces were exhibited in the 1931 exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Softcover. 7"x10", 96 pages, 409 lots, b/w illustrations; several institutional stamps, else a nice copy. [06996] $40.00

 

128. [SCOTT, et al] Arms and Armor and Renaissance Furniture, Silver and Works of Art... New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: November 25th, 1953. Sale 1473. The armor and weapons made up the bulk of the sale. Includes items from the collections of Alfred Marsden Scott, William G. Luke, and Ruzena & Emil Turnovsky. Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", 51 pages, 267 lots, b/w illustrations; a nice copy. [07572] $20.00

 

129. [STUYVESANT] Arms & Armor. Also Books on Armor & Heraldry, A Small Group of Limoges Enamels, From the Collection of the Late Rutherford Stuyvesant. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: April 12th, 1950. Sale 1149. More than 50 of the items featured in Bashford Dean's 1914 catalog of the collection. Of most note here are the fine early rapiers and other edged weapons. Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", 44 pages, 222 lots, b/w illustrations; several institutional stamps. [06994] $35.00

 

130. [WAREHEIM] The Gregory Wareheim Arms Collection. Hyannis; Richard A. Bourne Co.: October 26-27th, 1982. A fine collection, heavily devoted to 19th and 20th century arms, but with some superb earlier pieces. The Wareheim collection was originally formed by Harry W. Wright, Wareheim's grandfather. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 802 lots, b/w illustrations, 4 color plates; ex-institutional with several stamps and a spine label. [07732] $35.00

 

131. [WIGINGTON] Collectors' Arms and Armor from the John Wigington Collection. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: October 3-4th, 1951. Sale 1267. A fine collection of early firearms and edged weapons. Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", 63 pages, 366 lots, b/w illustrations; several institutional stamps. [06997] $25.00

 

 

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132. [ANTIQUE AUTOMOBILES] Antique American Furniture...Vintage Automobiles & Automobilia, Property of the Estate of the Late Webster Knight II, West Warwick, R.I. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: July 11-12th, 1968. Sale 2727. Antique automobilia comprises lots 351-462, with 13 illustrations of early autos and 5 of accessories. Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", 99 pages, 462 lots, b/w illustrations; light soil and wear, some pencil notes. Prices realized list. [04007] $25.00

 

133. [ART NOUVEAU] Highly Important Collection of Tiffany & Art Nouveau. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: October 30th, 1970. Tiffany 'Wisteria' and 'Dragonfly' lamps as well as floors lamps; much rare favrile glass, etc. Softcover. 7"x10", 49 pages, 179 lots, color and b/w illustrations; prices realized list stapled to title page. [07881] $20.00

 

134. [AVIATION] The Otto Kallir Collection of Aviation History. New York; Sotheby's: June 14, 1993. An outstanding collection of aviation memorabilia- photographs, letters, airmail covers and assorted ephemera, including much early material, Wright Brothers letters regarding aviation, and so on. Softcover. 8"x10.5", 211 lots, about 150 pages, b/w and color illustrations; corner crease, else a nice copy. [06606] $25.00

 

135. [CANES] European Furniture & Decorative Arts featuring Fine Canes from the Collection of Ambassador Josiah H. Beeman. Boston; Skinner: October 4, 2003. The Beeman Collection of antique canes comprises lots 1-123, and most are illustrated in color. Softcover. 8”x10.5”, 144 pages, b/w and color illustrations; near fine. [09237] $40.00

 

136. [CARPETS] Aubusson - Bessarabian - Needlepoint and Other Fine Rugs Assembled by Ohan Berberyan. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: November 7th, 1964. Sale 2306. A superior selection of rugs, including French & Victorian needlepoint carpets, Aubusson & Bessarabian carpets, and more. Softcover. 7.5"x10.5", 49 pages, 69 lots, b/w illustrations; a nice copy. [07152] $35.00

 

137. [CARPETS] Aubusson - Needlepoint & Other Rare Rugs, Assembled by Ohan Berberyan. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: January 4th, 1964. Sale 2244. Includes fine 18th century French and English carpets, including a magnificent c.1780 Adam-design medallion carpet. Softcover. 7.5"x10.5", 51 pages, 75 lots, 1 color and many b/w illustrations; corner bump. [07153] $35.00

 

138. [CATS] The Cat Auction. Boston; Skinner, Inc.: September 20, 2002. Sale 2156. The auction of Kaja Veilleux’s collection of cat-related paintings, prints, advertisements, knick-knacks and other antiques. Softcover. 8”x10.5”, 80 pages, 368 lots, color and b/w illustrations; light wear. [09001] $45.00

 

139. [CHESS SETS] Chess Sets and Walking Sticks. A Selection from a Private European Collection. Christie’s, South Kensington: December 17, 1997. The auction of a very fine collection of a wide variety of chess sets and walking sticks. Softcover. 8”x10.5”, 51 pages, 301 lots, color and b/w illustrations; a nice copy. [08999] $60.00

 

140. [CUTLERY] Oak, Country Furniture, Folk Art and Works of Art, Including The V. Myerson Collection of Cutlery. Christie’s South Kensington: November 6, 1996. The Vyvyan Myerson Collection of cutlery comprises the first 176 lots Softcover. 8”x10.5”, 71 pages, 494 lots, color and b/w illustrations; light wear, slight warbling to the lower corner of the pages. [09043] $65.00

 

141. [DOLLS] English and French Furniture and Decorations from various owners...together with Mrs. John A. Bohnsack's Collection of Costume Dolls. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: December 17-19th, 1952. Sale 1393. The costume dolls comprise lots 1-48. Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", 121 pages, 750 lots, b/w illustrations; several light institutional stamps. [07522] $20.00

 

142. [INTERIORS] Interiors. London; Christie’s: November 14, 1995. Sale 5507. A very interesting auction of a wide selection of paintings, prints, original drawings, plans, engravings, and so forth of interiors and interior details of the 18th-early 20th centuries. Introduction by Charlotte Gere. Softcover. 8”x10.5”, 146 pages, 201 lots, color and b/w illustrations; slight water wrinkle in lower corner, else nice. [09000] $35.00

 

143. [IRELAND] The Irish Sale, including Furniture, Silver, Ceramics and Glass, Coins, Paintings and Watercolors. London; Sotheby’s: June 2, 1995. The first half of the auction consists of a very fine selection of Irish furniture, silver, glass, ceramics & other decorations. Softcover. 8”x10.5”, 183 pages, 366 lots, color illustrations; light wear, corner thumbed, very light stain to several bottom page margins. Prices realised sheets laid-in loosely. [08996] $40.00

 

144. [IVORIES] Furniture and Decorations; Silver, Ivory Carvings, Rugs, Property of Mr. & Mrs. George Arents, Removed from their Residence "Hillbrook", Rye, N.Y. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: December 10th, 1943. Sale 508. The collection of George Arents, Jr., whose family fortune was based on tobacco, and who formed one of the greatest collections of tobacco-related books ever assembled (now at the NYPL). This auction does not contain any smoking-related material. It does feature some fine European and Oriental antique carved ivories, lots 67-97, of which 18 are illustrated. Softcover; 6.5"x9.5", 44 pages, 236 lots, b/w illustrations; some wear and soil; priced. [04128] $25.00

 

145. [JUBILEE SALE] A Jubilee Sale of Ceramics & Glass, Pictures & Prints, Costume & Textiles, Photographs & Printed Material, Silver & Miscellaneous Items, All With Royal Associations or Subject Matter. London; Christie's, South Kensington: June 10th, 1977. An auction to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's Silver Jubilee. Softcover. 6"x8.5", 24 pages plus 8 b/w plates; 161 lots; near fine. [07611] $25.00

 

146. [MAGIC] Magic. The Neil See Collection. New York; Swann Galleries: May 10th, 1990. The auction of a fine collection of books and pamphlets related to magic. Neil See became interested in magic at age 10 and developed his library over the course of almost 30 years. Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", 74 pages, b/w illustrations, near fine. [06584] $20.00

 

147. [MEDIEVAL ARTS] The Keir Collection of Medieval Works of Art. New York; Sotheby's: November 20th, 1997. One of the most elaborate and sumptuous catalogs produced by Sotheby's. A superb collection of Medieval enamels and some metalwork, photographed in color from all sides and angles, as if this were a sumptuous gallery catalog. Also includes two essays on the collection by Marie-Madeleine Gauthier and Michael Camille. If you love Medieval arts, this catalog is for you. Hardcover. 9.5"x12", 257+ pages, packed with color and some b/w illustrations; folding plates, dj; near fine. [06810] $60.00

 

148. [MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPTS] Sammlung Ludwig. Eight Highly Important Manuscripts. The Property of the J. Paul Getty Museum. London; Sotheby’s: December 6, 1988. Eight Medieval manuscripts on theology, calendars, classical texts, etc., , 4 of them dating to the 8th and 9th century, originally from the renowned Sammlung Ludwig. Softcover. 8”x10.5”, 88 pages, 8 lots, color illustrations, light wear. [09255] $25.00

 

149. [MEDIEVAL MINIATURES] Medieval Illuminated Miniatures from the Collection of the Late Eric Korner. London; Sotheby’s: June 19, 1990. Softcover. 8”x10.5”, 91 pages, 40 lots, many color illustrations; light wear. [09254] $25.00

 

150. [MEISSONNIER] The Thyssen Meissonnier Silver Tureen made for the 2nd Duke of Kingston. New York; Sotheby’s: May 13, 1998. The auction of a magnificent silver tureen decorated with marine animal motifs. The catalog is more like a book on Meissonnier and the tureen, with 40+ pages devoted to Meissonnier and his work by Dr. Peter Fuhring, a 17-page essay on ‘Meissonnier’s Goldsmith Persona’ by Ubaldo Vitali, and an 8-page text on the 2nd Duke of Kingston by John Culme. The cataloging of the tureen itself occupies 16 pages, with many superb detail shots. A celebration of a catalog. Hardcover. 9.5”x12”, 98 pages, color and b/we illustrations, dj; light wear, jacket with several short tears. [09024] $50.00

 

151. [MOVIES] Motion Picture Posters & Ephemera. Boston; Skinner Inc.: November 20, 1999. Sale 1951. A wide-ranging auction, which in addition to the movie posters and ephemera, included cigar and tobacco-related material from a private Pennsylvania collection and baseball ephemera and memorabilia. Softcover. 8”x10.5”, 88 pages, 579 lots, color and b/w illustrations; prices realised sheets laid-in loosely. Light wear. [09003] $50.00

 

152. [NEEDLEWORK] An Important Collection of Needlework. Christie’s South Kensington: June 23, 1987. A collection of superb 16th and 17th century needlework, mostly English, from a private collection formed between 1907 and WWII (although the catalog refuses to say who the collector was). Softcover. 8”x10”, 90 pages, 245 lots, color and b/w illustrations; light wear. [09263] $85.00

 

153. [PORTRAIT MINIATURES] Portrait Miniatures. London; Christie's South Kensington: June 2nd, 1989. An auction of fine English and European portrait miniatures. Softcover. 8"x8", 35 pages, 185 lots, b/w illustrations; light soil. [09264] $25.00

 

154. [TAPESTRY] A Unique Set of Four Royal Beauvais Tapestries [1778-80] Property of Mrs. Herbert N. Straus. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: November 16th, 1957. The auction as a set of four remarkable tapestries, "Les Quatre Ages", designed after the Casanova cartoons inspired by Fragonard. The tapestries were a gift from Louis XVI to Comte Louis Bertier de Sauvigny. The Comte de Sauvigny did not enjoy them for long, as he was killed in the massacre before the Hotel de Ville in Paris in July, 1789. Softcover. 7"x10", 13 pages, 4 b/w illustrations; a nice copy. [07004] $35.00

 

155. [TEXTILES] Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Furnishing Textiles. The Property of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Christie’s South Kensington: July 5, 1988. As the foreword to the catalog puts it, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation was “able to accumulate 18th century furnishing fabric in a quantity that defies modern imagination and (in) a variety that would be impossible to match today”. Still, it is not every day that they de-accession some of their excess... Softcover. 8”x10”, 25 pages, 149 lots, b/w illustrations; light wear. [09265] $25.00

 

156. [VICTORIANA] High Victorian Decorative Arts and Design. London; November 12-13, 1992. An extravaganza of High Victorian furniture, ceramics, glass, silver, bronzes, boxes and other smalls. A special section is devoted to the John Ryan Collection of Tunbridge Ware. Softcover. 8”x10.5”, 184 pages, 509 lots, color and b/w illustrations; a nice copy. [09004] $60.00

 

157. [WINE] Finest and Rarest Wines, Spirits, Vintage Port, Cigars, and Collectors’ Items. London; Sotheby’s: September 26, 1984. This sale included 13 vintages of Chateaux Latour, an imperial of Chateau Mouton Rothschild from 1924, the year Baron Philippe succeeded his father; a rare bottle of Tokay from the cellars of Emperor Joseph II, Marie Antoinette’s brother. Softcover. 8”x10.5”, about 40 pages, 1,074 lots, some b/w illustrations; some wear, light water wrinkle along bottom. [09266] $20.00

 

 

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158. [ADENAUER] Highly Important Pictures from the collection formed by the late Chancellor Konrad Adenauer. London; Christie, Manson & Woods: June 26th, 1970. The first Chancellor of West Germany formed a dramatically fine collection focused on 15th and 16th century paintings. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 85 pages, 36 lots, fully illustrated in color and b/w; light soil. [07853] $25.00

 

159. [BAUER] Western Americana- Paintings, Prints, Drawings and Sculpture. The Collection of Dr. Lester E. Bauer, Detroit, Michigan. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: October 27th, 1971. A small but choice collection, included works by George Catlin, Alfred Jacob Miller, Albert Bierstadt, and Charles M. Russell's "Death of a Gambler", which brought $100,000. Softcover. 7"x10", 39 pages, 35 lots, most lots illustrated in b/w, several in color; prices realized list stapled to title page. [07716] $35.00

 

160. [CLASSICAL SCULPTURE] Classical Sculpture Formerly from Marbury Hall. London; Christie’s: July 10, 1987. Fourteen classical sculptures originally acquired by James Smith Barry in Rome in 1776, during his ‘Grand Tour’. This was a particularly good time for collecting classical antiquities, as many of the large Italian collections of antiquities, originally formed in the Renaissance, were being dispersed and much fine material was available on the market. As the introduction notes, this auction not only represents a superlative selection of antique Classical sculpture, but also a “collective legacy of the days of the Grand Tour and the enduring influence of Renaissance Italy on the life and culture of England”. Hardcover. 8”x10”, 43 pages, 14 lots, color plates and b/w illustrations; prices realised sheet stapled to title page; light wear. [09048] $45.00

 

161. [CUBISM] Catalogue of A Collection of Works by Cubist and Futurist Artists. The Property of a California Collector. London; Sotheby & Co.: July 7th, 1971. Softcover. 7"x10", 103 pages, 184 lots, b/w and color illustrations; prices realized list stapled to title page. [07684] $20.00

 

162. [HAITI] Haitian Paintings Assembled by Katharine Clark of Art Overseas and Issa El Saieh of Haiti. New York; Sotheby Parke Bernet: January 25th, 1975. A fine selection of contemporary Haitian folk paintings. Includes thumbnail biographies of the artists. Softcover. 8.5"x9", 26 pages, 71 lots, b/w illustrations; prices realized list stapled to title page; light wear. [07854] $30.00

 

163. [MoMA] Notable Modern Paintings & Sculptures, Including Important Works by Corot, Cezanne, Picasso and Matisse, Property of the Museum of Modern Art, with additions from Members of the Museum's Board of Trustees and Advisory Committee. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: May 11th, 1944. Sale 567. MoMA was selling some selected pieces to raise money to purchase more 20th century material. The pieces which were not MoMA property are noted. Softcover. 7"x10", 72 pages, 108 lots, b/w illustrations; some soil and wear; priced. [04209] $35.00

 

164. [PANI] Thirty-seven Paintings, Primitives and Old Masters. The Collection of His Excellency Alberto J. Pani, Mexico City. New York; Kende Galleries of Gimbel Brothers: December 17th, 1942. Alberto J. Pani was an important and colorful figure in Mexican history. He served as Finance Minister, and also was responsible, with architect Federico Mariscal, for completing the fabulous 'Palace of Fine Arts', a building which had originally been conceived as a national theater. Pani and Mariscal came up with the concept of making it a multi-use civic building for all the arts, a new idea at the time which has today become commonplace. Pani also made headlines in other ways- a "ladies' man", one of Pani's mistresses was the well-known Catalan dancer Gloria Faure. Pani took Faure with him to New York in 1925 while negotiating a financial deal on behalf of the Mexican government. While there he was accused of "white slavery" under the Mann Act and his hotel room was searched. Although no formal charges were brought, a brouhaha erupted, and Pani offered to resign. Mexican President Calles refused the offer, and is said to have commented at the time that he "did not want a Cabinet of eunuchs". The art in Pani's private collection included paintings of the 15th-18th centuries, with many fine 15th century Italian works. Softcover. 7"x10.5", 50 pages, 37 lots, b/w illustrations; light soil, several institutional stamps. [07855] $35.00

 

165. [RIVERA] Diego Rivera. Twenty-Seven Paintings of the Period 1909-1917 collected by the late D. Enrique Freyman... including important Cubist Period canvases... New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: October 28th, 1959. Freyman was the Cultural Attache of the Mexican government in Paris. He was the husband of Amelie Hermann, a friend of Rivera's, and these canvases were painted during Rivera's years in Paris between 1911-1917. "These twenty-seven paintings form an artistic whole, reflecting Rivera's struggles and achievements before he returned to Mexico in 1920". Softcover. 7"x10", 45 pages, 24 paintings illustrated in b/w; light wear. [07085] $25.00

 

166. [STRAUS] The Celebrated Henry L. Straus Collection of British Sporting Paintings. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: November 8th, 1950. Sale 1194. Horsies! Horsies! Includes works by Marshall, Stubbs, Ferneley, Ward, Alken, Herring, Pollard, Sartorius and others. Softcover. 7"x10", 36 pages, 62 lots, b/w illustrations; several institutional stamps. [07048] $25.00

 

 

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167. Egyptian, Greek and Roman Antiquities, Gothic and Renaissance Furniture and Works of Art, Persian and Mesopotamian Pottery, from the Estate of the Late Charles N. Edge, Judge Elbert E. Farman, an Eastern Educational Institution, and others. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: January 31-February 2nd, 1946. Sale 734. A wide-ranging auction, featuring ancient jewelry, metalwork, pottery and glass, Mid-Eastern ceramics, and Gothic and Renaissance statuary, maiolica, metalwork and furniture. Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", 146 pages, 634 lots, b/w illustrations, a nice copy. [07509] $20.00

 

168. Egyptian, Greek and Roman Art, Gothic and Renaissance Furniture, Paintings, Textiles, A Rare Gothic Millefleurs Tapestry, Property of Alice D. Laughlin, Henry Goddard Leach, Richard Hartshorne, and others. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: January 15th, 1953. Sale 1400. Nice ancient Egyptian art including a Ramesside black granite statuette which once belonged to William Randolph Hearst. Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", 45 pages, 237 lots, b/w illustrations; several light institutional stamps. [07515] $20.00

 

169. Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Other Antiquities, Gothic, Romanesque and Renaissance Art, Old Master Paintings, Property of an Eastern Art Museum [and others]. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: April 9th, 1953. Sale 1427. Includes ancient glass, Egyptian sculpture, a XIX Dynasty polychromed limestone group of a man and wife, a Roman mosaic, etc. Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", 38 pages, 232 lots, b/w illustrations several institutional stamps. [07508] $20.00

 

170. Egyptian and Classical Antiquities, Peruvian Pottery, Belonging to a Midwestern Museum. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: May 15th, 1958. Sale 1830. Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", 36 pages, 201 lots, b/w illustrations; a nice copy. [06969] $20.00

 

171. Egyptian & Classical Antiquities, Near Eastern Art, Gothic and Renaissance Furniture & Objects of Art, [property of] Prof. Helmut de Terra, Irma N. Straus Foundation, and others. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: February 14-15th, 1963. Sale 2166. Ancient terra cottas and glass, early Persian and Mesopotamian pottery, and more. Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", 104 pages, 427 lots, b/w illustrations; a nice copy. [07512] $20.00

 

172. Egyptian, Western Asiatic, Islamic, Cypriot, Greek, Etruscan, Roman. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: November 5th, 1971. Highlights included a Roman stone torso of a satyr which brought $13,000; a Hellenistic stone figure of a woman brought $3,100; an Egyptian stone lintel from the 25th Dynasty brought $2,200; an Egyptian textile painted mummy mask brought $2,700, and much more. Includes material from the collections of R.A. McKinnon, Allen L. Owens, The Topstone Fund, and others. Softcover. 7"x10", 35 pages plus 52 b/w plates; 297 lots; penned notes; prices realized list laid in loosely. [07903] $25.00

 

173. Antiquities, Pre-Columbian and Ethnographic Works of Art, Property of Various Owners. New York; PB Eighty-four: March 22nd, 1978. Softcover. 5.5"x8.5", 57 pages plus 9 b/w plates; 767 lots; penned notes. [07906] $20.00

 

174. [BETHELL] Catalogue of Egyptian, Greek, Roman & Babylonian Antiquities, Etc. comprising the Collection of Egyptian Antiquities, Formed by the Hon. R. Bethell; and other properties. London; Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge: December 15-17th, 1924. A three-day sale, the first two days of which were devoted to the Bethell Egyptian Collection. Richard Bethel, the son of Lord Westbury, was Howard Carter's personal secretary and was among those present when the tomb of Tutankhamun was opened. Bethell's death of heart failure in 1929 became one of the so-called "mysterious" deaths associated with the "Curse of King Tut". The Bethell connection to the Curse was cemented when his father, Lord Westbury, committed suicide shortly after his son's death. Lord Westbury's hearse then ran over and killed a child on the way to the cemetery, providing concrete proof of some sort for the Curseniks. In any case, this auction catalog of Richard Bethell's personal collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts remains an interesting sidelight to the King Tut story. Hardcover. 6"x10", 621 lots, 59 pages, plus 5 b/w plates illustrating 23 lots; original paper covers bound into cloth; cloth with some soil; light wear. [07975] $100.00

 

175. [KATCHADOURIAN] Graeco-Buddhist and other Indian Sculptures, Indian Miniatures, The Private Collection of the Painter Sarkis Katchadourian, New York. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: January 28th, 1944. Sale 522. This collection had been destined for the Musee Guimet in Paris, but WWII put an end to those plans. Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", 36 pages, 142 lots, b/w illustrations; light soil; priced. [03933] $40.00

 

176. [LARRAIN, et al] Egyptian, Greek and Roman Art, Peruvian Pottery, Chinese Bronzes, Gandara Sculptures, Gothic & Renaissance Art, Old Master Prints, Belonging to H. Larrain, Edwin D. Levinson, and others. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: December 1st, 1954. Sale 1554. Some nice Egyptian antiquities and a rare Ionic-Etruscan bronze mask from the VI century BC. Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", 43 pages, 221 lots, b/w illustrations; several institutional stamps. [07510] $20.00

 

 

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177. [BELASCO] Books from the Library of the late David Belasco, New York City, sold by order of Mrs. Morris Gest, with additions. New York; American Art Association / Anderson Galleries: December 15-16th, 1931. The auction catalog to the sale of the library of the legendary theatrical producer. The sale also contained some material from other consignors, and this copy has a large label pasted to the front cover, addressed to Frank York, informing him that some of his property, as marked inside, was sold at this sale. Inside, the prices for his lots are noted beside them; his top book was a set of the first edition of "Moby Dick", "a fine copy in the rare blue cloth binding", that sold for $300... Softcover. 6.25"x9.5", 58 pages, 365 lots; moderate cover soil, a little wear, etc. Consignor's label (see above) pasted to front cover. [07531] $25.00

 

178. [HOLMES] Americana, Literature Relating to California and the West including the collection of H.C. Holmes, Oakland California, Duplicates from the New Hampshire Historical Society, together with an Important Collection of Long Island History and Genealogy formed by a Well-Known Historian. New York; American Art Association: January 26-27, 1927. Softcover. 6”x9”, about 250 pages, 989 lots, some facsimile illustrations; margin stain; light soil, etc. [09253] $25.00

 

179. [KALUSTIAN] The Library of Mark Kalustian featuring Travel & Exploration. Boston; Skinner: June 23, 2002. Sale 2172. Softcover. 8”x10.5”, 148 pages, 861 lots, prices realised sheets; near fine. [09256] $25.00

 

180. [KUSE] The Botanical Library of the Late Michael J. Kuse. New York; Sotheby’s: June 20, 2003. Sale 7908. Well, obviously one is thinking that an entire Sotheby’s auction that contains 39 lots must have some darned good botanical books. Well, yes, it does. Softcover. 8”x10.5”, 92 pages, 39 lots, color and b/w illustrations; near fine; prices realised sheet. [09257] $25.00

 

181. [MACMILLAN PUBLISHERS] The Archive of Macmillan Publishers Ltd. (1905-1969). London; Sotheby's: July 19th, 1990. The sale included material from John Maynard Keynes, Ezra Pound, Arthur Ransome, and Dame Edith Sitwell, as well as an archive of reader's reports, etc. 8"x10.5", 37 pages, b&w illustrations, softcover; light wear. [29667] $25.00

 

182. [WALKER] Books & Pamphlets Mainly Relating to the American Revolution from the Library of Mr. Guy M. Walker, New York. New York; The Anderson Galleries: February 4, 1925. Softcover. 6”x9”, 47 pages, 328 lots, light wear, minor cover chips, a little soil; priced. [09252] $25.00

 

 


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