Neue Auctions’ September 25 online auction will feature Matisse, Giacometti, Burchfield, Braque, …
BEACHWOOD, Ohio – The Neue Auctions Online Art and Antiques Auction, Saturday, September 25 at 10 a.m. EST, is an exciting offering of over 400 lots featuring undiscovered finds in many categories. Most were acquired from regional estates and longtime collectors. Paintings, works on paper, glass and Asian ceramics will go under the hammer.
Internet auctions will be facilitated by two platforms: Liveauctioneers.com and Invaluable.com.
The list of artists in the auction reads like a who’s who in the fine art world, names like Henri Matisse, Charles Burchfield, Georges Braque, John Cyril Harrison, Emilio Sanchez Perrier, Mauritz Frederik De Haas, Franklin D Briscoe, Andre Gisson and many others. The superb collection of glass includes magnificent examples of Galle, Legras, Muller Frères, Daum and others.
“We are also privileged to offer many mid-century modern pieces from a home in Akron, Ohio, where the interior designer was Isabelle Lichtenstein, wife of famous artist Roy Lichtenstein” said Bridget McWilliams, valuation services specialist at New Auctions. “In fact, Roy hung the curtains in the house. The couple worked there in the late 1950s and 1960s. “
House items include an upholstered teak lounge chair from the Japan series (1957), designed by Finn Juhl for France and Son (Denmark) and retailed by John Stuart (estimate: $ 600 to $ 1,000); and a two-piece rectangular Jens Risom walnut credenza, the left side with a hinged blind door and revolving door and the right side with four long graduated doors (estimate: $ 500 to $ 1,000).
The paintings category will feature a marine oil on canvas by Mauritz Frederik De Haas (Dutch / American, 1832-1895), from a rocky coast with figures along the rocks and sails at sea, signed (estimate: $ 4,000 – $ 6,000); and an oil on wood panel scene of a quiet river with two boys in a boat by Emilio Sanchez Perrier (Spanish, 1855-1907), also signed (estimate: $ 6,000- $ 9,000).
A lithograph on Arches paper by Alberto Giacometti (Swiss, 1901-1966), entitled Majolica house, signed lower right and numbered (“26/65”) and matted and framed, is expected to make $ 4,000 to $ 6,000; while an engraving on china glue by Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954), titled Nude for Cleveland (1932), signed and numbered (“231/250”) has an estimate of $ 4,000 to $ 6,000.
The exceptional glass collection consists of approximately 75 pieces in total and includes cameo glass and Victorian glass. Galle’s tracks are expected to do particularly well. Here are some examples :
- A large Galle cameo glass vase, Lilies, 23 inches tall, baluster shaped with signature incised Galle, cameo carved with lilies on long leafy stems (estimate: $ 3,000 – $ 5,000).
- A Galle cameo glass panoramic table lamp, the base with tall pine trees in a mountain landscape, the shade showing eagles soaring above the clouds, 14 inches tall (estimate: $ 3,000 to 5,000 $).
- A Galle cameo blown glass vase with a Plums design, 15 ½ inches tall, baluster shaped, fire polished with heavy hanging plum branches (estimate: $ 3000 – $ 5000).
Fans and silver collectors will have plenty to consider, including a sterling silver Gorham Buttercup cutlery set (estimate: $ 2,000 – $ 4,000); a Towle sterling silver cutlery set in the King Richard pattern in a fitted felt-lined case, weighing 90.66511 oz. Troy; and several pieces of Old English silverware, including a sterling silver Hester Bateman tea caddy from 1784 (estimate: $ 800 – $ 1,200).
Other Old English silver coins include a silver living water heater and stand (London, 1826), possibly by Allen Dominy (estimate: $ 400- $ 700); two gadrooned silver dishes (London, 1801), each engraved with a crest and a unicorn motto (estimate: $ 500-1000); and a sterling silver mug (London, 1804), adorned with a vermeil figure of a running fox (estimate: $ 800 – $ 1,200).
Fine furnishings will include an early 19th century English Regency marble-topped console on fluted columnar supports, painted in fake wood with gold leaf motif (estimate: $ 1,500 – $ 2,500); and an 18th-century Chinese Chippendale armchair with an arched crest rail over a scalloped backrest, with scrolled armrests and scalloped side supports above an upholstered seat (estimate: $ 1,000 to $ 2,000).
A fine collection of oil paintings by the American artist Andre (Gittelson) Gisson (1921-2003) will be offered, a couple whose provenance traces them to the Vixseboxse Art Galleries in Cleveland. They understand Portrait of a girl in a lavender hat and Portrait of a girl with a white bow. Both are artist-signed, framed, and carry identical presale estimates of $ 400 to $ 800.
Gisson’s works with higher estimates include fine oil on linen canvas Still life with flowers which is signed upper right and housed in a 32 inch by 38 inch frame (estimate: $ 1,000 to $ 2,000); and a colorful and vibrant Parisian Street Scene oil on canvas, signed lower left and with a canvas size of 24 inches by 12 inches (view, minus frame). He should change hands for $ 600 to $ 1,000.
A lithograph on paper by Charles Burchfield (American, 1893-1967), titled Summer blessing, Print Club of Cleveland publication # 31 for 1953, edition 250 plus 10, has an estimate of $ 1,500 to $ 2,500; while the lithograph of a workman by Edward Arthur Wilson (Scottish / American, 1872-1912), titled Propeller (1941), one of an edition of 200, is expected to end at $ 200- $ 400.
Two of the auction’s most intriguing works of art is a color woodblock print with embossing on handmade paper by Katharine Hood McCormick (American, 1882–1960), titled Rittenhouse Square, Spring, signed, titled and mat (estimate: $ 1,000 – $ 2,000); and an offset lithograph film poster for Andy Warhol’s 1968 film Flesh, with Joe D’Allessandro (estimate: $ 100-200).
Returning to Akron’s home, other mid-century modern treasures include a Massimo Vignelli glass pendant light for Venini from around 1950-60s having a conical shade with concentric rings of blue, green, brown glass. and plum (estimate: $ 400- $ 700); and a Charles and Ray Eames rocker for Herman Miller with an orange molded fiberglass seat (estimate: $ 400- $ 600).
Other pieces from the Akron House will include a 1950s-60s Venini glass pendant, measuring 11 inches high, with an expanding pattern of vertical stripes in yellow and red (estimate: $ 400- $ 700); a Ludwig Mies van Der Rohe Barcelona lounge chair for Knoll International, with black tufted leather upholstery on an X-shaped chrome steel base (estimate: $ 700- $ 900); and an Eero Saarinen Womb chair and ottoman, with a steel frame and wool upholstery (estimate: $ 300- $ 600).
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