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Calder Jewelry and Royere Lighting Lead at Woodbury Auction Spring Fine Estates Auction
Paintings and American Furniture Strong Results
Posted June 17, 2012
Woodbury, CT – On Sunday June 17th Woodbury Auction held a “Father’s Day” barbecue at the third anniversary spring fine estates auction. The sale featured over 500 lots of fine and decorative art and American and Continental furniture from seven estates and over seventy individual consignors from Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Texas and California.
Alexander Calder Brooch and Ring,
combined result $76,200
Jean Royere, Chandelier and Sconces,
combined result $57,000
Porter Garden Telescope, $11,400
Antique Jointed Artist's Figure, $5,400
Ernest Hennings, Western Desert Landscape,
NY Classical Table, Attr. to Duncan Phyfe,
Paul Manship, Gilt Bronze,
Nude Study, $10,455
Top lots of the sale were two original pieces of sterling silver jewelry by renowned local sculptor Alexander Calder, whose workshop was in Roxbury, Connecticut. The items, a spiral brooch and a ring, had never been offered for sale, having been given by the artist to the consignor, a local Woodbury resident, in 1952. According to Thomas Schwenke, owner and auctioneer, the items were discovered as a result of the firm’s Consignment Event held in April. The combined price for the two pieces was $76,200.
Four related lots of red painted metal and brass serpentine lighting which the firm had attributed to the renowned French designer Jean Royere brought a total of $57,000. The lots comprised four serpentine wall sconces, a corner serpentine sconce, and a circular serpentine 53” diameter chandelier. They had been in storage for several years after being removed from a Connecticut location where they were installed in the 1950’s.
One of the rarest items in the sale was an original art nouveau style bronze Porter Garden Telescope, serial number 21, which sold for $11,400. The garden telescope was designed in the 1920’s by Russell W. Porter, father of amateur astronomy in America, founder of the Springfield Telescope Makers, and an instructor at MIT. One of the fewer than 20 known surviving examples is in the collection of the Smithsonian Institution.
A large antique carved wooden artist figure sold for $5,400 to a phone bidder from California, and a large antique Continental cage form doll sold to an online bidder for $4600.
The sale also featured many fine art lots including recently discovered oil on canvas of a harbor scene by Harry Chase (1853-1889), an American artist working in Europe, which sold for $3,000, and two works by Ernest Hennings, which were recently found in a Chicago attic. Hennings painted in Taos, New Mexico and sold works through Marshall Field & Company in Chicago. One signed work depicting a desert scene sold to a phone bidder in New Mexico for $19,200, and an unsigned painting of an adobe villa sold to a Western phone bidder for $4,200. The sale includes over 100 paintings, prints and drawings by various other listed artists including works by Marc Chagall, Le Corbusier, Joseph Newman and many others.
Fresh to the market formal American furniture lots include a rare Sheraton carved mahogany game table attributed to the workshop of Duncan Phyfe which sold to a collector in the room for $4,312, and Hepplewhite inlaid mahogany swell front chest with drop panel, probably made in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, which went to an internet bidder for $2,460.
Silver lots sold well, including a unique sterling silver presentation cup from Yale University which sold to the internet for $1,722, and a four piece sterling silver tea set by Thomas Prime, London, sold to a bidder in the room for $2,185.
Several bronzes were included in the sale, a very fine Bergman cold painted bronzes lamp “Carrying the Princess”, which sold to a New York phone bidder for $6,600, and a rare gilt bronze figure “Nude Study” by noted American sculptor Paul Howard Manship, which sold to a phone bidder for $10,455. Manship is best known for his famous Prometheus Statue at Rockefeller Center in New York City.
The sale also included many estate oriental carpets including Persian and Caucasian room and scatter sized rugs, and other regional Asian rugs of varying sizes, which sold for prices ranging from $120 to $2,040.
The post sale catalog is viewable at www.woodburyauction.com. For further information, or to discuss consignments to future auctions, please call Woodbury Auction at 203-266-0323.