Nye & Company Auctioneers' Sept. 25th Estate Treasures Sale will feature fine and decorative arts
Nye & Company Auctioneers' Estate Treasures Sale on Tuesday, Sept. 25th, will showcase a broad and diverse group of fine and decorative arts, with property from the Westervelt Corporation, the NAMITS Collection and several private collections.
"The sale includes a nice group of maritime art comprised of paintings, models and instruments,"
In all, 600 total lots will come up for bid, starting promptly at 10 am Eastern time. For those unable to attend in person, internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. People can bid in person, over the phone, in absentia and online. Previews will be held weekdays, from 10-4 Eastern, as well as on Sunday, September 23rd, from noon to 4 pm.
A pair of limestone figural groups, one signed by H. (Henri Leon) Greber (Fl., 19th/20th c) and, according to tradition, commissioned in 1905 by the landscape architects Guy Lowell and Charles Singer Sargeant for the 500-acre garden of Harbor Hill, an estate home in Roslyn, Long Island, should bring $8,000-$12,000. The home was designed by Stanford White for Clarence Hungerford Mackay, a Wall Street financier. The figures are 41 inches tall and 57 inches wide.
An Italian carved marble well head, circa the 19th century, 37 inches tall by 30 inches wide, has an estimate of $7,000-$10,000. Also, a Tiffany Studios cast bronze crab inkwell with an oyster shell lid, stamped and numbered and showing an early Tiffany company logo, is expected to command $5,000-$10,000;
The maritime art will feature a late 19th or early 20th century American cased diorama of a shipyard, 5 feet 5 inches long and 19 ½ inches wide ($3,000-$5,000);
Maritime art of the two-dimensional variety will feature an oil on canvas painting attributed to Samuel Walters (British, 1811-1882), titled Mary Moore, measuring 33 ½ inches by 51 ½ inches (est. $1,500-$3,000)
A highly detailed 19th century model of an Asian man selling baskets, with additional baskets and displays, 24 ½ inches tall by 26 ½ inches wide (est. $300-$500); while an artist proof lithograph of Liz Taylor by Sylvia Robert, mounted with crystals and signed and numbered ("Robert / D&D / 3/50") on verso, measuring 38 ½ inches by 27 ½ inches (est. $400-$600).
The furniture category will be led by a mid-18th century English George II mahogany wall cabinet in two parts, having upper drawers fitted with cutlery dividers, 6 feet 8 inches tall by (est. $1,500-$3,000);
John Nye had a long and fruitful career at Sotheby's before he and his wife, Kathleen, acquired Dawson's in 2003 and started Dawson & Nye. With the move to Bloomfield seven years later, they renamed the business to Nye & Company (Auctioneers, Appraisers, Antiques). The firm is nationwide, but the vast bulk of the business comes from trusts and estates in the tri-state area.
For more information about Nye & Company Auctioneers and the upcoming auction slated for September 25th, please visit www.nyeandcompany.com. The full color catalog is available for viewing at www.nyeandcompany.com, www.LiveAuctioneers.com and www.Invaluable.com.