Nye & Company will hold a Collectors' Passion Auction, September 18th in Bloomfield, N.J
A Collectors' Passion Auction featuring a broad and diverse group of curated treasures from prominent estates and private collections will be held on Wednesday, September 18th, by Nye & Company Auctioneers, online and in the New Jersey gallery.
By: Nye & Company Auctioneers
The sale will be highlighted by Part II of the Myrna and Bernard Posner collection of silver and objets de vertu; a large selection of George Nakashima furniture being offered for the first time since it was purchased in the 1960s; several pieces of Americana from the estate of Eric Martin Wunsch; items from the estate of Alice Whitney Lorillard; and a private Ohio collection.
Objects of note include rare 18th century cast-iron firebacks and stove plates; a beautifully inlaid mahogany Federal serpentine sideboard, made in Baltimore between 1800 and 1820; a labeled William Fiske dressing mirror; monumental girandole mirrors; and a cast bronze sculpture by Leonard Baskin (American, 1922-2000), titled Holocaust and signed and numbered ("4/10").
The fine art category will also feature two large-scale paintings by John Thomas Serres (British, 1759-1825), depicting the Battle of the Saintes, pitting the English Navy against the French, during the day and at sunset. Serres enjoyed great success. He exhibited extensively at the Royal Academy and was the maritime painter to King George III.
Jean-Baptiste Corot (French, 1796-1875) will be represented in the sale with a captivating oil on canvas on panel painting titled Prairies sur le bord de la scarpe, pres Arras. Corot was a pivotal figure in landscape painting as well as a printmaker in etching. His vast output simultaneously references the Neo-Classical tradition and anticipates the plein-air innovations of Impressionism.
Also up for bid will be a whimsical painted polyester sculpture by Niki de Saint-Phalle (French, 1930-2002), titled Juggler Vase (2000), signed, editioned and numbered. De Saint Phalle was a sculptor, painter and filmmaker, one of the few female monumental sculptors. Other artists in the auction will include Thomas Sully (American, 1783-1872) and Jerome Kirk (American, b. 1923).
For more information about Nye & Company Auctioneers and the Collectors' Passion Auction slated for Wednesday, September 18th, visit www.nyeandcompany.com. The color catalog can be seen now at www.nyeandcompany.com, www.LiveAuctioneers.com and www.Invaluable.com.