Nye & Company's Wednesday, December 11th Estate Treasures Auction will offer 800 lots in two parts
Nye & Company's Wednesday, December 11th Estate Treasures Auction is bursting with nearly 800 lots of fine and decorative arts, so it will be split into two parts. A live auction starts at 10 am Eastern, followed by an online-only sale at 3 pm.
By: Nye & Company Auctioneers
Part I will be held online and in the Nye & Company gallery at 20 Beach Street in Bloomfield. "Our Estate Treasures Auction is a unique blend of traditional and contemporary furniture, fine and decorative arts," said company president John Nye. "It is sure to please the connoisseur right down to the homeowner just looking to furnish their home with fine objects that excite the eye."
As a matter of fact, Nye said, the offering feels inspired by At Home With .... Inside the Iconic Space of Bill Blass. "From the busts of emperors and kings to the bronzes of Trajan's Column, Sphinxes and Classical fragments," he said, "the table top accessories are accented by antique guns and swords. Numerous cannons sit atop Neoclassical style furniture of Continental design."
The auction pays homage to the man who is credited with designing some of the most pleasing interiors in America and is anchored by a large-format KPM porcelain plaque inspired by Peter Paul Rubens's (Flemish, 1577-1640) 17th century painting Caccia al Leone ("The Lion Hunt"). The late 19th or early 20th century plaque was finely painted and signed by A.L. Eckart (Dresden) and measures 11 ½ inches by 14 ½ inches (sight). It's impressed with the KPM mark on verso.
The original painting by Rubens is in the permanent collection of the Alte Pinakothek in Munich, Germany. Additionally, a painted study on wood made by Rubens is now in the collection of the National Gallery in London. Rubens supposedly drew his inspiration from Leonardo da Vinci's fresco The Battle of Anghiari, which was destroyed in 1557.
For more information about Nye & Company Auctioneers and the Estate Treasures Auction slated for Wednesday, December 11th, visit www.nyeandcompany.com. Updates posted often.