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Nye & Company will hold an online-only Chic and Antique Estate Treasures auction Wednesday, April 13
The sale features nearly 500 lots, a carefully curated mix of fine and decorative arts spanning the 18th century to the present day, including a very rare selection of American photography. Online bidding will be across several platforms.
By: Nye & Company Auctioneers
The group of historical American photography includes what is believed to be one of less than a half dozen known sets of pictures documenting the Liberty Bell's transcontinental 1915 tour of the United States. This symbol of our nation's freedom was an incredibly popular attraction at the turn of the 20th century. In fact, it was estimated that nearly 5 million people saw the bell on its trip by train out West and an equal number saw it on its return trip back to Philadelphia. Its popularity had no bounds and this rare set of photographs is an exceptional historical archive.
There is also a circa 1910 collection of glass slides, negatives and magic lantern slides depicting various scenes in the Canadian Rockies. Some of the images appear in Benjamin W. Mitchell's book Trail Life in the Canadian Rockies. The sale also features a large group of albumen prints of New York City and its environs from about circa 1885. Many of the images and views have never been seen before and offer a rare glimpse into our past and the grandeur of the gilded age.
Not to be out done, there is a nice selection of 20th century negatives depicting two of America's most beloved celebrities:
The depth and breadth of the fine art in this auction comprises works from the 18th century right up through the 20th century. Highlights include a wonderfully framed and expansive oil painting depicting a home on the Great Bay of Portsmouth, New Hampshire by Frank Henry Shapleigh. This work captures the grandness of the coast of New Hampshire during the late 19th century.
Real time Internet bidding and absentee bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, Bidsquare.com and the Nye & Company website: www.nyeandcompany.com. For more information, visit www.nyeandcompany.com.