Miller & Miller's online-only Canadiana & Decorative arts auction, May 14th, is packed with 407 lots
The auction starts at 9 am Eastern. Categories include art, art pottery, furniture, bronzes, sculptures, folk art, textiles, fruit jars, silver, oil lamps and lighting. Internet bidding is via LiveAuctioneers.com and the Miller & Miller website.
By: Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd.
The auction is an exciting offering of fresh-to-the-
The Canadiana category features stoneware and pottery, fruit jars, furniture, oil lamps, trade signs, quilts and folk art. "This sale contains some important folk art," Mr. Miller said. "The rare Maud Lewis Black Truck painting was traded to its second owners in the 1970s for some grilled cheese sandwiches, and could set a record. Sold separately are three letters from Maud to John H. Kinnear, the artist she gifted it to in 1967." Black Truck is expected to bring $30,000-$35,000.
All estimates quoted in this report are in Canadian dollars.
Maud Lewis painted many different vehicles that were part of her life and served as inspirations for many of her vehicular subjects. Black was her color of choice. The truck, less often seen, will no doubt fill a gap for collections focusing on this aspect. Black Truck, painted in 1967, is an oil on Masonite board and measures 11 inches by 14 inches. It's a springtime painting, with the truck, daffodils, blossoming cherry trees and a house.
Also from Lewis is an oil paint on board titled Oxen Pulling Logs (1967), a snowy scene of a driver with oxen hauling logs with prominent evergreen trees in the background, 12 inches by 16 inches (est. $20,000-$25,000)
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