Monday, April 12, 2010

A Few April Auctions

Mid April auctions abound and I've looked through three catalogues to find a few nice pieces for your perusal. Lets start with Doyle's auction tommorrow.


Lot 16
Richard Hayley Lever
American, 1876-1958
High Tide at Dieppe, 1902
Signed Hayley Lever (lr)
Oil on canvas
10 1/4 x 12 1/8 inches

Born in Adelaide, Australia, Hayley Lever demonstrated artistic ability at an early age. Traveling to England in 1893 to study art, in 1900 he moved to the artists' colony of St. Ives, in Cornwall, studying painting with Julius Olsson and Algernon Talmage, and painting impressionistic views of the town and harbor that established his reputation in England. Over the next decade, he also made excursions to coastal locales in France, such as Dieppe, Honfleur and Concarneau, painting marine subjects such as the present work.

Invited to exhibit at the Carnegie International Exposition in Pittsburgh in 1910, Lever submitted a St. Ives subject. Critics praised his sense of design, and his ability to evoke a sense of place. Around 1912, at the suggestion of American artists including Gardner Symons and Ernest Lawson, Lever traveled to New York; he spent the remainder of his career in America.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

Inscribed on the lining at reverse, High Tide, Dieppe, France, 1902. Lined. Areas of inpaint at upper right and left corners. Some pigments fluoresce under UV examination, including the signature.




Lot 385
Chinese Export Porcelain Covered Sauce Tureen and Stand
Circa 1830
Painted with brown floral sprays, heightened in gilt. Length of stand 8 1/2 inches.

The Elinor Gordon Gallery Collection

Estimate $600-900




Lot 370
Chinese Export Famille Rose Porcelain Wine Cooler
Painted with figures in an interior. Height 8 inches.

The Elinor Gordon Gallery Collection

Estimate $600-900

One side is broken into multiple large pieces and restored with re-painting starting with the tree on the left side down through the man in gray to the man in the yellow pants continuing through the lady in pink and through the shoulder and face of the woman and blue up to the top rim. One side pink panel restored from top to bottom and the handle.





Lot 207
Georgian Style Mahogany Upholstered Settee
Early 20th century
Raised on square tapering legs ending in spade feet. Length 7 feet.

Estate of Sara K. Greene

Estimate $700-1,000





Lot 192
English Green Painted and Gilt Decorated Tole Display Canister
With a glass insert front, inscribed 21-22 Bristol. Height 16 inches; Together with a Brass Chamberstick.

Estate of Sara K. Greene

Estimate $100-200




Classical Mahogany Sideboard
19th Century
The bow front center surmounted by a backsplash and flanked by two pedestals, above three frieze drawers, over two cupboard doors and two deep drawers, each pedestal enclosing a single drawer and a long cupboard door, raised on turned legs. Height 50 1/2 inches, width 6 feet 6 1/2 inches, depth 20 1/4 inches.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

Legs probably replaced.

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