Shannon’s will host a major bi-annual live fine art auction online and in the Connecticut gallery Thursday, April 26th

SFA image 1 Oil on board painting by Colin Campbell Cooper (Am., 1856-1937), titled New York From Brooklyn, artist signed, 25 inches by 30 inches (est. $200,000-$300,000).

Important American and European paintings from the 19th century through the Contemporary era will come up for bid during Shannon’s bi-annual American & European Fine Art Auction, slated for Thursday, April 26th, online and in the Milford, Conn., gallery, starting at 6 pm Eastern time. The auction will feature nearly 250 lots, to include quality examples from the Hudson River School, American Impressionism, Modernism and European fine art. Leading the auction is a painting of New York City as seen from Brooklyn by American Impressionist Colin Campbell Cooper (1856-1937) (est. $200,000-$300,000).

SFA image 2 Oil on canvas painting by Arman Guillaumin (Fr., 1841-1927), titled Rochers au Travas, artist signed lower left and measuring 18 ¼ inches by 60 inches (est. $40,000-$60,000).

Another standout painting is a regionalist scene by Dale Nichols (Am., 1904-1995) that’s expected to gavel for $50,000-75,000. Also, Shannon’s is featuring yet another painting by Non-Objective artist Alice Mattern (Am., 1909-1945). The painting is expected to realize $40,000-$60,000. A highlight in the Contemporary category is a large landscape by New England artist Wolf Kahn (Am., b. 1927). It is estimated at $70,000-$90,000. Leading 19th century paintings is an exceptional seascape from a Connecticut collection, titled Off Connecticut, by William Trost Richards (Am., 1833-1905). (est. $50,000-$75,000). To see more, click here.

SFA image 3 Oil on canvas painting by Wolf Kahn (Am., b. 1927), titled Clearing, artist signed, 52 inches by 60 inches (est. $70,000-$90,000).

SFA image 4 Oil on canvas painting by Raoul Dufy (Fr., 1877-1953), titled La Cite, Vue de l’Hotel de Ville (“Le Marche Aux Pommes”), 18 inches by 21 ¾ inches (est. $50,000-$75,000).




Pook & Pook’s Americana & International Auction on April 28th will feature items in a host of categories

HyperFocal: 0 Important Berks County, Pennsylvania painted pine dower chest, circa 1775 (est. $80,000-$120,000).


Even as chilly winter weather persists, Pook & Pook, Inc. is looking to heat things up with their ever-popular annual Spring Americana & International Auction on Saturday, April 28, online and at the firm’s gallery in Downingtown, Pa. Just over 500 lots will cross the auction block. Highlights include an Ammi Phillips portrait, descended from the family of the sitter; a sought-after blue Berks County painted dower chest c. 1775; a banjo clock by the Massachusetts clockmaker Elmer Stennes; cast iron door stops; Pennsylvania Chippendale furniture; and a late 19th century gilt sheet copper ice skate weathervane.

HyperFocal: 0 Important historical blue Staffordshire Arms of Pennsylvania platter, 19th century ($15,000-$25,000).

The auction will also feature original artwork by artists such as Charles Morris Young, Ben Austrian, John Folinsbee, Fern Coppedge, Charles Hofmann, Hattie Brunner and Rembrandt Peale (a pair of portraits). The sale continues with folk art items, Native American objects, Arts and Crafts, a number of items pertaining to George Washington (including a portrait by Jane Stuart, after her father’s iconic Athenaeum portrait, plus Currier & Ives prints and three lots featuring Washington’s signature), the transferware collection of Susan and Ben Ventresca, and many items from the Dumont Estate of Easton, Pa. For more info, click here.

HyperFocal: 0 George Washington signed letter to Henry Lee from Head Quarters, West Point, dated July 25th, 1779 (est. $20,000-$30,000).




Long guns from the 18th and 19th century at Tremont Auctions’ April 28th military auction

TA image 1 Extremely rare Henry Nock volley musket, 36 ¾ inches overall, approximately .52 cal., a historic piece of Rev-War flintlock history in untouched condition (est. $16,000-$22,000).

A Spring Antique Military Auction is planned for Saturday, April 28th, by Tremont Auctions, online and in the firm’s gallery at 26 Ossipee Road in Newton, Mass. Offered will be the important, three-generation collection of Francis Earl Dunn, started in the 1930s and featuring many long guns from the 18th and 19th century, plus accessories. Most of the collection has documentation from inventories since the ‘30s and some of the items were on display at Fort William Henry in New York during the 1960s. The auction will begin 11 am Eastern. Internet bidding via and

TA image 2 Rev-War 14.5 inch long powder horn, decorated with the siege of Boston, engraved “made for Ahira Smith in New Canaan March 2nd 1780 Boston Neck” (est. $1,500-$2,000).

A few auction highlights include a rare Henry Nock volley musket, purchased in 1941; a W. Ahles flintlock rifle; a 17th century Matchlock musket; a W. Billinghurst (N.Y.) bench rifle with long scope; a John Moll, Jr. inlaid flintlock rifle; a Wheelock rifle and more. Tremont Auctions is Greater Boston’s Auction House – a full-service auction gallery specializing in fine art, antiques, decorative works of art, Asian antiquities and estate services. Located in Historic Newton Upper Falls in the old Gamewell Mill building, Tremont Auctions also offers estate sale services, appraisal services and real estate services. To view all items being auctioned, click here.

TA image 3 Important 18th century Cheesebox Canteen believed to be from the Amos Barnes (1754-1840) family of South Acton, Mass./N.H., in untouched condition (est. $4,000-$6,000).