Bruneau & Co. will capitalize on the success of its New Year’s auction with a big Feb. 3rd event

BC image 1 Figural bronze sculpture by Mexican-born American artist, Jose Luis Cuevas (1934-2017), of a mother and child, done in 1985, 10 ½ inches tall (est. $3,000-$5,000).

Fresh off a very successful Winter Antiques & Fine Arts Auction held on January 6th that featured 379 lots of fine items from prominent New England homes, Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers will soldier on with another big live and internet sale, this one a 353-lot affair it’s calling an Antiques & Fine Art Auction, slated for Saturday, February 3rd, at 11 am Eastern. The auction will be held online, as well as in Bruneau & Co.’s spacious gallery, located at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston, Rhode Island. Kicking off the festivities will be 43 paintings, followed by an eclectic mix of merchandise in an array of categories.

BC image 2 French Sevres porcelain plate, 9 ½ inches in diameter, ordered by King Louis Philippe (1773-1850) for the Chateau de Fontainebleau (est. $3,000-$5,000).

These will range from 36 lots of vintage guns and antique ammunition to 47 lots of antiquarian books and chapbooks from a fine estate out of Coventry, Rhode Island. Shoe-horned in will be part of a collection of the philanthropist and dedicated collector Alan Shawn Feinstein. The proceeds from his items will benefit The Feinstein Foundation. “This is another interesting catalog loaded with fresh estate merchandise from across New England, from guns to French armorial porcelain and every subject in between,” said Kevin Bruneau, company president and auctioneer. To see more, click here.

BC image 3 Pair of large Murano art glass penguins by the Venetian master Gino Cenedese (It., 1907-1973), one 32 ½ inches tall and one 18 inches tall (est. $2,500-$4,000).

 

 

 

Decorative furnishings from the collection of Hilary Musser at Kaminski’s Feb. 3-4 auction

KA image 1 Steinway & Sons Louis XVI style grand piano Model number 0, serial number 212971-VR1936, Number 2257.

Kaminski Auctions’ February 3rd and 4th auction will feature decorative furnishings from the personal collection of Hilary Grinker Musser, best known for her eponymous interior design firm in Palm Beach, Florida. Musser’s work has been featured in House Beautiful and Home and Garden Nantucket magazines and has graced the cover of Country Living magazine. Specializing in European and Early American antiques, Hilary for many years had an antique shop, Federal Antiques, at 20 Federal Street in Nantucket, Mass.  She participated in the Design Show House to benefit Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.

KA image 2 Christopher Guy designed contemporary upholstered red velvet wing chairs with ebonized trim (est. $1,500-$2,500).

Top lots in the auction include an exceptional Steinway & Sons Louis XVI style grand piano that graced the foyer of the Musser home and was played by Peter Nero, a frequent guest; a large bronze sculpture by Arizona artist Daro Flood, titled Desert Water; an oil painting by American artist B. J. Faulkner, titled Ballroom Scene; stunning examples of Majolica pottery; a pair of Delphin Massier pottery vases, purchased in Paris; fine European furniture pieces; and furniture designed by the renowned British luxury furniture designer Christopher Guy Harrison. The auction will be held online and in Beverly, Mass.

Visit www.kaminskiauctions.com.

KA image 3 George Jones Majolica Cheese Keep with figural cow finial (est. $500-$900).

 

 

 

 

Early American furniture, 20th century portrait art, fine fine estate jewelry, more at Michaan’s Feb. 10th auction

MA image 1 Christo Coetzee (South African / Spanish 1929-2001), "No. 3" mixed media on canvas (est. $5,000-$7,000).

Early American furniture to collect, glamorous 20th century portraiture art to inspire and gifts of jewelry to have and to hold will all be on display and up for bid at Michaan’s Auctions’ next sale planned for Saturday, February 10th, online and at the firm’s gallery in Alameda, Calif., at 10 am Pacific time. The sale will offer diverse estate property of fine quality and excellent provenance. Bidders will be treated to the fine design and craftsmanship of Colonial and early Federal American furnishings. The auction will also feature French furniture, Parisian and provincial, with many complementary decorative items.

MA image 2 American Queen Anne maple highboy, Connecticut, third quarter 18th century, possible original engraved brasses (est. $3,000-$5,000).

Other star lots will include a large Flemish tapestry (est. $2,000-$3,000); an English oak pew reputedly from Lloyd’s of London (est. $800-$1,200); a scenic vellum Rookwood Pottery plaque ($2,000-$3,000); several stunning female portraits by Lai Kui Fang (Singapore, b. 1936); artworks by Christo Coetzee (1929-2001), a native of South Africa prominent in the Gutai Group of avant-garde artists; fine jade figural carvings; silk embroidered textiles; and a treasure trove of snuff bottles including jade, agate and carved lacquer, Japanese bronze vases, Buddhist objects, gold, diamonds, cultured pearls and fine timepieces. Visit www.michaans.com.

MA image 3 Gilt lacquered wood figure of Buddha, 17th or 18th century (est. $2,000-$3,000).

 

 

 

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