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).

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.




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


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.

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.




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

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

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.