An example of Modernist Hans Wegner’s “Papa Bear” armchair in dark green upholstery will be among the items offered in an online auction facilitated by Litchfield County Auction that will close on April 28, 2010.
LITCHFIELD, Conn. – Nearly 950 lots in an impressive array of categories—most of the items coming from prominent estates and collections in Connecticut and New York—are being sold in an Internet and catalog auction run by Litchfield County Auctions that has already gone online at iGavelAuctions.com. The auction will conclude Apr. 28, by.
Offered are European furniture and decorations, antiquities and ethnographic art; Asian art and antiques; and modern art and design. This last category includes Art Deco, mid-century modern (and later, decorator) furniture, early 20th-century art glass, studio pottery, abstract and modernist paintings, and prints and drawings from the gallery collection of Louise Himmelfarb, among others.
Himmelfarb’s art holdings include a pencil drawing by Amedeo Modigliani (It., 1884-1920), titled “Portrait de Jeune Fille”; a drawing by Camille Pissarro (Fr., 1830-1903), titled “Camille Pissarro drinking Absynthe at an outdoor café,” signed “CP”; and additional artworks.
Also sold will be seven paintings by Raymond Kanelba (Pol., 1897-1960), which come from the collection of a Connecticut art aficionado who was also a friend of the artist. Included will be an oil-on-canvas portrait of one of Kanelba’s muses. The work served as cover art for her 2006 autobiography.
Up for bid will be this oil on canvas painting by Korean artist Kim Heung Sou (born 1919), signed lower right.
The sale also features prints by many of the modern masters, including Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Joan Miro, Alexander Calder, Louise Nevelson, Larry Rivers, Chaim Gross, Red Grooms and Marino Marini. There is also a wonderful selection of vintage travel posters for sale.
The modern furniture includes a Hans Wegner “Papa Bear” chair, a rare Philip and Kelvin Laverne amorphous-shaped coffee table, a labeled Karl Springer black leather covered and stainless steel mounted coffee table, and several pieces by Florence Knoll and Edward Wormley (for Dunbar). The art glass category includes various pieces by Tiffany and Galle.
A Meissen hand-painted porcelain partial tea service for 18 (Germany, circa 1880-1920).
The European lots feature a pair of rock crystal, clear glass and metal two-light sconces; a Tiffany & Co. nephrite and 14kt gold compact; a work by the French playwright and librettist Robert de Flers (1872-1927), titled “Islee, Princesse de Tripoli”; lithographs by the Czech artist Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939); and a sterling silver presentation two-handled loving cup trophy.
The Asian art and antiques feature porcelain, pottery, furniture, artwork, carvings and more. Expected highlights include two modernist paintings by the Korean artist Kim Heung Sou, a collection of Netsuke and hardstone carvings, a pair of Rattankosin period Thai lacquered and gilt bronze figures (18th/19th century), Rose Medallion, blue and white porcelain, and other items.
For more information about this auction, call 860.567.4661, e-mail to email@example.com or visit the Litchfield County Auctions Web site.
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