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  • Sold Date: Apr 26, 2009
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LOT # 1519 Detailed Photos
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Treasure trove left untouched for half a century

Estate Roadshow Auctions is now conducting the first in a series of sales to disperse the remarkable personal collection (over 5000 lots) and early store stock of Connecticut antiques dealer Louise Mondani Graham, who passed in August. From the mid-1950s until 2005, Graham operated her old-school antiques business, Brass Bugle Antiques, from a well-patronized barn in Cornwall Bridge, Litchfield County, Connecticut. The building gained acclaim after it was chosen to be the subject of an artwork by Graham's close friend, the noted New England painter Eric Sloane (1905-1985).

This is event #5 to be sold at no reserve on eBay Timed Auctions with over 450 lots selling on April 26th in 1 minute intervals. Use eBay Desktop to view all the lots in order for faster bidding. Every Sunday we will sell from 400-600 lots at no reserve until our final live auction event to be held


Item Description This is the original pencil rendering for the proposed school group for St. Matthews in NYC 1927. The architectural firm of Mayers Murray & Phillip was the successor of Goodhue Associates after Bertram Goodhue's unexpected death in 1924. The principals were Francis L.S. Mayers, Oscar Harold Murray, and Hardie Philip. The firm executed a good number of Goodhue's unfinished projects and designs, eleven buildings on the Caltech campus alone. Buildings credited to the firm reflect Goodhue's characteristic massing and incorporation of ornament by longtime collaborators. Of the three, Hardie Phillip is solely credited with completing the Honolulu Academy of Arts.For the 1929 Church of the Heavenly Rest at 90th Street and Fifth Avenue in New York City, the firm completed a steel-frame, simplified Gothic limestone structure on land donated by the Carnegie family. The church features integrated architectural sculpture by Lee Lawrie in the form of Moses and John the Baptist emerging from the stonework.The design of the 1931 Oriental Institute on the grounds of the University of Chicago partly reflects the Egyptian Revival craze of the 1920s on a particularly appropriate building. A bas-relief above the door, designed by Institute director James Henry Breasted, depicts various symbolic icons and hieroglyphics, figures including Herodotus and Julius Caesar, and includes an image of Goodhue's Nebraska State Capitol. Goodhue's own Rockefeller Chapel is nearby.For the 1939 World's Fair, Mayers Murray & Phillip designed the Medicine and Public Health Building with interior murals by Hildreth Meiere, and three large allegorical sculptures to represent American virtues: Humility (the Devil and Texan folklore figure Strap Buckner), Efficiency (Paul Bunyan), and Benevolence (Johnny Appleseed). 6.75" x 11.5"
Retail Value Estimate: $400-$500
Condition: wear/discoloration to matting Weight: 2lb 9oz
Measurements (LxWxH): 14 inches x 17.75 inches x inches

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