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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).
Much more to come from this estate -- this is event #7 from this estate, to be sold at no reserve on eBay Timed Auctions with over 425 lots selling on May 31st 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 in downtown Charleston SC on Oct 24-25th. We are still unpacking this estate from boxes unopened for over 40 years. Look for our next events in May. Shipping / Handling / Insurance: We combine lots to save you money based on weight. Just request a manual invoice from us after the auction instead of using the eBay calculated rate if you win more than one item. We will work with you to save you money whether you are from the US or worldwide. Using a business address will save you money on shipping. Beta Testers! We need customers who would like to preview - test our new "timed" LIVE software which will allow you to view and bid on items in our upcoming events in a cataloged live auction format. Works in your browser (no install), allows you to sit back and watch our auctions without having to find items manually. Please email us at if you want to try it out! (beta)
VINTAGE FRAMED PRINT THE HELPING HAND BY EMILE RENOUFItem Description Endearing vintage print from original painting En Coup de Main 1881 by Emile Renouf (French 1845-1894) The setting for this scene is in Brittany, which is a peninsula in northwestern France. Brittany has more good harbors than any other part of France. According to legend it was one of the lands of King Arthur.Because of all the coast line, many people made their living by fishing. we see a fisherman, a grandfather, who is out fishing with his granddaughter. Maybe she begged to go fishing with Grandfather. She thinks that she is really helping him row the boat. See how hard she is concentrating on the job. Grandfather, contentedly smoking his pipe, looks at her fondly. He knows that the small strength she has in her arms isn't really much help in rowing the boat. She mainly helps him by her devotion to him, her grandfather. Signed E. Renouf 81. Plaque says The Helping Hand, Emile Renouf. W/frame: 28 x 36 x 3. Print: 21.5 x 29.5. Note: holes in frame appear purposeful.
Retail Value Estimate: $150-$200
Condition: few scratches & minor wear to paint Weight: 7lb 6oz
Measurements (LxWxH): 28 inches x 36 inches x 3 inches
All items come with certificate of Provenance