Spring Select Auction 2007

Lots 287- 319

287. Pittsburgh table lamp, large reverse painted chipped-ice amber-glass shade in maple leaf pattern, gadrooned bronze base, acorn pulls, 24"h x 18"d, all original in excellent condition. 4,000-6,000
288. Handel boudoir lamp, reverse painted chipped ice shade with blossoms and leaves, shade signed Handel 6760 with Handel Lamps cloth label to base, 14"h x 8"d, excellent condition. 1,500-2,000
289. Handel boudoir lamp, ribbed green reverse painted chipped ice shade with dogwood blossoms signed Handel 6747, ribbed stem with acorn pull impressed HANDEL, 14"h x 7"d, all original and in excellent condition. Two or three very tiny flakes at fitter ring. Insignificant. Lower rim in superb condition with virtually no roughness. No evidence of paint flakes. 1,500-2,000
Tiffany bronze floor lamp, five pad-footed base, harp form top with leaves to fixture, textured surface in original nut brown patina, marked Tiffany Studios New York 423H, favrile glass fluted shade in iridescent shades of orange and yellow with magenta and green highlighs, signed LCT. Base 57"h x 15"w, one replaced fitter screw. Shade 4.5"h, 2 7/8" fitter, small chip and insignificant roughness at fitter opening. 3,500-4,500
291. George K. Gillespie, Ireland, 1924-1996, Among the Twelvepins Connemala Co Galway, oil on canvas, 16" x 20", signed. 4,000-6,000

George K. Gillespie was an important Irish painter of landscapes, beaches and children.

292. William Hurd Lawrence, New York, 1866-1938, Rockport harbor with boats at dock, oil on canvas, 16" x 20". A nice Cape Ann School harbor scene by a well-listed New York artist. Artist's business card attached to back. 1,500-2,000

William Hurd Lawrence was a painter and illustrator of New York and East Coast scenes, genre, and landscapes. He exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, Corcoran Gallery Biennial, Pennsylvania Academy, St. Louis Exposition-World's Fair 1904, and the American Artists Professional League, where he was also a member.

293. Jakob Ruch, Switzerland, 1868-1914, French Impressionist field of flowers, oil on board, 10" x 16", signed. 1,500-2,500

Listed Swiss painter, studied at the Academie Julien and the Ecole des Beaux Arts.

294. Frederick Waters Watts, Britain, 1800-1862, Landscape with old mill, oil on panel, 11" x 16", signed. 3,500-4,000
295. William McKendree Snyder, Indiana, Forest road with stumps, oil on canvas, 18" x 28", signed. 2,500-4,500

Snyder was one of the first artists to paint landscapes in Brown County, Indiana. He served in the Union Army in the Civil War. He studied under John Insco Williams in Cincinnati, and later with Albert Bierstadt and George Innes.

296. William McKendree Snyder, Indiana, Forest interior trail with red leaves, oil on canvas, 12" x 20", signed. 2,500-3,500
297. Thomas B. Griffin, New York, 1858-1918, Landscape with fishing hawk, oil on canvas, 12" x 18", signed. 1,000-2,000

Thomas Bartholomew Bailey Griffin studied and exhibited at the National Academy of Design. He was active in New York, painting in the Catskills and by Lake George, and in Maryland.

298. Charles Salis Kaelin, Cincinnati, 1858-1929, Rockport Quay, pastel, 6.5" x 9", signed. 1,000-1,500

Kaelin was one of the first American Divisionist painters, a post-impressionist movement. He studied at the Art Academy of Cincinnati under Thomas Noble and John Twachtman, and at the Art Students League in New York. He had many one-man exhibitions in numerous cities, and won a silver medal at the Panama-Pacific Exposition. Kaelin's works are found in several museums, including the Cincinnati Art Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

299. Addison Thomas Millar, New York, 1860-1913, Young Parisian man on couch, oil on panel, 6.5" x 8.5", signed. 2,500-3,500

Born in Warren Ohio, Millar studied in Cleveland, and later in New York at the Art Students League with William Merritt Chase.  He studied again with Chase in Spain. Millar worked in France and Holland, and was widely exhibited in his lifetime, including at the National Academy of Design.

300. Handel harp form table lamp with Steuben shade, butterscotch glass cased in opaque white with zig zag intarsia border. Base impressed HANDEL with cloth Handel Lamps label to felt base, unsigned shade with minor chips at fitter and minor heat flaw at rim, 18"h x 7.5"d. 3,000-4,000
301. Hand hammered copper Arts & Crafts table lamp with mica shade, squat form base with three support arms, riveted copper over mica shade, 14"h x 14"d, excellent condition. 1,000-2,000
302. Signed Bradley & Hubbard Arts and Crafts figural desk lamp in frogskin patina. Three-sided base with standing owls whose wings sweep down into lily pad pin trays, yellow highlights to breast feathers, yellow glass eyes with black pupils, raised B&H mark to base, 0.5" patina loss to arm. Six-panel mottled green slag glass shade with intricate metal lattice with oak leaves and acorns, artichoke finial, one panel as is. 11.5"h x 7"d. 1,500-2,500
303. Quezal classic ribbed shade, iridescent gold with lime and magenta highlights, signed Quezal, excellent condition, 5"h x 5"d. 150-200
304. Fully carved walnut hall chair with extensive open work, large central medallion to back with open mouthed grotesque face surrounded by acanthus and floral designs, split scroll crown with central flower-filled urn. Floral medallions to seat with stippled background. Front of base has central medallion with dancing lion flanked by two man-in-the-moon faces, violin scrolls to each corner. Partial split to back, repaired upper corner, several chips. 52"h x 16" x 16". 400-600
305. French marble top bow front humidor, ormolu mounted corners, wreath-ring drop handles, one drawer over one door with large central cartouche inlaid in mixed woods of hanging flower basket, diamond marquetry side panels, mottled tan and white marble, no back splash, 30"h x 16"w x 15"d. 400-600
306. Early mahogany pembroke table, rounded corners to leaves, tapered legs, swing arm supports, loss to drawer bottom, some splits, refinished, leg repair, 27.5"h x 30.75"d, 19"w closed, 38"w open. 300-500
307. Bradley and Hubbard slag glass table lamp, eight panel shade in mottled caramel and white, metal overlay with blossoms and leaves, base with molded tassels to stem, lattice work and blossoms to foot, marked at top of stem, 24"h x 22"d. 600-800
308. Bronze Arts and Crafts nautical theme desk lamp, metal shade with two reticulated panels with sailing ships, figural stem in the form of a dolphin with matching finial, acanthus trim to base, underside of base impressed ENGLAND, 18"h x 10.5"d. 600-800
309. Handel hanging lamp, amber chipped ice shade with lattice work of linked quatrefoils, ornate open work crown and ceiling fixture, shade approximately 10"d, 22" lamp plus 6" fixture, signed Handel 7402, original hardware, electrified, excellent condition. 1,000-1,500
310. Arts and Crafts style table lamp, eight panel slag glass shade in mottled caramel and white, metal overlay with oak leaves to rim, paneled base with leaves to foot, 22.5"h x 18"d. 400-600
311. Original Currier & Ives hand colored lithograph, Brook Trout Fishing: An Anxious Moment, New York Published by Currier & Ives 152 Nassau Street, Painted by A.F. Tait, On Stone by CH. Parsons, Entered According to Act of Congress AD 1862 by Currier & Ives in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of NY. Image size 18-3/16" x 27", sheet size 23-3/16" x 31". Margins: 2" left, right and upper; 3.5" bottom. Light water stains along lower margin under printing, very faint vertical foxing down middle, slight discoloration spots, most of the image is bright and clean with good color and details. Three small and faint abrasions. Print is not attached in any way, it rests freely between the glass and the wood backing. In early gilt and black gesso over wood frame. 8,000-12,000
313. Howard McCormick, New Jersey, 1875-1943, The Parrot, 1927, oil on panel, 16" x 12", signed front and back, Salmagundi Club Exhibition label to back, thickly applied paint resembles faience tile. 2,000-2,500

Painter and illustrator Howard McCormick is best known for his museum murals depicting Southwest Indians. He studied with William Forsyth, William Merritt Chase, and in 1895 at the Academie Julian with Jean Paul Laurens. He was a member of the American National Academy and exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1913 and the Salons of America in 1934.

314. John Philip Falter, Philadelphia, 1910-1980, Trompe l'oeil of windup English cavalry toy, 1956, oil on panel, 5" x 6", initials to front, signed and dated back. Sells with the original toy from the painting. Falter used this toy as his model, then later gave the painting to the owners of the toy. 3,000-5,000

Falter was one of the most noted cover illustrators for the Saturday Evening Post and several other publications. He studied at the Kansas City Art Institute and then won a scholarship to the Art Students League in New York.

315. Herman Henry Wessel, Cincinnati, 1878-1969, Dock scene with distant bell tower, gouache and mixed media, 12" x 9.5", signed, old Traxel Art Galleries Cincinnati label to reverse. 2,500-3,000

A prominent member of Cincinnati's artistic community, Herman Wessel studied at the Cincinnati Art Academy, Royal Academy in Munich, and Academie Julien in Paris. He taught at the Cincinnati Art Academy for 40 years and painted many prominent public murals. He and his wife Bessie Wessel worked closely with Frank Duveneck and became leading experts on authenticating his works.

316. William Purcell McDonald, Cincinnati, 1863-1931, Lijah's Creek, oil on canvas, 24" x 30", signed, title and second signature to reverse. Arts & Crafts landscape of Elijah's Creek in Kenton County, Kentucky, across the Ohio River from Cincinnati, where McDonald worked at Rookwood Pottery. Great palette and frame from the Arts & Crafts period. 3,000-5,000

McDonald was a Rookwood artist from 1882 until his death in 1931. He studied at the Cincinnati Art Academy with Frank Duveneck. He painted portraits, landscapes, still life, and murals. His work is found in several museums, including the Metropolitan in New York.

317. Paul Chidlaw, Cincinnati, 1900-1989, At the Wailing Wall, oil on canvas, 30" x 36", signed. A deassession from Cincinnati Children's Hospital, 1987. 5,000-7,000

A Cincinnati native who studied and later taught at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. In 1927, he studied at the L'Ecole des Beaux-Arts. He spent the next few years traveling and painting in Europe, following in the steps of the Impressionists. Chidlaw has had several exhibitions and is a well sought after artist.

319. J.J. Enwright, NY, 1905-2001, New England harbor scene, oil on canvas, 24" x 36", signed. 2,750-3,500

J.J. Enwright is one of the pseudonyms of artist Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen. He is best known for his harbor paintings in New York and Massachusetts.