Spring Select Auction 2007

Lots 353-383

353. 19th century Scottish linen press, richly grained mahogany, expert carving, central domed mirrored door flanked by ribbon wrapped fluted columns with carved capitals of fruits, nuts, blossoms and pierce-carved vining, large domed crown carved with shield, nuts, pods and pierce-carved vining, central door over interior drawers flanked by two doors with panels with carved rippled edging. Breaks down into eight pieces. Minor losses to veneer and to vining at crown. 106"h x 94"w x 26"d. 5,000-10,000
354. Elegant cherry and burled walnut corner cupboard with mahogany interior, brilliant graining throughout, carved shell crown, paneled cut corners, inlaid diamond escutcheons, impressive bracket feet, 78.5"h x 36"w x 18"d. 1,500-2,000
355. Matched pair of deeply carved standing silver chests, one divided drawer over one door, beautifully carved with Minerva head and scroll work to front panel with geometric and scrolled edging, corners deeply carved with curls, drapes, pods and leaves, all on stippled backgrounds. Side panels carved with crests, pods, leaves and scrolling. Atop leaf-capped bun feet, good old finish, tops lacquered, 40"h x 29"w x 21"d. 2,500-3,500
356. Walnut Renaissance Revival marble top table, fancy underpinning with center stem and circular medallions, nicely carved skirt with applied medallions, white ogee marble top in notched corner form, 30"h x 33" x 24". 500-700
357. Stained and leaded glass fire screen, five panels in wrought iron frames with scrolled feet and crowns, many green jewels. Center panel has tree of life over central panel in mottled pink and white glass surrounded by the phrase SALVE QVISQIVS ADES (All who come are welcome), 43.5"h x 80"w, minor breaks to several segments, overall very good condition. 1,500-2,500
358. Madonna Della Sedia, hand painted porcelain plaque in deep gilt frame within shadowbox frame, after Raphael. Back of plaque has faint ink stamp and impressed marks, and Madonna Della Sedia mach Raphael written in ink. 8" plaque, 15.5" x 15.5" frame, excellent condition. 1,000-2,000
359. Hand painted French porcelain plaque with portrait of beautiful woman in bonnet, yellow central background with detailed acanthus scrolling surrounded by ornate gold border with raised decorations surrounded by outer border with gold blossoms and leaves on olive background, blue velvet matt inside carved and gilt frame with blossoms and ferns, plaque signed Lecomte, old paper labels to back, 15.5" x 11.5", frame 26" x 22.25", excellent condition. 2,000-3,000
360. Carl Kauba, Austria, 1865-1922, Bronze statue of Indian rider fending off cougar, 6"h atop 1" marble base, signed C Kauba, impressed foundry marks along edge of base read 1904 9 AUSTRIA and KF in diamond hallmark, excellent condition. 1,000-2,000
361. Emmanuelle Villanis, France, Pris de Corsaire, bronze statue, French foundry mark, 33"h, repatinated.  We feel this is most likely a 20th Century reproduction. Please consult photos. The foundry mark is impressed into the mold and there is no hole behind the foundry mark.  A beautiful bronze. 2,500-3,500
362. Pair of hand painted oval porcelain plaques with garden courting scenes, 13" x 10", signed D.P. Watteau, framed in hanging five-light sconces. 400-600
363. Oak Arts and Crafts bookcase, two doors over one glass door, applied carvings to upper doors of stylized leaves, brass hardware with some "rivets" showing green patina, three shelves, bun feet, nicely paneled back, 57"h x 34"w x 14"d, top has circle water mark and some scratches. Dramatic look and great size. 500-800
364. Bronze bank door-front, classic design with intertwining vines and leaf medallions at corners, interior border of circular leaf medallions in geometric pattern, central cartouche of wreath with Fleur di Leis and shell accents, great brown-green patina, rail bent & detached at bottom, 74.25"h x 24.25"w. 1,500-2,000
365. Lacquered breakfront with applied jade, mother of pearl and stone decorations, four doors over four drawers over four doors, lower doors have two large birds to each with surrounding foliage, decorated throughout with vines, blossoms, fish and birds, with gold highlighted accents including insects, leaves and blossoms, 80"h x 71"w x 20"d, last half 20th century 1,000-2,000
366. Corner cabinet, two glass front doors flanked by two glass front panels over four-door base, applied jade, mother of pearl and stone decorations including birds similar to breakfront, 77"h x 34"w, 24" sides. 500-1,000
367. Frank Boyd, New York, 20th century, Impressionist beach with colorful crowd, oil on board, 8" x 10", signed. 1,500-2,000
368. Edmund Darch Lewis, Philadelphia, 1835-1910, Harbor with boat and row of trees, oil on canvas on board, 5.75" x 7.5", signed. 1,200-1,800

Born in Philadelphia, Lewis studied under Paul Weber. He exhibited at the National Academy of Design, the Boston Athanaeum, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

369. Arthur Bowen Davies, New York, 1862-1928, Sketch of man reaching up, gouache and pencil, 13.5" x 8.5", signed. 1,000-2,000

Davies was one of "The Eight, " a group of painters who became a symbol of revolt in American art after an exhibition in 1908. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, and adopted a Cubist style later in his life.

370. Camillo Adriani, USA, 20th century, Forest interior snowscene with creek, oil on canvas, 24" x 30", signed. 1,000-2,000

Camillo (Camille) Adriani was a painter of landscapes, harbor scenes and gardens, with good auction records.

371. Fern Frances Cunningham, Ohio and California, 1889-1975, Harbor with boat unloading, oil on board, 17" x 20", signed. Born in Ohio, active painter in Florida and California. 600-800

Born in Defiance, Ohio, Cunningham was active in Florida and California. She studied at Defiance College, Van Emburg Art School (NJ), and in France at the Fontainbleu School.

372. Impressionist canal cityscape, oil on canvas mounted on board, 16" x 20", signed C.E. Sutterlin 29. 500-700
373. Dey De Ribcowski, Florida, 1880-1936, Venice canal at Rialto bridge, 1917, oil on canvas, 20" x 30", signed, dated 17. 1,000-1,500

(Richard) Dey De Ribcowski was born in Bulgaria, studied art in Paris beginning at age 13, then continued in Italy and Russia. He founded the Academy of Beaux Arts in Buenos Aires in 1904. He immigrated to the United States in 1910, living primarily in Arizona and California. He specialized in marine paintings, cityscapes, Venice, and the Grand Canyon.

374. Achille Petrocelli, Italy, b.1861, Portrait of beautiful young woman, oil on canvas, 19" x 13", signed. Ornate gilt frame in velvet lined shadowbox frame, 33" x 27", label on back reads EMERY H BARTON / ODD & ORIGINAL PICTURE FRAMES / 128 W FOURTH ST, CINCINNATI O. 1,000-2,000

Listed Italian artists, known for his portraits of women and musicians, tavern scenes, and genre.

375. 19th century portrait of young woman in German dress, oil on canvas, 18.5" x 14", illegible signature LR, outstanding carved gilt frame. 1,000-2,000
376. Antique cloud band Kazak area rug, Southwest Caucasus, red central field with stylized flora and fauna, 8.5' x 4', very good condition. 2,000-3,000
377. Viennese-style hand painted enameled figural compote, rock crystal bowl and base with silver bands with detailed enameled mythological scenes, mermaid-form stem with split tail, the dipper atop bowl is a full standing mariner holding spyglass with pearl to his belly, both crystal bowls have cut decorations including grotesque faces and griffins, 8" to top of bowl, 11" to top of mariner, probably Austrian, minor flaws to glass, two chips to bowl. 4,000-6,000
378. Viennese-style silver and enameled sailing ship in chased design, sails hand painted on both sides with mythological and sailing scenes, figures climbing ropes, two deck hands and figures in crow's nests, winged ladies to stern and bowsprit, 10"h x 14"w, excellent condition with some chips to enamel. 3,000-5,000
379. Viennese-style enameled clock, hand painted panels on all sides with mythological scenes and landscapes, finial is baby Dionysius atop keg with grapes, lion ring handles, ornate legs with faces and acanthus scrolls to clock and base, losses to side enamel panels, 7.5"h. 2,000-3,000
380. 19th century miniature enameled clock, hand painted porcelain front with flying and seated cherubs, enameled face, on ball feet, hands missing, 3". 200-400
381. L.C. Tiffany Favrile glass trumpet vase in bronze holder, green and gold pulled feather decoration on opal background with gold iridescent interior, gold dore bronze base with scaled stem, 8.25" vase signed L.C.T., 5" base impressed 1043, 12"h, minor scratches to glass. 1,500-2,000
382. Carved and gilt hanging shelf, deeply open carved acanthus leaves, 17"h x 16"w x 10"d, a few insignificant age cracks, superb condition.  The best shelf of this kind we have seen. 600-800

383. Two Arts & Crafts quartersawn oak schoolhouse coat racks, three tiered reverse stair-step form with three rows of hooks and two shelves, original hardware and finish, excellent condition, 19"h x 42"w x 16"d. 300-500