The Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates Fall Fine & Decorative Arts Auction contains a wide selection of desirable material and will include everything from art glass and Continental furniture to African tribal art and fine jewelry. The large auction will take place over two days, Friday, October 16, 2020; and Saturday, October 17, 2020, with in-house, absentee, phone, and live internet bidding available.
Friday’s session, Day One, beginning at 9:30 am, will start the weekend off with a bang and features material from the collection of Ray and Sylvia McAuliffe, Loveland, OH; part one of the Bill Sheriff estate collection, Silver Spring, MD; part three of the Thomas Bredehoft collection, Saint Louisville, OH; selections from the Robert and Patricia Ruff collection, Reno, NV; a Woodstock, GA private collection; property from a Toronto, Canada private collection; plus others. The day’s offerings consist of a wide selection of American and European art glass; over 100 miniature and fairy lamps; a fine collection of scent bottles; antique and modern paperweights; studio glass; Italian glass; &c. Highlights include a fine French Schneider cameo aquarium vase; a Mt. Washington double-handled lava vase; a Stevens & Williams tri-color peach cameo vase; a Diamond Quilt mother-of-pearl parlor lamp; and an antique St. Louis Crown paperweight.
Saturday’s session, Day Two, beginning at 9:30 am, should prove to be equally exciting and features property from the Hunter and Shirley Gaunt estate, Winchester, VA; the private collection of the late Alvina Breckel of Oley, PA and Winnetka, IL; part two of the Carl O. Helvie Estate, Hampton, VA to benefit the Carl O. Helvie Holistic Cancer Foundation; a Virginia estate collection; the private collection of Curtis Sampson, Weems, VA; the Maury Lloyd Hanson, Jr. Revocable Trust for the Nature Conservancy, to be used solely for acquisition of land in the Piedmont and Shenandoah Valley areas of Virginia; plus others. The day’s offerings consist of a selection of American art pottery; a large collection of vintage Tiffany jewelry, including designer examples by Jean Schlumberger, Paloma Picasso, and Elsa Peretti; paintings, prints, and statuary, including a collection of Old Master-style and other religious art; rare music boxes; Asian material of all types, including Chinese and Japanese porcelain; several fine American table lamps, including examples by Handel and Steuben; a diverse selection of furniture from Baroque to Mid-Modern; and a selection of African tribal art. Highlights include a Bambara Kono mask retaining untouched sacrificial patina, with provenance indicating acquisition in 1965 from Segy Gallery in New York City; an Ellsworth Kelly (American, 1923-2015) “Cyclamen” lithograph (c.1966), signed and number “43/75”, recently discovered in a New York City thrift store; a rare pair of Chinese Export oil on canvas landscape paintings (c.1860) attributed to Youqua (act. 1840-1880), each retaining original artist’s label attached verso and possibly original frame; Joseph Boksay (Ukranian, 1891-1975) oil on canvas mountain landscape of impressive size, dated 1938; Seven-piece Japanese Export .950 silver tea and coffee service (c.1900), marked for Sanju Saku, Yokohama; a Harriet Whitney Frismuth (American,1880-1980) “The Vine” bronze figure, with Gorham Foundry mark, from an old Richmond, VA estate; and a Rookwood scenic vellum plaque by Leonore Asbury (1866-1933), in original frame retaining typed label attached verso giving title as “The Pool”.
The complete catalogue for each day will be posted on the firm’s website around October 2nd and will be available for in-house, phone, and absentee bidding as well as live bidding through the JSEA LIVE platform, Live Auctioneers, and Invaluable. All lots will be on public preview at the firm’s gallery located at 2177 Green Valley Ln., Mt. Crawford, VA on October 14th and 15th from 10 am to 6 pm EST and on October 16th and 17th from 8 am until the last lot is sold on each day. For additional information, please go to jeffreysevans.com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 540.434.3939.