A Scottish estate’s treasures, by approach of Vermont
January 3, 2015 - table lamp
Property from a estate of Sir Alasdair Thomas Ian Munro, a 6th Baronet of Lindertis (1927-2014), who changed to Vermont in a midst 20th century, is among a offerings during Skinner’s European Furniture Decorative Arts Auction Jan. 10 during a Boston gallery.
The 51 lots, some before in a Scottish residence during Lindertis in Angus County, embody a 17th-/18th-century Flemish Baroque part-ebonized and shell-mounted list cupboard ($3,000-$5,000 estimate), “Madonna and Child,” an oil portrayal on a turn bracket after a Italian artist Francesco Solimena (1657-1747) ($1,000-$1,500), twelve Sevres 1763-79 porcelain plates ($800-$1,000 estimate), and a span of 18th-century 25-inch forged marble allegorical sum after a Dutch artist Ludovicus Willemssens (1630-1702) with a $1,000-$1,500 estimate.
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Also in a sale are family portraits and an 1837-58 rosewood and brass-inlaid roving pack by David Edwards of London with compartments for monogrammed 1794-95 and 1853-54 British china bathing articles and sewing notions ($1,500-$2,500).
Munro, who was an importer of Scottish antiques and a executive of a St. Andrews Society of Vermont, an classification compelling Scottish enlightenment in a humanities and a community, authored “Scottish Antiques” (Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2003, illustrated).
Also featured in a 794-lot auction is Part II of a Stillwell Collection of Doulton, a stoneware vases, figures, and other articles done in a London pottery named for John Doulton, one of a founders. Part we of a collection was sole during Skinner’s in October.
Among a highlights of this sale are a late-19th-century figure and an early-20th-century vase with a monograms of dual of Doulton’s many distinguished artists. The 10-inch figure modeled by George Tinworth as a girl holding an amphora and station on a turn plinth has a $2,000-$4,000 estimate, while a Royal Doulton 14⅛-inch vase flashy by Hannah Barlow with pigs in a landscape bordered with stylized leaflet has a $2,500-$3,500 estimate.
Ceramics from other consignors embody a stoneware 10¾-inch “Wally” Bird jar and cover ($10,000-$15,000) done in England in 1882 by a Martin Brothers and a 15-inch Fairyland Lustre vase and cover, circa 1925, in a Ghostly Woods settlement with pinkish sky ($7,000-$9,000) from a Barron Collection of Wedgwood.
Two paintings are a auction’s approaching tip sellers: “La Foire de la St.-Martin à Pau” ($30,000-$50,000), a 101-by-76-inch oil depicting a nation satisfactory stage by a 19th-century French artist Joseph Auguste Rousselin (1805-65) and “The Harem Guard” ($20,000-$30,000), an 80-by-47-inch 1885 oil by a Belgian artist Georges De Geetere (1859-1929) depicting a masculine bare though for a loincloth.
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The 20th Century Design Auctions final month brought startling prices, including many good above their high estimates.
The 267 lots sole during Sotheby’s 3 auctions over dual days brought $21.3 million, leading a sum high guess of $17.7 million.
The top-selling seat was a circa 1932 list by a French engineer Eugene Printz (1889-1948) that brought $845,000, some-more than doubling a high of a $250,000-$350,000 estimate. It was followed by a circa 1950 low list by a French engineer Paul Dupre-Lafon (1900-71) that sole for $749,000, scarcely 6 times a high $126,000 estimate, and a Art Nouveau “Nenuphars” chair by a French engineer Louis Majorelle that went for $653,000, some-more than 13 times a $50,000 high estimate.
Two scarcely matching circa 1901-05 Tiffany Wisteria list lamps brought a dual tip prices of a two-day sales. Both sole to a same private US collector, one for $1.2 million, a other for $1.1 million. Each had a $700,000-$1 million estimate.
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At Christie’s 20/21 Design and Tiffany Studios Auction, a singular circa 1928 asymmetrical buffet by Printz was a tip seller, bringing $965,000. It was partial of a dining room elect that also enclosed a list and 6 chairs that sole for a sum total of $1.2 million.
The auction’s second-highest cost was a $437,000 paid for a circa 1930 runner consecrated by a maharaja of Indore for his Modernist palace.
The top-selling Tiffany flare was a circa 1910 Dragonfly list flare that went for $245,000 opposite a $150,000-$200,000 estimate.
A contemporary charity was a 97-inch “All a King’s Men” loll done in 2010 by Johnny Swing (1961-) of Brookline, Vt., of welded JFK half-dollars and immaculate steel. Number dual from an book of 10, it brought a auction’s 10th-highest cost of $155,000, some-more than doubling a low of it $70,000-$90,000 estimate.
Even tiny equipment brought prices surpassing their estimates, such as a small, 1920s lonesome box by Jean Dunand (1877-1942) from a Andy Warhol Collection that fetched $52,500 opposite an $8,000-$12,000 estimate.
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All of a 10 tip lots during Skinner’s 20th Century Design Auction sole above their high estimates, and all though one were seat by George Nakashima (1905-90), deliberate a father of a American crafts movement.
A 7½-foot dais with a winding design rail over 22 spindles brought a tip cost of $79,958, scarcely doubling a $40,000 high estimate.
It was followed by a circa 1975 two-piece dining list (estimate $27,000-$37,000) and a 1977 buffet (estimate $15,000-$25,000), any offered for $49,200.
Four chairs with a $16,000-$25,000 guess brought $38,130, a low rectilinear surfaced divert residence list ($25,830 opposite $15,000-$20,000), a unresolved cupboard ($23,370 opposite $10,000-$15,000), a trestle-based dining list ($19,680 opposite $8,000-$12,000), 6 chairs ($13,530 opposite $6,000-$8,000), and a loll chair ($10,455 opposite $3,000-$5,000).
“January 1970,” an aluminum and oil portrayal on board by a Taiwanese-born, British-educated artist Richard Lin (Lin Show Yu), brought a auction’s sixth-highest cost of $22,140 opposite a $10,000-$15,000 estimate.
Also featured in a 447-lot auction was a preference of furnishings from a Oyster Bay, N.Y., home of Mary Griggs Burke (1916-2012) that were designed by Ben Thompson (1918-2002), a owner of Architects Collaborative of Cambridge.
The tip seller was a circa 1954 turn teak dining list and 6 turn chairs by a Danish engineer Hans Wegner (1914-2007) that brought $19,680 opposite $3,500-$4,500.
A teak and white laminate list and pivot armchair designed by Thompson sole for $2,214 opposite an $850-$1,150 estimate. Other seat custom-designed by Thompson enclosed a 9-foot three-seat loll ($1,968 opposite $1,000-$2,000) and a mahogany coffee list on steel legs ($1,599 opposite $600-$800).
A circa 1957 Swedish hand-woven nap carpet with a $200-$300 guess sole for $3,998, and a circa 1908 Tiffany building flare in a screen limit settlement went for $58,425 opposite a $30,000-$50,000 estimate.