FINE ART, ANTIQUES & ASIAN TREASURES, DAY 1Platinum House 499 lots with images
February 2, 2013Live Auction
PO Box 300
51 Atlantic Highway
Thomaston, ME, 04861 USA
Viewing NotesTWO DAY AUCTION: SATURDAY, February 2, 2012 - 11:00 AM thru Sunday, February 3, 2013 - 11:00 AM. The winters are long in Maine, and by February we are all looking for a diversion from shoveling snow. Our first Feature Auction of 2013 will be just the thing to rid you of those winter blues. We have handpicked some exceptional items that will be of interest to all including a collection of mid-century modern furniture, fine antique carpets, exquisite estate jewelry, period 18th & 19th c. furniture, important artwork, and early oriental jade.
Sale NotesAmerican and European artists' Sir John Lavery, J. E. Buttersworth, William Burpee, Martin Johnson Heade, Samuel Badger and Maurice Prendergast are included in the 60 lots of exceptional artwork on Day One. Among the finest of American furniture you'll find a circa 1790 Chippendale chest, Connecticut 18th c. chest of drawers, mahogany Chippendale tall clock, circa 1800 Hepplewhite sideboard, and a set of 6 Massachusetts 18th c. Chippendale carved chairs. Four rare 18th c. maps by Henri Abraham and Mattheus Seutter will be offered. An Etruscan period fibula highlights a fine selection of antiquities. Early 20th c. estate antique carpets including Isfahan, Sarouk, Kashan, Southwest Caucasus, and Heriz are a few of the 40 being offered this day. Important Chinese artwork includes an ancient Chinese scroll painting (1056 - 1063), an 18th c. Chinese narrative scroll painting, plus paintings by Qi Baishi, Shen Chou, Wang-Chi Yuan, Huang Binhong and Li Kuchan. There are also fine examples of Chinese jade, bronze and porcelain. Early silver is represented by a large George III period Tea Urn, a pair of candlesticks hallmarked London 1762 by Ebenezer Coker, and an 18th c. Philadelphia tankard by Joseph & Nathaniel Richardson. Civil War and Native American artifacts, six tall case clocks and a nice selection of nautical items featuring a 19th c. figurehead will all be offered this day.View all lots in this auction
Lot 1: ALMS BOX - Carved and Polychrome Spanish Colonial Alms Box featuring a tombstone backplate, 13 1/2" tall, 9" x 6".
Description: ALMS BOX - Carved and Polychrome Spanish Colonial Alms Box featuring a tombstone backplate depicting a priest standing above a pile of skulls and cross bones, handle on back, arched locking door on front with key, 13 1/2" tall, 9" x 6", good condition.View additional info »
Lot 2: (2) EARLY BUTTER MOLDS - Including: Three Part Mold in leaf shape with carved floral branch, 10 1/2" x 5 3/4" x 2"; PLUS Chip Lollipop
Description: (2) EARLY BUTTER MOLDS - Including: Three Part Mold in leaf shape with carved floral branch, 10 1/2" x 5 3/4" x 2"; PLUS Chip Lollipop Stamp with starburst on one side and pinwheel on other, detailing to handle, 11 1/2" x 3 1/4" x 3/4", good condition.View additional info »
Lot 3: FRAMED DRESS - Circa 1870-80 Centennial made blue top with white applied stars over red and white striped bottom, displayed in a custom
Description: FRAMED DRESS - Circa 1870-80 Centennial made blue top with white applied stars over red and white striped bottom, displayed in a custom shadow box frame under glass with white linen back and distressed gilded frame, 61"H x 39"W, good condition. Provenance: from a private Southern Folk Art collector.View additional info »
Lot 4: OIL ON CANVAS - Oval View of New England Farm signed Henry Cook and dated 1860, unframed, 10" x 13 1/2".
Description: OIL ON CANVAS - Oval View of New England Farm signed Henry Cook and dated 1860, unframed, 10" x 13 1/2". Very good condition.View additional info »
Lot 5: TAVERN TABLE - Diminutive Maple Oval Top 18th c. Tavern Table, mortise and tenon apron with pegged construction, set on turned legs ter
Description: TAVERN TABLE - Diminutive Maple Oval Top 18th c. Tavern Table, mortise and tenon apron with pegged construction, set on turned legs terminating on button feet, traces of old yellow paint, 23" tall, 33" x 26", good condition, old replaced top, replaced feet.View additional info »