Sotheby’s annual Important Americana sale provides clients an exceptional opportunity to acquire a wonderful selection of American fine and decorative arts. There will be a fine assortment of rugs, Americana themed prints, Chinese export porcelain, silver, furniture and folk art. Many pieces from this sale hale from prominent collections including Dr. Thomas and Alice Kugelman, the Goddard family, Lee B. Anderson, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Museum of the City of New York and other smaller collections.
Highlights from the 25 January sale of Important Americana included:
The Important and Exceptional Samuel Talcott Chippendale Carved Cherrywood Block-Front Desk-and-Bookcase, Probably Hartford, Connecticut, circa 1765-1775, Possibly 1767
A View of Mount Vernon with the Washington Family on the Terrace
Hammer Price: $602,500
An Important Federal Red-and-Green Paint-Decorated Yellow Pine and Poplar Chest of Drawers, Attributed to Johannes Braun, with decoration attributed to Johann Valentin Schuller, Jr., Mahantongo Valley, Pennsylvania, 1829