Results: Sotheby’s 2017 Americana Week achieved $19.4 million across six blockbuster auctions. This unforgettable series of sales are testament to collectors' continued interest in the finest works of American furniture, folk art, silver, letters and manuscripts.
Auction Details: The Smith’s collection, focused primarily on outstanding examples of 18th century Pennsylvania fine and decorative arts, includes a very scarce example of Penn’s Treaty by the consummate folk artist Edward Hicks (1780 - 1849) as well as an important miniature William and Mary high chest of drawers. The brilliance of early Philadelphia craftsmen is on full display with the outstanding Queen Anne carved and figured walnut open armchair, the wonderful tall case clock with works by the celebrated clockmaker Peter Stretch (1670-1746) and its case by one of Philadelphia’s earliest cabinetmakers John Head (w. 1717-1754), and the Queen Anne carved and figured maple open armchair attributed to the workshop of Solomon Fussell (active ca. 1726–50). Much of the collection was acquired from notable dealers over 50 years ago and has remained with the family since they were purchased.