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
Added to the condition report: "The beginning of the attribution line in the lower left corner has been partially rubbed away."
The condition report has been amended to include a further (fourth) short tear at the left sheet edge at center.
Please note that this lot is a Soup Tureen Stand.
Please note that this lot are Tureen Stands.
Please note the weight of this piece is 153 oz.
Please note the piece count is109 pieces, not 98 and the correct weight is163oz weighable
This cup is one of a set of fourteen "Corsair Cups" given by the terms of J.P. Morgan's will to the members of the Corsair Dining Club and each cup was valued at $1,000 in 1914.
Please note this lot contains 11 plates, not 12.
Please note the Cheese knives are silver-bladed Fruit Knives, the dates are 1911-12 except two teaspoons and one soup spoon 1913 and nine lunch forks 1930, all by Crichton, and the weight should read 344 ozs. weighable
Please note that this lot does not include the pictured tray.
Please note the frame is gold-filled.
Please note that this lot contains ivory.
Top drawer in upper case probably late 18th or early 19th century replacement.