Online antiques auction features Hudson River landscape, fine antique furniture

A Hudson River landscape by Henry Ary, estimated at $30-50,000, may take top lot honors next week during Litchfield County Auctions‘ summer antique and modern fine art auction. Online bidding takes place June 27-July 11, 2012 on

This auction includes a nice grouping of antique, old masters and modern 20th century works of art, including a Circle of Melchior Hondecoeter oil painting of Ornamental Birds in a Landscape, estimated to sell for $25,000 to $35,000; a Still Life with Fruits, Flowers and Animals which is attributed to Jakob Bogdani and estimated to sell for $20,000 to $30,000 and a Floral Still Life, possibly by Jean Baptiste Monnoyer, estimated to bring $8,000 to $12,000.

Hudson River School landscapeHenry Ary, American, 1807-1859, Hudson River Landscape

The auction also includes works by artists such as George Morland, Eugene Du Bois, Leonardo Gasser, Rudolf Cark Gorman (Native American), Le Corbusier, Salvador Dali, Chaim Gross and Leonard Baskin; plus etchings by Piranesi and Whistler; together with works from our ‘Art from the Studio’ sale by Giuseppi Napoli, Peter Marks, and Audrey Skaling.

Furniture highlights in the sale include an 18th C. William & Mary mahogany veneered flat-top highboy, probably from Boston; a late 18th century Chippendale mahogany card table, possibly Irish; a mid-18th century Queen Anne Walnut Dressing Table from Boston; a pair of heavily carved side chairs, possibly by Herter Brothers, cica 1880-90; plus Arts & Crafts and Shaker furniture; Federal, Chippendale, Primitive, Victorian, Biedermeier, English, French, and Italian furniture; Mid Century Modern and more.

mechanical bankThis collection of four 19th century American painted and cast iron mechanical banks will be available for sale during the online antiques auction.

Other highlights include a pair of large cast iron garden urns on plinths, possibly by Kramer Brothers of Dayton Ohio, circa 1900; a pair of cased parlor percussion pistols from France, circa 1850; antique maps; rugs, lighting and mirrors; Louis Vuitton luggage; vintage toys, including a Lionel train set and toy cars; stamps; Buccellati silver; clocks; Billston & Battersea enamels; Tiffany Studios items; cast iron mechanical banks; Folk Art paintings, carvings and needlework; portraits and portrait miniatures; Chinese export; weathervanes; decoys; scrimshaw and stoneware.

Among the antique glass to be offered include blown glass items by Dale Chihuly; Steuben colored glass, plus Lalique, Pairpoint, Baccarat and Orrefors glass. Porcelain items by Cartier, Meissen, Herend, Wedgwood, and Staffordshire; plus art pottery by Paul Soldner, Karen Kames, Theodore Randall and Paul Chaleff will cross the block.

For more information and complete details, visit Litchfield County Auctions.

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