Cache of Spicuzza oils offered in inaugural Milwaukee art and antique auction

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MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Chicago-based Leslie Hindman Auctioneers will hold its summer auction July 26, 2012 at the firm’s newly opened office at 414 East Mason Street. The sale, beginning at noon, will present more than 500 lots of fine furniture, paintings, prints, decorative arts, Asian works of art and fine silver.

Francesco Spicuzza painting

Francesco Spicuzza (American, 1883-1962), “McKinley Beach,” 1910, oil on board, is estimated at $700 to $900.
Photo courtesy Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

Sevres vase

Sevres-style gilt metal porcelain vase, 21 1/4 inches tall, baluster form, decorated with a scene of two maidens, signed Maxant, mounted as a lamp ($500-$700.)

Hindman is thrilled to present a selection of nearly a dozen paintings from Francesco Spicuzza (American, 1883-1962), one of Wisconsin’s most prolific artists. He is best remembered for his beach scenes; “McKinley Beach,” 1910, oil-on-board signed lower left “F. Spicuzza” and dated on the verso, is estimated at $700 to $900. Several of the other Spicuzza works carry the same estimate.

The decorative arts category holds a Sevres style gilt metal and champleve mounted porcelain vase, 21 1/4 inches tall, mounted as a lamp and estimated at $500 to $700.

Furniture offerings include a Louis XV style giltwood chaise having upholstered backs, arms and seat, raised on eight cabriole legs and measuring 43 inches high by 76 1/2 inches wide by 29 1/2 inches deep (estimate $600-$800), and an English mahogany tall case clock by J.G. Bradley. Mid-Century design is well represented by such names as Curtis Jere, Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames and George Nelson. Several Danish lounge chairs are also offered, with some pairs estimated at $200 to $400.

To view the online catalog or to register to bid visit Leslie Hindman Auctioneers or contact the new Milwaukee office at 414-220-9200 or margaretoneil@lesliehindman.com or saramulloy@lesliehindman.com.

Louis XV style giltwood chaise

Furniture offerings include a Louis XV style giltwood chaise having upholstered backs, arms and seat, raised on eight cabriole legs and measuring 43 inches high by 76 1/2 inches wide by 29 1/2 inches deep (estimate $600-$800).

 

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