Weschler's to Auction Property from a Virginia Collection on December 2

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  • November 11, 2011

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American Molded Full-Body Copper and Cast-Zinc 'Rooster' Weathervane ($2,000-$3,000)
A theorem watercolor on velvet by David Y. Ellinger (American 1913-2003) of a still life of basket of fruit ($2,000-$3,000)
An American Stencil Decorated and Black Painted Pine Blanket Chest of Drawers New England, First Quarter 19th Century ($2,000-$3,000)

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) -- Weschler's will auction a collection of American folk and sporting art, furnishings and decorations from a single owner on Friday, December 2nd at 10 am.  The collection will go on exhibit beginning Saturday, November 26th at Weschler's Washington, D.C. gallery, along side their holiday auctions of Jewelry, Coins & Watches and American & European Fine Art.

Highlights from the collection will include a James II spool-turned walnut Flemish tapestry upholstered settee ($1,500-$2,500); a George III style ebonized and satinwood inlaid mahogany serpentine sideboard, mid-19th century ($1,000-$1,500); a Victorian figured mahogany chest-on-chest, circa 1840 ($1,500-$2,500); an American grain painted 'Scenic' decorated poplar step-back cabinet, probably New England, mid-19th century ($800-$1,200); a Federal style curly maple tall case clock, dial signed R.(iley) WHITING/ WINCHESTER, (Connecticut) ($2,000-$4,000); a Chippendale walnut step-back cupboard, Pennsylvania, last quarter 18th century ($5,000-$10,000); a Federal birch, partial ebonized maple and bird's-eye maple gentleman's bureau, attributed to Otis Warren (1807-1857), Pomfret, VT, circa 1820 ($2,000-$3,000); and various grain painted furnishings including a New England stencil decorated and black painted pine blanket chest of drawers, first quarter 19th century ($2,000-$3,000).

Standouts among the decorative arts include an American molded full-body copper and cast-zinc 'Rooster' weathervane, attributed to L. W. Cushing & Co. (1865-1933), Waltham, MA, early 20th century ($2,000-$3,000); an Edwardian painted tôle 'Groom with Bay Hunter' pictorial tray, early 20th century ($500-$700); an American wool pictorial hooked rug of two swans, late 19th-early 20th century ($800-$1,200); a theorem watercolor on velvet by David Y. Ellinger (American 1913-2003) of a still life of basket of fruit ($2,000-$3,000); and a Federal parcel gilt mahogany and eglomisé panel presentation 'Banjo' clock, dial bears signature Aaron Willard/ Boston, circa 1825, which is estimated to bring $2,000-$3,000.

For more information, contact our specialists at (202) 628-1281. The items may be viewed online at www.weschlers.com.

Bill Weschler

Weschler's Auctioneers & Appraisers
40 West Gude Drive
Suite 100
Rockville, Maryland
About Weschler's Auctioneers & Appraisers

Since 1890, Weschler’s is one of the leading auctioneers & appraisers of fine art, jewelry, furniture, decorations and Asian works of art.

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