CRN Auctions of Cambridge, MA., announces a major winter Americana sale to be held at their gallery on Sunday, January 29th at 10:00 a.m. The auction is primarily comprised of material from a northern New Jersey estate as well as items from a Boxford, MA collector. Most of the items have not been on the market for years. The auction itself is made up of fine American antique furniture, American and European paintings, a fine collection of clocks, silver, decorative accessories, antique English furniture and accessories, and Oriental rugs.
Furniture is highlighted by an 18th century New England Chippendale cherry bonnet-top highboy with carved rosettes, fluted columns, shell caved knees and unusual webbed ball and claw feet. The original flamed finials are intact, as well as the large batwing original brasses. A choice set of six Salem Chippendale mahogany ball and claw foot chairs, originally from the Bradlee family of Boston, are in wonderful old surface. There is a fine Newport Chippendale stop-fluted leg card table with its original pierced corner brackets. Another featured item is a highly inlaid serpentine sideboard in old color from the Baltimore or Charleston South Carolina area.
A group of English furniture includes a magnificent Regency hexagonal library table, attributed to Thomas Hope with a large scale inlaid star to the top. Tea caddies and early porcelains are among the English accessories offered.
Paintings consist of both American and European 18th, 19th and 20th century oil paintings by well known and listed artists. There is also a collection of 19th century folk paintings of children, adults and various scenes. Decorative accessories are plentiful throughout the sale, and consist of lots of silver, samplers, Nantucket baskets, Native American baskets, folk art, Chinese Export and domestic porcelains, bronzes, and a private collection of Chinese snuff bottles. Particularly noteworthy is an important large full-bodied fish weathervane with the original gilding, in untouched condition. It is first time offered from a local family.
A collection of American clocks comes from our New Jersey collector. A very fine Simon Willard banjo clock with its original glass tablets and T-bridge movement fitted in an inlaid mahogany case should inspire much interest. A Daniel Monroe, of Concord, Massachusetts, tall clock with 8-day brass works is another feature of the clock section. A Federal Massachusetts shelf clock with a kidney shaped dial is worthy of attention. There are several other tall, wall and shelf clocks that make up this powerful sale.
Buyers will have several decorative antique roomsize oriental rugs to chose from as well as a selection of scatters.
This sale offers an eclectic array of furniture and accessories, a fine mix as found in the homes of these collectors whose tastes were diverse and discriminating.
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About CRN Auctions, Inc.
Established in 1975, auctioneers of fine American, European and Asian furniture, art and accessories