Clarke Auction - Antiques, Midcentury, Fine Art, Sculpture, Silver - 5:00 pm, Monday, June 13th

  • LARCHMONT, New York
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  • June 07, 2011

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Wm C. Blackett Civil War Diaries
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450 lots to include oils by Guy C Wiggins, Johann Berthelsen, David Burliuk; Judaic art, Chinese antique porcelains, Martino Gamber chairs, bronze putti, American Empire, 19th French antiques, Sterling, Livio Seguso, Persian carpets, Baccarat paperweight collection, estate jewelry, Civil War Diaries.  Fine art in this auction includes five classic New York snow scenes by Guy C Wiggins and Johann Berthelsen, Judaic art by David Burliuk, Eugene Zak, Ernst Oppler, Boris Schatz, N. Cikovsky, Modechai Levanon and Abraham Walkowitz; European art by or attributed to PJ Leyendecker, Jules Pascin, Constant Troyon, HJ Harpignies, and Eugene Delacroix; traditional American art by Frank Vincent Dumond, Robert Emmett Owen, Leon Moran, and R.A. Blakelock; modern art by Sol Wilson, Gandy Brodie, Russ Thompson, Terrance Lindall, Daniel Ghiatza, Gabriel Godard, Miro, Dali (2), Braque, collections of Costigan and Aiden Ripley signed prints, and two large 19th C. bronze putti, one signed by Albert E. Harnisch. 

Also featured in this auction is a gilt and crimson footed clock by Pablo Friedeberg

In addition, two period Civil War diaries of William C Blackett, a three and a half year Union veteran will be sold June 13th. The diaries note major battles of the period and the presence of Generals Sherman and Grant as well as the death of Lincoln. The diaries are in good readable condition and were consigned by a direct descendent of Blackett.    

Decorative Arts highlights are a large collection of Baccarat paperweights, Meissen, bronze lizards, American Indian bowl, Steuben glass, Loetz, Staffordshire figurines, Royal Crown Derby, Susie Cooper Wedgwood, marble pedestals, and Murano stemware.

Two Guy C Wiggins - fresh to market
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Midcentury Modern and Contemporary includes Martino Gamber "Rita" armchairs, a Karl Springer parchment console, an Evans coffee table, bronze and carved wood sculptures, an Eames chair and ottoman, Danish modern lighting, Scandanavian and Murano signed glass including a Livio Seguso sculpture, and unidentified quality midcentury furniture. 

Antiques being sold June 13th consist of American Empire servers, marbletop chests, sofa, and a drop leaf table with heavily carved base and paw feet; an American Eastlake 7 piece suite in excellent condition with original horsehair padding; a 19th century French marbletop and ormolu commode and a transitional Louis XV-XVI kingwood and parquetry table, a pair of Louis XV carved beechwood armchairs and pieces being catalogued.

Sterling and silver lots such as a collection of silver and china pill boxes including Georg Jensen, a pair of Gorham bowls, a large Tiffany picture frame, Danish flatware, a 230 troy ounce Mexican tea set, a large Reed and Barton flatware service, large chargers by Gorham and Reed and Barton, an Anglo-Indian teapot, a 160 troy ounce Continental silver service and many mixed lots of sterling and Continental silver will also be sold June 13th.

Martino Gamber - "Rita" armchairs
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Estate jewelry includes 14k-18k gold, diamond and gemstone bracelets, chains, and rings, and Southwest American Indian sterling, turquoise, and coral necklaces and rings.

Owner Ronan Clarke commented on this sale: "While it would be hard to top the results of last month's Cropsey auction, I believe that our June catalog is actually stronger end-to-end with the Wiggins and Berthelsen oils, the large 19th C. bronze putti, the Martino Gamber "Rita" chairs, the American Empire and period French antiques as well as the Judaic art."

Onsite Previews will be held Saturday-Sunday, June 11-12, 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm and Monday, day-of auction, 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm. Clarke's full catalogue can be viewed at


Tom Curran
Clarke Auction

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Established fourteen years ago in Larchmont by Ronan Clarke, a Dubliner transported to New York, and as of September 1, moved into a new building on Larchmont's Boston Post Road.

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