On Wednesday, August 28th at 6:00 pm Schwenke Auctioneers will auction an eclectic group of over 400 lots of fine art, furniture and decorative arts consigned from over thirty (30) separate estates and consignors from Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York. The full catalog is posted and pre-bidding is open at www.woodburyauction.com and absentee and live bidding is also available on www.liveauctioneers.com and www.invaluable.com. In-house phone and absentee bids are also accepted through the company’s website. Live preview/inspection is still available at the gallery Monday and Tuesday, August 26th and 27th from 10am to 5pm, and Wednesday, August 28th from 10am to 2pm.
Among the featured auction lots are items from the Estate of Clyde Gatlin, Southbury CT. Mr. Gatlin was a familiar face at shows and flea markets throughout Connecticut, and he accumulated some wonderful examples of Chinese, Continental and American decorative arts over the course of his collecting career.
Of special interest among the Gatlin items is a large Chinese export rose mandarin punch bowl, measuring 5 ½” high, 14” diameter. The bowl is in excellent condition and features a finely detailed polychrome upper border. Also expected to draw serious interest is a Spanish school oil on canvas portrait of a gentleman, identified and inscribed lower left as Don Juan de Dios Parreno y Pardo. The portrait depicts a sea captain gesturing toward a sailing ship, with instruments of navigation in foreground on a table. Frame measurements are 28 1/4" high, 21 3/4" wide.
An anonymous oil on canvas painting of Mount Vernon, the Virginia home of George Washington, is also being sold for the Gatlin estate. The work is in a substantial gilded frame, measuring 24" high, 28" wide.
The auction also features outsider art from three private Connecticut collections; outsider art and tribal arts from a Massachusetts collector; select Asian and Chinese decorative arts from a Woodbury estate and a New York collector; fine art from the estate of Tonia Hampson, Southbury CT; American and Asian decorative arts from the estate of Clyde Gatlin, Southbury CT; American formal and country furniture from a Southport CT collector; Continental decorative arts from an East 69th Street NYC collector; American country furniture from a Guilford CT estate; contemporary fine art from a Stockbridge Massachusetts collector; and Native American decorative arts from a Madison CT estate.
Schwenke Auctioneers is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To inquire about selling a single piece, an estate or an entire collection, please call 203-266-0323 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information about the August Fine Estates Auction being held Wednesday, August 28th, at 6 pm EST, please visit the company website www.woodburyauction.com or call Schwenke Auctioneers at 203-266-0323.