Weschler’s is pleased to announce their American Folk Art and Chinese Export Auction on Friday, October 11th at 10am. The sale consists of over two hundred lots from husband and wife collectors Albert E. and Lindamarie F. Mitchler, of Capitol Hill, DC. The Mitchler’s love of collecting was inspired by the history of the pieces they collected as much as the objects themselves. In fact, they considered it a privilege to be the caretakers of the expansive decorative arts collection they amassed over the years. Here are just a few highlights from the auction:
Over thirty lots of fine art, including: landscapes, portraits and maps.
Shown is Victor de Grailly (Fr. 1804-1889), The Capitol Seen from the White House, oil on canvas, $4,000-6,000
Over sixty lots of Folk Art and decorative objects, including: trade signs, figureheads, weathervanes, wall ornaments, carousel horses, ‘Tobacconist’ figures, hooked rugs and tôleware.
American Carved and Painted Wood ‘Tobacconist’ Figure of an Indian Princess, Attributed to the Workshop of Samuel Anderson Robb, New York, 1851-1928, $3,000-5,000
Over thirty lots of lacquerware, including: a sewing stand, a chess table, letter boxes, gaming boxes, tea caddies and accessories.
Chinese Export Gilt Decorated Black Lacquer Table Cabinet, Second Quarter 19th Century, $800-1,200
Over eighty lots of Chinese Export porcelain, including: urns, platters, table garniture, cachepots, punch bowls, chamber pots, tea articles, beaker vases and much more.
Chinese Export ‘Famille Rose’ Punch Bowl, Jiaqing Period (1796-1820), $1,500-2,500
The public is welcome to view all lots during exhibit hours prior to the sale: Saturday, Oct. 5 from 10am-Noon; Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 7-9 from 10am-4pm; and Thursday, Oct. 10 from 10am-2pm.
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