Work by Everett Shinn to Highlight Weschler's December 4 Auction

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  • November 16, 2010

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Everett Shinn (American 1876-1953), Masquerade, pastel on paper mounted on board, image size: 30-1/2 x 21-1/8 in.
John de Burgh Perceval (Australian 1923-2000), Lady in Paddys River, oil on canvas, 36 x 40 in.


An array of American and European art, including a collection of prominent Australian and Indonesian works of art will highlight Weschler's December 4th auction of American & European Fine Art and 20th Century Decorative Art.  The sale will also feature an incredible selection of art glass and Tiffany Studios lighting from a local Alexandria, VA estate. The exhibition will run November 28th through December 2nd in Weschler's Washington, D.C. gallery.  

Highlighting the sale is a pastel by the renowned Ashcan School artist Everett Shinn (American 1876-1953).  The work, entitled Masquerade, depicts Shinn's love for the theater and the glamour of urban life in the 1900s.  Together with an original cover page, featuring the work, from the February 1925 issue of Arts & Decoration magazine, the pastel is estimated to bring $100,000-$150,000.  In addition, a Sepia chalk on paper work by Shinn of a Seated Lady with Parasol will also be offered and carries a pre-sale estimate of $3,000-$5,000.

Other American offerings include a serene oil by Hermann Ottomar Herzog (1832-1932), Hardangerfjord, Norway ($4,000-$6,000); an Annapolis harbor scene by Stephen Morgan Etnier (1903-1984) ($8,000-$12,000); an autumn landscape by George Herbert McCord (American 1848-1909) ($3,000-$5,000); and photogravures from Alfred Stieglitz's (1864-1946) journal, Camera Work, are expected to bring $3,000-$5,000.

Tiffany Studios 'Pansy' Leaded Glass Shade and an Enamel-Decorated Bronze and Favrile Glass Lamp Base, Circa 1920s

A selection of Australian and Indonesian works of art from the estate of a former U.S. diplomat will also be on the auction block featuring a vibrant oil by John de Burgh Perceval (Australian 1923-2000) titled Lady in Paddys River  ($30,000-$50,000); an untitled abstract by Peter Upward (Australian 1932-1984) ($2,000-$4,000); and a mixed media on canvas by Indonesian artist Ahmad Sadali (1924-1987), Untitled (Abstract of Nine Gold Bars), holds a $8,000-$12,000 pre-sale estimate.

British art will include a handsome sporting work by Thomas Blinks (1860-1912) The Oakley Dandy ($15,000-$25,000) and a 19th Century British School oil of The Soldier's Return has a $5,000-$7,000 pre-sale estimate.  Other European standouts will include Vista de Toledo by Spanish artist José Beulas Recasens (b. 1921) ($8,000-$12,000) and an oil by George Henry Laporte (German 1799-1873) of horses in a rolling countryside ($5,000-$10,000).

Showcasing the 20th Century Decorative Arts session are two lamps by Tiffany Studios consigned by an Alexandria, VA estate.  The first, a 'Pansy' leaded glass shade with an enamel-decorated bronze and favrile glass lamp base, circa 1920s ($30,000-$40,000) and the second, a 'Spider and Web' leaded glass shade with a patinated bronze lamp base, circa 1910, which is expected to bring $20,000-$30,000.  Other notable lots from the estate include a Tiffany Furnaces gold favrile glass and enamel decorated gilt bronze trumpet vase, circa 1920s ($2,000-$3,000); a set of eight Tiffany gold favrile glass stem wines, circa 1900 ($3,000-$5,000); a Tiffany favrile glass pulled feather shade, first quarter 20th century ($800-$1,200); and a Carder Steuben 35-piece jet-threaded colorless glass part dessert service, circa 1920s ($2,000-$3,000).

Silver offerings will include a selection of Tiffany & Co. 'Chrysanthemum' pattern flat serving and table articles.  One standout in particular from the selection is a 217-piece sterling assembled flat table service, which holds a pre-sale estimate of $15,000-$25,000. In addition, a Gustav Stickley Arts & Crafts oak 'Morris' chair, model no. 332, 1905-1912, and a Philip and Kelvin Laverne 'Etruscan' acid-etched bronze dining table, circa 1960s, will highlight the furniture offerings with each estimated to bring $3,000-$5,000.

For more information on Weschler's December 4th auction of American and European Fine Art & 20th Century Decorative Arts, contact Weschler's at (202) 628-1281. The items may be viewed online at or at

Caroline Brown Simms
Weschler's Auctioneers & Appraisers

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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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