Impressionist oil painting by René Maurice Fath (French, 1850-1922), signed and dated (“1896”) lower left and impressive at 94 inches by 76 inches, framed ($ 10,000).
Auctioneers Bruneau & Cie

CRANSTON, RI – A pair of matching samplers, made by young Ohio sisters in 1806 and 1808, sold as one lot for $ 10,000 at an antique, art and antique auction. jewelry held March 2 by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, online and in the firm’s gallery at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston. A live-only auction with just over 150 lots and no online auction preceded the main auction.

The samplers were beautifully made in Wallingford, Ohio by sisters Kirkland – Nancy, 7 in 1808, and Sara, 8 in 1806. Each sampler was decorated with a central motif of a house, surrounded by birds with strawberries and trees. They were made on silk and linen, both measuring 14 inches by 11 inches. Both were framed, with no glass in one of the frames.

“What a pleasure it was hammering the samplers for $ 10,000,” said Travis Landry, specialist and auctioneer at Bruneau & Co. “You would think the early Americana market is depressed, but the best are still working.” , adding: “The associated documents went to the same buyer for $ 1,125.”

The auction featured an array of furniture, decorative arts, paintings, jewelry, Asian antiques and modern design, totaling 417 lots. More than a third of the lots were paintings, drawings and multiples. “The good results prove the strength of us New Englanders,” said Kevin Bruneau, President and Auctioneer of Bruneau & Co. “Even in blizzard conditions, any day is a good day for an auction. “

Two monumental oil paintings piqued the interest of bidders. One was an impressionist work by René Maurice Fath (French, 1850-1922), signed and dated (“1896”) lower left and impressive at 94 inches by 76 inches (in the frame). Oil on canvas, depicting a grove of trees, wild grasses, shrubs and flowers under a blue sky with puffy clouds, cost $ 10,000.

Large 48-inch by 72-inch oil painting on Masonite by Leonardo Nierman (Mexican, b.1932), an abstract expressionist composition featuring waves of vibrant color ($ 4,375).
Auctioneers Bruneau & Cie

The other was a 48 inch by 72 inch oil painting on Masonite by Leonardo Nierman (Mexican, b.1932), signed “Nierman” lower left and titled Genesis on the back. The abstract expressionist composition featured waves of vibrant orange, white, blue and black colors and was from a gentleman’s collection from Uxbridge, Massachusetts. The painting went to a specific bidder for $ 4,375.

Here are additional highlights from the auction. Internet auctions were facilitated by,,, and the “Bruneau & Co” mobile application. on iTunes or GooglePlay. All prices include the buyer’s premium.

A Fauvist oil painting on canvas of an autumn landscape by John Adams Spelman (Minn./Ill, 1880-1941), depicting a rolling valley with farms and trees along a meandering river with a mountainous background , found a new owner for $ 2,812. The 33 ½ inch by 30 ½ inch artwork (framed) was signed lower right and showed the influence of painter Birger Sandzen’s art.

A rare carved quadruplet marble fireplace, made in the USA in the 19th century, finished at $ 2,500. The intricately carved and shimmering white marble was profusely carved with bellflower and rose uprights supporting a central frieze of quadruple babies (one holding an apple) seated with draperies between garlands of rosebuds. The coat was 51 ¾ inches high and 57 ½ inches wide.

Autumn landscape oil painting on fawn canvas by John Adams Spelman (Minn./Ill, 1880-1941), depicting a rolling valley with farms and trees along a river ($ 2,812).
Auctioneers Bruneau & Cie

A pastel on marine rendered paper in a 39 inch by 31 inch frame by Maine artist Wade Zahares, as well as four illustrated children’s books by Zahares, sold in one set for $ 2,250. The pastel painting depicted a large boat creating a huge wake as it approached colorful wooden buoys floating in the background. It was signed “Zahares” lower left and was in good condition.

A 19th century red marble gilded bronze inkwell with a patinated bronze model of a lion sculpture after a model by Antoine-Louis Barye (French, 1795-1875), brought in $ 2,250. The 17-inch-high piece featured a marble plinth fashioned on bronze bun legs with a gilt bronze frieze of acanthus leaves adorned with a patinated bronze model of the lion, which was flanked by inkwells.

To complete a few of the day’s top performers, an approximately 1930 Turkish oriental rug measuring 16 feet 5 inches by 13 feet 3 inches, featuring a large blue field with a floral pattern and tendrils in layered polychrome borders, made of wool, brought in $ 1,750.

Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers has a comprehensive list of auctions heading into spring, starting with a Live DiscoverIt auction on Friday, March 22 at 6 p.m., in the Cranston Gallery. This will be followed by another DiscoverIt live-only auction on Saturday, April 6 at 10 a.m., with the live and internet sale of George White’s Lifetime Collection immediately following at 12 p.m.

A live-only toy and comic book auction will take place on Saturday, April 20, followed that day by a live and internet toy and comic auction at noon. Then on Monday, May 4, an Estate DiscoverIt live auction at 10 a.m. will be followed by a real estate antiques live and internet auction at 12 p.m. Every hour in the East. The previews from Thursday to Friday will precede the Saturday sales.

To learn more about Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers and the March 2 Antiques, Art & Jewelry Auction, please visit Updates are posted frequently. To contact the company by email, use [email protected] Or, you can phone them at (401) 533-9980.

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