CRANSTON, RI – A beautifully carved mahogany stained glass bronze bar taken from a mansion in Newport, Rhode Island, and an abstract modern oil on canvas painting by Sudanese Asian artist Hussein Shariffe (1934-2005), are expected the best lots at Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, an online auction only of art and antiques is scheduled for Thursday, January 6.
The auction, which begins at 6 p.m. EST, features 386 lots, mostly from prominent estates and collections across New England. “This auction features magnificent paintings from New England collections, ranging from Impressionists to modern works rarely seen at auction,” said Kevin Bruneau, President of Bruneau & Co and Auctioneer. “We are delighted to offer them. ”
Travis Landry, auctioneer of Bruneau & Co. and director of popular culture for the company, added: “It’s an exciting way to start the New Year with an auction of antiques and works of art. art. It will be interesting to see what Hussein Shariffe’s painting brings to the market today. The painting, from an estate collection in Uxbridge, Massachusetts, is estimated at between $ 8,000 and $ 12,000.
The artwork depicts an abstract figure with an elongated, slender neck and legs next to a bird in deep, muted colors with a setting sun in the background. The canvas (view, less frame), measures 32 inches by 24 inches. This is the artist signed “Shariffe” in the lower left corner.
The 19th-century European-made mahogany bar, measuring 10 feet high by 13 feet 6 inches wide, features stained glass trim on a large mirror decorated with blue and white tiles on a marble top over three doors, one s ‘opening to reveal a sink, flanked by two large figurative bronze columns depicting Herculean men with lion fur draped over their shoulders.
The bar has been pulled from Miramar Mansion in Newport, Rhode Island and is expected to sell for between $ 20,000 and $ 40,000. It shows only a few minor casting flaws on the bronze figurative columns and slight surface wear associated with age and use, but otherwise it is in good condition. Gorgeous mahogany bars like this are a wonderful addition to any home.
A bronze sculpture by Anna Hyatt Huntington (Mass./Calif., 1876-1973), titled Descending panther, has an estimate of $ 3,000 to $ 5,000. The piece, 6 ½ inches tall, depicts a crouching panther with one leg outstretched, emphasizing the animal’s muscular physique. It is signed “Anna V. Hyatt” and “174 Gorham Co. Founders 038” on the base.
Huntington first discovered his love for animals through his father’s work as a paleontologist and art through his mother’s illustrations. She studied with Henry Hudson Kitson in Boston and Hermon Atkins MacNeil at the Art Students League. She was a member of the National Academy of Design, the Copely Society, and the National Sculpture Society.
A gilded bronze Buddha from the Chinese Ming Dynasty (AD 1368-1644), measuring about 11 ¾ inches high, is estimated to fetch between $ 2,000 and $ 3,000. The figure represents a seated Buddha dressed in ornate robes with his hands in the karana mudra position. It shows some loss of gilding and paint and general wear and tear from age and use, but overall it is in good condition.
A 19th-century American folk art wood and metal ferris wheel, numbered 1 to 30 and measuring 36 inches high by 23 ½ inches wide, is expected to cost between $ 500 and $ 800. The wheel is painted bright red with green botanical rosettes on each spoke on a figurative carved fruit column supported by a round base. It came from the collection of an estate in Massachusetts.
A preview is available by appointment the week and the day of the sale, with doors opening at 9 a.m. EST. The auction will begin at 6 p.m. EST. Auctions are available in person, by mail, by phone or via the Internet, with a buyer’s premium of 20% (or 18% by cash, check or wire transfer).
Internet auctions will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, Bidsquare.com, bidLIVE.Bruneauandco.com and the “Bruneau & Co” mobile application. on iTunes or GooglePlay.
Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers always accepts quality shipments for future auctions, with commissions as low as zero percent. Now would be a great time to clean your attic. To contact the Bruneau & Co. auctioneers regarding consignment of a single piece or an entire collection, you can send an email to [email protected] Or, you can call them at 401-533-9980.
To learn more about Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers and the 386 lot auction, online only, Estate Fine Art & Antiques scheduled for Thursday, January 6, please visit www.bruneauandco.com.
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