The best-selling lot was this vibrant Cubist Horse oil on canvas by Indian artist Maqbool Fida Husain (1915-2011), 46 inches by 24 inches (view, minus frame) ($ 43,750).
Auctioneers Bruneau & Cie

CRANSTON, RI – A vibrant oil painting on canvas of a Cubist horse by Indian artist Maqbool Fida Husain (1915-2011) sold for $ 43,750 at the Bruneau Art and Antiques Auction & Co. Auctioneers’ Estate held on Thursday, September 30th. The monotonous composition of gray, black and white was the auction’s most anticipated lot and it did not disappoint, selling within estimate.

The painting represents a rider on the back of a wild horse. Impressive at 46 inches by 24 inches (view, less frame), the artwork comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Husain’s son, Shafat. “It was exciting for us to handle an oil on canvas by the artist and have the painting end up in a local Rhode Island collection,” said Kevin Bruneau, president of Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers.

The online-only auction – 333 lots in total – was highlighted by a sole proprietorship collection of antiques and collectibles. Internet auctions were facilitated by,,, and the Bruneau mobile app. Here are other highlights from the auction. Prices include a 25 percent purchase premium.

An exceptional 19th century Chinese embroidered silk textile, a great example of polychrome embroidered silk with the finest gold thread stitching, 68 inches by 32 inches (view, minus the frame), rose to $ 25,000. The textile, which used forbidden stitches, depicted men, women and peacocks in a garden on white silk. It was previously in the collection of a major estate in Cranston.

A Caille Brothers Eclipse 25-cent slot machine, made in Chicago circa 1904, went to a specific bidder for $ 18,750. It was a 63 inch high vertical floor wheel model with an oak cabinet with a glass front and decorated with cherubs framed by Corinthian columns and ornate acanthus leaves and fine metal carvings all over. The machine was restored 15 years ago.

“It was great to see the action unfold in the sole proprietorship section with the textile surprises as well as the slots,” said Travis Landry, Bruneau & Co. auctioneer and director of pop culture. of the company. “It was a perfect night, thanks to our excellent online auction staff.”

Lamps from Tiffany Studios (NY) are always a hit at auction, and this sale has had a pair of beautiful ones. The first was an early 20th century leaded green glass table lamp with a geometrically shaped green marbled glass panel shade on an openwork bronze column, supported by a square base. The 22-inch tall overall lamp was marked “Tiffany Studios” on the base and fetched $ 13,750.

In addition, an early 20th century ‘Bleeding Heart’ table lamp by Tiffany Studios with an overall height of 22 inches, featuring an emerald green marbled glass grid shade with yellow leaves and sashes. of vines on a thin, curved column and supported by a round base, illuminated the room for $ 12,500. The lamp was beautifully presented and was in good working order. The shade was 16 inches in diameter.

Viennese dancer sculpture in bronze, enamel and hard stone by Austrian artist Gerda Iro Gerdago (1906-2004), 14 ¼ inches high, depicting a woman in a dynamic dance pose ($ 5,938).
Auctioneers Bruneau & Cie

A chinoiserie porcelain sink set marked “Sherle Wagner Italy” on the sink and soap dish, found a new owner for $ 8,125. The ruffled basin featured the original gilded faucet and ornate porcelain handles on a shapely pedestal base decorated with butterflies, flowers, and figures in ornate robes. A soap dish and socket, towel ring and toilet paper socket were included.

An OD Jennings Chief (Chicago, 20th century) silver dollar slot machine, approximately 26 inches high, featuring a wood and metal cabinet painted with pale yellow and gold glitter and decorated with the side profile of a Native American , came out of a Cranston collection to ring at $ 6,875.

A magnificent Impressionist oil on canvas from the Venetian Canal by Guy Dessapt (France, b.1938), housed in an equally beautiful gilded frame measuring 34 ¼ inches by 38 ¼ inches, made $ 5,938. The artwork depicted a waterway reflecting colorful buildings lining the path, with a single drifting gondola. Guy Dessapt studied at the School of Decorative Arts in Paris.

A 14 ¼ inch tall sculpture of a Viennese dancer in bronze, enamel and hardstone by famous Austrian artist Gerda Iro Gerdago (1906-2004) has exceeded its high estimate of $ 1,800 to sell for $ 5,938. The sculpture depicted a woman in a dynamic pose, dressed in a costume of navy blue and lavender enamel on gilded bronze. It was signed “Gerdago” on the bottom of the dancer’s skirt.

Bruneau & Co. has a full auction listing scheduled for the remainder of 2021, including:

  • 27 – Comic Books & TCG (Trading Card Games) at 6:00 p.m. EST.
  • 6-7 – Video games (at the Retro World Expo in Hartford, Connecticut)
  • 15 – Estates Fine Art & Antiques, at 6 p.m. EST.
  • 20 – Historic Arms & Militaria Catalog Auction, 10 a.m. Eastern Time.
  • 11 – Auction of Comic Book, Board Game, Toy and Sports Memorabilia Catalogs, 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time

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.

Superb Impressionist oil on canvas from the Venetian Canal by Guy Dessapt (France, b.1938), housed in an equally beautiful gilded frame measuring 34 ¼ inches by 38 ¼ inches ($ 5,938).
Auctioneers Bruneau & Cie

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