Spring Great Estates Curated Auction

Lincoln Park, NJ – 4/3/23 – Willow Auction House is proud to present the Spring Great Estates Curated Auction on April 6, 2023.

Willow Auction House will hold its Spring Great Estates Curated Auction on April 6, 2023, at 12:00 noon Eastern. Absentee and internet live bidding will be available. With 100 finely curated lots of artwork, furniture, decorative items, lighting, music boxes, tobacciana and more, this sale includes something for everyone.

The large selection of artwork includes a collection of paintings by the American artist Charles Warren Eaton (New York / New Jersey, 1857-1937). Eaton, who was also a photographer in addition to his work as a painter, was best known for his landscapes. The sale features more than a dozen paintings by Eaton, including an oil on canvas landscape at dusk (lot 64, estimated $2,000-$3,000), an oil on canvas depicting the tall trees he frequently painted (lot 60, $2,000-$4,000), and an oil on board of Lake Lugano (lot 59, $1,000-$2,000).

The sale also includes paintings by Samuel Lancaster Gerry (lot 54, $2,000-$4,000), Anton Mauve (lot 70, $800-$1,000) and Ramsay Reinagle (lot 8, $2,000-$3,000). For those looking for something more contemporary, the sale also features a collection of paintings and drawings by German artist Peter Kiel, including a mixed media on Masonite portrait (lot 89, $300-$600), as well as a mixed media on canvas abstract by Jay Milder (lot 85, $700-$900) and a large Harold Gregor oil and acrylic landscape on canvas (lot 2, $2,000-$3,000). A painting by Keltie Ferris is another highlight (lot 98, $10,000-$15,000). Titled The Unknown Soldier, the large abstract on canvas features the bright layers of acrylic and spray paint that Ferris is known for.

Beyond art, the auction also includes a selection of furniture, including a walnut Queen Anne chest of drawers (lot 31, $2,000-$4,000). Dating to 1710, the chest features four graduated drawers and bracket feet. Two round 19th century English vitrines are another highlight (lots 40 and 41, each $2,000-$3,000). A W.B. McLean Tobacco cabinet (lot 44, $800-$1,200) is also of interest. Crowned by its original glass “cigars” sign, the cabinet pairs nicely with the Thomas Brooks style cigar store Indian (lot 45, $2,000-$3,000) and the collection of smoking items including vintage ashtrays and lighters included in the sale.

Rounding out the Great Estates Auction are two Swiss cylinder music boxes (lot 21, $800-$1,000 and lot 22, $500-$700), and a selection of decorative items including a pair of Maison Bagues style crystal sconces, a Tiffany Studios harp lamp with Damascene shade, a bamboo gun cane, a Japanese sword cane, a Flemish verdure tapestry, a Lalique Bacchantes vase, a bronze by Rene Paul Marquet, a John Nelson Battenberg sculpture of an aviator’s helmet and much more.

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