March Curated Spring Fling Estate Auction

Lincoln Park, NJ – February 28 2022 – Willow Auction House is proud to present the March Curated Spring Fling Estate Auction.

Willow Auction House proudly presents its first curated auction of 2022. The March Curated Spring Fling Estate Auction will take place on March 10, 2022, at noon Eastern time. Absentee and internet live bidding will be available through March 10th.

Made up of more than 200 lots, the Spring Fling sale features everything from furniture to artwork, along with silver, rugs, decorative objects, and large selection of religious and ethnographic items, including pieces from the collection of Louis Pierre Ledoux.

The artwork in the sale includes not only paintings, but lithographs, photographs, mixed media pieces and sculptures as well. Among the highlights, two oils on canvas by Milt Kobayashi, three silver gelatin prints by Berenice Abbott, a conte crayon drawing from Donald Sultan, and several Keith Haring items.

There’s also lot 76, a large abstract by New York artist Stanley Boxer, titled Duskhurrahing, estimated $3,000-4,000; and Charles Levier’s Le Lilles Aux Fleurs, lot 79, estimated $2,000-3,000. Levier was prominent throughout the twentieth century, and the painting, an oil on canvas depicting two women on a busy street, is a wonderful example of his work.

The artwork isn’t limited to just pieces to hang on the wall though. Sculptures by Scott Hanson, Shlomo Gabbai and Bob Bennett are also up for auction.

Among the three pieces by Bennett in the sale is lot 153, the 16-inch-tall Carmel, estimated $1,500-2,500.

Beyond artwork, bidders will find a selection of decorative items, including lots 100 and 101, two large Meissen porcelain ewers, one depicting air and the other water, each estimated $2,000-3,000.

A Zsolnay vase designed by Friedrich Adler, lot 99, estimated $6,000-8,000. Made of eosin-glazed earthenware with gilt pewter mounts, the iridescent vase is one of only a few hundred pieces produced by the German metalwork factory Orion.

The auction also includes a selection of mid-century and Danish modern furniture, including pieces by Carl Hansen & Son, Arne Hovmand-Olsen, and Harvey Probber.

A Diplomat Series desk by Finn Juhl, lot 121, estimated $3,000-5,000, is another highlight. Bidders will also find an Akari floor lamp designed by Isamu Noguchi (lot 119, estimated $1,000-1,500).

Additionally, the Spring Fling features a large selection of oak furniture, including map cabinets, card catalogs and files, with plenty of drawers and doors in various sizes and configurations. There are also four Globe-Wernicke barrister bookcases, including one five stack and three six stacks. All four bookcases, lots 91-94, each estimated $600-800, have their original paper labels.

Lot 84, a mission oak gun cabinet, estimated $800-1,200 is another highlight.

Rounding out the sale are jewelry, silver, rugs, and a collection of ethnographic and religious items, including Qur’an folios, bronze buddhas and several Keris, lots 25-27, estimated $400-800.

For More Information about the March Curated Spring Fling Estate Auction and to view the complete auction catalogue and calendar, please visit www.WillowAuctionHouse.com

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Cash In The Attic Revival with Courtney Tezeno Set at HGTV

Willow Auction House is pleased to announce they will be the featured auction house in HGTV’s newly announced reboot of Cash in the Attic.

The network announced the reboot in the press release below:

“After 11 years, HGTV has greenlit six new episodes of its popular series Cash in the Attic. Retooled to highlight collectible items relevant to today’s audiences, the latest iteration of the series will star Courtney Tezeno, a passionate collector, and her team of expert appraisers, including Elyse Luray, Jean David Michel and Marvin Jules, as they sort through homes looking for classic toys, vintage comics, original video games and other valuable pop culture treasures. Once the items are sold for top dollar at auction, the homeowners will use the money to fund life-changing dreams, such as a down payment on a new house or a once-in-a-lifetime vacation. Cash in the Attic is slated to air later this year.

“We expect a wide audience to tune in for Cash in the Attic because they appreciate the nostalgic value of sports memorabilia or Beanie Babies and they may find out that they can turn something that’s gathering dust into good money,” said Jane Latman, president, HGTV.”

View the full press release here.

Mementos from The Manor and Northern NJ Banquet Venues

Willow Auction House is proud to be working with the Knowles family, as they redesign and update The Manor of West Orange, as well as some of their other locations.

For the first time in over a half-century, this multi-generational family of New Jersey restauranteurs are allowing a portion of their vast collection of dining-centric décor and furnishings, amassed over decades of European travel and antique collecting, to be released for public purchase with Willow Auction House, located in Lincoln Park, NJ. The auction will take place online only on May 25th at 12 Noon EST. 

In addition to The Manor, the Knowles family’s other properties include the historic Highlawn Pavilion in West Orange, and the South Jersey venue the Ram’s Head Inn.

Now, as the family renovates and shifts the composition of their collections and properties, selected pieces displayed in their various public venues, as well as portions of the personal collection of the family’s matriarch, the late Doris Knowles, are being offered.

Those who have celebrated a milestone event at a Knowles venue or dined at one of their properties will be familiar with many of the pieces up for auction, such as a large silverplate roast beef serving trolley once used at the Highlawn Pavilion (lot 84, estimated $1000-2000). Visitors to The Manor will recognize the unparalleled collection of hand painted Limoges, including a 10-piece Lewis Strauss & Son fish set (lot 101, $500-600), as well as many vases, monumental serving bowls and beautiful display pieces. Guest of The Manor will also remember the two gilt framed Ludolf Liberts oil paintings that once adorned the historic mansion’s walls (lots 125 and 126, each estimated $2000-3000).

Throughout the years, these pieces have been on display for the tens of thousands of guests that have visited these prestigious establishments, including dignitaries, celebrities, and innumerable other honored guests. The Belgian tapestries, large carved mirrors and elegantly framed artwork would add refinement to any wall. Custom hand hammered planters, a pair of Maitland Smith Pin Shell Balloon Lamps (lot 90, estimated $800-900), neoclassical lighting, brocade table runners, or a set of 8 crescent shaped oyster plates (lot 139, $400-600) all give collectors an opportunity to own pieces that are not only special decorative items, but also mementos from a local landmark.

Throughout the mid- and late-20th century, the Knowles family and these establishments played a significant role in creating the gold standard for elegant weddings and social events. With the Knowles Family Collection, Willow Auction House is proud to offer an opportunity for those who grew up in New Jersey and beyond the opportunity to own a piece of local history.

Willow Presents First Curated Auction of 2021

Willow Auction House is pleased to announce our first finely curated auction of 2021.

Among the items up for sale, a large selection of artwork including paintings by Kurt Trampedach, Vincent Stiepevich, Julio Romero de Torres and Emile Claus; multiples including lithographs by Larry Rivers, as well as screenprints by Alex Katz and Robert Rauschenberg.

Highlighting the auction are paintings by Kurt Trampedach (1943-2013), a Danish painter and sculptor known for surreal portraits. Paintings include Oil Portrait of a Woman (lot #168), a Mixed Media Portrait of a Child (lot #169), an Oil on Board Portrait of a Woman (lot #170), and an Oil on Paper of a face (lot #171). Each painting is estimated to sell at prices ranging from $10,000 to $15,000. 

Also included in this sale, a selection of original screenprints including Alex Katz’s Julia & Alexandra (lot #97) and Ada & Alex (lot #95); estimated to sell for prices between $8,000 and $12,000.

The middle of the auction includes ornately carved furniture in the style of RJ Horner, as well as a selection of mid-century and Danish modern items; glass including Lalique and Saint Louis crystal, Galle, iridescent, and Steuben Aurene; a selection of jewelry, silver, vintage toys and trains, and a grandmother clock by Elmer Stennes.

Rounding out the sale, a collection of one-of-a-kind, circus-themed American folk art items. The pieces, acquired from the estate of a New York collector, include hand-painted, pre-war wooden toys. 

A noteworthy piece is a hand-painted wooden sideshow wagon train, with eight oil on board sideshow attraction panels (lot #74). The panels depict historical and fictional sideshow acts including Bonnie Atwall the Bearded lady, Sylvaria the Mystery Girl, Sebastiana the Swallower of Swords, and others. Included with the panels are ticket boxes, tent poles, electrical fixtures, and a fitted wooden crate. The circus was by James Francis Doolan, a hobbyist who displayed his miniature circus in various parts of Southern New England. Though not a renowned artist, Doolan’s work demonstrates the quality craftsmanship seen in American folk art. The piece is estimated to sell at a price ranging from $1,000 to $2,000. 

The auction also features two lots of hand-painted Ringling Brothers and Hagenbeck Wallace circus wagons (lots #72 and #73), a mechanical circus wagon with horses (lot #71), folk art miniature accessories and figurines (lots #75 and 76), and a vintage Schoenhut Humpty Dumpty toy circus (lot #70). 

For More Information about the Great Estates Summer Curated Auction and to view the complete auction catalogue and calendar, please visit:

https://willowauctionhouse.hibid.com/catalog/280258/june-great-estates-summer-curated-auction/

Sideshow: A One-Of-A-Kind Collection of Folk Art Toys

Willow Auction House is excited to present works of one-of-a-kind, circus-themed American folk art. 

The pieces, acquired from the estate of a New York collector, include entirely hand-painted, pre-war wooden toys. The lots are open for bidding in our upcoming Summer Great Estates Auction on June 10.

Among the featured lots is a wooden sideshow wagon train with eight oil on board sideshow attraction panels (lot #74). The panels depict historical and fictional sideshow acts including Bonnie Atwall the Bearded lady, Sylvaria the Mystery Girl, Sebastiana the Swallower of Swords, and others. Included with the panels are ticket boxes, tent poles, electrical fixtures, and a fitted wooden crate. The circus was by James Francis Doolan, a hobbyist who displayed his miniature circus in various parts of Southern New England. Though not a renowned artist, Doolan’s work demonstrates the quality craftsmanship seen in American folk art. The piece is estimated to sell at a price ranging from $1,000 to $2,000. 

The auction also features two lots of hand-painted Ringling Brothers and Hagenbeck Wallace circus wagons (lots #72 and #73), a mechanical circus wagon with horses (lot #71), folk art miniature accessories and figurines (lots #75 and 76), and a vintage Schoenhut Humpty Dumpty toy circus (lot #70). 

For More Information about the Great Estates Summer Curated Auction and to view the complete auction catalogue and calendar, please visit www.WillowAuctionHouse.com

Online catalog and registration can be found by visiting:

https://willowauctionhouse.hibid.com/catalog/280258/june-great-estates-summer-curated-auction/

Online catalog and registration can be found on our site: https://willowauctionhouse.hibid.com/catalog/280258/june-great-estates-summer-curated-auction/

The auction is also available on other bidding platforms including liveauctioneers, invaluable, and bidsquare.

The auction ends on June 10, with live bidding beginning at 12pm EST. Click here to view the full catalog and register to bid.