Nye & Co. Estate Treasures Auction

Wed Sep 08, 2021 – Thu Sep 09, 2021

– Bloomfield, NJ

Nye & Co. Estate Treasures Auction
September 8-9,10 am
973-984-6900
www.nyeandcompany.com

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. — Nye & Business Auctioneers’ two-day, on the internet Stylish and Antique Estate Treasures auction capabilities house from the Bishop-Peabody-Metcalf family, the NAMITS selection, the estate of Peter Benchley (creator of JAWS, Princeton, N.J.), and several private collections. It is slated for Wednesday and Thursday, September 8 and 9, at 10 am Eastern both equally times. Up for bid are hundreds of tons of great and attractive arts.

Headlining the auction are will work from a non-public assortment primarily based in New England. The collection characteristics a team of early American home furnishings, people artwork and Northeastern Indian baskets. Of specific take note is a richly figured maple Queen Anne large upper body. The selection also has two early mirrors that are rare survivors. The very first is an early Eighteenth Century diminutive on the lookout glass that is in untouched situation and of the late William and Mary/early Queen Anne time period. A William and Mary japanned courting mirror has only traces of the japanning remaining, but is a unusual example of the Boston craft.

The collectors also amassed a collection of colored and potato-stamped Northeastern Indian woven splint baskets in many shades, styles, measurements and issue. The selection also contains a range of quilts from the Eighteenth by means of the early Twentieth Century. Highlights contain a “Whig rose” illustration, as well as “log cabin” and “flying geese” patterned quilts.
Continuing along the concept of folks artwork, the NAMITS collection options a gilt- and paint-decorated zinc and iron optician’s trade sign that was bought from dealer Alan Katz. Also involved in the sale are some painted cast iron financial institutions acquired from Gemini Antiques, which include a Clown and World bank.

The collection also incorporates a various collection of inlaid tea caddies, packing containers and miniature chests of drawers from the two sides of the Atlantic. The collector’s tastes also dipped into the contemporary and contemporary layout aesthetic and include a pair of hemp rope and wood Christian Astuguevielle built chairs. These tall-backed chairs are reminiscent of weeping willow trees that can be found in early folk artwork needlework and paintings.

An additional selection with a solid maintain in the regular decorative arts is remaining provided by descendants of the early New England Bishop-Peabody-Metcalf family members. Of be aware is a selection of Asian arts that contains carved jade, Japanese baskets and carved containers that were being portion of the selection of Heber R. Bishop, who assembled just one of the greatest collections of carved jade in the planet. A part of his assortment was bequeathed to the Metropolitan Museum in 1902. Of distinct observe is a cast bronze vase that perhaps dates from the Sixteenth Century.

Dovetailing properly with this team is a range of Asian arts that ended up gathered by Charles Shultz, a collector from Montclair, N.J. This link with the aforementioned family members was buoyed by the actuality that Shultz procured many merchandise that were being part of the Heber R. Bishop auction of 1906 at the American Art Galleries in New York City. Two Japanese bamboo baskets were being woven by the basket weaver Tanabe Chikuunsai (1877-1937). Also obtained at the Bishop auction was a pair of Samurai warrior chainmail sleeves.

The sale also capabilities a selection of printed books courting again as early as the Sixteenth Century. Incorporated is a collection of early American printings and Groundbreaking War period books and interval travel guides with pull-out maps. There is also an early topographical map exhibiting the plan of Fort Washington (now Fort Knyphausen). For those who like American and English literature, there are a number of huge sets, which includes performs by Washington Irving, Rudyard Kipling, Herman Melville and Charles Dickens.

Fantastic artwork is also well represented in this auction. There are many functions that had been exhibited at the Salmagundi Club in New York Metropolis. Numerous functions descended in the Clinedinst family who count the extremely acclaimed artist, Benjamin West, as just one of their descendants.
In classic furniture there is a range of present-day items, such as a pair of Weiman kidney-shaped sofas, eating tables and chairs. The sale is has a assortment of chandeliers and lighting by designers such as Sean Lavin, Thomas O’Brien and Chapman & Myers.

Highlights from the estate jewellery and watches class consist of pieces by Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany & Corporation and Spiral Brequet Remontion, additionally unmarked change-of-the century engagement rings comprising previous-mine diamonds from non-public collections.

An on the net preview is at this time done via September 8-9. For extra information, www.nyeandcompany.com or 973-984-6900.Preview/Pre-Bid setting up on August 25.

Online at www.nyeandcompany.com, www.priceless.com, www.bidsquare.com and www.liveauctioneers.com.

A Queen Anne figured maple high chest of drawers, New England, 1750-1770
A Chippendale mahogany blockfront chest of drawers, Boston, 1760-1780
A solid zinc and iron optician’s trade sign, American, late 19th century
Sterling Silver Presentation Repousse Footed Bowl, Bigelow-Kennard & Co., Boston
A pair of Royal Worcester hand-painted porcelain vases, signed John Stinton