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Important Sale of Americana At Sotheby's New York

Sales will open for exhibition on January 15, 2011


'Madonna and Child witth St. Ludwig of Toulouse', by David Teniers the Younger (1610-1690). Oil on panel, Lot # 50. Estimated selling price, $10,000 to $ 15,000.



Sotheby's auction of Important Americana will be held on January 21-22, 2011 in New York.

The first day of the sale offers silver, prints and Chinese export porcelain, including works with truly exceptional histories, Art Daily reported.

Day two of the sale begins with a selection of stoneware assembled by Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Hochberg, featuring 103 pieces that have not been seen in public in over 20 years, and continues with furniture, folk art and carpets, led by An Important Searls Family Chippendale Highly Inlaid Cherrywood and Mahogany Chest of Drawers, Attributed to Nathan Lombard, Sutton, Massachusetts, circa 1800 (est. $250,000 to $ 700,000).

Sotheby's Americana Week sales continue with the dedicated auctions of Important Americana from a Private Collection in the afternoon of January 22, 2011, which features American furniture and clocks, Paktong and English pottery, and Property from the Hascoe Family Collection: Important American and English Furniture, Fine and Decorative Arts on Sunday, January 23, 2011.

All Americana Week sales will open for exhibition at Sotheby's York Avenue Galleries on January 15, 2011.

The first day of the Important Americana sale is led by exceptional examples of American silver, including The Joseph Jefferson Cup: A Massive American Silver Presentation Cup, Modeled by W. Clark Noble, Cast by Gorham MFG. Co., Providence, RI, 1895-96 (est. $100,000 to $ 200,000).

Joseph Jefferson was a great American actor who became enormously popular in the second half of the 19th century.

Another highlight of the silver on offer is An American Silver, Copper, and 'German Silver' Scale Model of Independence Hall, John Dean Benton, Philadelphia, 1875.



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PROMETHEUS, Internet Bulletin for Art, News, Politics and Science, Nr. 163, January, 2011