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Kaminski Auctions' June Estate Sale includes paintings by Canadian-born artist Victor Ostrovsky
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BEVERLY, MASS.- Kaminski Auctions announced their June Estate Sale on Saturday June 16th beginning at 11am. Included in the collection are several oil paintings by Canadian-born artist Victor Ostrovsky, as well as a pair of Persian Kashan rugs (estimated $8,000-12,000), and an impressive selection of antique furniture and silver.

As a best selling author and screenplay writer, Victor Ostrovsky is also an accomplished painter. At a young age, the artist’s family moved from Canada to Israel, where well-known Israeli painter, Gilaldi, taught him to use oil paints. At the age of eighteen, Ostrovsky was a second lieutenant in the Israeli armed forces, and soon assumed the role of a lieutenant commander in the Israeli Navy. Soon after, he received an invitation to train for his country’s elite foreign intelligence service. Ostrovsky believes that such experience has informed his written works and his screenplays. His time in the Israeli army has also certainly inspired his paintings, which have been described as “enigmatic and cryptic.” Three of his pieces, “Monarch Cover,” “Duets,” and “Abstract I,” all estimated between $20,000-30,000, will be featured.

Other highlights from the sale include a 19th century Herter Brothers occasional table, estimated between $4,000 and $7,000. An ebonized wood piece with gold line trim and an inlaid floral design, the table epitomizes the craftsmanship of the German-born brothers, Gustave and Christian Herter. A New York-based firm, the two are said to be the most prominent decorators and furniture makers of the late nineteenth century. The brothers boasted clients such as William Henry Vanderbilt and The White House.

Also included in the June sale are several important Asian items, a Steinway baby grand piano (serial number 120462) built in 1906 and estimated between $5,000-9,000, and a collection of French gilt silver. Totaling an impressive sixty-seven pieces, the set includes flatware, a serving spoon, a tomato server, sugar sifter and tongs, and a tea caddy spoon with square tea strainer. Each piece is hallmarked with Minerva head and monogram. The set is estimated $4,000-6,000. Another silver flatware set will also be up for sale. This vermile wash collection is of 19th century French origin and is estimated between $4,000 and $6,000.

Three noteworthy pieces of mahogany furniture are on offer including a triple pedestal dining table estimated $2,000-4,000, an antique 19th century Hepplewhite sideboard estimated $2,000-3,000, an Early New England Queen Anne Highboy estimated $4,000-6,000 and a Boston block front slant lid desk estimated $2,000-3,000. An English Stonehouse Leeds tall clock estimated between $2,000 and $3,000 and a 19th century A. Breckenridge & Son Kilmarnock tall clock estimated between $1,500 and $2,500 will also be auctioned. The sale will also offer a men’s stainless steel Rolex Datejust watch from the 1970s with blue color string diamonds and a dial and pave set (model #16014) estimated between $1,500 and $2,500. Another important piece to be included is a 19th century Sheraton chest with birdseye maple drawer fronts estimated $2,000-2,500.

Many of the pieces in this sale are originally from the estate of Marie B. Dawes of Winchester, Massachusetts.

The auction will take place at Kaminski Auctions gallery at 117 Elliott Street, Rte 62, Beverly, Massachusetts.

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