The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Friday, December 19, 2014


Quinn's Auction Galleries to offer fine and decorative art from Washington-area estates on June 9
Pair of 19th-century, Louis XVI-style ormolu and patinated-bronze chenets modeled as a poodle and a cat, est. $4,000-$6,000. Quinn’s image.
FALLS CHURCH, VA.- On June 9, Washington, D.C.-area estate specialists Quinn’s will present at auction an outstanding selection of fine and decorative art with an international flavor. Most of the articles to be sold are of exceptional quality and have come from Mid-Atlantic estates and residences.

American art is led by a Hale Aspacio Woodruff (1900-1980) oil-on-canvas landscape, a painting considered important not only on the basis of its own aesthetic merit but also because of the artist’s distinguished history. Woodruff played an instrumental role in the development of African-American art, both as an artist and art educator. In 1931, following a five-year period spent studying and traveling in France, Woodruff joined the art faculty at Atlanta University. He subsequently served as an art instructor at NYU, eventually retiring with the title of professor emeritus. Throughout his career, Woodruff was an active and influential artist and teacher who furthered recognition of African-American art while winning numerous prestigious awards.

The 26- by 33¾-inch Woodruff landscape painting to be auctioned by Quinn’s is artist-signed at lower right. It is expected to make $15,000-$25,000.

Having both a Native-American and equine theme, William S. Seltzer’s (California/Montana, b. 1955-) signed oil-on-canvas depiction of an American Indian on horseback will be offered with a $1,500-$2,500 estimate. It is one of four artworks by the noted Western artist that will be up for bid on June 9 at Quinn’s.

Already attracting interest from folk art aficionados, an American cast-iron horse-form weathervane dates to around 1870 and is attributed to the Rochester Ironworks in Rochester, New Hampshire. The 36-inch-long vane depicting a high-stepper with plumed tail was previously held in a private collection. It is conservatively estimated at $10,000-$15,000.

From the estate of a Virginia family comes a handsome mid-19th-century American corner cabinet of tiger maple with poplar secondary woods. Beautifully crafted, it carries an auction estimate of $2,000-$3,000.

Decorative-art adornments include a quartet of late-18th-century Italian giltwood mirrors carved in the late Baroque style. The mirrors were previously part of a private collection and have been entered in the auction with an estimate of $8,000-$10,000.

Another lot that would add grace and elegance to any home is the pair of Louis XVI-style ormolu and patinated-bronze chenets. The 19th-century figures exhibit a high standard of artistry and are modeled as a poodle and cat resting on tasseled cushions. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.

Superior-quality carving is showcased in a French prisoner of war model ship replicating the “Achilles.” The intricately detailed 18-inch-long model dates to the first half of the 19th century and could sail to a $3,000-$5,000 destination at auction.

More than 60 Chinese snuff bottles from the collection of Southern Californian John W. Sinclair add delicacy and fine artistry to the sale. It is the third and final grouping from the collection to be offered at Quinn’s and is highlighted by a Daoguang porcelain bottle with enamel crickets. The circa 1821-1850 bottle has a rounded-square form, green jadeite stopper and a 4-character seal script reign mark on the bottom.

Quinn’s vice president Matthew Quinn said that snuff bottles from the Sinclair collection had drawn widespread interest in sales held last March and in December of 2011. “The bottles are from an old and prestigious collection, which is exactly what buyers are going for these days in many different categories,” he said.

Those who collect high-quality art and furnishings usually follow that same approach with other items they purchase, either for their homes or themselves, Quinn said. “That’s why jewelry buyers watch our sales very carefully. They know good things come out of Washington-area jewelry boxes.”

A perfect example of just such a piece of jewelry is a chic Italian 18K gold bracelet set with sapphires and rubies. Having a total weight of 2.66 ozt, it is entered in the June 9 sale with a $5,000-$6,000 estimate.

All forms of bidding will be available for Quinn’s June 9, 2012 Fine & Decorative Arts auction, including live via the Internet through www.LiveAuctioneers.com. The auction will commence at 11 a.m. Eastern Time. Preview all lots at the gallery or online at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

Quinn’s is located at 360 S. Washington St., Falls Church, VA 22046. For information on any item in the upcoming auction, call 703-532-5632 or e-mail info@quinnsauction.com.





Today's News

May 24, 2012

Earliest archaeological evidence of the existence of the City of Bethlehem found

"The Horse: from Arabia to Royal Ascot"; British Museum explores the influence of horses

Greek relief from the National Archaeological Museum in Athens goes on view at the Getty Villa

World record achieved for Ghanaian artist at Bonhams Contemporary African Art Sale

Royal Bank of Scotland ten-pound note celebrates Queen Elizabeth II's 60-year reign

Leo Villareal's latest body of work in new exhibition at Conner Contemporary Art

Wanted: Bigfoot hair samples for European study by Oxford University and Lausanne Museum of Zoology

June auctions at Koller: Large number of high quality objects in all the specialist areas

Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid recreates German artist Rosemarie Trockel's Cosmos

"Made Active: The Chartwell Show"; Artists who explore gesture, action and its effects at Auckland Art Gallery

Exhibition of works by New York based artist Holton Rower opens at Shizaru in London

American Folk Art Museum presents Jubilation/Rumination in celebration of its 50th anniversary

Quinn's Auction Galleries to offer fine and decorative art from Washington-area estates on June 9

Library of Congress taps 25 sounds for registry

1,600 museums offer military families free tickets

6-year-olds wander from Pa. school to museum

Moon chips from Vegas casino mogul sent to NASA

Astrodome fades, crumbles as Houston decides fate

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Colossal statue of Amenhotep III unveiled on the west bank of the Nile in Egypt

2.- British royals crown New York visit with gala dinner

3.- Missing artwork rediscovered in "Stuart Little" sells for over 200,000 euros at auction

4.- Rossetti's Venus Verticordia soars at Sotheby's in London to sell for £2.88 million

5.- Russian magnate buys, then returns Nobel prize to American geneticist James Watson

6.- Egyptian Museum unveils four newly renovated halls of the famed Tutankhamun gallery

7.- 'The Secret of Dresden: From Rembrandt to Canaletto' on view at the Groninger Museum

8.- Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum reopens after three-year renovation

9.- More than 200 queries about works by possible heirs received on Nazi-era art hoard

10.- Attorney, artist and filmmaker reflects on the seven lessons learned at 2014 Art Basel Miami Beach



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site