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Tribal and Oceanic works from a New York City private collection featured at Grogan
The well travelled New York couple began assembling the collection in the 1960’s, purchasing from reputable galleries and distinguished auction houses.
DEDHAM, MASS.- Grogan and Company Fine Art Auctioneers and Appraisers announced their upcoming February 23rd auction will include a large selection of Asian, Oceanic, Native American, African, and Pre-Columbian Works of Art, from a New York City collection.

The highlights of the collection include a Papua New Guinea Carved and Painted Wood House Board ($5,000-10,000) and a New Ireland Malanggan Carved and painted Wood Ceremonial Figure from Papua, New Guinea ($5,000-10,000). Two Gandaharan Carved Stone Relief’s, acquired in 1996 at Sotheby’s, each bear $1,000-2,000 estimates; while an impressive African Carved and Painted Wood Chi Wara Ceremonial Bamana Antelope Headcrest, acquired during their travels in Brussels, is valued at $2,000-3,000.

The well travelled New York couple began assembling the collection in the 1960’s, purchasing from reputable galleries and distinguished auction houses. A large selection of ceremonial masks features a Nigerian Carved and Painted Wood Igbo Helmet Spirit Mask ($3,000-5,000). In addition to carved African figures, Spanish Colonial, and Pre Columbian carvings, artifacts from antiquity include two Lucanian Red Figure Bell Krater Fragments from the 4th century BC ($500-1,000) and a lot of Eleven Ancient Coins ($1,000-2,000) can be found amongst a selection of Archaic Terracotta Figures.

In addition, the couple collected a fine selection of Old Master drawings, including St. Peter Before Christ, a brown ink wash with sanguine attributed to Andrea Boscoli ($5,000-15,000) and The Flood, an unattributed sepia ink drawing estimated at $4,000-8,000.

The exhibition will open to the public beginning Wednesday, February 19th. Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. The auction begins promptly at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 23rd. A fully illustrated catalogue can be found at For more information call 781-461-9500.

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