The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Saturday, April 18, 2015

Bonhams to feature the Warden Family Americana Collection this fall
A fine Federal style glazed redware miniature six drawer, probably English, 19th century, height 10 1/4in; width 11in; depth 5 1/4in. Estimate: $800-1,200. Photo: Courtesy of Bonhams.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- Bonhams presents the Warden Family Americana Collection on September 30 at Bonhams in San Francisco. The single-owner auction features approximately 500 lots of American furniture, folk art and decorative arts - all offered without reserve.

The private collection includes property from Mrs. Jean Warden, a collector and antiques dealer for more than 50 years. Jean had shops throughout southern California, and for more than a decade she participated in the Pasadena Antiques Show. She grew up in Texas in a family that cherished antiques and the study of American cultural history. Her mother was an antiques dealer. Jean loved collecting throughout her life and researching the field of Americana. She constantly upgraded her personal Americana collection and she traveled throughout the U.S. searching for gems to add to it. Jean’s work as a portraitist spurred her interest in collecting portraits of Americans by renown artists and folk artists, alike. She was a member of the Rush Light Society, and as a former resident of Williamsburg, Va., she has also been a supporter of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Jean commented, “I grew up in south Texas in a family that focused on all aspects of history, particularly family history and the antiques that had been passed down within the family. My mother was an avid collector and a dealer in Victorian antiques at that time, so I guess collecting antiques is in my blood!”

Furniture offered by the Warden family includes a Massachusetts mahogany serpentine front desk, circa 1770 (est. $5,500-7,500); a Federal inlaid tall chest from the mid-Atlantic states (est. $6,000-8,000); and a large, late 18th century, Pennsylvania step back cupboard (est. $4,000-6,000).

Decorative arts of varying estimates include Nantucket baskets; paint-decorated boxes; American burl wood bowls; 17th-18th century brass candlesticks; African American cloth dolls; mirrors; portrait miniatures; and folk art paintings and portraits, such as an oil on canvas of Catharine Walton attributed to John Wollaston (est. $5,000-7,000). There will also be 18th-19th century iron and pewter; 19th century quilts; a great collection of redware pottery; salt glaze crocks; samplers; Shaker boxes; shorebirds and decoys; a large grouping of silhouettes; and whirlygigs.

Brooke Sivo, vice president and director of Bonhams’ American furniture and decorative arts department, commented, “This fantastic collection encompasses a broad spectrum of Americana that will appeal to all levels and types of collectors.”

Today's News

July 11, 2014

Napoleon and Josephine's marriage certificate for sale at Maison Osenat in Paris

Sotheby's to sell the 'Holy Grail' of watches: The Henry Graves Supercomplication

Museum announces completion of yearlong project to regild Saint-Gaudens's sculpture Diana

Important painting by children's book author/illustrator Maurice Sendak to be auctioned July 17

Exhibition of photographs and drawings of wooden synagogues opens at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art

The Whitney Museum of American Art appoints Christopher Y. Lew as Associate Curator

Christie's to offer works from the Collection of the Illustrated London News

Catch as catch can: Works in situ by Daniel Buren on view at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

Mike Kelley Cave drawing goes to auction at Los Angeles Modern Auctions

Fête de la Nature: A salon-style exhibition celebrating nature opens at Garvey/Simon Art Access

Mai-Thu Perret's first solo exhibition in Hong Kong opens at Simon Lee Gallery

New York Public Library appoints City University of New York's Iris Weinshall Chief Operating Officer

Marc Straus in New York celebrates summer with group exhibition of gallery artists

Ryan Lee launches dedicated exhibition space for video, installation, and performance

Liz Deschenes announced as 15th recipient of the Rappaport Prize

The Intuitionists: The Drawing Center opens a collaborative project

Unrivaled collection of Tennis posters, WW I & II propaganda featured in Swann Galleries' auction

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego presents 'James Drake: Anatomy of Drawing and Space'

Works by famous clockmaking families are in demand at Bonhams Fine Clocks Sale

'Common Cause: Commonwealth Scots and the Great War' opens at National Museum of Scotland

News flush: Japanese toilet exhibition making a splash

Bonhams to feature the Warden Family Americana Collection this fall

'The Paternal Suit: Heirlooms from the F. Scott Hess Family Foundation' exhibition opens in Long Beach

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- 'Feeling Van Gogh' makes art accessible for visually impaired visitors

2.- Art lovers get naked for new exhibition tours at the National Gallery of Australia

3.- Broken in life, Billie Holiday enjoys revival on the 100th anniversary of her birth

4.- Research reveals significantly different composition in Jean-Honoré Fragonard's Young Girl Reading

5.- Retrospective exhibition of photographs by Luke Smalley opens at ClampArt

6.- Jewish teenager Anne Frank died at least a month earlier than thought, new study says

7.- Archaeologists find items that attest to the existence of an Egyptian administrative centre

8.- 'All the Rage in Paris: Diaghilev's Ballets Russes' on view at the McNay Art Museum

9.- Exhibition illustrates the fascinating creativity of Gustave Doré in an era of great changes

10.- Cynthia Lennon, British first wife of John Lennon, dies aged 75: Julian Lennon

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, .


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
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

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