FALLS CHURCH, VA.- Quinns Auction Galleries
will offer a generous selection of fine art and antiques on Saturday, Jan. 28. The nearly 400-lot lineup includes furniture from the 18th century to modern as well as American, European and Asian decorative arts. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
Bidding will start at $1,500 for a beautiful jeweled American Waltham ladies pocket watch that features a 14K gold case.
The Four Seasons are represented in a stunning late 19th-century Meissen clock that stands 22 inches high by 17 inches wide.
Until now, the documented clocks of Maines Frederic Wingate (1782-1864) numbered up to 287. Quinn's now has the distinction of offering a newly found Wingate tall case clock, No. 288. Standing 85 inches high by 20 1/2 inches wide in a mixed wood case, the clock requires an opening bid of $1,500.
Period furniture of note includes a Chippendale tea table possibly a Philadelphia production that features finely carved details.
Those seeking excellent-quality mid-century chairs may find exactly what they want in Lot 101, which consists of five Scimitar chairs by Fabricius & Kastholm. These modern-design staples are estimated at $15,000-$20,000.
The work of Joseph Albers, of the Bauhaus and Black Mountain College, is epitomized by the use of the square. Quinn's is proud to offer the "Mitered Squares" portfolio of 12 screen prints. Lot 168 is estimated at $12,000-$16,000.
Lot 164, Lucien Boucher's Planisphere travel poster for Air France, shows a beautiful view of a night sky. Still vibrant and backed on canvas, the poster opens for bidding at $250. At $1,500-$2,000, a tranquil autumnal landscape by A.M. Gorter, Lot 304, would bring beauty to any home or office.
The history of Japan comes to life in a gorgeous lacquer book with about 100 photographs by Kusakabe Kimbei. Lot 355 is entered with a $2,000-$3,000 estimate.
Granville Redmond's (Californian, 1871-1935) oil-on-canvas titled "Moonlight on the Marsh" transports the viewer to a still California night on the beach. This magnificent landscape is Lot 146 in the auction and estimated at $15,000-$25,000.
Theres much more to discover in Quinns Jan. 28 Fine & Decorative Arts Auction.