IMPORTANT SWISEGOOD NORTH CAROLINA FIGURED WALNUT CORNE...attributed to John Swisegood, Davidson County, North Carolina, circa 1820, broken arch pediment with fan carved rosettes and reeded finial plinth over two arched and glazed doors with flanking panels and rope carved quarter columns, interior with polychrome painted shaped shelves, barber pole inlaid drawer with original brass pulls over two paneled doors, original bracket feet, original brasses with traces of gilding, inlaid escutcheons, later finials, undisturbed backboards with cut nails, possibly original dry varnished surface, yellow pine secondary, accompanied by a binder with genealogical research on the family of James Madison Charles of Forsyth County, North Carolina (see provenance), 96-1/2 x 50 x 25-1/4 in.
Provenance: Descended in the family of James Madison Charles of Forsyth County, North Carolina, born March 26, 1815, and his wife Mary Ann Fisher; thence by descent; Brunk Auctions, February 20, 2010, lot 72, sold for $120,750; Private Collection
Note: A very closely related Swisegood cupboard is illustrated in The Swisegood School of Cabinet Making , (MESDA 1973), catalog number 2.
excellent condition with original swans' necks, rosettes, brasses, feet and blocking, later finials (as noted), normal wear, shrinkage cracks and abrasions, one lower door with repaired crack in frame, rear feet with notched back corners (probably for shoe molding), mid molding with one dent, brasses with dents, upper doors fit tightly, rear foot possibly reduced in height
ANNA HYATT HUNTINGTON(American/South Carolina, 1876-1973)
Two Fawns Playing, signed on base "Anna Hyatt Huntington 1936", aluminum, 44 x 25 x 20 in.
Notes: In 1939, the Huntingtons moved to a large farm in Redding, Connecticut. Aluminum had gained momentum with the modernists and while Anna Hyatt Huntington disparaged the movement, she adapted this medium for its versatility. She was one of the first to utilize the medium achieving works with fine detail.
Provenance: Gift of the artist to The Laura Davidson Sears Gallery of Fine Art, Elgin Academy, Elgin, Illinois
RARE STAFFORDSHIRE SLIPWARE POSSET POTprobably Derbyshire, 1733, of globular form decorated in sgraffito technique with stylized flower motifs below a band bearing the initials "WR" and the date "1733" in Roman numerals "MDCCXXXIII", 8 in.
Provenance: The Property of Mrs. M.R. Richardson, Sotheby's London, April 17, 1973, Lot 81; Garry Atkins, London; Property from the Collection of Dudley and Constance Godfrey
both spouts broken and restored, chips and losses to glaze, primarily to rim, firing anomalies, a few fine hairlines, flaking to in-painted spout, scratching, crazing, pinholes, accession number to base
AFTER PABLO PICASSO WOOL TAPESTRYAfter Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) Wool Tapestry, c. 1965, dated "6.4.65." upper left, embroidered "PICASSO", lower right edge, verso, 76 1/2 in. x 87 in. Provenance: Estate of Warren A. Goldstein, Esq., New Orleans.
PICASSO "CARNET DE LA CALIFORNE" LITHOGRAPH Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881 - 1973), Sketch from his "Carnet de la Californie", lithograph, unsigned. Image: 16" H x 11: W; frame: 21.5" H x 15.25" W. Paper has mat burn and small stains on bottom edge.
BEHL SIGNED NUDE FIGURE GRAPHITE DRAWING Graphite nude figure study, 1973, bearing illegible signature lower right, possibly "...Behl," and date. Image: 17.5" H x 23.5" W; frame: 18.25" H x 24.25" W x 0.75" D.
SALVADOR DALI "RIGETTO DELLA CIVILTA" LITHOGRAPH Salvador Dali (Spanish, 1904-1989) "Rigetto della Civilta," lithograph in colors, circa 1973, signed in pencil lower right, edition 208 / 250. Image: 17.5" H x 24" W; frame: 24.25" H x 30.25" W x 0.75" D. Light toning and mat burn.
DAVID HOCKNEY EXHIBITION POSTER David Hockney "Still Life with Book," 1973 offset lithograph for an exhibition at Andre Emmerich Gallery, NY, depicts a still life of a vase of Irises next to a copy of Gustave Flaubert's "Bouvard & Pecuchet." Image: 32" H x 24.5" W, frame: 33" H x 25.25" W.
PABLO PICASSO "FEMME NUE" LITHOGRAPH IN COLORS Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973), "Femme Nue Couch?e," from Les Dames de Mougins, 1963, lithograph in colors, stone signed and dated "14.3.63," bearing paper label remnant with artist's name and medium to frame reverse. Sheet: 4.25" H x 6.75" W; frame: 10.5" H x 12.75" W x 1" D.
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