Neue Auctions English & Chinese Export Art & Antiques Online Auction Will Be Held March 26

One of two bronze statues with verdigris patina signed by William MacMonnies (American, 1863-1937), this one titled Diana (1890), 31″ tall (est. $10,000-$12,000).
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BEACHWOOD, Ohio – Neue Auctions’ online-only auction, to be held Saturday, March 26, will focus on English antiques, fine art and Chinese export, drawn from private estates and collections, starting at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. Nearly 300 lots will be auctioned. Online auctions will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Bidsquare.com.

“There is a very fine selection of items in this sale across many categories and from multiple time periods, including English Regency, George III, William & Mary, William IV and Louis XV,” said Cynthia Maciejewski of Neue Auctions. “The shipments come from Gates Mills, Hunting Valley, Pepper Pike and Shaker Heights, and some of the items were owned and sold by James London Antiques (in New London, Connecticut) and Israel Sack American Antiques (in New York).”

Maciejewski added, “There are few reservations because we trust the educated bidders who participate in our auctions, who understand the importance and rarity of these items. We are confident that the auctions will be competitive and that the winning bids will meet or supersede our conservative estimates. This auction kicks off a very busy season for us. We are full until June.

The battle for the first batch honors could come down to a contest between a vase and a pair of bronzes. The baluster-shaped vase by Paul François Berthoud (French, 1870-1939), titled Dragonfly Woman (circa 1900), is both rare and massive, at 25 inches tall. It is cast with a woman’s face with flowing hair supported by dragonfly wings and feathers, the base cast with Queen Anne’s lace flowers (est. $12,000-$15,000). The patina shows verdigris and oxidation.

The bronzes, both rare, with verdigris patina, are by William MacMonnies (American, 1863-1937). Each has an estimate of $10,000 to $12,000. A title Dianameasures 31 inches and is signed and dated 1890. The other, titled pioneer motherstands 15 inches tall and was designed and cast in monumental form for the Pioneer Monument in Denver, Colorado, erected in 1911. Both bear the foundry mark for Jaboeuf & Rouard in Paris.

19th century oil on canvas Chinese commercial painting titled The Bund in Shanghai (c. 1850-55), unsigned and framed, 17 ¼ inches by 23 inches (canvas, less frame) (est. $3,000 – $5,000) .
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The China Trade, Chinese Export and Chinese School bundles will be numerous and will include the following:

  • A 19th century oil on canvas China Trade painting titled The Bund in Shanghai (c. 1850-1855), unsigned and framed, 17 ¼ inches by 23 inches (canvas) (est. $3,000-$5,000).
  • A 19th century Chinese school oil painting titled American clipper Mary entering Hong Kong (c.1850-1860), 22 inches by 28 inches (as framed) (est. $2,000 – $4,000).
  • An early 19th century Chinese export lacquer children’s sewing stand, the shaped hinged top decorated with chinoiserie in gilding on brown/black lacquer, monogrammed ‘Mary’, the top opening into a fitted interior ( est. $1,500 to $3,000).

The English supply will be just as abundant. Some of the featured bundles expected are:

  • A set of four Georgian mahogany hall chairs, circa 1785, with arched crests on mahogany backs, the armorial crest centering the back, each monogrammed with the letter ‘B’ below a hand-painted oval tablet, depicting a crowned bust, supposedly for the Third Baron Boston of England (estimated between $2,500 and $4,500).
  • An English Victorian table letterbox by Halstaff & Hannaford (London), in the shape of an octagonal pillar, set with domed glass enclosing an enamel dial compass, with an enamel letter flap on a hinged door with a marble receptacle brass-framed glass displaying postage rates, 20 inches by 11 inches (estimated $2,000-$4,000).
  • A 19th century English Regency (or Victorian) oak jockey scale, incorporating a leather upholstered seat with a tufted back on padded arms and seat, with nail head trim, the scale labeled ‘To Weigh 24 Stone , ‘ on a drawer containing the weights (5) on a conforming base and sturdy turned feet (est. $2,000-$4,000).

Baluster-shaped vase by Paul François Berthoud (French, 1870-1939), titled Femme Libellule (c. 1900), rare, 25 inches high, cast with a woman’s face (est. $12,000 – $15,000) .
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An oil on canvas painting by late 19th century British artist HD Williams titled magnetic trainer, tagged Frost and Reed, 29 inches by 41 inches (as framed) and signed lower left, expected to fetch $2,000-$4,000; while a 19th century oil on canvas set on panel American School house portrait by an unknown artist (inscribed and obscured on reverse) measuring 11 inches by 14 inches (view, less frame) has an estimate of $200 to $400 .

The online-only auction will be hosted live on auction day by members of the Neue Auctions team. The catalog is live and posted on all three auction sites. Telephone and mail order bidding will be taken. Neue Auctions invites everyone to be added to its mailing list to receive notifications and information regarding current and future sales. The company is always on the lookout for quality deliveries.

Neue Auctions has a full slate of auctions scheduled for spring and early summer, starting with a Fine Interiors auction on Saturday April 30; followed by a Modern May Sale on Saturday, May 28; then an auction featuring Dr. Marvin Drucker’s superb Asian and antique collection on Saturday, June 25. All three will be online-only auctions and begin at 10 a.m. EST.

For more information on Neue Auctions and the English and Chinese Export Art and Antiques auction scheduled for Saturday, March 26 at 10:00 a.m., visit www.neueauctions.com. Updates are released often. Company executives Cynthia Maciejewksi and Bridget McWilliams can be reached by phone at 216-245-6707; or by email at [email protected] or [email protected]

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