Over 1,000 lots to be sold by John McInnis, July 26-28

. July 17, 2007

Works of art by American and European painters; period American furniture; Royal Worcester; English ceramics; Tobey jugs; and more will be sold July 26-28 by John McInnis Auctioneers in Amesbury, Mass

Important works of art by listed American and European painters; formal American period furnishings; single-owner collections of Royal Worcester, English ceramics and Tobey jugs; and more will be sold at a massive three-session auction to be held July 26-28 by John McInnis Auctioneers. The sale will be held in the firm’s galleries, at 76 Main Street in Amesbury.

“We typically hold our high-end auctions in June or July, and this will be no exception,” said John McInnis. “This sale is so big we had to plan it over the course of three days. Much of the merchandise is fresh to the market and has been pulled from several local estates in Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire. We will be selling over 1,000 lots. Mark your calendars, everybody.”

Session one will begin on Thursday evening, July 26, at 7 pm, and be dedicated entirely to artwork. Featured will be 19th- and 20th-century American and European paintings, watercolors, prints and works on paper. More than 200 lots will cross the block, representing dozens of listed artists from two continents and spanning two centuries. A few notables expected to draw intense bidder interest:

Anthony Thieme (Dutch-born American artist, 1888-1954) — Thieme was born in Rotterdam, Holland, and studied in Holland, Italy and Germany before emigrating to the United States in 1920. He initially resided in New York, where he painted Broadway backdrops, but later set up studios in Rockport, Mass. (where he was a member of The Rockport School of artists) and St. Augustine, Fla., where he often wintered. A Rockport Street scene by Thieme will be sold (est. $5,000-$7,000).

Mariano Barbasan (Spanish-born Italian painter, 1864-1924) — Barbasan studied and worked in Valencia, Madrid and Toledo in his native Spain before enrolling at the Spanish Academy of Rome, Italy, in 1889. He resided permanently in Italy thereafter. John McInnis Auctioneers is fortunate to have secured a consignment of his work, one that was recently discovered in a home in Maine. The oil-on-canvas depiction of a town square market is expected to bring between $40,000 and $60,000.

George Smith (British, 1870-1934) – An oil-on-canvas, titled “First Day of School,” is expected to realize $8,000-$12,000.

Session two will be held Friday, July 27, starting at 11 am. Featured will be 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century formal American, country, custom, continental and period furnishings; rugs; clocks; militaria; jewelry; porcelain; and sterling silver. The Friday session will be the most active, as over 500 items are slated to cross the block. Attendees can expect the festivities to last well into the evening.

Anticipated highlights on Friday include:

A rare and stunning ‘running stag’ weather vane, expected to sell for $20,000-$40,000.
A beautiful Queen Anne Massachusetts wing chair, professionally upholstered by Robert Mussey Associates (est. $15,000-$25,000).
Marine paintings, one with a provenance tracing it to the collection of Nina Fletcher Little.
A highly collectible Paul Revere silver spoon.
A monumental Coromandel screen, impressive at 9 ft. tall x 19 ft. long.
A pair of rosweood settees attributed to J & J Meeks, a craftsman coveted by collectors.
A collection of 118 White Border vintage baseball cards (including Honus Wagner!).
A rare oak tall-case clock (95” x 26”), made by the E. Howard & Company.
A silver epergne made in 1910 by William Hutton & Sons.
A pair of German silver on copper urns (circa 1800).
A Chelsea clock in bronze plaque, by M. Peinliech.
A well-traveled Tiffany & Co. Union Square trunk, with loads of character.
A pair of Besarabian embroidered silk and felt panels (circa 1815).
A Moser punch set and dinner service.
A set of four contemporary chairs by Herman Miller.
A Meissen partial dinner service.
A Russell Crook vase.
Jewelry pieces by Georg Jensen.
A collection of fine linens
A 1963 21-ft. Lyman speedboat, wooden, completely restored.

Session three will be held Saturday, July 28, starting at 12 noon, and include more than 250 lots. Featured will be an important single-owner collection of Royal Worcester porcelain and English ceramics; a single-owner collection of porcelain Tobey jugs; a set of 12 plates painted by Harry Davis (est. $6,000-$10,000); decorative accessories painted by John Stinton, H. Ayrton, J. Freeman and R. Seabright; and two George Jones jardinieres.

Preview exhibitions will be held Sunday through Thursday, July 22-26, from 2 pm to 7 pm; Friday, July 27, from 9 am to 11 am; and Saturday, July 28 from 9 am to noon. There will be a “Wine and Cheese Preview” on Wednesday, July 25, from 6 pm to 8 pm. Special room rates (30-40% off) will be available at the Fairfield Inn by Marriott in Amesbury. To reserve a room, call (978) 388-3400.

John McInnis Auctioneers is the largest full-service auction house on Boston’s North Shore, with galleries located in a 12,000-square-foot brick building that once housed a grocery store in the 1930s. The company’s client roster includes real estate trust officers, Realtors and private collectors. To learn more about the company, and the upcoming July 26-28 sale, click on www.mcinnisauctions.com.

John McInnis Auctioneers is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign an item, estate or collection, you may call them directly at (978) 388-0400. The e-mail address is mcinnisauctions@yahoo.com.

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