AuctionPublicity.com – (Hyannis, Mass.) – Don’t make other plans for Thanksgiving weekend if you’re a fan of antiques – in particularly fine art. On Saturday, November 24, MV Auctions / Auctions of Cape Cod and the Islands will conduct a multi-estate sale, featuring items from homes in Brewster, Falmouth, Chatham and other Cape homes. The sale will be held at the Bearses Way Function Hall in Hyannis.

Slated to cross the block will be over 50 original paintings, all of them framed and done by noted, listed artists; fine china and decorative accessories; antique rugs in many varieties and sizes; wonderful period furniture; and more. “We wanted a sale that would have people looking forward to something after Thanksgiving dinner, and we think we succeeded,” said Ed Tessier of MV Auctions.

Fine art is expected to highlight the day’s festivities. Anticipated top lots include:

nichols.jpgA large winter mountain scene by Hobart Nichols, Jr. (American, 1869-1962) – Nichols was a renowned genre and landscape painter and illustrator who once served as president of the National Academy of Design. He studied at the Art Students League in Washington, D.C., and at the Academie Julian in Paris. The artist lived most of his life in Bronxville, N.Y., near New York City.

• Three landscapes by Charles Gruppe (Canadian-born American artist, 1860-1940) – The landscape and marine painter was largely self-taught but did study in Holland (and many of his works were of Dutch-inspired scenes). All three works to be sold are landscapes, and two feature cows. Also offered will be a large oil painting by the artist’s son, Emile Gruppe (American, 1896-1978).

• A large oil painting of a landscape with figures, by Anthony Thieme (Dutch-born American artist, 1888-1954) – Thieme was an acclaimed coastal landscape and townscape artist. He studied in Holland, Germany and Italy before emigrating to the U.S. in the 1920s. In New York, he painted set backdrops for Broadway shows. He later owned homes in Rockport, Mass., and St. Augustine, Fla.

Also to be sold will be an important unsigned watercolor portrait of French Gen. Lafayette, executed in the early 19th century; a watercolor of the U.S. frigate Alliance, which transported Lafayette to France in 1779 (signed “MHJ” and done circa 1820); a seascape by Stanley Woodward (American, 1890-1970); and a luminous painting attributed to the artist Marshall Johnson (American, 1850-1921).

Just secured were two large bronze sculptures and several oils by Umberto Romero. Fine art will also feature works by Herbert DeGroff Main, T.B. Craig, Mary Butler, Marjorie Phillips, George Thomson, Alice Beach Winter, Clifford Ashley, Sven Svendsen, Hugo Hofstein, H.A. Fish, Helen Balfour, Wells Sawyer, William Adam and F. Holdensen; plus etchings and Nantucket paintings.

China and decorative accessories will be offered in abundance. Featured will be a large selection of Canton china, all in good condition and from the 19th century; an impressive set of Mason’s ironstone (including serving pieces) in the Imari 2240 pattern; a nice selection of pewter; an impressive Civil War field surgeon’s kit; Rose medallion (including a 16” bowl); and several Nantucket baskets.

Also from the category: an important whale bone and ivory cane; an assortment of 19th century sea captains’ canes; a Jose Reyes covered Nantucket purse; some Bennington pieces; a set of 17th century pipe tongs; Louis Vuitton luggage; Native American items (including moccasins, baskets and a breast plate); an early Rookwood vase in the Oriental style; marine china; and copper luster.

Anyone in the market for a quality antique rug should mark their calendars for this sale. Certain to wow the crowd will be a stunning room-size Oushak, 12′ x 14′, ivory with rust highlights; a rare 19th century Aubusson, 4′ x 6′; two Portuguese needlepoints; four Sarouks (roomsize to scatter); a spectacular Zeigler Mahal, 12′ x 16′; Hamadan pieces, including scatters; and a pretty 4′ x 8′ Bidjar.

Period American furniture has become a staple at most MV Auctions, and this sale will be no exception. Expected highlights include a Chippendale cross stretcher Pembroke table with Marlboro legs, mahogany, with original finish (circa 1770s); handcrafted circa 1780; a Hepplewhite four-drawer chest with French feet and several high boys.

Also from the category: a Sheraton cookie corner four-drawer chest in great condition; an interesting group of about a half-dozen Arts & Crafts chairs; an 1898 Heywood Wakefield wicker beach chair; a walnut 2/3 chest of drawers; a two-part brass bound campaign chest, circa 1880s, bought by the consignor in 1952 from Harrod’s; a pair of 1690 bannister back chairs; and a George III lowboy.

In addition: a Duncan Phyfe-style mahogany pedestal table, made around 1820 and heavily carved; a bird cage tilt-top tea table; a Dunhill lead-lined humidor on stand, made circa 1900; a nice tiger maple tall case clock; and more. New items in all categories are still being added. Keep an eye on the MV Auctions website as the sale date approaches, for updates and photos: www.mvauctions.net.

The Bearses Way Function Hall is located at 852 Bearses Way in Hyannis, Mass. From Route 6 (Mid-Cape Highway), take exit 6 and turn right off the ramp. Take another right at the second set of lights onto Bearses Way. The Hall is a half-mile on the left. A preview will be held Friday, Nov. 23. A buyer’s premium will be applied to all purchases. Absentee, phone and internet bids will be accepted.

MV Auctions / Auctions of Cape Cod and the Islands has over 35 years’ experience in the antiques and decorative arts field. The firm handles merchandise from one piece to entire estates. MV Auctions is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign an item, estate or collection, you may call them directly at (508) 771-1722. Or, e-mail them at [email protected]