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Clarke 2009 Inaugural Auction

Clarke’s first sale of 2009 offers its classic blend of fine American, French, and English antique furniture; fine art including rare works, Midcentury Modern Design, a strong collection of fine American and English Sterling Silver, Antique Italian Putti, Antique and Art Deco Chandeliers, semi-antique oriental carpets, and more.

Antique and traditional furniture includes an unusual antique American Empire secretary, 8 period Regency dining chairs, a c.1810 mahogany tall case clock, a Regency style plant stand, a Victorian rosewood and inlaid server, an antique secretaire abatant, an antique chest with flip-top, a Victorian Eastlake-style secretary with gilt-metal figural mounts along with a small Eastlake-style firplace mantel and surround, and a painted Victorian etagere.

Among the unique items offered is a signed and stamped 1870 Russian bronze of a troika by Evgeni Alexandrovich Lanceray, direct from a local White Russian family with Tsarist connections.

Midcentury Modern includes an estate-fresh suite designed by Jens Rison including a pair of signed chests, an executive desk, and a bed and bookcases attributed to Risom; an exceptional Aldo Tura parchment, brass and glass three-tiered teacart; and pieces by George Nelson, John Widdicomb, and Harry Bertoia. Midcentury decorative arts includes three sculptural ceramics from the artist Erik Gronborg, a signed Curtis Jere bronze scuplture, and a pair of mixed metal wall sculpture dated ’74.

Decorative arts include a pair of antique polychrome Italian Putti on Plinths, signed Meissen figures, collections of Herend and Lladro figural pieces, Limoges boxes, Zsolnay lustreware, Hollohaza porcelain, Edwin M Knowles fish porcelain service, Royal Dux figural group and Royal Doulton tobies.

An exceptional sterling collection features a 7 piece Arts & Crafts tea service from SHREVE & CO, a 67 piece San Lorenzo service by Tiffany, a 126 piece Gorham Chantilly service, an 89 piece Gorham Camellia service, a partial antique English service, and assorted sterling chargers and hollowware.

Fine art includes two watercolors by Abraham Walkowitz, a original oil on canvas 1947 cover illustration for MOTOR magazine by Robert Robinson, a rare 1889 oil portrait by Caroline Coventry-Haynes, 7 Old Master oils on board, a fine Marthe Solange still life and other art.

Ronan Clarke notes, “We have exceptional pieces such as the Lanceray, the great sterling, strong fine art, antique American pieces and Midcentury Modern in this first sale of 2009. To paraphrase the great Edmund Burke, Irish patriot and friend of revolutionary America, I encourage ‘leaders to make themselves bidders at an auction of popularity’.”

NOTE Previews Friday and Saturday January 9-10, noon to 6:00 pm and day-of-sale, Monday January 12, 12 noon to auction start. Clarke’s catalog can be found at

About Clarke Auction Gallery

Clarke Auction Gallery, Westchester’s Premier Auction Gallery, conducts catalogued sales monthly featuring distinctive fine and decorative arts, antiques, exceptional furniture, oriental rugs, sterling silver and mid-century modern. For further information, please contact us at (914)833-8336 or [email protected]