CRN Auctions, Inc

57 Bay State Road, Cambridge, Massachusetts 2138

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Selling Fine Objects And Works Of Art Spanning The 18 Through The Mid 20 Centuries American, English, Ccontinental, Latin American, Baltic And Asian Works Of Art, Antique Furniture, Carpets  And A Wide Aarray Of Various Accessories.

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    CRN Auctions Annual September Auction

    CRN Auctions of Cambridge, Massachusetts is conducting its annual September auction on Sunday, September 20th at 11 am. The sale will follow the guidelines of the Massachusetts State covoid restrictions. The sale itself will have a limited capacity audience, therefore we encourage alternative bidding other than in person. Some of the Carlo Bugatti furniture to be auctioned This auction will feature fine and diversified antiques coming to market for the first time from various estates. It consists of approximately 375 lots of quality paintings, American, English and Continental furniture, Asian items, silver, decorative accessories and Oriental rugs. Nine pieces Carlo Bugatti furniture originally purchased from top dealers in London and Paris thirty six years ago will be sold. These well cared for items come from the estate of a Boston financier whose Beacon Street townhouse was featured in the magazine section of the Boston Globe. It consists of armchairs, tables and benches decorated with wrought brass, copper and inlays of pewter and bone. A collection of German Black Forest carved animals will be sold consisting of dogs, bears and a rare jack rabbit clock, some attributed to the master Swiss carver Walter Mader. The group comes from a long time collector with a well trained eye. Fine arts are represented by approximately 75 works spanning the 17th through 20th century. There are two newly discovered abstract oil paintings by the African American artist Jack Whitten who recently passed in 2018. A large 1930’s avant garde oil painting of several women by American artist Arthur Bowen Davies has impeccable provenance. American furniture spans the 18th through the mid-20th century. A signed Herter Brothers art nouveau cabinet with wonderful Japanese inspired inlay was inherited by a Boston gentleman who was unaware it was signed. New England 18th century furniture is something for which CRN Auctions has a special love. From the home of a long time Massachusetts South Shore collector of Americana comes a pure Chippendale ball and claw foot drop-leaf table in untouched surface. Also from the home is the Stoddard-Greenough family Federal card table acquired directly from the descendants of…

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    Annual Fall Auction

    Judging a trunk by its cover is acceptable to the luxury brand Louis Vuitton. CRN Auctions offers the first-ever product by Louis Vuitton- a vintage steamer trunk. These were the first flat trunks with separate compartments and were coated with waterproof canvas, unlike the traditional dome-topped trunk. Paintings by Edward Moses, the postwar artist, are distinguished by the use of different techniques like staining, splashing, scraping, and mopping, and the rare use of brush strokes. Working alongside the generation of Los Angeles artists known as the “Cool School”, Moses’ work has gained worldwide popularity as an abstract painted. His paintings like the China Blue X and the St Simon painting by A Y Jackson are the highest valued collectibles. Paintings by other popular artists like Asher Durand, Francis Golden, and Claude Venard will also be a part of the spectacular display. The auction will also offer American, English, Continental, Latin American, Baltic and Asian works of art, furniture, silver, glass art, clocks, carpets, and a wide array of accessories and antiques through the 20th – Century and much more. Explore the full listings and register to bid online on CRN Auctions.

  • Auction Result
    Antique Firearms, Chinese Objects, Original Fine Art, More To Be Sold Dec. 3 By Crescent City Auction Gallery In New Orleans

     Over 1,100 lots of mostly fresh-to-the-market items – culled from prominent local estates and collections and spanning a wide variety of categories – will be sold on Saturday, Dec. 3, by Crescent City Auction Gallery. The all-day event will be held in the firm’s spacious gallery, located at 1015 Julia Street in New Orleans, beginning at 8 a.m. (CST). Offered will be original works of art (mostly by regional artists, but some by national and international artists as well), fine Chinese objects, antique weaponry (to include two rare and highly collectible antique guns), wonderful estate jewelry, silver, period American and European furniture, objets d’art, chandeliers, Persian rugs, Moorcroft pottery and decorative accessories. “The auction before the holidays is always an exciting one,” observed Adam Lambert of Crescent City Auction Gallery. “We are getting an early start to accommodate over 1,100 items, but we'll probably wrap up around 5 o'clock in the afternoon. This is the last auction of the year, and the quality of the merchandise is truly impressive.” The two antique guns are expected to generate much bidder interest. The first is a scarce Confederate Civil War Whitworth sharpshooter’s rifle, made circa 1860. What will make this weapon so desirable to collectors is the fact that it is stamped “Natchez” on the underside, below the trigger guard. Also, it is in fine condition. The rifle is expected to realize $15,000-$25,000. The other is a very rare V.G.W. Libeau New Orleans-made percussion cap derringer gun, manufactured pre-1845 and with the barrel engraved “V.G.W. Libeau New Orleans” (Libeau is listed as a gunsmith in the New Orleans city directories from 1832-1845, at No. 9 Camp Street). The pistol should change hands for $5,000-$7,000. Also sold will be a Japanese Samurai sword. Original works of art will be served up in abundance. Two works expected to wow the crowd are an oil on canvas by David Johnson (1827-1908), titled Forest Landscape with Stream, unframed and signed and dated lower right (est. $5,000-$7,000); and a large (3 feet by 4 feet) oil on canvas work by George Rodrigue (b. 1944), titled Blue Dog is Happy (est. $25,000-$35,000).…