Nye & Company Auctioneers


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At Nye & Company, what you like is all you need to know. Knowledgeable, helpful staff members, as well as nationally-known experts, work together to find the antiques and collectibles that will become your children’s heirlooms, all within your budget. John and Kathleen Nye acquired Dawson’s after his long and fruitful Sothebys career. They began Dawson and Nye in 2003, and with the move to Bloomfield seven years later, renamed the business to Nye and Company. Though they maintain relationships all over the country, the bulk of business comes from the Trust and Estate community in th...Read More
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    Nye & Co. Offers 19th-Century Decorated Urns & Chippendale Mahogany Chest

    John Stinton’s family of painters worked for the British Royal Worcester firm for around 160 years. The artist was particularly known for his Highland Cattle landscapes. A pair of 19th-century decorated urns, painted and signed by John Stinton, is one of the key lots in the upcoming Nye & Co. auction. The double-handled urns depict Stinton’s signature rustic scenes. A Chinese 18th-century Queen Anne armchair also highlights the listings. The rare piece of furniture seems to retain the slip seat in its original form. The carved hardwood armchair resembles some references published in The Decorative Arts of the China Trade by Carl L. Crossman, a renowned scholar and art collector. Another notable furniture lot on offer is a Chippendale mahogany block front chest. Named after English cabinetmaker Thomas Chippendale, this variety of furniture was in vogue in the late 18th century. It was the first time in English history that a furniture style was named after a cabinetmaker instead of a ruler. Fine art enthusiasts can consider South Quaker Hill Barn, an oil painting by Benjamin West Clinedinst. An oil study of a barn by George Reid Barton accompanies this lot. To view the complete catalog and register to bid online, visit Bidsquare.

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    Nye & Company’s Chic And Antique Estate Treasures Auction, Sept. 8-9, Has A Wide Range Of Objects For Fine & Decorative Arts Enthusiasts

    The auction features property from the Bishop-Peabody-Metcalf family, the NAMITS collection, the estate of Peter Benchley (author of JAWS, Princeton, N.J.), plus several private collections. BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – Nye & Company Auctioneers’ two-day, online Chic and Antique Estate Treasures auction features property from the Bishop-Peabody-Metcalf family, the NAMITS collection, the estate of Peter Benchley (the author of JAWS, Princeton, N.J.), and several private collections. It is slated for Wednesday and Thursday, September 8th and 9th, at 10 am Eastern both days. Up for bid are thousands of lots of fine and decorative arts. Cast bronze vase, Chinese, possibly 16th century, from the Heber R. Bishop collection.  Real time Internet bidding and absentee bidding will be provided by the popular platforms LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, Bidsquare.com, as well as the Nye & Company website: www.nyeandcompany.com. Telephone bidding will also be available on a limited basis. “This is going to be a special sale,” said Andrew Holter, Director of Business Development at Nye & Company Auctioneers, adding, “It is sure to delight collectors, dealers and institutions alike and features an exceptionally curated selection of property from private collections, with an emphasis on American and European furniture, books, folk art, textiles, Chinese and Japanese works of art, silver and jewelry. For those who prefer contemporary and modern to the traditional, there is also a nice selection of chic furniture, lighting and carpets.” Headlining the auction are works from a private collection based in New England. The collection features a delightful group of early American furniture, folk art and Northeastern Indian baskets.  Of particular note is a richly figured maple Queen Anne high chest.  The face of the chest is so vigorously figured, the eyes can’t help but dance with delight.  The collection also has two early mirrors that are rare survivors and gems.  The first is an early 18th century diminutive looking glass that is in untouched condition and a real survivor of the late William and Mary/early Queen Anne period. Equally exciting is a William and Mary japanned courting mirror.  Only traces and shadows of the japanning remain, but this mirror is potentially a rare example of Boston…

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    Art Glass Sculpture by Lino Tagliapietra Highlights Upcoming Nye & Co. Auction

    Lino Tagliapietra is a glass art expert known for his Venetian glassblowing techniques. Tagliapietra's work features a cultural mix of American and Murano glassmaking. The upcoming auction from Nye & Co. presents a Fenice art glass sculpture by Lino Tagliapietra. The 2006 glass sculpture features unique colors which Tagliapietra independently developed. These colors, according to the artist, make the glassworks softer and more Venetian. Another highlight of the auction is a glazed ceramic bowl by artists Edwin and Mary Scheier. The couple was famous for reviving studio pottery with unusual clay forms and abstract decorations. The upcoming sale features a Scheier ceramic bowl glazed in black and blue.  Frederick Hart’s acrylic sculpture with a black illuminated pedestal, titled Illuminata III, is also available. Hart’s figurative sculptures depict abstract forms and movements inspired by Auguste Rodin. The transparent acrylic in his sculptures creates a fluid appearance that resembles ice. The available Illuminata III acrylic sculpture shows two embracing figures at the center of the piece. Acrylic shrouds them from view at certain angles.  The sale offerings also include Tabriz, Bidjar, and Lavar Kirman carpets, as well as French Aubusson tapestries. Collectors can explore Federal and Art Nouveau furniture, mantel clocks, a Steinway Baby Grand piano, an Ingo Maurer spiral lamp, and various Hampshire pottery articles. Explore the entire catalog and register to bid online on Bidsquare.

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    A Diverse Collection Of Collections, Over 800 Lots, Will Be In Nye & Company’s Summer Chic & Antique Estate Treasures Auction July 21-22

    The sale features a large selection of both traditional and modern furniture, rugs and lighting from private Florida, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina and Pennsylvania households. Pair of English early 20th century Art Deco blue-leather walnut club chairs, previously owned by the German television personality Alfred Biolek. Distress to leather. Estimate: $1,000-$2,000. BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – Nye & Company Auctioneers will be closed the week of July 5th but will re-open strong with a solid, two-day, online Chic & Antique Summer Estate Treasures auction on Wednesday and Thursday, July 21st and 22nd, starting promptly at 10 am Eastern time both days. The diverse offerings are certain to delight collectors, designers, dealers and institutions alike.  The catalog boasts a wonderful selection of blue-chip artists’ names and a large selection of both traditional and modern furniture, rugs and lighting from private New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Long Island households. Both sessions will allow real time online and absentee bidding which will be available on LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, Bidsquare.com and the Nye & Company website: www.nyeandcompany.com. Telephone bidding is available on a limited basis. A Philadelphia gentleman who never discovered a cure for collecting consigned a lot of his trove as he relocated to North Carolina. Over the years, esoterica caught his eye while whimsy tickled his funny bone. As a result, the sale includes large balls of string, a baseball glove chair, paint-decorated pedestals and a group of American violins with carved figural terminals. They depict bugs, reptiles, birds, people and more.  Out of a suspected total production of only 1,000 pieces, the hundreds of pieces of Desert Sand Pottery up for bid are the perfect accessory for the Arts and Crafts aesthetic, as production of the mission-swirl pottery began at the same time and continued throughout much of the 20th century. A New England collector happens to be selling some appropriate oak furniture and Hampshire pottery, so the timing is perfect for the consummate collector.  Almost a quarter of the auction is sourced from the collection of William and Linda Weimer of Florida and Ohio. Many of the pieces feature old, undisturbed surfaces,…

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    Paul Cézanne’s Two-Sided Drawing of His Son Leads Nye & Company’s Estate Treasures Auction

    Paul Cézanne is one of the most influential Post-Impressionist artists in the history of modern painting. Over 40 years, Cézanne made over 1,000 paintings, of which nearly 200 are portraits. He often sketched his father, mother, sister, uncle, son, art dealer, himself, and Marie-Hortense Fiquet. Cézanne executed several painted and sketched portraits of his son, Paul Jr. One of these portraits will come come to auction with Nye & Company. It captures Paul Jr.’s childish features in three distinct drawings. One side of the piece bears a single sketch, while the other side has two. The upcoming sale will feature works from several 19th and 20th-century American artists, including Frank Henry Shapleigh. Born in Boston, Shapleigh frequently spent winter at the Ponce de Leon Hotel in St. Augustine, Florida. The artist executed the available oil painting during his stay at the hotel. The large-scale oil on canvas depicts the old fort at Matanzas Bay in St. Augustine, Florida. Accompanying the painting is a letter from the artist to Charles Shultz. Beyond fine art, the catalog also offers early American furniture, English ceramics, Chinese porcelain, rugs, and lighting. Find the complete listings and register to bid on Bidsquare. 

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    Nye & Company’s Estate Treasures Auction, June 2nd And 3rd, Offers A Diverse Collection Of Decorative And Fine Art, 17th Thru 21st Century

    The sale features a large selection of both traditional and modern furniture, rugs and lighting from private New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Long Island households. BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – Nye & Company Auctioneers’ two-day, online Estate Treasures auction, slated for Wednesday and Thursday, June 2nd and 3rd at 10 am Eastern time both days, is sure to delight collectors, designers, dealers and institutions alike. The catalog includes an exceptionally strong selection of blue-chip artists’ names and a large selection of both traditional and modern furniture, rugs and lighting from private New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Long Island households. Watercolor and Ink drawing by Francesco Lazzaro Guardi (Italian, 1712-1793), titled Venetian Canal Scene (est. $20,000-30,000). The fine art is quite diverse in its scope and breadth and ranges from the 17th century through the 21st century.  There is an extraordinary group of paintings from a private East Coast collection. Highlights include a terrific watercolor and ink drawing of a Venetian canal scene signed by Francesco Lazzaro Guardi (Italian, 1712-1793).  The work captures the vibrance of this active city of water that served as a major financial and trading hub.  Also offered is a fabulous oil on canvas depicting a bucolic scene with a figure preparing a cart for market, attributed to Thomas Gainsborough (English, 1727-1788).  The painting retains an exhibition label from the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and captures rural life in the 18th century. Further headlining the auction are works from the Steve and Stephanie Alpert collection. Steve Alpert demonstrated unbridled enthusiasm for all types of fine and decorative art. He and Stephanie are known in collecting circles, and their passion for collecting shines through in each object they collected. Their support and patronage of contemporary artists is nothing short of amazing.  From the Alpert holdings, one will find numerous examples of contemporary photography by artists such as Harry Bowers, Boyd Webb, Ke Francis and Betty Connors.   These works are exceptional and are wonderfully expressive and evocative. The collection also offers contemporary works by artists such as Robert Gordy, Doug Anderson, Leonard Baskin and Gerry Bergstein.  An exciting selection…

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    Chic And Antique: Nye & Company’s Online Auction, April 21st-22nd, Offers A Scintillating Blend Of Chic Contemporary Furnishings And Stellar Fine Art From The 17th Through The 21st Century – Around 600 Lots In All

    The Wednesday-Thursday auction starts at 10 am Eastern both days. Included is a large selection of modern furniture, rugs and lighting from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Long Island. Oil on canvas maritime scene by Emile A. Gruppe, titled The Yankee (est. $5,000-$7,000). BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – Nye & Company Auctioneers’ two-day, online Chic and Antique Estate Treasures auction, April 21st and 22nd, caters to its international audience, be they interested in contemporary design or more traditional collecting categories. Included is a large selection of modern furniture, rugs and lighting from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Long Island, while simultaneously bringing a strong selection of noted, blue chip artists’ names to market.  Start times both days are 10 am Eastern time. Of the roughly 600 lots, included will be Part II of the refined collection of Cornelia and Simon Michael Bessie of Lyme, Conn. Both are well-known and respected in the literary publishing world. Mr. Bessie was one of the co-founders of Atheneum Books (N.Y.) in 1959. A year later, Cornelia joined the firm in an editorial capacity.  Cornelia was introduced to fine art as a child by her parents, Hanns and Kate Schaeffer, owners of the Schaeffer Gallery in New York City. Her passion was Old Master works on paper.  The auction features works by artists such as Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, Claude Joseph Vernet, Jacques Philippe De Loutherbourg, Jean-Louise-Andre-Theodore Gericault and Dominico Valeriani.  Further headlining the auction are works from the Steve and Stephanie Alpert collection. Steve Alpert has unbridled enthusiasm for all types of fine and decorative art. He and Stephanie are known in collecting circles, and their passion for collecting shines through in each object they collected. Also, their support and patronage of contemporary artists is nothing short of amazing.  From the Alpert holdings, one will find numerous examples of Leonard Baskin’s lithographic portraits of Native American Indian Chiefs. The Jack Beal pastel titled Chincoteague Refuge captures the ambiance of the beach, while Frank Stella’s abstract circular wool wall tapestry, titled Sinjerli Variations II, and a similarly abstract burst of color and geometry in Victor Vasarely’s aluminum…

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    A Rare Ingo Maurer Lamp Design Comes to Auction

    Ingo Maurer was a lamp designer famously known as the ‘poet of light.’ Maurer often made lamps from broken crockery, holograms, incandescent bulbs, and tea strainers. The upcoming Nye & Company auction presents a mid-century modern Ingo Maurer spiral table lamp. The 1960s table lamp features a combination of light and technical innovation.  The auction also offers a 20th-century Lavar Kerman Persian rug with a millefleur pattern. Intricate flowers cover the entire carpet. Lavar Kerman rugs have a high knot density, contributing to their popularity. Another highlight is a 20th-century Neoclassical ‘Clive Console’ from the Lillian August collection. The console table reflects the interior designer’s interest in patterns and colors. The clean, archival design of the table matches August’s mission of creating comfortable, elegant rooms that suit modern-day houses and fashion. A Wurlitzer multi-selector jukebox model 500 is among the auction’s leading lots. The jukebox design includes rotating cylinders and fine metalwork. The upcoming Chic & Antique Auction will also feature Chippendale, Art Nouveau, and George III furniture pieces; crystal chandeliers; and glass table lamps from Tiffany Studios. Composite Classical Woman sculptures by Lorenzo Dal Torrione will be available as well. Interested collectors can explore the entire listings and register to bid online on Bidsquare.

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    Marco Bicego Jewelry Offered in Upcoming Estate Treasures Auction

    A recognized Italian jewelry designer of the 20th century, Marco Bicego was a modern artist who drew inspiration from nature and the architecture around him. As he began to travel during his later career, Bicego was inspired by trips to Cairo and Jaipur. An example of Marco Bicego’s work will be offered in the upcoming Estate Treasures Auction, presented by Nye & Co. The available lot is an 18-karat lariat necklace with purple and rose gold beads.  Another key lot is an oil on canvas painting by John C. Traynor. He is best known for capturing scenic landscapes in his work. Most of Traynor’s paintings combine Realism with atmospheric Impressionism, revealing a shift in reality. “Part of his success is connecting emotionally with others through his work reminding people of moments in their life or memories of the past,” J. Cacciola • Gallery W says about Traynor. Gorham sterling silver flatware in the ‘Old French’ pattern is also available. Introduced in 1905, the collection’s sleek thread design has long sustained its popularity. Visit Bidsquare to find more information about the upcoming Estate Treasures Auction and to place a bid. 

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    Nye & Company’s Online Estate Treasures Auction, January 20th -21st, Has A Wide Range Of Objects For Fine & Decorative Arts Enthusiasts

    The Wednesday-Thursday auction is at 10 am Eastern both days. Nye & Company’s #1 priority is the safety of its clients and staff and to deliver fine art and culture in a safe and socially distanced manner. Pair of George II Anglo-Chinese Huanghuali balloon-seat side chairs, circa 1740.  BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – Nye & Company Auctioneers’ two-day, online Estate Treasures auction, featuring property from the Siegmund collection of folk art and the Steve and Stephanie Alpert collection, will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, January 20th and 21st, at 10 am Eastern time. Sterling silver repousse tea service, Jenkins and Jenkins, Baltimore, early 20th century. The whimsical, online sale will offer a wide variety of fine and decorative arts. Every price point will be represented. Real time online and absentee bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, Bidsquare.com and the Nye & Company website: www.nyeandcompany.com. Telephone bidding will also be available on a limited basis. The auction is packed with a variety of property from private collections, with an emphasis on American and English furniture, folk art and self-taught/outsider art, American paintings, Chinese works of art and silver and jewelry.  The Steve and Stephanie Alpert collection is one of the sale’s expected headliners. Steve Alpert had an unbridled enthusiasm for all types of fine and decorative art.  Both he and his wife Stephanie are known in many different collecting circles and their passion for collecting shines through in each object they collected.   Additionally, their support and patronage of contemporary artists is nothing short of amazing.  This sale will feature a superb selection of self-taught art from primarily Southwestern artists such as Felipe and Leroy Archuleta, Leroy Ortega and Felix Lopez, as well as modern furniture from the artist Pedro Friedeberg.   The father and son duo of Felipe and Leroy Archuleta have created a number of wonderfully delightful and fascinatingly whimsical animals, such as a wild boar, with real boar teeth, an expressive alligator bench and a Dall sheep covered in real sheep’s wool. The large giraffe made by Leroy would be a perfect addition to any child’s nursery.   Not to be outdone, Felipe…

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    Nye & Co. Offers a Blend of Jewelry & Fine Art Pieces

    A sapphire and diamond necklace from Bayco is one of the top lots in the upcoming December Jewelry & Fine Art Auction, presented by Nye & Co. Bayco is an acclaimed jewelry company founded by Amir Hadjibay in 1981. Known for producing jewelry for royalty, Hadjibay’s clients have included the Maharajahs of India. Featured in this auction is a handmade necklace adorned with cushion-cut sapphires and round-cut diamonds.  Also found in this sale is a piece by Keith Haring, a Pop artist known for his graffiti-style figures and symbols. He came to prominence through a series of chalk scribbles and drawings that appeared on New York City subways. The available piece is a fragment of those original chalk subway drawings and shows three figures next to an elongated hand. The auction also features a diamond and rose gold watch from Harry Winston. Known as “the King of Diamonds,” Harry Winston founded his company in New York in 1932. View the entire catalog and register to bid by visiting Bidsquare.

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    Nye & Company’s online-only Estate Treasures auction on October 14th will offer a variety of fine and decorative arts

    The auction is headlined by several contemporary collections, including a curated group of Southern face jugs primarily from Georgia and North Carolina potters. Paint, mud, and glitter on board by Jimmy Lee Sudduth (American, 1910-2007), titled Fayetteville County Courthouse, signed in pencil lower left "Jim Sudduth". BLOOMFIELD, NJ, UNITED STATES, October 1, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Nye & Company Auctioneers’ online-only Estate Treasures auction on Wednesday, October 14th, at 10 am Eastern time, will offer a variety of fine and decorative arts. Real time Internet bidding and absentee bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and the Nye & Company website: www.nyeandcompany.com. Telephone bidding will also be available on a limited basis. “In accordance with the New Jersey State mandate, we cannot open our doors to the public,” said Andrew Holter of Nye & Company Auctioneers. “However, we plan to deliver clients a seamless online experience and will strive to deliver accurate condition reports and images for all items on offer. We’ll be closely monitoring our email account and all the bidding platforms.” French Louis XV marble-top marquetry inlaid commode, stamped under the marble top on left side, “CRESCEN” with three fleur de lis. The auction is headlined by several contemporary collections, including a well-curated group of Southern face jugs primarily from Georgia and North Carolina potters, including pieces by the well-known Meaders and Hewell families. Wonderfully whimsical, expressive and sometimes grotesque, this collection of Southern contemporary face jugs is an homage to an earlier time, when it was believed that slaves near Edgecombe, South Carolina started making them as early as the 1840s as a form of spiritual expression. Their popularity expanded as they were being produced by a much broader market, and they’re still popular today among folk art collectors. Continuing along the lines of contemporary pottery, there are several pieces from a number of private collections, which contribute to a broad and diverse selection of Southwestern and Native American pottery. Santa Clara red and black pottery and Acoma pots are well represented. Also, Southwestern themed art by artists such as RC Gorman and Howard Carr will delight bidders. A…

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    Artworks by Haring, Frishmuth, Basquiat, others are in Nye & Company’s online-only Estate Treasures auction, September 2

    Disparate material comprises the first fall auction and has pieces coming to sale from all over the Tri-State area. The auction will start at 10 am Eastern. Keith Haring, Untitled, Chalk on Paper, Subway Drawing BLOOMFIELD, NJ, UNITED STATES, August 18, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Nye & Company Auctioneers’ upcoming Estate Treasures auction will be held just before the Labor Day holiday and offers a wide variety of fine and decorative arts. The auction is scheduled for Wednesday, September 2nd, online-only, starting at 10 am Eastern time. Internet bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and the Nye & Company website (www.nyeandcompany.com). “We will prepare an exhibition and will open our doors to the public by appointment,” said Andrew Holter of Nye & Company Auctioneers. “Clients will enjoy a seamless online experience, with accurate condition reports and detailed images for all the items in the offering.” Disparate material comprises the first fall auction and has pieces coming to sale from all over the Tri-State area. “The beauty of estate property is that the pieces have been in private collections and out of circulation for years, often decades, and that keeps collectors’ attention on our site,” continued Mr. Holter. Harriet W. Frishmuth, “Scherzo,” Bronze Fountain A cast bronze fountain, entitled “Scherzo,” depicting a young nude poised on a dolphin-supported base by the noted American artist, Harriet Whitney Frishmuth, is from a Frenchtown, New Jersey collection and leads the numerous pieces of sculpture. At nearly 4’ tall, “Diana” comes from a different consignor, is after Jean-Antoine Houdon (French, 1741-1828) and could be the centerpiece of a successful bidder’s garden room. Another notable consignment from the New York City and Atlantic City areas and comprise works by R. C. Gorman, Yuri Krasny, Miguel Ortiz Berrocal and more. A third New Jersey family from the northern part of the state consigned a bronze tennis player and a bronze “Priestess of Bacchus.” The auction includes a large silver offering as well. There is sterling flatware in the “Cactus” pattern by highly collectable Danish designer Georg Jensen; several lots of monogrammed and hallmarked French serving pieces; and examples…

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    Nye & Company’s online Estate Treasures auction, July 8th, will feature objects for fine and decorative arts enthusiasts

    The auction, at 10 am Eastern, will be headlined by a wonderfully rich, diverse and eclectic collection from the estates of Cornelia and Simon Michael Bessie. Pair of porcelain Buddhist temple lions, Chinese. Nye & Company Auctioneers’ online-only Estate Treasures auction on Wednesday, July 8th, beginning at 10 am Eastern time, will offer a variety of fine and decorative arts. Internet bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and the Nye & Company website: www.nyeandcompany.com. “In accordance with the New Jersey State mandate, we cannot open our doors to the public,” said Andrew Holter of Nye & Company Auctioneers. “However, we plan to deliver clients a seamless online experience and will strive to deliver accurate condition reports and images for all items on offer. We’ll be closely monitoring our email account and all the bidding platforms.” The auction will be headlined by a wonderfully rich, diverse and eclectic collection from the estates of Cornelia and Simon Michael Bessie of Lyme, Connecticut. The Bessies are well-known and respected in the literary publishing world. In particular, Michael left a top editorial position at Harper & Brothers in New York City to help found Atheneum Books (N.Y.) in 1959. Ink on paper Studies of Animals by Eugene Delacroix (French (1798-1863). About a year later, Cornelia joined the firm in an editorial capacity. Michael served as president of Atheneum from 1963-1975, having co-founded the company with Alfred A. Knopf, Jr. and Hiram Haydn. In 1975, Bessie parted ways with Atheneum and rejoined Harper as a Senior Vice President with an agreement that Harper would finance Cornelia and Michael Bessie Books. The estate is the epitome of a refined collection steeped in the classic and traditional aesthetic. Works include an ink study of animals by the French artist Eugene Delacroix (1798-1863). Another exciting piece is a pencil self-portrait by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901). The decorative arts are also well represented with not one, but two 17th/18th century Italian walnut cassones and a superb pair of North German bronze lions, possibly from the 15th/16th century. George III inlaid Mahogany Linen Press, English, late 18th century. Fine items from a…

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    Nye & Company’s online-only Estate Treasures Auction May 27-28 is for those with a passion for fine and decorative arts

    The late spring auction offers an eclectic mix of fine and decorative arts with a focus on modern art and traditional European and American furniture. Keith Haring (American, 1958-1990), Untitled (Subway Drawing), chalk on two joined sheets of paper, executed circa 1982-1984. A late spring auction just after Memorial Day offers an eclectic mix of fine and decorative arts with a focus on modern art and traditional European and American furniture. The Estate Treasures Auction, Part 1 and 2, is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, May 27th and 28th by Nye & Company Auctioneers, online-only, starting both days at 10 am Eastern time. Internet bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and the Nye & Company website (www.nyeandcompany.com). “In accordance with the New Jersey State mandate, we cannot open our doors to the public,” said Andrew Holter of Nye & Company Auctioneers. “However, we plan to deliver clients a seamless online experience, where we will strive to deliver accurate condition reports and images for all the items we offering. We will be closely monitoring our [email protected] account, as well as the LiveAuctioneers and Invaluable platforms.” Henry Moore (British, 1898-1986), maquette for reclining figure "one arm", plaster with brown patina, 1938. The auction is headlined by two small, but choice, consignments of modern art. The first is a group of three Keith Haring subway drawings from the estate of a private collector who was heavily involved in New York City’s fashion and art worlds during the late ‘70s and ‘80s. The person lived, breathed and was wholly immersed in the downtown New York art scene. “This collector is the only person who has owned the drawings being offered in the sale,” Mr. Holter remarked. “These iconic works are highly collectible and exude the blending of both pop art and street/graffiti art that Haring made so popular in 80s. These works have not been restored and remain in the same state as the day they were removed from the subway walls. This is a unique opportunity to acquire works from a collector that traveled in the same social and artistic circles as Keith Haring.”…