Schwenke Auctioneers/Woodbury Auction LLC

710 Main Street South (Middle Quarter Mall), Connecticut

About Auction House

Schwenke Auctioneers is located in historic Woodbury, Connecticut – nationally known as “The Antiques Capital of Connecticut” and the beginning of the “Connecticut Antiques Trail”. Woodbury is convenient to all major east coast cities, is home to several fine antique shops, and boasts several first class restaurants, inns and spas, all nestled in the scenic area known as the “Litchfield Hills”.

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    Items From NYC Estate Of Lucy Jarvis And Others Featured in Schwenke Auctioneers September 20th Auction

    On Sunday, September 20th at 1:00PM Schwenke Auctioneers will hold its Autumn Fine Estates Auction with an offering of over 600 lots from estates and collectors, with diverse and eclectic prime items in many categories. The sale features one hundred twenty-five lots of Asian and European fine and decorative arts from the estate of Lucy Jarvis, noted New York City film producer who visited China and Russia during the mid-20th century, where she filmed award-winning documentaries. A bronze bust sculpture of an African-American Male attributed to Augusta Christine Savage (American, 1900-1962)Schwenke Auctioneers The sale also includes property from several other Connecticut area estates, with many lots of fine art; American, English and Continental furniture and decorative arts; English & other sterling silver; estate jewelry; Native American decorative arts; vintage toys and trains; militaria; and estate oriental rugs. Asian items of interest from the Jarvis estate include a monumental Chinese palace size embroidered hanging (Lot 472), worked with gold bullion and colors on a crimson ground, with Shou Lao in a central panel flanked by the eight immortals and dragon and phoenix above, measuring 13' high, 9' wide, 19th century. Jarvis traveled to China in the 1970’s and brought many items back to the United States, including a large pair of Chinese square polychrome porcelain vases, with scenes of figures at various pursuits, standing 22 1/4" high, 7 1/2" wide. Jarvis traveled world-wide and befriended many dignitaries and artists, and several works in the sale were gifted and/or personally inscribed. One such item (Lot 142) is a 1979 Holiday Card personally inscribed to Lucy Jarvis from Niki de Saint Phalle (French, 1930-2002), with a personalized letter continuing verso. The framed card measures 13 1/2" high, 18 1/2" wide. A monumental Chinese palace size embroidered hanging (Lot 472)Schwenke Auctioneers Lucy’s trips to Russia garnered several works by Russian non-conformist artists, among them a small group of signed works by Vladimir Yankilevsky (Russian, 1938-2018) including a 1972 etching from "the Anatomy of Feelings" series, #2/10, signed, titled, and dated in lower margin, frame size 16" high, 23 1/4" wide. Other artwork being offered includes a…

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    Leap Day Fine Estates Auction

    A glass bowl, vase, or plate with its sides sheared, making the object devoid of functionality, is a trademark style observed in the works of glass artists Michael David and Kit Karbler. Their collaboration first began with the establishment of their Denver studio, Blake Street Glass Studio, in 1980. Schwenke Auctioneers presents a glass bowl sculpture by David and Karbler in the upcoming Leap Day Fine Estates Auction. The clipped edges of the glass bowl are colored in several layers with a muted surface. The auction also highlights several first edition books by American poet Walt Whitman. Leaves of Grass is a poetry collection by Whitman first published in 1855. Throughout his life, Whitman kept revising the collection, producing multiple editions over the years. Good-Bye, my Fancy! was the second annex to the deathbed edition of Leaves of Grass. Also offered is a selection of jewelry, Tiffany & Co. silverware, fine art, Mid-Century Modern furniture, and ceramics. Explore the full listings and register to bid online on Bidsquare.