Wiederseim Associates

P.O. Box 470 Chester Springs, Pennsylvania 19425

About Auction House

Wiederseim Associates, Inc. primarily handles, but is not limited to, antique furniture, fine and folk arts, pottery and porcelains, textiles including oriental carpets, silver, pewter and other metal works, antique weaponry, etc. of American, English and Continental origins. Wiederseim Associates, Inc. is engaged in the business of Appraisals of Personal Property for Estate, Insurance, Gifts and Donations, and Family Division purposes and accepts consignments and appraises items and entire estates

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    Oil Painting by Julian Barrow & Vintage Cast Iron Hessian Soldiers Lead Wiederseim Associates, Inc.’s Annual Holiday Christmas Sale

    Wiederseim Associates, Inc.’s upcoming Annual Holiday Christmas sale includes fine artworks, decorative Asian antiques, jewelry, collectibles, and more. Among the top lots is an oil on canvas painting by Julian Barrow, titled By the Gritti, Venice. A British post-war and contemporary painter, Barrow was best known for his landscapes and country houses. Whether the subject was architecture, people, or both, Barrow’s artworks reflected the artist’s enthusiasm for travel and the experience of getting to know other people. Another notable piece by the artist in the catalog is an oil on canvas work titled Royal Crescent, Bath, England. The painting depicts the Royal Crescent building, a prime example of Georgian architecture.  Beyond fine art, bidders can consider a pair of vintage cast iron Hessian soldiers with original paint. Hessian soldiers were German mercenaries hired by the British to fight their wars during the American Revolution. The majority came from Hesse-Cassel, but soldiers from other German states also joined the war. Collectors can also consider a set of 15 Dresden snapping turtle soup plates. Key Asian artworks in the catalog include a floral-decorated Japanese cloisonné vase and a blue and white teapot from Canton, China (today known as Guangzhou). To view the complete Annual Holiday Christmas Sale and browse other online auctions, visit Bidsquare.

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    Artworks by American Artists Guy Carleton Wiggins & Robert Henri Lead Fall Fine Art & Antique Auction

    Guy Carleton Wiggins (American, 1883 - 1962) often painted scenes of New York City. Wiggins was trained by his father Carleton Wiggins, an accomplished American landscape painter. He also learned from veterans like William Merritt Chase and Robert Henri. Wiggins mastered Impressionistic work with a distinctly American technique. At the age of 20, he became the youngest artist to have his artwork shown in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Among his most famous paintings are portrayals of New York City's snowy streets, landmarks, and towering skyscrapers during winter. Leading the upcoming Fall Fine Art & Antique Auction from Wiederseim Associates, Inc is Wiggins’ oil on canvas of a snow scene in New York City, titled Washington Square. It is a signed painting dated November 3, 1980. An 1878 oil on wood panel titled Brittany by Robert Henri, Guy Carleton Wiggins’ teacher, is another highlight in the sale. Robert Henri (1865 - 1929) was a founder of the Ashcan School and a member of "The Eight." Henri received his formal art education in Paris, where he identified strongly with the Impressionists. After returning home, he revolted against American academic art, as reflected by the conservative National Academy of Design. The Ashcan School contributed to American realism, depicting urban life in a Brutalist style. For clock enthusiasts, the sale will offer Augustine Neisser Germantown’s Queen Anne walnut tall case clock, from circa 1750. View the complete catalog of the Fall Fine Art & Antique Auction and find other online auctions by visiting Bidsquare.

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    Fright Night: 5 Thrilling Halloween Auction Highlights From 2023

    Calling all ghouls and guys! 2023 has been a strong year for Halloween-themed items at auction. For many enthusiasts, these century-spanning trick-or-treat treasures– often in the form of artwork, decorative or functional items, costumes, ephemera, noisemakers, or novelties– are so appealing that they are displayed year-round. Here are some recent and spook-tacular Halloween auction highlights that caught the eye of the Auction Daily team. All prices noted include the auction house's buyer's premium. Wendell Thompson Perkins' (American, 1928 - 1997) Pumpkins was estimated at $600 to $900 and sold for $5,228. Image courtesy of Burchard Galleries Inc. #1: Wendell Thompson Perkins’ Pumpkins  It's all treats and no tricks when it comes to premier Halloween auction highlights this year. At its July 16, 2023 event, Burchard Galleries Inc. of St. Petersburg, FL sold lot #1328, Wendell Thompson Perkins' (American, 1928 - 1997) Pumpkins. Estimated at USD 600 to $900, it traded hands at $5,228. This distinctly autumnal oil on canvas work measured 20 inches by 24 inches and was inspired by Thomas Hart Benton's 1934 painting Going Home. It was signed by the artist on the lower right; on the back, Perkins noted that it was painted for Kenneth Dow, St. Augustine, Florida, for Halloween, 1990.Thomas Hart Benton's (American, 1889 - 1975) Going Home features two sleepy children riding on the back of a horse-pulled cart driven by a man with a hat; this imagery is clear in this Pumpkins piece by Perkins. A native of Maine, Perkins moved to St. Augustine, FL towards the end of his life. He was best known for his maritime, landscape, and southern Black American-themed work, usually executed in an idealized, primitivist style. A candy container in the form of two anthropomorphic jack-o-lanterns posed like a wheelbarrow was estimated at $200 to $400 and sold for $5,290. Image courtesy of Davies Auction. #2: Jack-o-Lantern Candy Container  Halloween-inspired candy containers generated sweet results in 2023. At its January 23, 2023 event, Davies Auction of Brookston, IN sold lot #0018, a vintage to antique candy container in the form of two anthropomorphic jack-o-lanterns posed like a wheelbarrow.…

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    Wiederseim Associates Offers Chopard Happy Sport Pink Diamond Watch, Van Cleef & Arpels Sapphire Ring

    Leading the upcoming sale from Wiederseim Associates, Inc is an 18-karat white gold ladies' wristwatch by luxury Swiss watchmaker Chopard. The Happy Sport Chrono watch comes with a mother-of-pearl dial comprising Roman numerals and seven free-floating pink and white diamonds. The bezel is set with two rows of pink diamonds and white diamond-set sides, a diamond briolette crown, lugs, and buttons. It has a 40.00 mm case diameter and an original Chopard pink lizard strap. The Happy Sport Chrono model watches were launched in 1993 by Chopard.  Also highlighted in the sale is an 8.75-carat fancy sapphire ring from Van Cleef & Arpels. The exquisite piece is crafted in 18-karat yellow gold, with a round solitaire sapphire of VVS-F6 clarity and color. Surrounding the center stone are round-shaped pavé diamonds totaling 2.48 carats. The total weight of the ring is approximately 6.4 grams. Other notable lots in the sale include a Cartier platinum ruby and diamond ring, an impressive sterling silver tea service, and an 18-karat yellow gold Elsa Peretti/ Tiffany & Co. snake belt. View the complete catalog of Christmas in August! Sale and find other online auctions on Bidsquare. 

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    Albert Pinkham Ryder’s Last Load, Chinese Guardian Lion Vase Lead Mid-Winter Antique Sale

    Albert Pinkham Ryder (1847 - 1917) wanted to achieve immortality with the square canvas in a box of colors. Ryder was born in a bustling whaling port of Massachusetts during the 19th century. He had an intimate connection with the sea and began painting landscapes in early childhood. Although his family moved to New York where he received formal education in art, he was known to be eccentric in the manner he painted and carried himself. Ryder became a founding member of the Society of American Artists, a loosely organized group whose work did not conform to the academic standards of the day. Last Load, a rare oil painting on mahogany panel by Albert Pinkham Ryder, leads the upcoming Mid-Winter Antique Sale from Wiederseim Associates, Inc. The available painting of a man with a horse-driven loaded cart is signed A.P.R. in the lower right and mounted in an ornate gilt frame. Also included are x-rays of the painting. A pair of rare Chinese hexagonal vases from the 18th century is also among the top lots. Each vase has Chinese guardian lion finials, colorful panels of figures, and birds on a light blue reserve. Notable among furniture lots in this sale is a rare Pennsylvania German painted dower chest decorated with tulips, signed Barbara Erthmen, 1802. A Dutch marquetry slant lid desk is also available. The piece has a fine marquetry inlaid slant lid. Made in the late 18th century, this piece of furniture stands out with a step-down interior, hidden compartment, scalloped skirt, and flaring French feet. The mid-winter sale will also offer other fine art, decorative art, furniture, jewelry, Asian works of art, watches, clocks, and more. Visit Bidsquare to find the listed items and browse other online auctions. 

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    Rare Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Vase Leads Upcoming Wiederseim Associates Sale

    A rare Chinese blue and white porcelain gourd vase is a leading lot in the upcoming Annual Holiday Antique Auction from Wiederseim Associates, Inc. Decorated with attractive figures, the blue and white vase probably dates back to the 16th or 17th century. The lower and upper bulbs of the vase carry images of traditionally dressed Chinese locals in a landscape setting, surrounded by pine trees. Another leading lot is a large Chinese blue temple jar with gilt decoration, an iron collar, and a strap hinge.  Other key lots in the auction include a sterling silver six-piece tea service from Tiffany & Co. According to the lot essay, the set includes a kettle-on-stand, coffee and teapots, creamer/sugar, and a waste bowl, monogrammed. Tiffany, a high-end luxury jewelry and specialty retailer, is known for its creativity and unmatched craftsmanship. Bidders can also consider an oil painting by Walter Emerson Baum, an American artist who often depicted village and farm scenes around the Bucks County countryside in his works. Visit Bidsquare to view the complete catalog and browse other online auctions.   

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    A Hunting Scene by RA Painter Richard Barrett Davis Leads Upcoming Wiederseim Associates, Inc. Sale

    Richard Barrett Davis was a Royal Academy painter and hailed from a reputed family of huntsmen. King George III urged Davis to paint animals, so he started learning at the Royal Academy and under Sir Francis Bourgeois. Davis later worked as an animal painter to King George IV, Queen Victoria, and William IV. The upcoming Wiederseim Associates, Inc. auction presents an oil painting by Richard Barrett Davis. The Coverley Hunt depicts a party of royals with hunting dogs and horses. The commission portrays the artist’s expertise in painting animals in a detailed manner. Another highlight is a 1966 Mark VI brass alto saxophone by Selmer. The company first introduced the Mark VI model in 1954. It was famous for its unique mix of tone, intonation, and key work. The available M 140790 saxophone comes with original accessories and a case with felt lining.  A partial Herend China service adorned with the ‘Chinese Bouquet Apponyi Green’ design is also featured. Apponyi pieces have the signature gilt border and Fleur des Indes motifs. The lot includes a tureen with the iconic Rothchild design showcasing colorful birds. The auction offers a George III silver tea caddy with a lock and hinged cover. The caddy is a possible design by Henry Green and Charles Henry Aldridge. Tea was an expensive commodity in the 18th century. Hence, tea caddies utilized precious metals and locks. The catalog presents a pair of Chinese Canton porcelain candlesticks, C.L. Beger, Queen & Co., and W. & L.E. Gurley Surveyors equipment, and mantel clocks as well. Interested collectors can explore the entire listings, register to bid online on Bidsquare, and check other online auctions.

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    Philadelphia Tucker Porcelain Pitchers and Chippendale-Style Chairs Lead Upcoming Sale

    Producing domestic porcelain was a risky business in early 19th-century America. New manufacturers faced stiff competition from European brands with deep connections to the upper class. William Tucker of Philadelphia counted on the swell of American patriotism that followed the War of 1812 to establish a brand of affordable household porcelain. He enjoyed a few years of prosperity before turning to cotton. Wiederseim Associates will present a pair of Philadelphia Tucker porcelain pitchers from the brand’s early days in an upcoming sale. The offered pitchers feature floral medallions on each side and dark gold accents around the neck.  This upcoming two-day auction will also feature a selection of 20th-century furniture, collectibles, and fine art. Leading the available furniture lots is a custom library bookcase made by Kinloch Woodworking, Ltd. of Unionville, Pennsylvania. The mahogany bookcase includes glass doors, a broken arch bonnet, and floral inlays. A set of 12 chairs in the style of Thomas Chippendale is also notable. Fine art collectors can consider a framed watercolor painting by Dox Thrash, an oil painting titled Homage to Redon by Karl Hagedorn, and a floral still life painting from Raoul Maucherat de Longpré. For the complete catalog and to place a bid, visit Bidsquare. 

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    Wiederseim Associates Offers Ed & Carol Stoudt’s Private Collection

    The first woman brewmaster since Prohibition, Carol Stoudt and her husband Ed were considered pioneers in the craft beer industry. Together, the couple founded the award-winning Stoudt Brewing Company & Black Angus Antiques Mall in Adamstown, Pennsylvania. They built a legacy on brewing German beer in the Reinheitsgebot tradition. Automobiles, decorative arts, and furniture from Ed & Carol Stoudt’s private collection will be available in the upcoming Wiederseim Associates auction.  Leading this sale is a 1932 Auburn convertible roadster. Auburn Automobiles began producing American-made cars in 1900. In part due to the Great Depression, the company ceased operation in 1937. The available three-speed manual transmission roadster has a straight eight motor and 98 horsepower. Horsepower Enterprises of Lancaster, PA completed most of the car’s restoration, including body work and a custom paint job.  Founded in 1853, Wurlitzer originally imported stringed, woodwind, and brass instruments from Germany. In the 1930s, after moving operations to New York, the company began manufacturing jukeboxes. It produced the Wurlitzer Model 1100 jukebox from 1947 to 1949. These jukeboxes moved away from the Art Deco design of the 1940s to a more modern look. The upcoming auction will feature a working Wurlitzer Model 1100 jukebox. It measures 58 inches high and 30 inches wide. Visit Bidsquare to view the full catalog and to place a bid.