1981 represents an important period in the career of Helen LaFrance, an often-overlooked African American painter of the late 20th century. Her work shows the influence of the disappearing lifestyle and culture of the rural American South. Beyond themes of rural life, she paints many religious concepts and floral studies with a bright palette. One offered 1981 oil painting from LaFrance will be featured during the second session of the upcoming American Furniture, Folk and Decorative Arts sale, presented by Cowan’s Auctions.
Among 312 lots, the event will present examples of 17th-century furniture in the William and Mary style. This particular style of furniture was popularized during the reign of William III and Mary II of England. It is characterized by soft curves and spirals, which turned away from the prevailing Mannerist style. The featured mid-Atlantic furniture is made of grain-painted cherrywood. Alongside furniture, the upcoming auction will also offer a range of porcelain, toys, stoneware, and collectibles. Visit Bidsquare to browse the full catalog and register to bid.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (31), Decorative Arts (71), Furniture (106), Couture & Textiles (8), Collectibles (92)
# of Lots:312
Price Range:$150 - $900
Interesting lots include:
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|A Federal Cherry Dining Table|| Estimate: |
|A Polychrome Painted Sheet Iron Barber Shop Trade Sign|| Estimate: |
|A Mid Atlantic William and Mary Style Grain-Painted Cherrywood and Yellow Pine Shrank|| Estimate: |
|An American Folk Art Seascape|| Estimate: |
|Helen LaFrance (American, b. 1919)|| Estimate: |