Artist Ralph Cahoon was known for his whimsical scenes of mermaids with sailors. In 1953, a New York art collector offered Cahoon the opportunity to paint for the Country Art Gallery in Long Island. After his paintings in the gallery were sold almost instantly, Cahoon became a well-known artist. Among the featured lots in the upcoming Americana, Fine Art, Furnishings, & Décor auction, presented by Rafael Osona Auctions, is Cahoon’s oil on canvas painting titled Sailor’s Surprise. In the piece, a sailor is shown covering a mermaid’s eyes. They are sitting in front of a chinoiserie dressing table in Canton, China.
The event includes an oil painting by American artist Wendell Macy. Many of his works explore the shipwrecks of Nantucket’s South Shore, while also experimenting with shadow and light. The available 1898 piece is an example of his signature style. Apart from fine art, the sale also offers decorative art, jewelry, furniture, wine, and more. Leading the available jewelry pieces in this auction is a Seaman Schepps bracelet designed with a series of cabochon tanzanite stones. View the complete catalog and register to bid on Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (82), Decorative Arts (136), Furniture (134), Jewelry (28), Asian Works of Art (38), Collectibles (48)
# of Lots:393
Price Range:$700 - $60,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Ralph Eugene Cahoon Jr. Oil on Masonite Sailor’s Surprise|| Estimate: |
|James Walter Folger Carved Half-Body Shell Drake in Flight, circa 1911|| Estimate: |
|Tiffany Studios Banded Dogwood Table Lamp, circa 1910|| Estimate: |
|Seaman Schepps Tanzanite|| Estimate: |
|Very Fine Pair of American Carved Pine and Lemon Gilt Two-Light Eagle Sconces, circa 1820|| Estimate: |