Wilhelm Schimmel was a Pennsylvania-German folk artist known for his hand-carved wooden sculptures. During the 1860s, Schimmel moved to Cumberland Valley in Pennsylvania. He worked as a woodcarver and traded his artworks for lodging or food. Schimmel often used a regular pocket knife to make angular and deep cuts in his works. These sculptures were then decorated with white primer and layers of household paint. The upcoming auction, offered by Pook & Pook, will include a carved and painted eaglet and nest sculpture by Schimmel. The available piece retains its original polychrome surface.
Another highlight is a watercolor painting by Ogden Minton Pleissner. This depiction of a fishing trip reflects Pleissner’s unsentimental and realistic style. The auction also features a China Trade painting of a port. The 19th-century work features passengers and loaded Chinese ships in the foreground. China Trade paintings were mainly given as souvenirs to foreigners visiting the country on business. Also offered is a Philadelphia William and Mary tall case clock by Peter Stretch, bronze by Alexander Milne Calder, and George II Onslow silverware. Interested collectors can explore the full listings and register to bid online on Bidsquare.
# of Lots:538
Price Range:$150 - $30,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Carved and painted eaglet on nest by Wilhelm Schimmel.||
|Watercolor landscape by Ogden Minton Pleissner.||
|China Trade, mid-19th c., oil on canvas of the Hongs at Canton.||
|Philadelphia William and Mary walnut tall case clock by Peter Stretch.||
|Bronze of William Penn by Alexander Milne Calder.||
|George II Onslow pattern silver ladle.||
- American Indian & Ethnographic
- Decorative Arts
- Fine Art
- Alexander Milne Calder
- Canton Hongs
- Ogden Minton Pleissner
- Peter Stretch
- Wilhelm Schimmel
- William Penn
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