During the golden era of American carousels, many skilled artisans migrated from Europe to the United States. Among them was Charles Carmel. In 1883, he moved to New York from Russia and started working at Looff, a carousel manufacturing company. His carousels often involved highly decorated, realistic horses. The upcoming New Haven Auctions sale presents an early 20th-century outside row stander carousel horse by Carmel. The available horse has a windswept mane, detailed blankets, and jewel adorned bridles. Valued for their distinct designs, Carmel horses were carved to appear strong and powerful.
Another highlight of the auction is a watercolor painting titled Native American Hunter by Henry Farny. Before developing an interest in Western art, Farny worked as an illustrator for children’s books. During a trip to Missouri, the artist made many drawings and sketches of life in the American West. In 1890, Farny gave up illustration and started painting scenes of his travels. The available picture was acquired directly from the artist’s family. The auction also showcases varieties of redware pitchers, including one attributed to John Betts Gregory. A selection of Navajo rugs, Chippendale and Southern Federal furniture, and American pottery articles complete the listings. Interested collectors can explore the full auction catalog and register to bid online on Bidsquare.
# of Lots:433
Price Range:$100 - $60,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Charles Carmel outside row stander carousel horse||
|American redware pitcher with eagle||
|Native American Hunter gouache and watercolor on paper by Henry Farny||
|Folk art bust of William Seward by Joseph Bowers||
|Early Crystal Trading post Navajo rug||
- American Indian & Ethnographic
- Couture & Textiles
- Decorative Arts
- Fine Art
- Watches & Clocks
- American redware
- Charles Carmel
- Clinton Ware
- Henry Farny
- John Betts Gregory
- Joseph Bowers
- William Seward
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