Alice Schille was an artist of various talents known to capture the character of her subjects. Her modernist styles range from post-impressionism to fauvism. Fauvism style of painting uses brilliant colors aggressively applied straight from the paint tubes to create a sense of an explosion on the canvas. Amongst many wonderful artworks, Schille’s oil on canvas depicting a woman in a black dress is being presented at Country Americana by Garth’s Auctioneers and Appraisers. The extensive collection is of 555 lots that blend diverse categories targeting the genre and interest of every collector. With furniture taking the greatest number of items, the auction offers collectibles, decorative art, fine art, automobiles and more.
Among notable items is American Queen Anne high chest made out of walnut with pine from the Mid 18th century. It is a two-piece chest with broken arch pediment and central fan carvings on top and bottom. But more importantly, a rare piece that astonishes is the carousel horse with glass eyes, horsehair tail, jeweled tack and eagle cantle attributed to Charles Looff. Looff, as a carousel maker, rose to fame when he built for Coney Island’s first carousel at 1876. A maker that has worked in between two centuries, Looff’s piece is definitely one to watch out for. Find more of these items at Grath’s Auctioneers and Appraisers.
Lot Categories:Automobiles, Boats & Airplanes (13), Collectibles (39), Decorative Art (60), Dolls, Bears & Toys (3), Fine Art (97), Furniture (342)
# of Lots:555
Price Range:$300 - $10,000
Interesting lots include:
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|CAROUSEL HORSE ATTRIBUTED TO CHARLES LOOFF|| Estimate: |
|PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN BY ALICE SCHILLE (OHIO, 1869-1955)|| Estimate: |
|AMERICAN QUEEN ANNE HIGH CHEST|| Estimate: |
|AMERICAN EAGLE WALL PLAQUE|| Estimate: |
|AMERICAN HEPPLEWHITE TALL CASE CLOCK|| Estimate: |