In Praise of America: A Key Event of Christie’s Americana WeekJan 21, 2021 14:00 EST - Jan 22, 2021 14:00 EST
On July 4th, 1776, copies of the Declaration of Independence were sent to state assemblies and councils across the United States. The public acquired bold broadside copies only a few days later. One of these contemporary broadside editions is available for sale in the upcoming In Praise of America: Important American Furniture, Folk Art, and Silver auction, presented by Christie’s. The historical document belongs to a selection of important artworks from the collection of Ambassador J. William Middendorf II.
Also available in the auction is a collection of folk art and early English ceramics. The listings include portraits by Joshua Johnson and significant works by Dat So La Lee. An initialed dish with a portrait of King Charles II is also on sale. It dates back to the period between 1662 and 1685, the middle of his reign. This two-day event is part of the auction house’s Americana Week. Visit Christie’s to view the entire catalog or place a bid.
Lot Categories:Fine Art, Collectibles, Furniture, Decorative Arts (338)
# of Lots:338
Price Range:$500- $800,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|A Contemporary Broadside Edition Of The Declaration Of Independence Continental Congress, 1776||
|A Set Of Twelve American 18-karat Gold After Dinner Coffee Cups, Saucers, And Spoons Mark Of Tiffany & Co., New York, Circa 1925||
|Joshua Johnson (C.1763-after 1824) Thomas Donovan (1766-after 1856)||
|A Carved White Marble Recumbent Lion Hd, Probably Philadelphia, Dated 1933||
|An English Delft Blue-dash Dated And Initialed Royal Portrait Charger Of Charles Ii Dated 1672, London, Brislington Or Bristol||
- Books, Manuscripts & Archives
- Decorative Arts
- Fine Art
- Charles II
- Declaration of Independence
- John Hancock
- Joshua Johnson
- Thomas Donovan
- Tiffany & Co.
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