John James Audubon’s The Birds of America and The Quadrupeds of North America to Sell at Pook & PookMay 08, 2023 09:00 EDT
The upcoming Decorative Arts sale at Pook and Pook, Inc. presents John James Audubon’s monumental book The Birds of America, published between 1840 and 1844. The seven-volume book contains bright illustrations of American bird species, including non-extinct birds. The French-American self-trained artist and naturalist is credited for identifying 25 new bird species. Audubon (1785 – 1851) developed a special technique for drawing birds. He used wires and pins to fix his dead bird models in lifelike poses. He often portrayed birds and wildlife in natural settings. A copy of The Quadrupeds of North America, another epic work by Audubon, is also available in the sale.
Collectors can find a wide array of silverware that includes a sterling silver flatware service from Reed & Barton. The large set contains dinner knives, salad forks, bouillon spoons, and teaspoons. It bears the brand’s Hepplewhite pattern. Bidders can also consider a sterling silver Paul Revere bowl, a flatware service set by J.E. Caldwell, and two Gorham sterling silver trays. To view the complete catalog and register to bid in the upcoming Online Only Decorative Arts sale, visit Bidsquare and browse other online auctions.
Lot Categories:Decorative Arts (426), Silver & Vertu (78), Collectibles (81), Books, Manuscripts & Archives (39)
# of Lots:556
Price Range:$10- $25,000
Interesting lots include:
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|The Birds of America, by John James Audubon, in se|| Estimate: |
|American Ornithology|| Estimate: |
|Reed & Barton Hepplewhite pattern sterling silver|| Estimate: |
|Paul Stankard 1986 prickly pear cactus art glass p|| Estimate: |
|Sterling silver Paul revere bowl|| Estimate: |
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