Before the early 20th century, photography lay at the fringes of the art world. It was governed by Pictorialism, a style that manipulated photographs to mimic paintings and drawings. Paul Strand, an emerging photographer at the time, worked to reject Pictorialism and establish photography as a medium in its own right. One of Strand’s 1915 photogravures will be offered in the Millea Bros’ upcoming Select auction. The third and final day of this sale will include fine and decorative art, as well as modern and antique furniture.
A pair of French cabinets from the 1860s will be offered in this auction. They are decorated in the Napoleon III style and are attributed to the workshop of Mathieu Béfort. Other key furniture pieces include a turn-of-the-century piano covered in hand-painted mythological scenes and several vintage chandeliers. Collections of signed screenprints from Abstract Expressionists Michael Goldberg and Alfred Leslie will also be available. To view the full catalog and register for online bidding, visit Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (132), 20th Century (18), Decorative Arts (72), Furniture (81), Jewelry (3), Watches & Clocks (6), American Indian & Ethnographic (2), Couture & Textiles (1), Collectibles (26), Wine & Spirits (1)
# of Lots:344
Price Range:$125 - $18,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Befort Jeune (attrib.), pair "Armoire a Medailles"|| Estimate: |
|Paul Strand, "Wall Street", 1915|| Estimate: |
|Erard Paris, giltwood and Vernis Martin piano|| Estimate: |
|Robert Rauschenberg, photo portfolio, 1979|| Estimate: |
|Michael Goldberg, portfolio of signed prints, 1961|| Estimate: |
|Large Italian Neo-Classic 8-arm chandelier|| Estimate: |