Born to Dutch parents in London, Cornelius Johnson (1593-1661) painted many portraits of English gentry in his lifetime. In most of his early works, the portraits were painted within a feigned oval frame. One of the leading lots in the upcoming Period Antiques, Fine Art, & Decorative Arts – Online-Only auction, presented by Ahlers & Ogletree, is Johnson’s oil on canvas portrait of Sir Edward Walker, Garter Principal King of Arms (1611-1677). The painting depicts Walker in a fictive oval cartouche, wearing a cambric collar and badge. After the execution of Charles I, he followed Charles II into exile, also serving as Clerk of his Privy Council at The Hague in 1649. This portrait was likely completed during Walker’s time at The Hague.
Another highlight is a 20th-century Iranian wool Serapi rug, designed with geometric floral motifs. The sale also features a 17th-century Spanish walnut vargueno cabinet. The intricately carved and partially gilded cabinet has ten floral-painted, bone inlaid drawers with Solomonic columns. A central door with scrolled pediment detail opens to reveal three additional drawers. To view the complete catalog and register to bid online, visit Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (55), Decorative Arts (116), Furniture (106), Collectibles (9), Watches & Clocks (6)
# of Lots:297
Price Range:$25 - $6,000
Interesting lots include:
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|19th C. Handwoven Room-Sized Serapi Carpet|| Estimate: |
|Picasso Etching Deux Sculpteurs, Vollard|| Estimate: |
|Cornelius Johnson, Portrait Of Edward Walker, 1649|| Estimate: |
|R. Harryhausen, Sinbad And The Dragon Bronze, 1/15|| Estimate: |
|17th C. Gilt Walnut Spanish Vargueno Cabinet|| Estimate: |