Single Owner Auction – The Estate of William N. Banks, Jr. of Newnan, GeorgiaSep 12, 2020 09:00 EDT
Described by friends as “the last of a breed, a true Southern gentleman,” William N. Banks, Jr. was a writer and playwright from Newnan, Georgia. He held a lifelong passion for collecting and regularly wrote articles for The Magazine Antiques from his manual typewriter. In September, Banks’ personal collection will be offered by Brunk Auctions. Leading the sale’s catalog is an 1857 oil painting by Hudson River School artist Asher Brown Durand. This piece shows a view of the Franconia mountain range in New Hampshire and is signed in the lower left. A painting by John Frederick Kensett, a contemporary of Durand and fellow Hudson River School artist, is available as well.
Several pieces of antique furniture will be presented in this event. The available styles range from Classical to American Federal. Among these lots is a tiger maple Grecian sofa with a green tufted cushion and bolsters. The piece has original vert paint on the lion’s paw feet and carved eagle supports. Vintage furniture collectors can also find a set of six klismos chairs attributed to Duncan Phyfe, who was one of the most prominent American furniture designers of the 19th century. Visit Bidsquare to view the full catalog and place a bid.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (67), Watches & Clocks (6), Collectibles (47), Decorative Arts (66), Furniture (129), Asian Works of Art (10)
# of Lots:327
Price Range:$100 - $500,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Fine and Rare Tiger Maple Gilt and Vert Grecian Sofa|| Estimate: |
|Fine Chinese Coromandel Lacquer Twelve Panel Screen|| Estimate: |
|American Classical Mahogany Marble Top Center Table|| Estimate: |
|Attributed to Chauncey Bradley Ives|| Estimate: |
|Asher Brown Durand|| Estimate: |
|John Frederick Kensett|| Estimate: |