Triumphant Grace: Important Americana from the Collection of Barbara and Arun SinghJan 25, 2020 10:00 EST
The Americana genre explores the charm and nostalgia of the country’s past, from paintings and illustrations of rural life and factories to the work of self-taught artists and handmade crafts. Sotheby’s will highlight a selection of Americana in the upcoming Triumphant Grace auction, featuring the collection of Barbara and Arun Singh.
Included in the sale is a Simon Willard tall case clock from around 1795. Willard was a popular and celebrated U.S. clockmaker during the late 1700s and early 1800s. This mahogany clock features eight-day, calendar, and moon movements. The piece remains in its original condition, including the pendulum rod, which is painted to match the dial mat. Another item highlighted in the auction is a 1775 Chippendale-carved chest of drawers. The cherrywood bonnet-top chest stands 82 inches tall and shows 11 drawers with brass handles on its front. Several vintage portraits, a pair of Samuel Task Fire Society fire buckets, and an American eagle wall plaque are also featured. To view all 229 lots and place a bid, visit Sotheby’s.
Lot Categories:Americana (199), Chinese Works of Art (30)
# of Lots:229
Price Range:$100 - $300,000.
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Attributed To Ammi Phillips | Pair Of Portraits: Samuel And Letitia Sloane|| Estimate: |
|Very Fine And Rare Federal Inlaid And Figured Mahogany Tall Case Clock, Works By Simon Willard, Roxbury, Massachusetts, Circa 1795|| Estimate: |
|Very Fine And Rare Pair Of Samuel Trask Union Fire Society Leather Paint-decorated Fire Buckets, Signed By Maker Aaron Fitz, Portland, Maine, 1803|| Estimate: |
|A Fine Carved And Painted Pine American Eagle Wall Plaque: Dum Vivimus Vivamus, John Haley Bellamy (1836-1914), Kittery Point, York County Maine, Circa 1890|| Estimate: |
|Pair Of Chippendale Cast-brass Petal-base Candlesticks, England, Circa 1770|| Estimate: |