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The Cropsey oils, lost in 1860, highlight the Sunday May 15th auction. 400 lots also features art by Hermann Herzog, Jerome Myers, William Zorach; 19th C. Gorham Sterling; American Empire; 19th C. French antiques; gold, diamond, and emerald jewelry LARCHMONT, NY, May 06, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- On March 5th, 2011, auctioneer/owner Ronan Clarke of Clarke Auction had provided his company's premises, and along with other local appraisers, volunteered his expertise for an antiques appraisal day to benefit the Larchmont Historical Society. While over a hundred people over four hours paid up to forty dollars apiece to have their treasures or mysteries evaluated, the last two couples squeezing in the door were a mother and daughter with a vintage toaster, and a husband and wife with two older framed pieces of art. What crops up?The art initially appeared to be chromolithographs or European oils bearing spurious signatures as one was faintly signed Cropsey. However, Ronan Clarke pointed out the great quality of the oils, found a faint inscription on the back, and noticed the small figures of Indians among the dark foliage of one of the paintings. Mr. Clarke called over his colleague Tom Curran for a second opinion who agreed with his assessment, and quickly found a similar record of a Cropsey painting by the title "Autumn in America" in the archives of the Smithsonian. The couple who brought the paintings in had little knowledge of their history other than they had been in the family for three generations, hanging in the parents' recreation room since the 1960's. In fact, they had already been offered $250 for the paintings by a cleanout service disposing of their mother's estate. Instead, the couple brought the paintings home, and spotted the local ad for the Historical Society's appraisal day. Each painting was sized and framed identically in the inner lining of what were obviously much larger giltwood frames. The painting faintly inscribed "Autumn in America" depicted a majestic fall landscape framed by mountains with small Indians in the foreground. The other oil was a winter scene of Niagara Falls with hunters trudging through the snow.…
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Monday April 7 Auction features Collection of 19th C. Dog Paintings, Garden pieces such as 19th C. JW Fiske Fountain, French Bronzes, 20+ Chandeliers, Decorator Collection from Franklin Lakes estate, and Midcentury Modern from John Dickinson, Robesjohn-Gibbings, Milo Baughman, Parzinger, Gillon... /24-7PressRelease/ - LARCHMONT, NY, April 03, 2008 - On Monday April 7, Clarke's Spring Auction will offer 400+ lots of the unique, decorative, antique and midcentury design. Spring brings a massive 19th Century J.W. Fiske fountain urn with life-sized putti, a pair of period cast-iron eagles on plinths, a lawn jockey, and a 19th C. carousel horse. A Franklin Lakes estate provided a 9' by 10' custom china cabinet, a Yellow Venetian sofa, a period demilune chest, a Murano chandelier, green and gilt doors, a palace-sized Aubusson carpet and other antique and highly decorative pieces.From a Scarsdale estate, a collection of charming 19th C. dog paintings, 60+ pieces of 19th C. pink opaline glass, a pair of gilt and gesso sphinx, a pair of period polychrome carved figures, a 19th C. Gilt Mirror with sconces, a Black Forest bear with glass eyes, a collection of horn trophies, a large possibly Staffordshire 19th C. polychrome bust of a lady and other antique and decorative items.Another highlight is a large 19th Century oil painting titled "The Trainer" featuring 10 assorted dogs, a pair of monkeys and a camel as part of a traveling menagerie.Period French bronzes include works from Trouville, Fremiet, Rancoulet, Suchetet, Causse, Coudray, DeMaret and others.Other fine art includes works of or attributed to JF Bouchor, Wiboo Hartman, FD Harnack, Edwin Scott, Bien Aime Sylvain, Peter DeWint, 19th C. Italian gouaches of Pompei, Thomas Kerry, Sue Isadora, Langella, a large midcentury mixed media piece signed H Lerner and a signed Feliciano Bejar optical sculpture dated 2002. Finally, Midcentury Modern, a Clarke speciality, includes works by or attributed to James Mont, John Dickinson, Parzinger, Paul Evans, Jean Gillon, Milo Baughman, Beacon Hill, Harvey Probber, Springer, Knoll, Cassina, John Stuart and others.Owner Ron Clarke comments "it's rare indeed when an auctioneer can boast of the dogs in his auction, but we not only have the great dog paintings, we have a wonderful mix of design, the…