Antiques & The Arts Weekly: Abell To Sell Iconic Piece Of American History May 19 | Abell Auction Company

Antiques & The Arts Weekly: Abell To Sell Iconic Piece Of American History May 19

Auction Company will conduct
a fine art, antiques,
Twentieth Century design
and jewelry auction on Sunday,
May 19. Live bidding
begins at 10 am PST online
and at the gallery.
The sale features property
from prominent Southern California
estates, and will be
headlined by an Abraham
Lincoln campaign flag. This
iconic piece of American history
was used by Abraham
Lincoln and his running mate,
Hannibal Hamlin, in their victorious
1860 election, and
includes one of the few portraits
of Lincoln before he
became president.
From a prominent Ranch
Santa Fe, Calif., estate, Abell
will be offering a Regencystyle
gilt-bronze mounted
kingwood bureau plat, and an
Erard Louis XV-style giltbronze
mounted marquetry
grand piano, both signed F.
Linke. These items were originally
purchased in November
1969 at the cataloged auction
conducted by Abell at the
Hancock Park, Calif., mansion
of Mrs Jean Hardison Owings.
Paintings and drawings in
the sale feature pieces signed
Ludolf Bakhuizen, Antoine
Blanchard, Arik Brauer, three
by Vu Cao Dam, Marcel Dyf,
seven by Kerne Erickson, Moisey
Feigin, Charles Arthur
Fries, Michael Klein, Antoni
Kozakiewicz, Ed Gilliam,
Cleve Gray, David Howard
Hitchcock, Jerome Kirk, Sir
Godfrey Kneller, Alphonse
Osbert, Jean Mannheim, Robert
Peters, William Ritschel,
Diego Rivera, Walter Stuempfig,
two by Ralph Waterhouse,
Henry John Yeend-King and
Si Chen Yuan.
American and European furniture
includes a set of eight
Eighteenth Century Chippendale
mahogany chairs; a
George III three-part dining
table; a Georgian butler’s tray
with stand; a Georgian oak
dresser base; a Hepplewhite
mahogany sideboard; a Tuscan
walnut commode; a Louis
XIV style oak bibliotheque; a
Louis XV ormolu-mounted
kingwood marquetry commode
stamped J. Dautriche; a
Dutch marquetry side chairs;
a Portuguese Baroque gilt and
polychrome cabinet; a Steinway
& Sons model M ebony
case grand piano; and much
Modern furniture in the sale
includes a Tadao 1515 custom
table measuring 10 feet in
diameter; a Swarovski enlace
pendant lamp; an Armani
Casa Adelchi metal writing
desk; a Christian Liaigre connectable
leather and metal
desk; a pair of Gio Ponti elm
veneer hand-painted bookcases;
a pair of Antonio Citterio
for Flexform Piuma storage
cabinets; and a Groundpiece
sectional sofa, to name a few
Prints and multiples include
works signed Abel Brun, two
by Marc Chagall, two by Jules
Cheret, Philip Guston, Ellsworth
Kelly, Paul Landacre,
two by Jean de Paleologue,
two by Pablo Picasso, Marius
Rossillon (O’Gallop) and
Frank Stella.
Jewelry in the upcoming sale
features two brilliant cut diamond
rings, 6.07 carats and
6.47 carats, respectively; a
diamond and white gold eternity
band; a Jacques LaCloche
gold, diamond and ruby figural
brooch; a Mauboussin gold,
diamond, ruby and emerald
clock; an Audemars Piaget
gold watch; a Cartier 18K
Tank Francaise lady’s watch;
a 14K cigarette case with dog
miniature; a Boucheron Paris
gold cigarette case; a Suzhou
agate and gold mounted pendant;
among other items.
Chinese furniture and decorations
include an eight-panel
coromandel lacquered screen;
a pair of carved hardwood
chairs and tea table; a pair of
cloisonné and lacquered panels;
a pair of enamel table
screens; a gilt-bronze Buddha;
a pair of cinnabar vases; a
pair of glazed temple vases;
and more.
Decorative arts include a
Dale Chihuly Seaforms set ; a
Tiffany Studios New York candlestick
lamp with L.C.T.
favrile shade; a Tiffany Studios
desk set in the Heraldic
pattern; a Loet Vanderveen
giraffe bronze; a Goyard
steamer trunk; a Herschede
grandfather clock; a threepiece
French bronze clock garniture;
a Charles X gilt-bronze
figural clock; a large collection
of Charles Dickens leather
bound novels; a Russian silver
and enamel box marked
Faberge; a Mexican sterling
punch bowl with ladle; a
Black, Starr & Frost sterling
flower vase; a Kirk & Sons
repousse sterling flatware
service; a Reed & Barton sterling
five-piece tea set; and a
pair of Yale Gorham sterling
silver presentation loving
cups among numerous other
The auction will be available
for preview May 15–18, from 9
am to 4 pm.
The Abell gallery is at 2613
Yates Avenue. For additional
information, 800-404-2235 or