Antiques & The Arts Weekly: Abell To Sell Iconic Piece Of American History May 19
LOS ANGELES — Abell 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 more. 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 items. 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 lots. 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 www.abell.com.