36th Annual New Years Day Auction 2016
Friday January 1, 2016 @ 12 noon
This is our premiere Americana Auction of the year featuring the contents of a Pawling, New York Estate. Below is a early preview of just some of the many items including: Estate fresh 18th and 19th c. furniture, artwork, folk art, period accessories, china, glass, stoneware, primitives & more.
Pre Sale Article (See photos below)
Copake Auction will hold its 36th Annual New Year’s Day auction on Friday January 1st 2016 at 12PM. Previews will be Sunday December 27th through Thursday December 31st 11-5PM and Friday January 1st 10AM until 11:45AM.
The sale will feature 754 cataloged lots. This is Copake Auctions premier auction of the year. This year’s sale features an unreserved collection of American folk art, accessories and furniture from a Pawling New York estate, the unreserved contents of a Bennington Vermont home and the unreserved contents of a tastefully decorated Morristown New Jersey estate plus selected editions.
Highlights in this year’s sale include a Jean-Michel Basquiat (N.Y. 1960-1988), “Rat-Shits”, oil stick and pencil on paper. Note identifying crowns under top and bottom oil stick/pencil marks. Work 8 1/2″ x 11 1/2″. The consignor’s deceased husband procured the piece in the 1980’s; this is the third one Copake Auction has sold from this estate. A letter stating that will be included from the consignor. Also included in the wide selection of art is a Keith Haring (1958-1990), barking dog and dancer, dated 1986, felt pen on plexiglass. 15 1/2″ x 16 1/4″. The consignor’s deceased husband procured the piece in the 1980’s, this is the third one we have sold from this estate. A letter stating that will be included from the consignor.
A quality selection of folk art portraits will be included. Selection includes a William Matthew Prior (Mass./Maine 1806-1873), portrait of little girl with cat, oil on panel. 16 3/4″ x 12 3/4″, a pair of portraits attributed to William Matthew Prior (Mass./ME. 1806-1873), works 24″ x 20″. Also included will be a full length portrait by Erastus Salisbury Field and a portrait by Ammi Phillips. “We will be offering our best selection of folk art watercolor portraits and canvas portraits that we have ever had”, said Seth Fallon.
A historically interesting painting will be offered by William Henry Machen (Ohio/District Of Columbia 1832-1911), “After the Battle”, oil on canvas. Signed LRC. Work 25″ x 30″. Allegorical subject depicting the futility of war.
A quality selection of weathervanes will be included. “We have the best horse and sulky that we have ever offered”, according to Mike Fallon, “It came from an important bicycle collection; I have had my eye on it for years”. Also selling will be two A. L. Jewel & Co. horses, both from the Pawling New York home selling with no reserve. A collection of (15) windmill weights will sold, as well as quality doorstops.
A quality selection of 18th and 19th c. country and formal furniture will include a wonderful yellow painted corner cupboard from the Pawling N.Y. estate, (3) highboys, chest on chest, chest on frame and more. More highlights include tavern table, apothecaries, Windsor chairs, and Continental furniture.
The vast selection will also include trade signs, hooked rugs including a Hutchinson, (25) game boards, (30) piece Schoenhut Circus.
Two of auctioneer Seth Fallon’s favorite pieces is an early folk art rocking chair attributed to Moses Ogden (N.Y.S. 1844-1919). Features carved heads and duck heads. Original paint surface. 19″ seat Ht., 54″ overall Ht.. And a rare carved wooden ships figure head model. 13″ x 13″ x 48″ Ht.. The figure head this was made for is pictured in “American Folk Art In Wood, Metal And Stone” (Jean Lipman), page 18. (Figurehead of Ship Creole), also referred to on “List Of Illustrations” as #13 “FIGUREHEAD OF SHIP CREOLE. Polychromed wood. Anonymous. Made in Williamsburg, N.Y. in 1847.
The auction is available online now including photographs, estimates and descriptions at www.copakeauction.com. The sale will available live online at www.liveauctioneers.com, www.invaluable.com and www.auctionzip.com. Copake Auction is located at 266 East Main Street (County Route 7A), Copake N.Y. 12516. For more information call Mike or Seth Fallon at 518-329-1142.