Copake Auction January 1st 2020 Auction Pre-Sale Press Release
Copake Auction will hold its 40th Annual New Years Day Auction on Wednesday January 1st 2020 at 10AM. Previews will be Friday December 27th through Tuesday December 31st 11-5 PM, Wednesday January 1st 9AM until 9:45AM. The auction will hold 750 cataloged lots. Bidding will be available at www.copakeauction.com, www.liveauctioneers.com, www.invaluable.com, and www.auctionzip.com. The gallery is known for their annual New Year ’s Day auction. The firm holds items year round for this once a year auction tradition.
This year features multiple collections and single consignments. Featured this year are items from The Philip and Kathy Seibel collection in Catskill New York. Stair Galleries sold part of the collection this year and Copake Auction received the rest of the collection. Much to Mike and Seth’s amazement they received forty cupboards and hundreds of primitives. The cupboards and primitives will be spread throughout upcoming auctions according to Seth Fallon. The auction also will feature collections from Long Island, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Connecticut.
Items from the Philip & Katch Seibel Collection:
There will be over (50) pieces of period furniture including (5) highboys, chests of drawers, card tables, slant lid desks, sets of chairs, tavern tables, stands and more. In addition a selection of Mid Century and Moderne will be offered.
Folk art will include over (50) weathervanes, decoys and shorebirds, game boards, primitives, carvings, trade signs, game wheels and more. A rare Sussel-Washington artist Fraktur will be offered. A pair of 19th c. Dumbstoves will be offered. The gallery sold this exact pair to the current consignor 1/1/2010 for $22,600.00. The pair will sell unreserved.
Rare pair 19th c. Dumb stoves of George Washington and Lady Liberty in polychrome paint surface. Made C. 1843 by Alonzo Blanchard, Albany N.Y. George Washington 48 3/4″ HT., Lady Liberty 48 3/4″ Ht.. Previously sold at Copake Auction, lot 44, 1/1/2010 to current owner and reconsigned.
Fraktur, woman with cat on leash, watercolor on laid paper. Sussel-Washington artist, Penna., likely Berks County. Minor edge toning and perimeter nicks. Hide glued then masking taped margins added, backside top and bottom, to accomodate frame it was found in (glue and tape now dried out, lightly adhered). Rare and important: This is the 26th example of Sussel-Washington fraktur, just discover and identified. Additional background artist data, Museum aquisition data, comparative image available. Ref: The Flowering of American Folk Art, Lipman and Winchester, p. 114.
Artwork will include early portraits including two attributed to William Matthew Prior and a portrait of Charles I attributed to Anthony Van Dyck. Other artists include Eleanor Moore, David Johnson, Herman Geyer, Charle Walquist (signed lower right and inscribed “Kinderhook, 1830), a portrait attributed to Ralph Earl, and a James Bard ship painting. Folk art works will be offered as well as an 18th c. Italian still life, an early Saint portrait and a 19th c. Italian Mosaic of St. George and the Dragon.
The auction will also feature a Tiffany Sterling Silver flatware set. Textiles include samplers, quilts, homespuns and coverlets. The sale will also feature stoneware, toys, metalware, woodenware and more.
This auction will be the galleries highlight auction of the year. The auction begins at 10AM. Copake Auction is located at 266 Route 7A, Copake N.Y. 12516. Call Mike or Seth for more information at 518-329-1142.