38th Annual New Year's Day Auction
January 1, 2018 at 10 AM (EST)
This is our premiere Americana auction of the year featuring a collection of original Cream Of Wheat advertising art (Provenance Ex: Kraft Food Collection/Morton Grove III), Estate fresh 18th and 19th c. furniture, artwork, folk art, period accessories, china, glass, stoneware, primitives & more.
Wed. Dec. 27 through Sun. Dec. 31: 11-5 PM
Monday Jan. 1: 9-9:45 AM (*Storm Date 1/6)
Jean Michel-Basquiat (1960-1988), "BIRD OF GOD". Oil stick. Reverse is Basquiat print (possibly from newspaper). 8 1/2" x 13 1/2". The consignors deceased husband procured the piece in the 1980's, this is the fifth one we have sold from this estate, all from a single portfolio. A letter stating that will be included from the consignor. No COA or guarantee included.
Sold Price: $12,980
19th c. cigar store wooden Turk figure. 66" Ht. on original base. Salem Mass. origin. First coat gold gilded paint on weathered surface. Original tobacco leaves.
Sold Price: $10,620
Leslie Thrasher (N.Y. 1889-1936), original Cream Of Wheat Illustration. Oil on canvas. Tom Sawyer on box with young Rastus in background. Provenance Ex: Kraft Food Collection/Morton Grove Ill.. 36" x 24". Reference: "The Nabisco Brands Collection Of Cream Of Wheat / Advertising Art" (By Dave Stivers),page 92.
Sold Price: $10,030
Pig weathervane. 29" L., 18" Ht.. Stand included.
Sold Price: $9,145
Ben Austrian (Penna./FLA. 1870-1921), five chicks on slice of watermelon, oil on artist board. Signed LRC "Copyright Ben Austrian 1906". Sight 7 1/2" x 11 3/4".
Sold Price: $5,900
19th c. Thomas Seymour server. Stepped back mirrored top with (3) drawers. Base with (4) drawers. Mahogany case. Carved columns. 46 1/2" x 22" x 79" Ht..
Sold Price: $4,425
James Monroe (1758-1831), Signed letter, as president, to a friend (unknown), acknowledging the receipt of a favor and copy of a state record "the value of which...., from my knowledge of the great talents...of those employed in it in succession, from the commencement of our revolution", framed with engraved portrait of James Monroe by Martin Johnson & Co.. Publishers. Letter 9" Ht., 7 1/2" W., image 9" Ht., 6 1/2" W., overall frame 15 2/3" Ht., 21 3/4" W.. Repaired tears to top and right side edges of letter, toning to engraving. Provenance: Lansdell K. Christie Estate, Muttontown.
Sold Price: $2,478
The sale will also feature a selection of historical documents including signed letters, certificates etc.
Historical Documents to be sold in New Year’s Day Auction
Post Date: November 21, 2017
Also featured will be Original Cream Of Wheat advertising art. Provenance Ex: Kraft Food Collection/Morton Grove III.
Original Cream Of Wheat advertising art Collection to sell New Year’s Day 2018
Post Date: November 28, 2017