A fine collection of museum quality Victorian era furnishings are coming to auction October 6 and 7, 2018 at McLaren Auction Services. Highlights include a J & JW Meeks parlor set as well as the matching white marble topped center table, furniture by other noted 19th century American furniture makers including Belter and Horner, original paintings by listed artists, Grueby lamp, sterling, china, alabaster statuary and more. Antiques of this quality and nature are rarely seen in the Northwest.
Aurora, Oregon, United States., September 18, 2018 - (PressReleasePoint) -
A fine collection of museum quality Victorian era furnishings are coming to auction on Saturday and Sunday, October 6and 7, 2018 at McLaren Auction Services. Highlights include a J & JW Meeks parlor set in the Hawkins pattern as well as the matching white marble topped center table, furniture by other noted 19th century American furniture makers including Belter and Horner, original paintings by listed artists, Grueby pottery lamp and other lighting, sterling silver, fine china, Italian alabaster statuary and more. Antiques of this quality and nature are rarely seen in the Northwest.
The two-day auction will be hosted in the gallery of the Aurora Colony Auction House located in the heart of Aurora, Oregon at 21507 Highway 99E NE. The live auction will begin at 1:00 p.m. PST both Saturday and Sunday. For those wishing to preview the collection, McLaren Auction Services will host a live viewing for the event on Friday, October 5th from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. as well as at 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday until the bidding begins. The sale features several ways to participate including live, internet bidding, phone and absentee bidding.
The furniture collection alone is reason enough to want to participate in this auction as so many of the pieces are seldom, if ever, seen available for sale in the Northwest. The main attraction is a four-piece Rococo Revival parlor set ($15,000 -$20,000) in the Hawkins pattern made by J & JW Meeks Furniture Company circa 1859. According to the family, the set was originally built and shipped by steamship on Lake Huron to the Westover Family of Bay City, MI by Meeks personally. Also by Meeks is the coordinating marble top table with ornate apron and beautifully carved flower basket joining the stretch ($8,000-$12,000).
Another historical find is the grand painting by California artist Ferdinand Burgdorff (1881-1975). Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Ferdinand studied at the Cleveland School of Art and in Paris with Rene Menard and Florence Este. He lived a life of adventure, traveling the world because “There were such exciting things to see and paint, undisturbed by a single human within miles” (Widening Horizons). A prolific artist, his landscape works in pastel, oil and watercolor were both realistic and romantic, conveying a sense of mystery and drama. Featured in this auction is the fresh to the market, oil on board ($10,000-$15,000) depicting the Monterey Peninsula landscape at sunset, signed and dated lower-right “Ferdinand Burgdorff, 1929.”
A fine example of the featured lighting in this auction is the beautiful signed Grueby Faience Company pottery table lamp. The base of the circa 1905 table lamp has a matte green glaze with daffodils and is topped with a double socket. What a wonderful representation of the American Arts & Crafts movement Grueby is so well known for.
Other no less impressive items will also be available in the over 400 lots offered. Of particular note are a book of political autographs from 1862-1869 containing the original signatures of many senators and representatives of the Postbellum time period, a collection of historical Povey Brothers Studio church stained glass windows (Povey Bros. operated from 1888-1928 in Portland, OR), an 1870 Joslin Terrestrial floor globe, unique pieces of sterling silver, maps of Europe, large Art Deco advertising posters by renowned graphic artists and illustrators Leopoldo Metlicovitz (1868-1944) and Charles Villot, and Italian statuary and figurines including a John Rogers “School Days” sculpture.
For those unable to attend the event, internet bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.com and Proxibid.com. Phone bids and absentee bids will also be accepted. Visit the McLaren Auction Services website for more information at www.mclarenauction.com.
McLaren Auction Services is Oregon’s premier auction house with over 30 years’ experience. They feature regularly scheduled estate auctions every three weeks on Thursday nights and specialize in estate liquidations, fair market evaluations and benefit auctions. For more information, call (503) 678-2441 to speak with Gary McLaren, owner or Shannon Thompson, marketing director. You can also send an email directly to email@example.com or visit them on their website at www.mclarenauction.com.
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