Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ three-day auction event on July 8-10 will feature a stellar catalog of important art, including works by Andrew & Jamie Wyeth, Winslow Homer, Andy Warhol, Norman Rockwell and John Singer Sargent; plus an outstanding collection of Old Master paintings. Additionally, there will be an important group of American colonial era furniture.
Leading the international art category will be a painting of a ship on the Baltic coast by Ivan Aivazovsky. Additionally, there will be Old Master works such as “Madonna and Child with St. John the Baptist” an oil on panel by Lucas Cranach, the Elder, “Der Auferstandene Christus” by Gerard Seghers, and “Peasants Dancing in a Barn” by Adriaen Jansz Van Ostade.
Among the American art is: “The Shepherdess” by Winslow Homer; a signed and numbered Andy Warhol serigraph from the “Marilyn Monroe” portfolio published in 1967; “Portrait of Bishop D. Coburn” by Andrew Wyeth; Jamie Wyeth’s portrait of Arnold Schwarzenegger; a bust portrait of a young woman by Norman Rockwell; and “Breaking Clouds”, a seascape by Frederick Judd Waugh. There will also be a collection of photography, including 13 images of celebrated people by Yousef Karsh.
Many of the American art masterworks in this sale are from the estate of esteemed collector and dealer Gary R. Haynes (1945-2021). Haynes was a successful designer and advertising executive who developed and refined his interest in art by studying with Carl Sublett and following the work of Andrew Wyeth. Through the decades, he and his wife would visit Maine, seeking Wyeth’s artistic perspective, quietly collecting, and opening Haynes Galleries in Thomaston and Nashville.
Among the selection of early American furniture will be an 1830s Sheraton Pennsylvania Dutch bench; an 18th C. Queen Anne shaped top tea table; an 1820 Hepplewhite washstand, and a pine folk art bowfront sideboard from Mount Desert. There are also two lots of handcrafted Maine furniture by Jim Brown of Lincolnville and a 1900 oak two-part gun cabinet by Frank Holt of Gardiner.
English and Continental furniture offerings will include 18th C. Italian parquetry chests, 19th C. French cabinets and a tric trac gaming table, an Irish Chippendale gallery top table, and an English George III period canopy bed.
Folk art will be represented in this sale with a drawing by outsider artist Bill Traylor; and a copper weathervane attributed to J. Harris & Co. depicting Native American warrior “Massasoit”; a graduated set of five Shaker pantry boxes; plus theorems, eagle plaques, ship models, walking sticks, sailor’s valentines, and wood carvings.
The clock collection will include a Connecticut Federal period tall clock by Thomas & Hoadley, Plymouth; an English 19th C. bracket clock in black lacquer with tortoiseshell mounts; and a 3-piece late 19th C. Rococo style mantel clock and garniture set by Emile Colin & Cie, Paris.
There will be over 265 lots of Asian antiques and artifacts, such as: a Chinese cinnabar four-fold floor screen with raised cloisonne and jade decoration; two Chinese Ming Dynasty period bronze Immortal figures; and a Kangxi period sang de boeuf glazed vase. The Asian collection will also include extensive offerings of carved jade, celadon glazed porcelain, bronze, Japanese okimonos, textiles, and furniture.
The auction begins at 11 a.m. each day. Lots can be viewed at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ website, thomastonauction.com.
The gallery will be open for previews from Monday - Friday, June 27 - July 1 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.); Saturday, July 2 (10 a.m.-3 p.m.); and Tuesday - Thursday, July 5 - 7 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.). Previewing is also available on auction days, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 8, 9 & 10, from 9-11 a.m.
Call 354-8141 to reserve seats. Masks are required for in-house participants. Telephone, absentee and online bidding on four internet platforms are also available. Visit our website or call for more information.
Thomaston Place Auction Galleries is Northern New England’s premier international auction company located on U.S. Route 1 in Thomaston. Their expertise in researching and marketing antiques and fine art has earned Thomaston Place the respect of buyers, collectors and experts worldwide.