May 2014


PROPERTY FROM SOUTHERN
ESTATES AND COLLECTIONS

May 28 – June 13, 2014

Featured in the auction is property from the Estate of Betsy Douglas Howey of Chicago, IL and Fairhope, Alabama. Ms. Howey was a jewelry designer and in 1955 started a gallery called the Farm Studio in Long Grove, IL, where the works of artists, designers and craftsmen were exhibited in the 1950’s and 60’s. Many of these artworks are included in the auction as well as Ms. Howey’s Moroccan and costume jewelry collection, purchased during her travels around that same time period. Highlights from her collection also include an Alvar Aalto desk and a Richard Hunt sculpture.

Highlights from other owners include a wonderful Alfred Bricher luminist seascape, a Eugene Boudin watercolor beach scene previously in the collection of Paul Mellon, a Rookwood vase of a Native American painted by Sturgis Laurence, c. 1900, a historical work by the Belgian painter Ferdinand de Braekeleer of the Defense of Antwerp, a still life by American artist Claude(ine) Raguet Hirst, a Pennsylvania Chippendale clock by Balthazar Sues dated 1789 and a large group of Meissen as well as other porcelain.

Also included is an unusual Alfred Eisenstaedt photograph of an oak tree on Martha’s Vineyard with personal inscription about the work as well as two works by contemporary British photographer Michael Kenna.

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