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Auction Description for Pacific Galleries: Northwest Art & Native American Art & Artifacts
Auction Description:
Northwest Art & Native American Art & Artifacts

Northwest Art & Native American Art & Artifacts

(230 Lots)

by Pacific Galleries

Platinum House

230 lots with images

March 15, 2010

Live Auction

241 South Lander Street

Seattle, WA, 98134 USA

Phone: 206-441-9990

Fax: 206.448.9677

Email: pacificgalleries@pacgal.com

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JOHN FORD MIXED MEDIA

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Description: JOHN FORD (1929- , Washington) MIXED MEDIA ON PAPER - Signed, showing figures within a white circle - Label on verso reads ''Provenance: Private collection Seattle Art Museum, personal collection of Mark Tobey.'' Includes letter of provenance - Mid 20th century - 29'' x 20.5'' framed

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OAK TABLE AND SIX CHAIRS

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Description: OAK ARTS & CRAFTS STYLE TABLE AND SIX CHAIRS - ''Rectory rustic'' style rectilinear table with natural finish - Six Arts & Crafts style oak chairs - Late 20th century - 30'' x 72'' x 42'', chairs 41'' x 18.5'' x 20''

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STORYTELLER'S BENCH

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Description: LONG STOOL/STORYTELLER'S BENCH - Modern golden elmwood bench - Constructed of old wood in the style of the Chinese storyteller's seat - Late 20th century - 18'' x 55'' x 18''

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SCHOLAR'S TABLE

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Description: SCHOLAR'S ELMWOOD TABLE - Rectangular table in the scholar style - Pierced skirting and lower stretcher base with ''cricket screen'' - Late 19th century - 33'' x 42'' x 21''

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GUSTAVIAN MAHOGANY CAPTAIN'S DESK

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Description: GUSTAVIAN (Style initiated by Adolf Frederik, King of Sweden, 1751-1771) MAHOGANY CAPTAIN'S DESK - "Flame" grain Cuban mahogany ship's desk with original locks and key - This desk was used on the set of the 2003 Peter Weir movie "Master & Commander" - Condition good - Mid 18th century - 41" x 52.5" x 39"

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PARLOR WHATNOT TABLE

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Description: PARLOR WHATNOT TABLE - Two-tier walnut and rosewood table - Scalloped edge, upper brass gallery rail and cabriole shelf support and legs - Condition good, with some sun fading - Early 20th century - 33.5'' x 29'' x 21''

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TRIPLE SECTION WARDROBE

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Description: ENGLISH ANTIQUE ELMWOOD TRIPLE DOOR WARDROBE - Central beveled mirror and carved bonnet - Acanthus leaf decoration - Condition good; finish likely stripped and refinished in late 20th century - Late 19th century - 85'' x 84'' x 25.5''

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ANTIQUE ITALIAN DINING SET

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Description: ANTIQUE ITALIAN WALNUT DINING SET - Rectangular Italian walnut draw leaf extension dining table (32.5'' x 72'' x 36'') with patina, fitted glass top, carved skirting, cabriole legs with scroll-end feet - Seven matching upholstered side chairs - Matching side serving table with cabriole legs (27.5'' x 17.5'' x 28''H) - Matching sideboard, highly carved, 4 drawers and 4 lower cupboards, original brasses, cabriole legs (87'' x 22.75'' x 65''H) - Condition good, excepting a repaired leg on serving table - 19th century Milan, Italy per consignor

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SHERATON MAHOGANY ARMOIRE

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Description: SHERATON MAHOGANY ARMOIRE - Curved top, double-doors and large lower storage drawer - Condition fair, missing some back panels - Late 19th century - 85'' x 51'' x 20''

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NATIVE AMERICAN CARVED HAWK WALL HANGING

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Description: NATIVE AMERICAN CARVED HAWK WALL HANGING - Carved and painted cedar wood in bird form - Condition good, with some weathering and slight wood loss, as seen - Last half 20th century - 62" x 27.5" x 8.5"

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LILLIAN PITTS CLAY MASK

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Description: LILLIAN PITTS CLAY MASK - Marked "LL Pitt 82" - Representation of an owl face fired with the Raku method and embellished with feathers and beads - Pitt is a Native American sculpture and mixed-media artist; she was the first Native American to receive the Governor's Award of the Oregon Arts Commission, she also received the Earle A. Chiles Award in 2007 - See 1991 article in the Oregonian for more information on this artist - Condition good, with minor surface loss in some areas, typical of the firing process - Dated 1982 - 14" x 9.5"

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LILLIAN PITTS CLAY MASK

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Description: LILLIAN PITTS CLAY MASK - Marked "LL Pitt 82" - Representation of "Steah-Hah" [identified by pursed lips], fired with the Raku method and embellished with feathers and beads - "Steah-Hah," or "Stick Indians," in Chinook Peoples lore they lived in the forest and whistled to attract people who were lost: good people were led to safety, evil doers were led deeper into the woods to be lost forever - Condition good, with minor surface loss in some areas, typical of the firing process - Dated 1982 - 12" x 9"

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Mixed media

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Description: Mixed media, framed by Dehesive (artists on verso)

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NEIL MEITZLER TEMPERA POSTER

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Description: NEIL MEITZLER (1930-2009, Washington) TEMPERA POSTER ON MAT BOARD - Signed advertising poster for the Dance Studio of Dorothy Fisher titled ''Spring Concert'' - Appraisal included - Condition fair with scattered adhesive stains on border, lower left corner damage - Dated 1953 - 30'' x 20''

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LEO ADAMS OIL ON CANVAS

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Description: LEO ADAMS (Washington) OIL ON CANVAS - Signed, depicts yellow daisies in planters - Dated 1971 - 22.5'' x 30.5''

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MARGARET GOVE CAMFFERMAN OIL ON CANVAS

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Description: MARGARET GOVE CAMFFERMAN (1881-1964, Washington) OIL ON CANVAS - Signed, still life with fruit - Member of Seattle's Group of Twelve - Sticker residue lower right - Early 20th century - 35.5'' x 31'' framed

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MARK TOBEY LITHOGRAPH ON PAPER

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Description: MARK TOBEY (1890-1976, Washington) LITHOGRAPH ON PAPER - Printed signature - Entitled ''Gothic,'' depicts a cathedral - Condition good, 1'' scratch in upper right - Dated 1943 - 32'' x 26'' framed

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NEIL MEITZLER DRAWINGS

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Description: NEIL MEITZLER (1930-2009, Washington) SET OF SIX SIGNED DRAWINGS - Includes appraisal - Each of the six whimsical drawings is titled separately - Brush and ink on paper, unframed - A well-known artist and part of the Northwest School, his art can be found in many museum collections, including the Seattle Art Museum - Condition good, with minor smudges - Mid 20th century - 9.75'' x 7.75''

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WILLARD COX WATERCOLOR

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Description: WILLARD COX (1902-1974, Washington) WATERCOLOR ON PAPER - Watercolor of a house with trees - From the estate of well known Seattle artist Harry Bonath - Signed, dated 1938 - Working mostly in Washington, Cox was also one of ''The Thirteen Watercolorists'' in California in the 1930s - 26'' x 30.75'' framed

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WILLARD ROSWELL COX WATERCOLOR ON PAPER

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Description: WILLARD ROSWELL COX (1902-1974, Washington) WATERCOLOR ON PAPER - Signed, depicts a boat at a dock - Cox was part of the group ''The Thirteen Watercolorists'' - Mid 20th century - 15'' x 11.75'' framed

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ROBERT BRUCE INVERARITY WOODBLOCK PRINT

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Description: ROBERT BRUCE INVERARITY (1909-1999, Washington) WOODBLOCK PRINT ON PAPER - Signed, entitled ''At Rest,'' numbered 16/100 - Depicts a sailboat at sea - A student of Mark Tobey, Inverarity is known for his depictions of Seattle landmarks - Condition good - 12'' x 12'' framed

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RUTH ANN TILLMAN WOODBLOCK PRINT

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Description: RUTH ANN TILLMAN (1884-1974, Oregon) WOODBLOCK PRINT - Geometric design in red - Early 20th century - 34.75'' x 40'' framed

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JAMES MARTIN GOUACHE

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Description: JAMES MARTIN (1930- , Washington) GOUACHE PAINTING ON PAPER - Signed painting titled ''Charlie Chan Cookie Jar'' - This piece was given as a gift to a private collector - Foster White Gallery stated ''Martin is known for his distinct style of humor, prodigious output, and distinctive style'' - Dated 1990 - 20'' x 24'' framed

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ED PRACZUKOWSKI OIL PAINTING

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Description: ED PRACZUKOWSKI (Washington) OIL PAINTING - Signed oil on canvas titled ''Night Sentrys,'' in reds - Note 2'' tear in canvas on lower right - Dated 1959 - A former UW art professor, the artist refers to his work as ''Cosmic Impressionism'' - 47.5'' x 43.5'' framed

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PEHR HALLSTEN TEMPERA

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Description: PEHR HALLSTEN (1897-1965, Sweden/Washington) TEMPERA - Signed, entitled ''Forest Seclusion'' - Otto Seligman Gallery (1920-1966) label on verso - Encouraged by his friend Mark Tobey, Hallsten started painting at the age of 56 - Condition good - Dated 1956 - 13'' x 12.5'' framed

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JOHN FORD MIXED MEDIA

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Description: JOHN FORD (Washington) MIXED MEDIA - Signed, depicts a man in prayer - Letter of provenance on verso - Mid 20th century - 29'' x 20.75'' framed

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CHARLES KRAFFT MIXED MEDIA

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Description: CHARLES KRAFFT (Washington) MIXED MEDIA - Entitled "The Ghost Trap," depicts a floating face - Krafft is known for his "Disasterware" china series - Small crack in lower corner of glass - Dated 1974 - 30" x 22" framed

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CHARLES KRAFFT INK ON PAPER

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Description: CHARLES KRAFFT (Washington) INK ON PAPER - Signed, entitled ''Three Birds'' - Krafft is well known for his ''Disasterware'' china series - Mid 20th century - 23'' x 16.5'' framed

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FOKKO TADAMA WATERCOLOR ON PAPER

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Description: FOKKO TADAMA(1871-1937, Washington) WATERCOLOR ON PAPER - Signed, depicts a red blooming flower - Founder of the ''Fokko Tadama Art School'' in Seattle, attended by many local artists of the day - Early 20th century - 22.5'' x 14''

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MARK TOBEY PRINT

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Description: MARK TOBEY (1890-1976, Washington) PLATE-SIGNED PRINT ON PAPER - Shows a standing figure, ''London Editions'' written on verso - Mid 20th century - 16.5'' x 12.75'' framed

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JOSEPH PETTA JR. COLLAGE WITH LACQUER

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Description: JOSEPH PETTA JR. COLLAGE WITH LACQUER - Entitled ''Table Life'' - Mid 20th century - 9.75'' diam.

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BARRY HEREM BRONZE MASK

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Description: BARRY HEREM (1941- , Washington) BRONZE - Depicting a smiling face, #1/35 - Titled ''Spirit Master'' - A noted Northwest artist and lecturer, Herem has worked in figurative and abstract styles - Dated 1996 - 10'' x 12'' x 5''

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NORTHWEST POTTERY VASE

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Description: NORTHWEST POTTERY VASE - Signed ''Jewell'' - Mottled blue and black vase - Condition good - 4.5''H

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TWO PIECES OF ART GLASS

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Description: TWO PIECES OF ART GLASS - Boyce Lundstrom green and blue swirl design vase - Signed (unidentifed artist) and dated '''73'' vase in dark blues

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THOMAS BUECHNER GLASS SCULPTURE

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Description: THOMAS BUECHNER III (New York) ART GLASS SCULPTURE - White and clear glass free-form sculpture - Marked ''Thomas Buechner III'' - Condition excellent - Late 20th century - 23'' x 6.5'' diam.

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HEYOEHKAH MERRIFIELD BRONZE STATUE

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Description: HEYOEHKAH MERRIFIELD BRONZE STATUE - Entitled ''Earth Mother'' - Earth mother-white buffalo woman bronze, by Heyoehkah Merrifield. Book, ''Heyoehkah Merrifield Magical Art'' accompanies sculpture - Statue depicts ''White buffalo Woman'' (our Earth Mother) awakening all creatures, powers and humans through the smoking of the medicine pipe - Marked ''Heyoehkah Merrifield 1981 15/25'' - Bronze with patinated coloration - Condition excellent - Dated 1981 - 11'' x 12'' square

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CYBIS BISQUE PORCELAIN FIGURE CREE INDIAN MAGIC

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Description: CYBIS PORCELAIN FIGURAL- Cybis white bisque porcelain figural of two Cree Indians - Titled "Magic Boy" - Signed "Cybis; # Wr A.P. (artist's proof)" on the backside - Limited edition run was of 100, release date 1971; completed date 1973 - Paperwork that came with the figural notes that a white bisque version was at one time an official gift to England's Queen Elizabeth II - Placed on a wooden plinth - Note condition, arrow broken off and some repairs - 15.5"H x 11 without base

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GERRY NEWCOMB GLASS BIRD BATH

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Description: GERRY NEWCOMB (Lopez Island, Washington) GLASS BIRD BATH - Round opaque art glass bird bath on four-prong metal support set into granite - Condition good, metal support needs additional grout - 20th century - 9.25"H, bird bath 21" diam., granite 8" x 12"

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MAKAH CARVED MAPLE RAVEN AND EAGLE WALL HANGING

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Description: MAKAH CARVED MAPLE RAVEN AND EAGLE WALL HANGING, CARVER LEWIS R (Neah Bay, Washington) - Marked ''Raven, Eagle Carved by Lewis R. Makah'' member of the Makah tribe - Carved in maple, painted red, black, white, gold and blue - Condition excellent - Dated 1/13/10 - 12'' x 71'' long

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SQUAXIN COILED BASKET

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Description: SQUAXIN COILED BASKET, BUTTERFLY PATTERN - Made by Theresa Nason - Purple background color - c.1960 - 5'' x 8''

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MAKAH CARVED EAGLE HEAD

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Description: MAKAH CARVED EAGLE HEAD, CARVER LEWIS R (Neah Bay, Washington) - Painted and mounted on wood plank - Six abalone shell fragments glued on surface - Shredded cedar attached to eagle's head - Marked and dated ''Carved by Lewis R Makah 6-23-08'' - Condition good - 15'' x 6'' x 11''L

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MAKAH CARVED PADDLE

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Description: MAKAH CARVED PADDLE WITH FOUR TOTEM SYMBOLS, CARVER LEWIS R (Neah Bay, Washington) - Maker Lewis R, Makah tribal member and marked ''Carved by Lewis R. Makah 6-9-08'' ''Raven, Killed Whale, Searpent [sic], Bear'' - Inlaid abalone, eagle feathers, miniature paddle is attached, painted - Condition good - Dated 6-9-08 - 62''L

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CARPET: HANDWOVEN ZAPOTEL TRIBE (Mexico)

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Description: CARPET: HANDWOVEN ZAPOTEL TRIBE (Mexico) - Native American Navajo style corn corn harvest design wool rug - Banded red, black and gray field - Condition good - Early 20th century - 2'4" x 5'

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CARPET: HANDWOVEN WOOL FLATWEAVE

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Description: CARPET: HANDWOVEN WOOL FLATWEAVE - Possibly North African, purchased in Morocco - Random abstract interweaving of red, blue,yellow and burgandy - Condition good - Mid 20th century - 5' x 8'

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CARPET: HAND-KNOTTED BELOUCH POSHTI

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Description: CARPET: HAND-KNOTTED PERSIAN BELOUCH POSHTI - Red with regimental stars and diamonds and multiple geometric border - Wool on cotton - Mid 20th century - 2' x 4'3''

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HANDWOVEN NATIVE AMERICAN BLANKET

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Description: HANDWOVEN NATIVE AMERICAN BLANKET - Wool textile in beige - Slight de-interlacing at corner noted - Early 20th century - 4' x 6'1''

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NATIVE AMERICAN BLANKET

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Description: NATIVE AMERICAN HANDWOVEN BLANKET - ''Two Gray Hills'' school style in wool - Beige with brown stairstep latchhook around cross design - Early 20th century

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NAVAJO HANDWOVEN BLANKET

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Description: NAVAJO HANDWOVEN WOOL BLANKET - Native American in ''Eye Dazzler'' design of multiple rhomboid chains - Early 20th century - 1'10'' x 3'5''

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NATIVE AMERICAN RUG

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Description: NATIVE AMERICAN RUG ''Two Gray Hills'' style in wool - Beige ground with larger central cross design and lightning border - Early 20th century

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NATIVE AMERICAN RUG

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Description: NATIVE AMERICAN RUG - Wool, in ''Two Gray hills' school design - Black field with double diamond latchhook design and no border - Early 20th century - 2'8'' x 5'6''

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