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Auction Description for Midwest Auction Galleries: April 27th Fine & Decorative Arts Auction
Viewing Notes:
Wednesday April 24th from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Thursday April 25th from 10:00 am -5:00 pm Friday April 26th from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday April 27th from 9:00 am - Auction Start
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Website: www.midwestauctioninc.com

April 27th Fine & Decorative Arts Auction

(518 Lots)

by Midwest Auction Galleries


518 lots with images

April 27, 2013

Live Auction

925 N. Lapeer Rd

Oxford, MI, 48371 USA

Phone: +1 (248) 236-8100

Fax: +1 (248) 236-8396

Email: sales@midwestauctioninc.com

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Islamic Copper and Brass Ewer

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Description: Heavily engraved with archaic decoration, marked Iran 9800 to bottom in red enamel, 9.75" H, circa 19th century. Condition: commensurate with age, wear to surface, lip has loss.<br><br>Property of an Metamora, Michigan, lady and gentleman.

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Antique Islamic Copper or Bronze Ewer

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Description: With engraved design of flowers and symbols, the spout made to resemble the head of a duck or other type of water fowl, 17.75"H, circa 19th century.<br><br>Property of a Grand Rapids, Michigan Lady.

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Japanese Tamura Cloissone Vase

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Description: Very fine cloisonne of birds in flowering tree on black ground, raised mark to bottom, 10" H, circa early 20th century. Condition: good.<br><br>Property of a Cassopolis, Michigan, gentleman. Provenance: Sotheby's Auction House, 1990.

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Islamic Bronze Holy Water Pot

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Description: Squat body with a short spout formed as an animal head, finely incised with geometric patterns, 4.75"H X 7"L, circa 19th century or earlier.<br><br>Private Collection of Rochester Hills, Michigan, lady and gentleman.

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Chinese Ming Bronze Buddha Statue

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Description: Finely cast as a Buddha seated on a double lotus throne, his hands in Buddhist mudra with a swastika on his chest, 9"H X 6.5"W, circa Ming Dynasty.<br><br>Condition: Parts of the bronze have been painted red.<br><br>Property of a Grand Rapids, Michigan Lady.

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Antique Traveling Suitcase

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Description: Sole leather with steel springs, 8.5"H X 19.5"L X 12"D, circa mid-20th century.<br><br>Condition: Worn and tattered, lacking handles.<br><br>Property of a Birmingham Michigan lady.

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Bone Inlaid Middle Eastern Jewelry Box

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Description: Bone inlaid to depict an Arab shepherd with goats, having brass components, 2.25"H X 8"W X 4"D, circa mid-20th century.<br><br>Property of a Birmingham Michigan lady.

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(2) Pc. Eastlake Marble Topped Tables

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Description: Consisting of a circular coffee table with white marble top raised on four elaborately scrollwork legs, 18"H x 33" Diameter, along with a rectangular side table with cream colored marble top, also with curved scrollwork legs, 29"H x 30" L x 22" W, circa late 19th-early 20th century. Condition: good, rectangular table has top that has been married. <br><br>Property of Rochester Hills, Michigan, gentleman.

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Cocheo Brothers Inc. Sheraton-Style Mahogany Sofa

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Description: Having striped velvet upholstery with brass tack decoration, carved scroll arms above reeded and turned legs, 76" L x 35" H x 21" D, circa 20th century. Condition: minor scratches on crest, otherwise good. Circa early 20th century.<br><br>Property of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, gentleman.

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Antique Style Oak Desk

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Description: Oak desk with back splash, one central drawer with lock (key is missing) flanked by four drawers per side with carved drawer pulls, 65 3/8" L x 35.25" W x 30.5" H, circa mid 20th century<br><br>Condition: Good condition.<br><br>Private collection Leonard, MI

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Louis The XVI Style Oak Veneered Miniature Table

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Description: With intricately carved chased acanthus leaf frieze, having turned tapered reeded legs each corner with carved flower medallions, molded top with carved edge, measures 5.75"H X 15.25"L X 9.5"W, circa late 19th/early 20th century.<br><br>Condition: One leg with repair.<br><br>Property of a Grand Rapids, Michigan Lady.

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American Pine Step-Back Cupboard

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Description: Very nice pine cupboard with molded front cornice, two six-paned glazed doors with one porcelain knob, opening to reveal two inside wooden shelves, above two dovetailed dovetailed drawers with porcelain pulls, above two large doors opening to reveal one wooden shelf, 78.25" H x 46" W x 18.75" D, circa mid-late 19th century, very good condition.

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A Grand Carved Walnut Four Door Book Case

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Description: Large bookcase with four doors with wrought iron mullions dotted with small flowers over brocade panels, molded cornice above egg & dart chased molding, each side with two panels, three carved wolf faces above reeded columns, leaf and scroll frieze; lower panels of each door having carved bas relief central egg surrounded by carved scroll and leaf decoration, raised on massive hairy-paw front feet. Each side having 3 walnut shelves. Circa late 19th-early 20th century.<br><br>Property of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, gentleman.

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Howard Miller Mid-century Modern Built In Wall Clock

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Description: Number 6720 with copper components, in original box complete with installation instructions. Box measures 3"H X 11.5"sq.<br><br>Property of a Grand Rapids, Michigan Lady.

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John Elerey Pencil Signed Lithograph

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Description: Titled "Wounded Marine", number 2 of 15, pencil signed bottom right, image measures 17"H X 12.25"W, overall measures 24.25"H X 19.25"W.

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(3) Pc. Italian Ceramic Wall Plaque - Triptych

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Description: Triptych depicting an outdoor street scene of artists and their paintings, glazed in cuence technique, 21.25" H x 22.5" W en toto, circa 20th century. Condition: good. <br><br>Property of Adrian, Michigan, gentleman.

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(2) TetraKite Kites Herman Miller For

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Description: Both complete in original boxes including what appears to be all materials and instructions, boxed sets measure 17"L X 5.5"W X 2"H, circa 1970's.<br><br>Property of a Grand Rapids, Michigan Lady.

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Roger Vogtman Bronze Mobile

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Description: Depicting a man on a swing beneath a sign that reads, "Some people say that I'm too old to be doing this sort of thing! If they only knew what fun? To swing on a swing." Signed on a small plaque beneath the swinger Roger Vogtman M.B. FL. 1988, resting on a stone slab, overall measures 20.75"H X 15.75"W.<br><br>Property of a Grand Rapids, Michigan Lady.

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Richard Hennessy Paradis Extra Rare Cognac w/ Box

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Description: Sealed bottle from France containing fine Richard Hennessy Paradis Extra Rare Cognac, produced and bottled in Cognac, France by JA Hennessy and Co., 9.5" H, 750ml, circa 20th century, excellent condition in original protective box <br><br>Private collection Birmingham, MI

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Guy Carleton Wiggins Oil Painting On Canvas

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Description: Depicting a winter blizzard in New York City, with multiple figures, trees and automobiles, signed lower left and additionally signed lower verso right, Guy Carleton Wiggins (1883-1962) was a New York artist known for his urban snowfall paintings, 21.5"H x 25"W sight, overall 31"H x 24.5"W. Condition: Very good, could use light cleaning, frame with nicks and abraisions.<br><br>Private Collection of a Physician from Phoenix, Arizona.

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Signed Jackson Pollock Oil Painting On Card Table 1940's

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Description: Depicting an abstract on a circa 1940's small scale card table, signed lower left. Jackson Pollock(1912-1956) Was a New York Artist Known For gestural painting, abstract expressionism. The painting was purchased from a consignment shop owner from Fort Lauderdale, Florida through attorneys dispersing property from a large storage facility where many of the items came from the New York and New Jersey area, many of these items were stored for many years and never moved to the owner's new residencies in Florida. The paint is of the period circa 1930's-1940's, appears to have some automotive type paint, the signature paint is of the same period. Table top measures 27"sq.<br><br>Condition: With flaking primarily around the edges and sporadic flaking throughout.

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Bears the Signature Fernand Leger Oil Painting on Panel

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Description: Oil painting on old heavy wood panel titled "Dancing Figures", in period frame, signed lower right F. L. (Fernand Leger) (1881-1955) was a French artist known for cubist painting-objects, machinery and figures, 21"H x 17.25"W sight, 31.25"H x 27.5"W framed. Condition: Good

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Guy Carleton Wiggins Oil Painting On Canvas

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Description: Depicting a winter street scene with figures and automobiles, four American flags can be seen, signed lower left. Guy Carleton Wiggins(1883-1962) was a New York artist known for his urban winter scenes. 21.75"H X 18"W sight. 30"H X 26"W framed.

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John Lennon Ink Drawing on Paper

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Description: Depicting image of Yoko Ono (b.1933) with self-portrait behind, signed lower center John Lennon, John Lennon (1940-1980) was a New York/United Kingdom musician and artist known for his his illustration line drawings, 13" H x 9.5" W sight, 19" H x 15.5" W framed, circa mid-late 20th century.<br><br>Condition: Good.<br><br>Private collection Holly, MI

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John Lennon Ink Drawing on Paper

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Description: Reads, To Dirty Taylor, probably for musician James Taylor (b.1948), depicting a self-portrait of John Lennon, signed lower center John Lennon. John Lennon (1940-1980) was a New York/United Kingdom musician and artist known for his illustration line drawings, 12" H x 9" W sight, 18" H x 15" W framed, circa mid-late 20th century.<br><br>Condition: Good.<br><br>Private collection Holly, MI

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Bears The Signature Marc Chagall Watercolor On Paper

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Description: Painted on handmade paper to depict an abstract scene with musicians, animals, houses and figures, signed lower right. Marc Chagall(1887-1985) was a NY/French/Russian Federation artist known for abstract village peasant theme paintings. 12.75"H X 20.5"W sight. 19.5"H X 26.75"W framed.

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After Alphonse Maria Mucha Oil Painting on Board

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Description: Depicting beautiful woman's profile with sideswept hair resembling Sarah Bernhardt, signed bottom right Mucha (Alphonse Maria Mucha) (1860-1939)was a Czech/French artist known for Art Nouveau designs. 14"H x 12"W sight, 29"H x 27"W framed, circa 20th century. Condition: good.<br><br>Estate of Joseph Welna a Chicago, Illinois, gentleman.

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Mario Spinetti Oil Painting on Canvas Laid on Board

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Description: Depicting a wedding scene with bride and groom proceding down the stairs of a palace, wedding party in tow including a Cardinal (possibly Cardinal Siciliano di Rende , Camillo 1847-1897, Cardinlate in 1887), a ring bearer with jewel casket in hand, walking toward a gondola with numerous child musicians playing on the balcony overlooking the couple, signed lower right on the gondola Mario Spinetti Roma 87, Mario Spinetti (1848-1925) was an italian artist known for his portrait paintings, 21.5" H x 15.5" W sight, mounted in a period carved gilt wood frame.<br><br>Condition: As viewed under blacklight, six areas of touch-up, largest measures 2.5" L. All touch-up below balcony and above heads of figures.<br><br>Private collection Holly, MI

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F. R. Pickersgill Oil Painting on Board

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Description: Depicting a lady holding a love letter in period costume, titled "The Torn Letter," signed to right side with monogram FRP(Frederick Richard Pickersgill) plus R.A. for Royal Academy and dated 1864, a British artist (1820-1900) known for figural paintings, 17.5" H x 13.5" W sight, 23.5" H x 19.5" W framed, with paper tag to back 'Henry Graves Gallery, 6 Pall Mall, London #246,' Rococo gilt frame. Condition: good.<br><br>Property of a Cassopolis, Michigan, gentleman.

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Alfred Thompson Bricher Watercolor/Gouache on Paper

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Description: Depicting a coastal scene with sailboats, signed lower left, A.T. Bricher (1837-1908) American artist known for seascapes, 8"H x 14"W sight, 15"H x 22"W framed. Condition: two bands of discoloration in center, otherwise good.<br><br>Estate of Joselph Welna, a Chicago, Illinois, gentleman.

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Bears the Signature Salvador Dali Ink & W.C. on Paper

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Description: Ink and watercolor titled "Judgment of Paris", depicting three mythological figures beneath a tree, (possibly a study for one of the drypoint etchings in his "Mythological Suite") Signed lower center Dali (1904-1989) was a Spanish artist known for surrealist painting and drawings. Nicely framed and matted, 22""H x 16.25"W sight, 31.5"H x 23.5"W framed, circa 20th century. Condition: Very Good

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Bears the Signature Maurice Utrillo, V Oil on Canvas

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Description: Depicting a winter village scene with figures and windmills, in period frame, signed lower right Maurice Utrillo. V. (Valadon)(1883-1955) was a French artist known for landscape and city scene, genre painting, 15"H x 11"W sight, 21.75"H x 17.75" W framed, circa mid 20th century. Condition: Good

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Manner of Kurt Schwitters Collage On Panel

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Description: Featuring a nude woman, image of soldiers, ships including the Titanic, Mother and child, and clippings from articles and letters, signed K.S. lower left and further signed within the collage. Kurt Schwitters(1887-1948)German/United Kingdom artist known for abstract painting, collage, poetry, and environmental sculpture. 11"H X 15.5"W sight, 16"H X 20.5"L framed.

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Bears The Signature Kees Van Dongen Oil On Canvas

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Description: Depicting a crowed bar scene with musicians and performers signed lower left. Kees Van Dongen(1887-1968) Dutch artist known for fauve and expressionist painting-aristocratic portraits. 16"H X 12.25"W sight. 22.75"H X 18.75"W framed.

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Bears The Signature William Aiken Walker Oil on Canvas

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Description: Depicting workers in a cotton field, signed lower left. William Aiken Walker(1838-1921) was a South Carolina/ Maryland artist known for cotton kingdom genre and landscape painting. 7"H X 15.25"W sight. 12"H X 19.5"W framed.

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Manner of Adolph Schreyer Oil Painting On Canvas

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Description: Painted to depict a group of Arab warriors on horseback, signed lower right. Adolph Schreyer(1828-1899) was a French/German painter known for painting-Arabian warrior genre. 8.75"H X 13"W sight. 14.25"H X 18.25"W framed.

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Bears The Signature Albert Bierstadt Oil On Canvas

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Description: Depicting deer and sheep within a landscape, signed lower right. Albert Bierstadt(1830-1902) was an American artist known for romanticized western landscape paintings. 7"H X 15"W sight. 12.75"H X 20.75"W framed.

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Bears Signature Maurice Utrillo Gouache & Watercolor

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Description: Painted to depict a French street scene with windmill and several figures, signed lower right. Maurice Utrillo(1883-1955) was a French artist known for landscape and city scene genre painting and stage design. 12"H X 9.75"W sight. 21"H X 18"W framed.

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Bears Signature Andy Warhol Mixed Media On Paper

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Description: Depicting Marilyn Monroe, signed lower right. Andy Warhol(1928-1987) was a New York/Pennsylvania artist known for pop-modernist multi-images and silk screens. 14.25"H X 11.75"W sight. 18.5"H X 17.5"W framed.

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Bears Signature Andy Warhol Mixed Media On Paper

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Description: Depicting Liz Taylor, signed lower right. Andy Warhol(1928-1987) was a New York/Pennsylvania artist known for pop-modernist multi-images and silk screens. 17.25"H X 12.5"W sight. 16.5"H X 21"H framed.

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Manner of John F. Peto Oil on Board

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Description: Depicting tobacco jar, candle stick, violin with books on a table, signed lower left. John Frederick Peto(1854-1907) was a New Jersey/Pennsylvania artist known for trompe still life, marine and portrait painting. 10.25"H X 14.5"W sight. 16.5"H X 21"W framed.

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Attributed to Alexis Gritchenko Oil Painting on Board

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Description: Depicting a rocky seascape with seagull,signed lower right Gritchenko (1883-1977) was a French/Ukrainian artist known for seascapes and landscapes, 14"H x 17"W sight, 18" Hx 21" W framed. Condition: good.<br><br>Estate of Joselph Welna, a Chicago, Illinois, gentleman.

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After Andy Warhol Watercolor Painting on Paper

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Description: Depicting Woman with ribbons in her hair, signed lower right Andy Warhol, (1928-1987) was a New York/Pennsylvania artist known for pop-modernist multi-images & silk screen, 14"H x 11"W sight, 23"H x 20"W framed, circa 20th century. Condition: good.<br><br> Estate of Joseph Welna a Chicago, Illinois, gentleman.

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Attributed to Eric Sloane Oil Painting on Board

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Description: Depicting old barns in landscape possibly a study, 17.5"H x 23.5"W sight, 26.25"H x 32" W framed, circa mid-20th century. Condition: good.<br><br>Property of an Oxford, Michigan Gentleman.

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August Legras Oil Painting on Canvas

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Description: Depicting black horse stud named "Pequa" from the VanArsdale Stud farm, Blandinsville, Illinois, signed lower right E. Lagras and dated 1889,(1864-191) Dutch artist known for landscapes, still life and animal portraits, 20.5" H x 28" W sight, 28" H x 36" W framed. Condition: three repairs to canvas, overall craquelure to frame and a few losses.<br><br>Property of a Cassopolis, Michigan, gentleman.

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Juliusz Kossak Watercolor/Gouache on Paper

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Description: Depicting three English riders and horses, signed lower left Juliusz Kossak, (1824-1899) a Polish artist known for genre painting, 9"H x 12"W sight, 15"H x 17"W frame. Condition: good.<br><br>Estate of a Chicago, Illinois, gentleman.

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Allesandro Sani Oil Painting on Canvas

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Description: Depicting a tavern scene with server, patron and musician, signed lower right A. Sani and dated 1882, an Italian artist (1860-1950) known for his paintings of domestic life, taverns and monks, 17" H x 12" W sight, 24" H x 19" W framed in heavy gilt frame. Condition: Overall craquelure and has been cleaned.<br><br>Property of Cassopolis, Michigan, gentleman. Provenance: James Kahllo Fine Art, Plainwell, MI - 1985.<br><br>Property of a Cassopolis, Michigan, gentleman.

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Lazlo Neogrady Oil Painting on Canvas

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Description: Depicting snow-covered mountainscape with frozen river, titled "Winter Landscape in Evening Light," signed lower right Lazlo Neogrady, (1896-1962) Hungarian artist known for light-filled snowscapes, 23" H x 29" W sight, 30" H x 36" W frame. Condition: good.<br><br>Property of a Cassopolis, Michigan, gentleman.

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Gerritt Beneker Charcoal & Pastel on Paper

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Description: Depicting image of a shipping scene, signed lower left G.A. Beneker, Gerritt Albertus Beneker (1882-1934) is an American artist known for his industry, figure, and portrait artwork, 17.5" H x 12.5" W sight, 25" H x 20" W framed, circa late 19th/20th century.<br><br>Condition: Good, two 1/8" holes visible in paper.<br>Private collection Birmingham, MI

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F. Rollins Oil Painting on Canvas

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Description: Depicting gypsy caravan with horse beside a stream, nicely varnished, signed lower left F. Rollins, 24" H x 42" W sight, 36" H x 53" W frame, circa 19th century. Condition: mild overall craquelure, signature appears to be overpainted.<br><br>The Trust of Ethel Siegel, W. Bloomfield, Michigan.

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