Published: April 15, 2016
DOWNINGTOWN, PENN. — Pook & Pook will host an auction weekend event April 22, 23 and 25. Boasting something for bidders of all interests, the sale starts with a Friday sale of international highlights, followed by Saturday’s Americana sale and concluding with an online decorative arts auction Monday.
Saturday’s Americana auction features a wealth of fine art. Pieces of note include a Hobson Pittman oil on board titled “The Garden” ($15/25,000) and an Edward Hicks oil on canvas landscape with three figures ($25/35,000) exhibited at the Princeton University Art Museum from its American Art from the Class of 1953 Collection. From fine to folk art, the fraktur of Johann Adam Eyer and Johann Conrad Gilbert add interest, as does a watercolor by Jacob Maentel. Maentel’s portrait of John George Kitzmiller of York County and his wife, Anna Christina, features the two in blue ladder back chairs with a courting mirror between them and was exhibited by the Historical Society of York County.
Also presented will be several examples of Pennsylvania furniture. Highlights include a vibrantly painted Somerset County poplar blanket chest ($10/15,000), circa 1850, attributed to Jacob Knagy; an Albert Abelt of Cumberland County carved and painted pine box and a tiger maple schrank, circa 1780, with raised tombstone panel doors and a five-drawer base. The firm will also feature the collection of York cabinetmaker Frank Auspitz and his wife Frances, which includes several of Auspitz’s original pieces.
The weekend’s auctions are augmented by a Monday online-only sale offered on Bidsquare.com.
A gallery exhibition is scheduled for Saturday, April 16, from noon to 5 pm, and Wednesday–Friday, April 20–22, from 10 am to 4 pm, with a cocktail reception from 4 to 6 pm on Friday (rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org). Bidders may also preview items on April 23, the morning of Saturday’s auction, from 8 to 9.
Pook & Pook is at 463 East Lancaster Avenue. For more information, www.pookandpook.com or 610-269-4040.
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