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HEIGHT: 14 in. (36 cm) WIDTH: 19 in. (48 cm)
Mid 20th Century
A framed watercolor by Alexandro De Canedo entitled "The Neophytes"and painted in 1933. Canedo was born in Mexico City in 1902 to a Spanish father and American mother. At 15 he studied in Paris at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts under the sculptor Jean Magrou. He held is first exhibition of pencil drawings at the Circolo Artistico in Rome in 1927 and in 1928 moved to the U.S. where his first New York Exhibition of pencil drawings was the inaugural exhibition of the Cheshire Gallery in the Chrysler Building in 1932. He continued exhibiting in and around New York and by 1935 he was showing both watercolors and drawings. He continued producing and exhibiting through the 1940s and relocated to Los Angeles in the 1950s where he was active in the L.A. art scene through the late 60's. He passed away in 1978.
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Referring to himself as a "abstract phenomenist", the titles of Jenkins' paintings began with the term ‘Phenomena’, 1960s onward. This particular ‘Phenomena’ watercolor is highly unique in presence, the applied paint seemingly cropped, forming a neat ‘v’ shape, which stretches across the paper.
An Art Deco watercolor painting with mythical themes by Eugene Savage (1883-1978). The study for the ceiling of the Elks Club in Chicago, Illinois. Titled "Muses Bringing Food for the Feast on Mt. Olympus,"and signed in the lower center. Eugene Savage is known for his melding of classical antiquity and modernity. When awarded a fellowship by the American Academy to study in Rome, he dedicated his attention to ancient Greek and Roman Sculpture. His later works reflect this influence whil incorporating modern sensibility. After leaving Rome, Savage was commissioned to pain numerous murals throughout the United States and Europe, including a ceiling triptych in the Elks Club National Memorial in Chicago, for which these were studies. the project was massive and brought together many of the most prominent artists of the time. the composition is subtly surreal, partly as a consideration for viewer position.
Circa 1950's pair of gouache paintings each signed by C. Palasak.
Likely produced, circa 1950s, this expressionist, mixed-media piece by Italian artist Remo Farruggio, is a bold and beautiful depiction of a nude woman in a hat, highlighted by multi-toned flashes of red, green, blue and brown.
A watercolor painting entitled "Tropical Beauty" by Wladyslaw T. Benda (1873-1948). The piece depicts a young woman and flowers and is set in a wood frame with flower motif carvings.
This fashion illustration in watercolor and graphite on paper by Sir Cecil Beaton (1904-1980), depicts a costume design for a ballerina dancer of 'The Lady of the Camellias'. Markings include the artist's signature [Beaton] to the lower right corner, [Design for Dancer "La Dame aux Camelias"- New York City Ballet - 1949] to the bottom. Very good condition, any presence of wear consistent with age. Includes original mat; frame new addition.
A Modernist table lamp, mid-century c. 1970s, with 3 blocks of white lacquered wood connected by chrome rods and lucite forming a classical column pattern.
This vintage clear lucite table lamp is composed of five lucite planks circling a central chome bar on a base.
This decanter in Murano glass is a beautiful pale yellow and comes with a stopper or decanter.
A mid-20th century Bjorn Wiinblad needlepoint depicting a muscian, under glass in a brass frame.
A 1960's lantern form pendant light with a walnut body, chrome detailing and smokey acrylic inserts. There are four candle form interior lights. This piece has age appropriate wear with some scratching to acrylic, chrome and wood. Made in the United States.
A vintage mixed media abstract expressionist inspired artwork titled "Tomorrow, Tomorrow, Tomorrow"by Barbara Quackenbush (1929-2012). The piece is composed of painting and collage elements. Barbara Quackenbush split time between Harrisonburg, Virginia and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University and continued her artistic training at George Washington University and the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C. and exhibited locally an nationally throughout her career. She passed away in 2012.
A pair of ancient Chinese sculptures dating to the Tang Dynasty, depicting grave-quelling earth spirits known as ‘zhenmushou’. Made of unglazed pottery.
Rare antique Chinese wood statue of Guayin; possibly Tang Dynasty.
A vintage 1985 abstract folk art sculpture of a red rooster or other bird. The piece is composed or iron objects and has Washington D.C. stamped on base. Signed and dated.
Pair of 1930s bookends with highly detailed alabaster relief carved male faces.
A vintage pair of teak side chairs with white linen seats and cane backs.
An undulated globe table lamp in cobalt blue glass on wood base with brass stem, made in Denmark c. 1970’s.
A pair of modern style slipper chairs, produced circa late 20th century, with cushioned seat and back entirely upholstered in red suede, raised on pedestal swivel circular base in polished chrome.
A whimsical sculpture of brass cattails and leaves mounted on a root base. The piece is similar to works produced by Curtis Jere.
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