Stefek’s Spring Selections auction presents a variety of rare books, pottery, and selections of fine furniture.
Featured in rare books is an 1837 leather-bound edition of Charles Dickens’ “The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club” and a 1848 red leather-bound edition of William Thackeray’s “Vanity Fair” with attached watercolor sketch to the interior. Other selections of rare books include a thirty-two volume leather-bound set of the “Works of Charles Dickens”, a leather-bound 1898 set of Alfred Lord Tennyson’s “The Life and Works”, a unique first-edition copy of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Scarlet Letter” from the personal collection of Eugene Field, and a leather-bound and inscribed volume of Eugene Field’s “Love Songs of Childhood”.
Several lots of Dedham Pottery will be presented, in a variety of patterns including the rabbit pattern, polar bear, elephant, dolphin, and moth and butterfly pattern. A hand-painted set of eighteen 1926 Royal Worcester gilt plates decorated by artist W.J. Bagnall will be offered, in addition to a set of nine hand-painted Royal Worcester gilt plates decorated by R. Rushton.
A unique selection of paintings will be on offer, including an original oil by Richard Plasschaert, a Robert Natkin acrylic on canvas, and two works by Richard Jerzy. A floral oil on canvas by French-Vietnamese artist Le Pho is the highlight of the fine art selection. A gelatin silver photograph by W. Eugene Smith, “Walk to Paradise Garden”, rounds out the highlights of our fine art selection.
For consideration in the fine furniture selection, Stefek’s presents a set of Henri II Style bedroom furniture, several pieces of 19th century tables and tea tables, and a Queen Anne style double-dome secretary with built-in light fixtures. More modern pieces include a John Behringer for JG Furniture “Link Bench”, a Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller “Sofa Compact”, a George Nelson for Herman Miller CSS Wall Unit, and a Selig Danish Modern Sofa Bench. Other fine furniture designers include Thonet, Stanley, Frank L. Pollard, d-Scan, Luigi Bardini, and Royal Metal.
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