American Landscape Paintings Highlight Weschler’s December 8 Sale

Views of the Allegheny near Pittsburgh by William Coventry Wall (Am. 1810-1886)

[ROCKVILLE, MD] Westchler’s is pleased to present a diverse offering of over 420 lots in its Capital Collections real estate auction and an extensive Native American collection from multiple owners to wrap up the 2017 auction season. Both sales will be held in back-to-back sessions on Friday. , on December 8 at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. respectively. Fine landscape paintings and sports art are well represented in the sale, with two extensive landscapes by Pennsylvania artist William Coventry Wall (Am. 1810-1886), Views of the Allegheny Near Pittsburgh, each estimated at 20,000- $30,000. Hudson River Landscape at Sunrise by John Williamson (Am. 1826-1885), $15,000-25,000, is another fine example of American landscape painting. Sporting art includes the compelling oil on canvas, Setters on the Huntby German Migr, Edmund Henry Osthaus (Am. 1858-1928) at $15,000-25,000.

Hunting Setters by German Migr, Edmund Henry Osthaus (Am. 1858-1928)

Also noteworthy, Outdoor Portrait of the Artist by Hans Dahl (Norwegian 1849-1937), full of speckled natural light, with an estimate of $5,000-7,000 and Still Life with Peaches, Grapes and Wine, an elegant oil on canvas by Robert Spear Dunning (Am. 1829-1905) for $6,000-8,000. African-American art features prominently again, after much success at the September auction. Bearden (Am. 1911-1988) from his Storyville series will retail for $8,000-12,000 per work. in color for $3,000-5,000 and two dramatic works by Paul Jenkins (Am. 1923-2012): Phenomena Prismatic Talisman, watercolor on paper for $5,000-7,000, and the important Phenomena Head of Astral Harold, acrylic on canvas for $8,000-12,000.

Serpent bangle bracelet in 14k yellow gold, diamonds and rubies by Tiffany & Co.

Jewelry highlights include two spectacular solitaire diamond rings; the first, a 3.72-carat GIA-certified brilliant-cut diamond set in 18-karat yellow gold, is expected to fetch $30,000-40,000, the second, a sparkling 6.45-carat pear-shaped diamond with a estimate $25,000 to $35,000. an Art Deco brooch in platinum, diamonds and blue sapphires, circa 1925, for $5,000-7,000 and an automatic women’s wristwatch in 18k yellow gold, stainless steel and diamonds, Rolex, Oyster Perpetual Datejust, for 3,000 at $5,000. And for the lady who has it all, a Tiffany & Co. tested 14k yellow gold, diamond and ruby ​​Serpent bangle bracelet, estimated at $12,000-15,000, completes the offering.

Furniture and decorative arts highlights include a vibrant set of six Chinese export glomis panels of Pakistani nobles, 19th century, estimated at $3,000-5,000, a French bronze allegorical group of Spring and Autumn, d ‘after a model by Etienne Henri Dumaige (1830-1888) as well as a cream alabaster pedestal for $3,000-5,000, and a Marc Lalique molded clear, frosted and molded glass Lalique six-light Champs lyses chandelier , design introduced in 1957 for $2,000–4,000. Cartonnier in rosewood and kingwood, attributed to Gervais Maximilien-Eugne Durand, Circa 1900, should fetch $1,000-1,500 and Louis XV style kingwood and rosewood parquet mounted on Vernis Martin gilded wood decorated with A marble-topped side cabinet by A. Chevrie, Circa 1900 is another notable offer at $8,000-12,000.An impressive late 19th century Louis XVI style gilt bronze, bronze and marble figural ltude and The Allegorical Philosophy mantel clockis pre sent with an estimate of $2,000-3,000. Mid-Century deals include a pair of L & JG Stickley Classic Oak Sixteen-Panel Bookcases, #641, Circa 1906-1912, for $4,000-6,000. Several large lots of Frank M. Whiting’s Louis XV pattern flatware are among the silver highlights, estimates range from $1,000 to $3,000, for sets.

Weschlers is pleased to offer over one hundred lots of Native American jewelry, basketry, pottery, and more from various shippers, including an Eastern Shore collection and a Maryland estate. Native American sale highlights include: Mid-20th Century Southwestern Silver, Turquoise, and U.S. Walking Liberty Half Dollar Squash Blossom Necklace, $200-300; a Santa Clara sgraffito and polychrome blackware seed jar by Joseph Lonewolf (1932-2014), $600-800; a polychrome Acoma seed pot signed by Grace Chino (1929-1995), $600-800; a Zia polychrome Redware olla, first half of the 20th century, $500-700; an Apache coiled olla basket, last half of the 19th century, $1,000-1,500; two Native American beaded leather bags and two beaded leather crib fetishes, last half of the 20th century, $400-600; a silver and turquoise Navajo cuff bracelet, Mark Chee, circa 1950s, $300-500; and a Navajo inlaid silver Concha Concha belt signed by Raymond Becenti, last half of the 20th century, $400-600.

The public is invited to view all the lots during the exhibition hours preceding the sale: Saturday, December 2, from 9 a.m. to noon; Sun 3 Dec from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Mon, Tue, Wed, Dec 4-6 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Thursday, December 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Capital Collections Estate Auction and Native American Collection catalogs are available for purchase at the gallery and can be viewed online at


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