1944 Martin guitar could bring $44,000 ahead of a Picasso ceramic jug
Both pieces will be highlights in Cowan's Summer Fine and Decorative Art Auction, next week
Cowan's Summer Fine and Decorative Art Auction will take place on Saturday, July 23, and promises to be an exciting event. The 364-lot sale, to be held at Cowan's sales room, will offer fine and decorative art items from the 18th to the 20th centuries.
Highlights in the sale include a 1944 Martin D-28 herringbone guitar and a Cincinnati Art Carved sideboard with Benjamin Pittman carving. LiveAuctioneers will provide Internet live bidding.
Cowan's will offer a George Jensen sterling coffee and tea service, estimated to bring anywhere from $15,000 to $25,000.
This coffee and tea service is made in the blossom pattern and includes a coffee pot, teapot, covered sugar, cream pitcher, milk jug and oblong tray, all of which have carved ivory side handles.
The 1944 Martin D-28 herringbone guitar is estimated to sell for $30,000-$40,000. The guitar still retains its original keys. C.F. Martin & Co.'s primary factory is located in Nazareth, Pa., and is renowned for its high quality lines of guitars.
A Cincinnati Art Carved sideboard with Benjamin Pittman carving, possibly made for exhibition is estimated to bring $10,000-$15,000. It is a rare example of a Cincinnati Art Carved School piece bearing the personal stamp of the school's founder.
Another great item in the sale is a copper panel by Maria Longworth Nichols Storer. The panel is American, circa 1913, and is embossed with fish and sea creatures with bejeweled eyes and is estimated at $5,000-$7,000.
It is mounted in a wood frame, under glass, and rests on a small custom-made tabletop.
A monumental sideboard, attributed to Alexander Roux, is expected to bring anywhere from $6,000-$10,000. This beautifully carved 19th-century American sideboard was manufactured by P. Mallard of New Orleans.
A Large KPM Porcelain plaque of Queen Louise is estimated to bring $6,000-$8,000. The plaque is German, 19th century, and depicts Queen Louise of Prussia.
A Queen Anne-style secretary bookcase is estimated to bring $8,000-$10,000. This bookcase is English 19th century and is in walnut with pine and oak secondary.
Having dovetailed construction, the upper case opens to a fitted architectural interior, and the lower case opens to a fitted interior with a tooled leather writing surface.
A Picasso ceramic jug is estimated to sell anywhere from $4,000 to $6,000. This ceramic jug depicts a man and horse in black, white, blue and brown glaze and the base is marked "Edition Picasso 216/300."
Finally, a Margaret Bourke-White photograph of the U.S.S. Akron airship is expected to bring $4,000-$7,000.
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