On the Auction Block

Bonhams
Bonhams

Sloans and Kenyon Auction Date: April 20 and 21 
More than 1,000 lots of American & European furniture, decorative arts, paintings, sculpture, jewelry, rugs, Asian ceramics, ethnographica and antiques will be offered in Sloans and Kenyon’s April Estate Catalogue Auction, which includes property from the estates of Jane Cramer Nairn and John and Mary Anne Kirlin. The auction features over 30 works by Gustav Trois, the prolific Washington- based painter from the early 20th century, directly from the artist’s estate. Born in France, Trois captured the District through a uniquely filtered lens, and through his eyes and brush the streets of Georgetown and the C&O Canal look more like street scenes of 19th-century France than the United States’ capital city. The Estate Catalogue Auction will proceed a weeklong exhibition from April 13 to 19 at Sloans & Kenyon’s gallery, located at 7034 Wisconsin Avenue, in Chevy Chase, Md. www. SloansAndKenyon.com

Sotheby’s New York Auction Date: May 7 Estimate: $25 Million to $35 Million Sotheby’s will offer the Collection of Alex and Elisabeth Lewyt in a series of auctions in New York and Paris in 2013, including seminal paintings by Paul Cézanne and Amedeo Modigliani, that will lead the Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale in New York on May 7. “Les Pommes,” a soft and pulsing still life by Cézanne, reveals why the artist’s work in the still- life genre is considered among his greatest achievements. The painting explores so eloquently and so clearly the paradoxes of forms in space to which he devoted himself, and the principals of which inspired the Cubism of Picasso that signaled the very birth of modern art. “Les Pommes” is a perfect still life, let alone a rare master- work of the past two centuries.
www.Sothebys.com

BonhamsAuction Date: April 29 
Estimate $600 to $800
 Bonhams highly anticipated annual Whiskey auction will feature remarkable spirits, cognacs, scotches, bourbons and ryes. Sure to please seasoned collectors and emerging enthusiasts alike, the sale offers a wide selection of exceptional vintages spanning two centuries and ranging from the curious to the opulent. Many of the whiskies on offer are especially notable for their age, giving collectors the opportunity to savor the vintages of their favorite distilleries from previous decades. An Old Quarter Century, 25-year-old bourbon whiskey distilled in 1890 by W.L.Weller & Sons, is encased in a woven wicker cage. This bottle in such an unusual presentation is impressive for its shear survival, while W.L.Weller aficionados will appreciate the chance to taste the acclaimed company’s 19th-century product. www.Bonhams.com

Doyle New York Auction Date: April 23 Estimate:$5,000 to $8,000
 Doyle’s auction of Rare Books & Autographs include a wealth of rare treasures, from the ledger page of the 1912 insurance policy for the Titanic issued by the Atlantic Mutual Insurance Company, to original pen and ink drawings from the first book by 18-year-old Maurice Sendak. Another exciting item is a rare book from 1883, profiling American football’s earliest years. This is the first published work by the “father of American football,” Walter Camp (1859-1925), the head football coach at Yale University from 1888 to 1892. Camp introduced several major rules that define the game to this day, including the line of scrimmage that established firm possession of the ball by one team, the snap of the ball from the center to the quarterback, the system of downs and scoring, and the positions and numbers of players. A remarkable record detailing football’s first years, this pamphlet is exceptionally rare, the only other known copy residing in the Library of Congress. www.DoyleNewYork.com

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