Bruneau & Co. will Bid Farewell to Autumn with a Nearly 400-lot Online Fall Antiques & Fine Art Auction, December 10th

Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers will bid farewell to autumn with an online-only Fall Antiques & Fine Art auction on Thursday, December 10th, starting at 6 pm Eastern time. The auction will feature nearly 400 lots of paintings, decorative arts, furniture, jewelry, silver, Asian arts, collectibles and more, pulled from prominent estates and collections across New England.

Highlights include a crayon on paper illustration drawing by Lois Mailou Jones (Mass./Haiti, 1905-1998), a Vermont landscape painting by Charles Gordon Harris (R.I., 1893-1963), a large selection of jade jewelry, 14kt gold watches, rings, bracelets, pearl necklaces and accessories. Online bidding will be available on multiple platforms. Phone and absentee bids are accepted.

“This will be a nice general sale to round out the end of the year,” said Bruneau & Co. president Kevin Bruneau. “It has something for everybody. Plus it’s a good mix for finding that last minute holiday present.” Items will be shipped in plenty of time to arrive by any holiday in the season.

Travis Landry, a Bruneau & Co. auctioneer and the firm’s Director of Pop Culture, added, “It’s not too often I get excited about furniture, but I look forward to seeing what the carved crane pedestal achieves. It is of a very fine quality. The gothic bench is better than average as well.”

The pedestal and bench each carry reasonable estimates of $1,500-$2,500. The 19th century European Gothic Revival figural hall bench features an ornately carved crest over acanthus leaf band over military official portrait cartouches with gargoyles, lions, griffins and mythical beasts throughout, supported by scrolled feet. The hardwood bench is 52 inches tall by 65 inches wide.

The 19th century walnut and cherrywood New York Victorian Aesthetic carved crane pedestal has an oval-shaped top over an ornate column with exquisitely carved cranes with flared wings supported by four finely carved scroll feet. The underside has a “1500” stamp. The pedestal has some minor condition issues but is in overall good shape. It’s 36 ½ inches tall by 22 inches wide.

With a pre-sale estimate of $2,000-$3,000 the crayon on paper illustration signed by Lois Mailou Jones is a candidate for top lot of the auction. The 8 ¾ inch by 6 ½ inch work (sight, less frame) depicts two women doing chores, gossiping over a fence. Jones studied painting at the Academie Julian and was the only female African American painter of the 30s/40s to achieve fame abroad.

Also carrying a $2,000-$3,000 estimate is a fine antique Kerman pictorial floral wool Persian carpet, hand-woven in the first quarter of the 20th century. The rug has an ornately detailed floral pattern with branches and birds over an ivory open field surrounded by intricate floral borders. Measuring 9 feet 9 inches by 18 feet, the carpet came from the collection of a Newport, R.I. lady.

An extremely fine horse hair bridle group of the kind made in prison in the Southwestern U.S. in the 20th century is expected to hit $2,000-$3,000. The bridle group includes a horse hair bridle with red, yellow, blue and black dyed hair with a tendril carved metal bit, two black and red geometric patterned decorative horse hair tassels and a dyed sisal whip, all in excellent condition.

A pair of New England landscape paintings by Daniel Santry (Mass./N.H./France, 1858-1915), including a plein air painting of a tree-filled field in Franconia Notch State Park in New Hampshire, and an impressionist view of a small house surrounded by blossoming trees, will be offered together as one lot (est. $1,000-$2,000). Both oil on board paintings are artist signed.

Leading the fine jewelry category will be an 18kt gold carved citrine pendant, made in the 20th century by David Webb (N.Y.), boasting a large carved citrine with an Asiatic inspired design inset with six diamonds encased in 18kt gold with a leaf textured frame (est. $1,500-$2,000). The pendant, weighing 65.1 grams, is 2 ½ inches by 1 ½ inches and is marked “Webb 18K” on verso.

A Masenza Roma 18kt gold coral brooch made by Franco Cannilla (Italian, 1911-1985), should change hands for $1,000-$1,500. The coral figural tree brooch with selected light green emerald leaves and a figural person toward the base, mounted on an 18kt gold frame, weighs 39.7 grams. The 3 inch by 2 ¼ inch brooch is marked “Masenza Roma” and is signed “Cannilla” on verso.

A lovely oil on board impressionist depiction of a covered bridge surrounded by vibrant fall foliage by Rhode Island artist Charles Gordon Harris (1891-1961) is estimated to reach $500-$800. The work, signed in the lower right-hand corner, is 16 inches by 20 inches (sight, less frame) and is titled and signed on verso, “Covered Bridge, Charlotte, VT C. Gordon Harris.”

Due to state COVID-19 regulations, in-house previews will be held by appointment only; call 401-533-9980 or send an email to info@bruneauandcom. The gallery is at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston, R.I. Internet bidding is via,,, and the mobile app “Bruneau & Co.” on iTunes or GooglePlay.

Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers will hold a major Comic, Toy & Pop Culture auction on Saturday, January 9th, 2021, at 10 am Eastern time, online and possibly live in the Cranston gallery (if COVID-19 has abated). Masks, social distancing and other COVID-19 protocols will be in place.

Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions, with commissions as low as zero percent. Now would be a perfect time to clean out your attic. To contact Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers about consigning a single piece or an entire collection, you may send an e-mail to Or, you can phone them at 401-533-9980.

To learn more about Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers and the online-only Fall Fine Art & Antiques Auction planned for December 10th, visit Updates are posted often.

About Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers:
Established in 2015 by owner Kevin Bruneau, Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers is an energetic and young auction house built on the backbone of over fifty years of combined experience in the antiques and auction world. Bruneau & Co. believes in bridging the gap between antique and contemporary utilizing modern day methods to market history in a fast-paced, ever-changing world. We take pride in orchestrating specialty and single owner catalogs giving proper and factual representation of any and all “cool” items of value. As a multifaceted company our expertise goes beyond the traditional antique; we follow market trends and bring to light what the public calls for. From its beginning, Bruneau & Co. has been partnered with Altered Reality Entertainment, parent company of Rhode Island Comic Con in organizing toy, comic, and collectible auctions bringing Pop Culture to a live auction environment. Our focus on emerging markets extends to contemporary and urban art, modern design, and Asian arts. To learn more, visit

Vibrant Paintings by Marc Chagall, Montague Dawson, Daniel Ridgway Knight will be in A. B. Levy’s Online Auction Nov. 19

A watercolor on paper figural work by Marc Chagall, a life-size marble figure of Pamona by Adelaide Pandiani Maraini, a Chinese Imperial style ormolu, enamel and paste-set automaton table clock, and original oil paintings by Montague Dawson and Daniel Ridgway Knight will all come up for bid in A. B. Levy’s online-only auction Thursday, Nov. 19.

The auction – officially titled The Collector: Jewelry, Art, Antiques & Asian Works of Art – is packed with European paintings, 20th century decorative art, fine jewelry, antiques, drawings and sculpture. Online bidding will be provided by and the A. B. Levy’s website ( Phone and absentee bids will be accepted.

“Representing the rich artistic diversity of the 19th and 20th centuries, this sale features art that spans a variety of countries and schools, led by the Barbizon, Orientalist, Sporting and Belle Époque genres,” said Albert Levy, the owner of A. B. Levy’s. “With enticing estimates, including property offered without reserve, this sale presents an opportunity for new as well as established collectors to discover this diverse category.”

Live bidding will begin promptly at 2 pm Eastern time.

The colorful and vibrant tempera, gouache, pastel, crayon and watercolor painting by the famous Russian-French artist Marc Chagall (1887-1985), titled The Artist at His Easel, is artist signed lower right and measures 8 ½ inches by 11 ½ inches (less frame). The pre-sale estimate is $100,000-$200,000. Works by Chagall are highly prized by collectors.

Just as coveted are paintings by the renowned British maritime artist Montague Dawson (1890-1973). His circa 1949 oil rendering titled Deep Waters – depicting a four-masted steel barque that was built in Hawaii in 1892 by C. Connell & Co., Glasgow, Scotland – is expected to bring $60,000-$80,000. The painting is 39 inches tall by 34 inches wide.

The beautiful Imperial style ormolu, enamel and paste-set automaton table clock, after the Guangzhou Workshops in China, 37 ½ inches tall, boasts a richly gilded upright case resting on elaborately ornamented bracket feet, with columns cast with opulate foliate scrolls, flowers and fruit, plus a painted 6 ½ inch dial, should realize $40,000-$70,000.

The lovely oil on canvas painting of a young woman in an outdoor setting titled Trimming Her Sunday Hat, by Daniel Ridgway Knight (American, 1839-1924), carries an estimate of $60,000-$90,000 and measures 31 inches by 25 inches. The painting is signed and inscribed (“Paris 1923”) lower right and is confirmed authentic by Howard L. Rehs.

The life-size Italian marble figure of Pamona with a Bacchic herm by Adelaide Pandiani Maraini (Italian, 1836-1917), created in Rome circa 1890-1890, should change hands for $60,000-$90,000. The statue, inscribed “Adelaide Maraini/Roma”, rests on an associated granite plinth with a title plaque from around 1850. The group has a height of 84 inches.

The lighting category will be led by a circa 1925 Simonet Frères (French) gilt bronze 12-light chandelier, each trumpet form arm having frosted and ribbed glass cylindrical beads, 32 inches tall (est. $15,000-$25,000); and a pair of 19th century Louis XV-style ormolu 10-light wall appliques, 33 inches tall, each with asymmetrical foliate backplate issuing a scrolled acanthus branch supporting multi-tiered candle-arms (est. $12,000-$18,000).

Another star lot of the lighting category is the Handel patinated metal table lamp with a reverse painted 17 ¾-inch diameter glass shade depicting a woodland landscape, signed by artist John Bailey, has an estimate of $6,000-$9,000. Sculptures will feature a fine carved marble bust (Continental, 19th century), of a young beauty gazing, her hair pulled pack and a rope draped over her shoulders, 28 inches tall on a plinth (est. $5,000-$8,000).

A beautiful Daum Nancy wheel-carved cameo and martele glass vase, circa 1910, with low relief applied decoration, signed in intaglio “Daum Nancy” with the Cross of Lorraine, should earn $15,000-$20,000; while a gorgeous grey glass vase by René Lalique (French, 1860-1945), titled Grimpereaux (circa 1920), 8 ½ inches tall and contained in the Lalique catalogue raisonné de l’oeuvre de verre, has an estimate of $2,500-$3,500

Returning to original paintings, an oil on canvas by Jules Rene (French, 1887-1981), titled French Bookstalls, signed lower right and verso and measuring 18 ½ inches by 12 ½ inches (sight, less 25 inch by 22 inch frame), should fetch $5,000-$8,000; while an oil on canvas by Georges Binet (French, 1865-1949), titled Le Havre, 18 inches by 24 inches (sight, less 26 ½ inch by 32 ½ inch frame), carries a pre-sale estimate of $4,000-$7,000.

An oil on canvas painting by the British marine artist David James (1853-1904), titled The tide coming in on the Cornish coast, signed and dated lower right, 25 inches by 50 inches (sight, less frame), should hit $5,000-$8,000. Also, an oil on canvas by Chauncey Foster Ryder (1868-1949), the early 20th century American Postimpressionist landscape artist, titled The Valley Meadow, signed, 25 inches by 30 inches (sight) should make $3,000-$5,000.

A terre de faïence plate by the iconic Spanish artist Pablo Picasso (1871-1973), titled Oiseau No. 93 (1963), numbered (147/200), 9 ¾ inches in diameter, titled and inscribed (‘Edition Picasso’ and ‘Madoura’), is expected to sell for $3,000-$5,000. Also, an attractive large Chinese celadon basin decorated with raised white overglaze of auspicious symbol and floating celestial ribbons among stylized lotus and flora, circa 1820, 14 ¾ in diameter, should command $800-$1,200.

Rounding out just a couple more expected top lots, a circa 1971 oil on canvas painting by one of the legendary Highwaymen artists Sam Newton (b. 1948), titled Coastal Scene with Trees, signed and dated lower right, should bring $800-$1,200; and an antique Burmese set of sixteen double-sided Kammavaca (or Buddhist) manuscripts, circa 1890, written in Bali in red and black lacquer on a gold leaf ground, with original pictorial cover boards, should reach $1,200-$1,800.

A buyer’s premium of 20 percent will be applied to all purchases up to $100,000 (15 percent after that). Previews will be held by private appointment only in the A. B. Levy’s gallery at 5200 South Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach. To schedule an appointment, call 561-827-0652.

To learn more about A.B. Levy’s and the November 19th online-only auction titled The Collector: Jewelry, Art, Antiques & Asian Works of Art please visit

About A.B. Levy’s:
A. B. Levy’s is actively accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To consign a single piece, an estate or a collection, you may call them at (561) 835-9139, or you can e-mail them at To learn more about A.B. Levy’s, visit

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