Auction: Monday, 1st of December at 2pm
Exposition: Starting Thursday the November 27 and ending Sunday 30 November from 10 am till 6pm.
Monday the 1st of December at 2pm, there will be an exceptional judicial sale of art objects. This extensive collection includes incredibly interesting 17th century paintings, signed furniture from the 18th century, and applied arts from the 19th and 20th century.
A brief overview.
First of all it’s hard not to notice ‘Port Crowds in Amsterdam’ by Abraham Stork (lot 33). The painting – dated 1690 – is estimated between 8.000 and 10.000 euros. Landscape paintings by Adriaen Frans Boudewijns in cooperation with Pieter Bout (lot 35), by Pieter Nolpe, Wouter Knyff (omgeving, lot 62) and by Dionys Verburgh (lot 64) are part of this regal collection. An Old Testament scene by Willem De Poorter (lot 49) also deserves your attention. A series of five anonymous 17th century panels ‘The Five Senses’ (lot 39), estimated between 15.000 and 20.000 euros, will definitely charm a connoisseur.
As much could be gained with Pieter I Neeffs (geborsteld Antwerps kathedraalinterieur) (lot 50) as well as (Dorpsfeest) by Claes Molenaer (lot 61). Certainly worth mentioning is the ‘Allegory of Taste’ by an anonymous 17th century Master, presumably ascribed by Johann Hulsman (lot 42). This panel (75.5 x 114cm) is estimated between 50.000 and 60.000 euros.
A large canvas, inspired by Jan Fyts oeuvre, representing ‘Diana and her Nymphs’ (lot 58), can be viewed in the glass case, estimated between 10.000 and 15.000 euros. An Antwerp cabinet, made of ebony and turtle shell (lot 40, est.: 30/40000 €), a Florentine Pietra Dura table top (lot 79, 6/8000 €)… these are only some of the time phased furniture you will find back in this exciting auction.
The 18th century collection features some remarkable furniture. The commode in blackened wood with turtle shell assigned to André-Charles Boulle is extraordinary. This masterpiece with motives ‘à la Bérain’ is estimated between 15.000 and 18.000 euros (lot 69). The similar ‘Mazarin’- desk out of The Louis XVI period is estimated between 15.000 and 18.000 euros. Other intriguing furniture in this collection is assigned by Pierre Flechy (lot 85), Pierre II Migeon (lot 91, signed twice!), Claude Pierre Lebesgue (lot 98), Charles Cressent (lot 102, een couple commodes), Charles Topino (ascribed, lot 116).
Some other eye-catchers in this marvelous collection are an 18th century Liege secretary (lot 105); a couple of imposing wall sconces attributed to Jean-Jacques Caffieri, estimated between 8.000 and 10.000 euros (lot 82); an impressive 8-days wall cartel, signed ‘Bellin à Paris’ (lot 90) and a ‘Lefaucheur’- wall cartel that could generate 6.000 to 8.000 euros (lot 89).
Another striking object is a satinwood palisander standing regulator (h.:230 cm) from the Louis XV-period. This piece, with three clock faces for the hour, the day and the position of the sun is estimated between 60.000 and 80.000 euros.
Many cartels, mostly signed, some with ‘Boulle’ – marquetry, mostly ormolu. Very striking is the portico pendulum, which has a substantially identical twin in the Paris Musée des Arts Décoratifs (lot 123).
In the paintings department, a large canvas by Louis Pulinckx (lot 86), a view of Dordrecht by de Vogel in cooperation with Eugène Verboeckhoven (lot 108) and works by Gerard (lot 135) and Edward Portielje (lot 129), draw the attention.
A large canvas of a family scene (109 x 134.5 cm), dated 1903 by Charles Boom is estimated between 20.000 and 30.000 euros (lot 134).
‘After the Hunt’, a monumental bronze by Charles Van der Stappen (lot 107), casted by Petermann in Brussels and estimated between 50.000 and 60.000 euros, is one of the many sculptures that enriche this auction.
A large canvas (176 x 302 cm), titled ’Temps gris’ by Franz Courtens can be acquired for 20.000 or 30.000 euros, while for the paintings of Frans Mortelmans (lot 182), Paul Leduc (lot 184), Alfred Stevens (lot 183) and Edouard Cortès (overlooking the Opéra Garnier in Paris, lot 195) amateurs can also be expected at the auction house Bernaerts.
A Bentley, with 2012 as the date of registration, will also be offered in this very varied, grand judicial sale
Very worthwhile is lot 78, consisting of two covered conical vases in chinese export porselain out of the K’ien Long periode. These monumental pieces (h.: 140cm), coming from Jorge Welsh, are estimated between 40.000 and 50.000 euros.