On occasion of the the May-auction, as usually Bernaerts will publish her Old Masters catalogue, with focus on 16th till 19th century paintings and sculptures. In the picture we have a large marine by the Antwerp painter Andries Van Eertvelt, an impressive canvas, 150 x 232 cm, with an estimation of €40.000 to €50.000. An exceptional and animated church-interior by Daniël Blieck is estimated €5000 to €6000.
Furthermore we will also present the romantic masters. These will include Karel Ooms (€6000-8000), Joseph Willem Laquy (€5000-6000) and Eugène Remy Maes (€3000-4000).
Exceptional are the 16th till 18th century Aubusson and Flemish (Brussels, Bruges, Oudenaarde) tapestries. An extremely well preserved tapestry, first half of the 17th century, from Bruges draws the attention. The tapestry shows a composition of a ball game (Gombaut and Macée series) and will be presented in our catalogue with an estimation of €30.000 tot €35.000.
Besides some original wooden religious sculptures, like a Virgin Mary produced in Mechlin (€5000-6000) and a Madonna by Walter Pompe (ascribed to, €3000-4000), we’ll also present a well preserved alabaster from Mechlin, including one depicting The Great Temptation of St Anthony (€500-600). In the 18th and 19th century sculpture category, a bronzed resting hound with a magnificent gulded collar (€5000-6000) and a Carrara marble bust depicting the beautiful Flora (€8000-12000) stand out.
Moreover the catalogue will be expanded with antiquities, like a sword out of the Leopold I property (€3000-4000), applied arts, including some wonderful 18th century pieces in Delft pottery, period furniture, comprising an 18th century commode produced in the surroundings of Thomas Hache (€2000-3000).