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Americana Week

New York, 18-20 January 2017

Americana Week at Christie’s New York combines sales from Chinese Export Art, American Furniture, Folk Art and Silver, Outsider and Vernacular Art and Palmetto Hall: The Jay P. Altmayer Family Collection. Highlights include 31 Chinese snuff boxes, a George A. Schastey Aesthetic Movement grand piano made for William Clark, a rare pair of Queen Anne maple chairs, possibly by William Savery, a group of furniture from the pioneering collector Mrs. J. Insley Blair, a pair of extremely rare silver candlesticks by Simeon Soutane, a pair of silver braziers by John Burt, both from the estate of Eric Martin Wunsch, a massive limestone sculpture by William Edmondson and significant works by well-known artists including Bill Traylor, William Hawkins and Elijah Pierce.

The standout auction of Palmetto Hall: The Jay P. Altmayer Family Collection punctuates the week with a unique collection of Southern art depicting American heroes and events, fine English furnishings and classical European decorative works. The refined grouping offers direct insight into the old world grandeur and charm of the South. Viewings begin 13 January.

The auctions

Highlights

  • A silver wine cup

    Mark of John Hull and Robert Sanderson, Boston, Circa 1660
    Estimate
    $150,000-250,000

  • A silver, mokume and mixed-metal three-piece tea set

    Mark of Tiffany & Co., New York, 1878, with French import marks
    Estimate
    $40,000-60,000

  • A Chippendale part ebonized and inlaid cherrywood blocked reverse serpentine desk-and-bookcase

    Connecticut River Valley, 1780-1800
    Estimate
    $50,000-$100,000

  • Ammi Phillips (1788-1865)

    Portrait of Mary Margaret Deuel, circa 1829
    Estimate
    $100,000-$150,000

  • William Edmondson (1874-1951)

    Lion, circa 1938
    Estimate
    $200,000-$400,000

  • A pair of Queen Anne highly-figured maple rush seat side chairs

    Possibly by William Savery (1722–1787)
    Philadelphia 1740–1755
    To Be Sold Separately
    Estimate
    $80,000-120,000

Sale & exhibition information

Chinese Export Art

  • Auction

    Jan 18, 2pm

  • Viewing Times

    New York, Rockefeller Center

    Jan 14 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Jan 15 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Jan 16 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Jan 17 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Jan 18 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Contact

    Becky MacGuire
    bmacguire@christies.com
    +1 212 636 2215




Palmetto Hall: The Jay P. Altmayer Family Collection

  • Auction

    Jan 19, 10am

  • Viewing Times

    New York, Rockefeller Center

    Jan 14 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Jan 15 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Jan 16 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Jan 17 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Jan 18 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Contact

    Gemma Sudlow
    gsudlow@christies.com
    +1 212 636 2464


    Elizabeth Wight
    ewight@christies.com
    +1 212 484 4812



Important American Furniture, Folk Art and Silver

  • Auction

    Jan 20, 10:30am & 2pm

  • Viewing Times

    New York, Rockefeller Center

    Jan 13 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Jan 14 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Jan 15 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Jan 16 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Jan 17 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Jan 18 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Jan 19 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Contact

    Emily Shwajlyk
    eshwajlyk@christies.com
    +1 212 636 2227


    Jill Waddell
    jwaddell@christies.com
    +1 212 636 2250




Courageous Spirits: Outsider and Vernacular Art

  • Auction

    Jan 20 10am

  • Viewing Times

    New York, Rockefeller Center

    Jan 13 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Jan 14 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Jan 15 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Jan 16 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Jan 17 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Jan 18 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Jan 19 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Contact

    Cara Zimmerman
    czimmerman@christies.com
    +1 212 636 2230