Americana Week

Americana Week at Christie’s New York presents three distinct sales with pieces that explore collecting in the fields of Chinese export, American furniture, folk art and silver, and outsider and vernacular art.

Highlights of the Chinese Export sale include 100 lots from the esteemed Chinese art dealers Marchant, est. 1925, and a very rare set of 17 blue and white dishes depicting the various stages of tea cultivation. The Important American Furniture, Folk Art and Silver auction features an extremely rare Queen Anne dressing table and matching high-chest, a Rembrandt Peale painting of George Washington with rarely noted red hair, the Hunter-Dunn Family Chippendale mahogany block-and-shell tall-case clock, mixed metals by Tiffany & Co. and former President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s flatware and julep cups. Beyond Imagination: Outsider and Vernacular Art features sculptures by William Edmondson and significant works by well-known American and European artists including Henry Darger, Bill Traylor and Aloïse Corbaz.

We look forward to welcoming you to our New York viewings beginning January 12. In the meantime, please browse the sales online and explore our related features.

The auctions

Highlights

  • A Pair of Chinese Export Porcelain Attendants Riding Mythical Beasts

    Qianlong period (1736-95)
    10 ¾ in. (27.3 cm.) high
    Estimate
    $12,000 - $18,000
    Related sale
    Chinese Export Art, 18 January

  • A Large Chinese Export Verte-Imari Monteith

    Early Qianlong Period, Circa 1740
    20 ¼ in. (51.5 cm.) wide
    Estimate
    $50,000 - $80,000
    Related sale
    Chinese Export Art, 18 January

  • Bill Traylor (1854-1949)

    Drinking Man with Dog, 1939
    inscribed by Charles Shannon on reverse fall '39 - He so drunk he step right over the dog
    tempera and graphite on thin card
    14 x 11 1/8 in.
    Estimate
    $30,000 - $50,000
    Related sale
    Outsider and Vernacular Art, 19 January

  • Adolf Wölfli (1864-1930)

    Untitled, 1918
    stamped Psychiatrische Universitätsklinik WALDAU on verso
    colored pencil and graphite on paper
    19 5/8 x 27 3/8 in.
    Estimate
    $40,000 - $80,000
    Related sale
    Outsider and Vernacular Art, 19 January

  • The Hunter-Dunn Family Chippendale Plum Pudding Mahogany Block-and-shell Tall-case Clock

    Dial Signed by James Wady (D.1759), Newport, 1750-1759
    94 in. high, 21 in. wide, 10 in. deep
    Estimate
    $200,000-$300,000
    Related sale
    Important American Furniture, Folk Art and Silver, 19 January

  • An American silver coffee pot

    Mark of Joseph and Nathaniel Richardson, Philadelphia, PA, c. 1785
    Estimate
    $30,000–50,000
    Related sale
    Important American Furniture, Folk Art and Silver, 19 January