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.
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