Christie’s Important Americana is the cornerstone of Christie’s Americana Week. Displaying the height of colonial craftsmanship, the furniture offerings include a magnificent Philadelphia Queen Anne carved walnut armchair, a bombé chest of drawers from Marblehead and a Salem Queen Anne high chest and dressing table suite. The robust folk art section includes cigar store and carousel figures, sculptures by John Scholl and exceptional New England portraits. Also featured is a selection of marine art from the esteemed India House Club collection. Gilbert Stuart’s Atheneaum-type portrait of George Washington and Ralph Earl’s likeness of Captain Jabez Huntington are highlights of the historic portraiture section. Also consisting of works from the 18th to the 20th centuries, this season’s American silver selection includes a number of beautiful works by Tiffany & Co., such as a tea service in the ever popular chrysanthemum pattern, as well as important examples of Colonial American silver, including tankards, porringers, and a rare Jacob Hurd salver.
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