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Rare Tiffany Dragonfly Screen at Fairfield Auction

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Rare Tiffany Dragonfly Screen at Fairfield Auction

Time: July 2, 2010 from 6pm to 7pm
Location: Newtown, CT
Street: 53 Church Hill Road
City/Town: Newtown, CT
Website or Map: http://www.fairfieldauction.c…
Phone: (203) 364-1555
Event Type: estate, auction
Organized By: Fairfield Auction
Latest Activity: Jul 2, 2010

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Newtown, Conn. – Fairfield Auction will conduct its next estate auction Saturday, July 17th at 6pm. The evening sale will include some 300 lots of American and European furniture, fine art, jewelry, silver, carpets and accessories. Preview will take place Wednesday through Friday during auction week from 11am to 4pm plus 11am to 6pm on auction day.

A leaded glass dragonfly lamp screen by Tiffany Studios leads the eclectic sale. A virtually identical example is pictured in Alistair Duncan’s Tiffany Lamps and Metalware. Lamp screens were among the fancy goods offered for sale with Tiffany lamps. They were attached to a large lamp’s finial by chain and suspended below the shade

Other twentieth century items include an L&J.G. Stickley oak morris chair, a collection of Maxfield Parrish prints including large folio Stars, vintage travel posters and a silver and bronze desk art deco desk clock by Eterna. A Hans Olsen breakfast set and Oscar Bach telephone stand will also be sold.

A large group of jewelry includes items from abandoned safety deposit boxes consigned by The Bank of New York, Mellon. Additionally, a group of silver dollars includes the rare 1893-S Morgan, estimated at $3,000/$5,000.

Furnishings are lead by an excellent George III mahogany chest on chest with ogee feet. Additionally, a Regency mahogany dumbwaiter and a pristine Victorian papier mache tilt table and side chair will be sold. A Louis Phillipe Lit d’Alcove, an impressive cast iron hall rack and a French rosewood marquetry cylinder desk will also be sold.

Art works to be sold include three works by Ben Benn, including a large oil titled Bathers. Works by Gerrit Hondius, William Walls, Helen Hyde, Lawrence Mazzanovich, Karel Heymans, as well as signed prints by Norman Rockwell and Fairfield Porter. An original illustration of Elvis Presley by C. Michael Dudash for T.V. Guide includes a copy of the published cover.

Other items of interest include a Remington rolling block carbine, a group of contemporary Kachina dolls including one by Shona Hah, over twenty lots of estate silver, a fifteen-inch carved Maori figure and a group of vintage baseballs with signatures of famous Dodgers Duke Snider, Sandy Koufax, Gil Hodges, Jim Gilliam and more.

The Fairfield Auction gallery is located at 53 Church Hill Road in Newtown, Connecticut. For further information call (203) 364-1555 or jack@fairfieldauction.com.

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