Kaminski Auctions February 2 & 3, 2019 Estate Auction

Dates & Times (US/Eastern)

Sat, Feb 2, 2019 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, Feb 3, 2019 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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    Payment is due for your item(s) upon receipt of invoice. Telephone and absentee bidders will be notified by both telephone and e-mail within two days of sale end. We accept payment in the form of cash, check, money order, wire transfer, PayPal, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.

    1. All items are sold as is, where is, with all faults. There are no warranties or representations of merchantability of any other kind, express or implied. All artists' names and dates recorded in this catalog are not to be taken as unqualified attributions to the artists named. No attributions to any artist or date are made or intended as to authorship or date of execution. Therefore, none of the property in this catalog is subject to any guarantee of authenticity and/or provenance and all of the property is sold as is. All items are available for your examination prior to bidding. Your bidding will signify that you have examined the items as fully as you desire, or that you have chosen not to examine them. Written and oral descriptions are our opinions and should in no way be construed as a guarantee of any kind as to age, condition, materials, provenance or any other feature of items being sold. We recommend prospective bidders to examine all items in which they have an interest. 

    11. All purchases are subject to applicable Massachusetts sales tax unless the Massachusetts Certificate of Resale tax form is fully and completely filled out and received prior to time of purchase. Resale tax numbers from other states are accepted. International buyers are responsible for tariffs, taxes, or assessments of shipped items to the buyer's country. Items shipped out of state are not subject to sales tax.

    13.A 20% buyer's premium will be applied to the purchase price on all lots brought in person, phone or absentee bidding directly with Kaminski Auctions. 25% buyer’s premium for all internet bidding.


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Sale Description

Kaminski Auctions will hold an estate auction February 2nd and 3rd, 2019 starting at 10:00 AM featuring high-end furnishings from a Biltmore, Palm Beach residence.  Painting highlights include a specially commissioned Emile Gruppe waterfront scene, two modernist paintings by John Millard Ferren and a collection of sculptures by Kahlil Gibran, the Lebanese-American, Boston-born artist, and sculptor.

 Modern paintings continue with an interior view by the Swiss artist Rene Auberjonois (Swiss, 1872-1957), an abstract composition on board by Antoni Tapies, and a morphic abstraction, oil on canvas, attributed to Jean Arp.

Cape Ann art collectors will take note of a large Emile A. Gruppe (1896-1978), oil painting of the Town Landing at Gloucester Harbor, signed and dated 1948. A vibrant waterfront scene of fishing boats, nets, and fishermen setting out for the daily catch.  There is also a seascape with a boat in the view by the American artist Alfred Thompson Bricher (1837-1908).

American art continues with a Frederic Remington watercolor and gouache, signed and dated 1890, titled "Comanche Brave" from the collection of Ralf Levy of Palm Beach, Florida.

An important collection of sculptures by Kahlil Gibran (American, 1922-2008), the Lebanese-American, artist, and sculptor includes a bronze head of a woman in a collar, signed K. Gibran valued at $3,000-$5,00, a bronze Delphic mask, and a bronze head on painted wood base among others. 

Asian highlights include an Indian Kashmir carved stone sitting Buddha from approximately the 10th century.  It stands twenty-three inches high by thirteen inches wide and is valued at $5,000-$8,000.  There is also a Chinese blue and white porcelain jar from the Kangxi period, with cover and decorated flower pendant from a private New England collection and a large 18th-century Chinese enamel on copper Zun vase decorated with Hundred Deer motif standing eighteen inches high from the same collector.

Furniture in the sale features a 19th century Chippendale mahogany chest-on-chest, with dental carving, bat-wing pulls, and bracket feet from a Plymouth, Massachusetts collection, a 19th-century mahogany Chippendale bonnet-top chest and an antique Horner Brothers library table with carved griffins and hand-carved top.

From a Rome Italy estate comes several marble sculptures including an18th- century Italian marble torso representing Efebo Romano on a newer marble base, standing fifteen inches in height plus base, a 19th-century Italian marble skull with an iron spike on the top to hold a candle, used for Masonic rites, and  a carved marble bust on a marble pedestal standing nineteen inches overall.

Jewelry and silver entries include a South Sea pearl necklace with 14k gold clasp and twenty-eight lustrous white pearls measuring 12.5-13.5 mm each and one center pearl measuring 16.9 mm. 16" long from a Kaunakakai, Hawaii collection and a sterling silver six-piece tea service by Bailey, Banks & Biddle Co., in the Paul Revere pattern.

A collection of antique and semi-antique Persian Kazvin, Bibi Kabad, Kashan, Heriz, and Shirvan rugs from various estates, scrimshaw, coins, and decorative furnishings are available to view at our preview at the Kaminski Auctions gallery at 117 Elliott Street, Rt. 62, Beverly, Massachusetts.  Preview hours are  Monday-Friday, January 28-February,1, 2019 from 9:00 AM -5:00 PM and days of the sale starting at 8:00 AM.  The auction preview is available when the auction is live. For more information go to and sign up to bid online with KaminskiLIVE.


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