Ahlers & Ogletree’s Fall Fine Estates & Collections Auction, October 28-29 has Over 900 Quality Lots



The two-session, online-only auction contains over 900 lots, starting at 10 am both days. Also sold will be a Woody Guthrie manuscript and a tall case clock in the manner of R. J. Horner.

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A vibrant oil on canvas picnic still life painting by Janet Fish (American, b. 1938), a Tiffany movement tall case clock in the Renaissance Revival manner of R. J. Horner, and an unpublished manuscript draft of Woodie (Woody) Guthrie’s (American, 1912-1967) book I Spin You Spin (1946) are a few of the expected highlights in Ahlers & Ogletree’s two-session, online-only Fall Fine Estates & Collections Auction planned for the weekend of October 28-29.

Session 1, on Friday, October 28th, will feature more than 400 lots of Asian arts, Mid-Century Modern, jewelry and silver. Session 2, the following day, will contain over 500 lots of period antiques and fine art from prominent estates in Europe and America, plus Native American objects. In total, over 900 lots will come up for bid, starting at 10 am Eastern time both days.

The Janet Fish picnic still life from 1995, titled Provence, depicts vessels, fruit, wine and flowers on a blanket in the grass. The painting, 50 inches square (canvas, less frame), is signed and dated lower right and has several gallery labels on verso. It’s expected to sell for $30,000-$60,000. Janet Fish is a contemporary American realist artist. Through oil painting, lithography, and screenprinting, she explores the interaction of light with everyday objects in the still life genre.

The Gazo “San Juan Bautista” carved walnut tall case (or grandfather) clock, made in the last quarter of the 20th century in the Renaissance Revival manner of the renowned 19th century American cabinetmaker R. J. Horner, has an earlier Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company movement (1892-1900). The crest is decorated with winged grotesques, centering on a cartouche supported by figures of ‘Father Time’. The 110 ¾ inch tall clock should bring $6,000-$8,000.

The ink and graphite manuscript draft of Woodie (Woody) Guthrie’s I Spin You Spin, consists of nine lined notebook sheets written entirely in Guthrie’s hand, dated Sept. 15, 1946. It’s signed three times by the legendary singer-songwriter and is housed in a handsome clamshell case. The manuscript was acquired from Bauman Rare Books in New York in August 2010 and has an estimate of $6,000-$8,000. Guthrie is one of the most significant figures in American folk music.

To learn more about Ahlers & Ogletree Auction Gallery and the three-session Fall Fine Estates & Collections auction planned for October 28th-29th, or to join their email list for information on upcoming sales, please visit www.aandoauctions.com. You can also follow Ahlers & Ogletree through social media on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.