Art+Design - June 2019
Treadway Gallery will break with tradition during its Decorative Arts Auction on June 30 at noon in Cincinnati. While the selection of quality antiques will be the same, from Tiffany Studio lamps to paintings by Thomas Hart Benton and Gertrude Abercrombie, the gallery has opted to discontinue its printed auction catalog.
The move offers more than just environmental benefits. An electronic catalog allows Treadway's staff to increase the number of photographs used with listings, update information on the fly, and more readily include late additions.
"People say, 'Don't send a catalog. Save a tree,'" said Don Treadway. "We think the switch away from a printed catalog makes sense and is the right thing to do."
The June 30 auction contains an outstanding selection of quality material, the type of items Treadway Gallery has a long and solid reputation for handling. The summer sale includes a collection of Ohio pottery (with a focus on Rookwood) from a collector in Austin, Texas; a collection of Newcomb Pottery from Dallas, Texas; a variety of glass and ceramics from a Chicago gallery; Galle ceramics, part of an ongoing consignment from Los Angeles; several Mid-Century design chairs; a collection of Tiffany, including lamps, windows, pottery, enamel and glass, with most items having been exhibited in various museums.
About 400 lots will be offered. Individual highlights include two Tiffany Studios windows: one in a floral motif (est. $50,000-$70,000) and another depicting a woman against a floral background (est. $25,000-$35,000).
Tiffany Studios lighting includes a Dragonfly table lamp (est. $60,000-$70,000) and a Tiffany Studios Tulip table lamp with a floral shade, (est. $30,000-$40,000). Among the other lighting is a Unique Lamp Co. table lamp with a conical floral shade on a tree-form bronze base (est. $30,000-$40,000).
The best of the artwork includes a Thomas Hart Benton landscape (est. $30,000-$40,000), while Treadway Gallery continues to offer a selection of works by Gertrude Abercrombie, including an interior depiction of a woman in a red dress (est. $15,000-$25,000). Also available will be a painting by Charles Courtney Curran, depicting a woman in a garden (est. $25,000-$35,000); It Was Almost Up To the Ceiling by Donald Roller Wilson, incorporating a cigarette motif (est. $5,000-$7,000); and a scene of an Indian camp by John Hauser (est. $5,000-$7,000).
Pottery ranges from a Rookwood Standard glaze vase with a portrait of an Indian by Grace Young (est.$4000-6000) and a Grueby vase with a design of molded leaves in a green matte glaze (est. $1,700-$2,500). Modern ceramics include a Sargent Johnson teapot and two cups (est. $20,000-$30,000).
Among an array of art glass is a Rene Lalique vase with molded grasshoppers (est. $7,000-$9,000). Scandinavian glass, Galle and Daum are all well represented in the auction.
Arts & Crafts furniture includes a Frank Lloyd Wright chair in oak with a leather seat and back (est. $5,000-$7,000), while a Warren McArthur chair and a Frank Gehry chair are among the Mid-Century Modern offerings.
Treadway Gallery is located at 2029 Madison Road in Cincinnati. The auction begins at noon Sunday, June 30. In addition to living bidding, participants can bid over the phones, absentee and online. There is no fee for use of credit cards.
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