Antiquarian Art Co.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Pre 1910 item #446012 (stock #032)
A nude slave girl on a bear skin rug orientalist manner oil by A. Goldwhite a listed artist. This stunningly beautiful painting is c. 1900 oil on board framed in a quality period gold leafed frame. Signed lower right A. Goldwhite measuring approximately 18 x 24 inches framed size 24 x30 inches the condition is excellent. A quality painting would be a fine addition to any collection.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1900 item #463868 (stock #074)
Antique Fireman Captains trumpet megaphone or loud hailer c. 1860 sliver plated over brass. Engraved floral decorations and a trophy of fireman’s ladder hat and hose. Measuring approx. 20 inches long and 7 inches at the widest point in excellent antique condition some minor scratching dents and sliver plate wear. This is a museum quality example of antique firefighting equipment.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #498925 (stock #149)
Chinese Chinosserie lacquer decorated wedding cabinet circa 1860. An exquisite example with a red background color and 24k gold and black decorations of landscapes with pagoda and people and various design elements. Two doors opening to an interior with two drawers and two shelves. Overall measurements art 80.5 inches tall 45 inches wide and 21 deep. The condition is excellent only some very minor touch ups a beautifully decorative and functional piece of furniture.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : American : Pre 1920 item #506213 (stock #162)
An exquisite Louis Comfort Tiffany Favrille glass bowl in a stunning rich blue iridescence color and beautiful ribbon form shape. Measuring approx. 9 inches in diameter and 2.5 deep in excellent condition no damage. A fine example of American art glass.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Copper : Pre 1920 item #511595 (stock #166)
Dirk Van Erp hand hammered copper arts and crafts era vase circa 1910. A fine example of this extremely sought after artists work featuring a rounded form with a rich reddish brown patina the windmill stamp trade mark on bottom. In excellent condition some wear and minor scratches and one very minor ding. Measures approx. 8 inches tall and 7 inches wide. This piece would make a fine addition to any collection.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1910 item #553987 (stock #208)
Antique American running horse gold gilt copper body weathervane, a beautiful example with great lines and form in typical antique condition with some wear denting and bullet holes. Mounted on a black painted wood display stand measuring approx. overall length 29 inches. A fine piece would make a great decorative accent piece for any interior antique or modern.
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Lithographs : Pre 1960 item #554994 (stock #211)
A rare color lithograph by Wayne Thiebaud titled Coronado signed, numbered 5 of 15 and dated 1956. overall sheet size 16 x25 12.5 x 21.5 inches. A beautiful colorful modernist image of sail boats off the San Diego coast with the old Coranado Hotel in the left of the image. A very scarce print in excellent condition some slight discoloration from a previous matte.

Biography

A painter of pop-art realism combined with a great respect for traditional methods and subject matter, Wayne Thiebaud is one of the most prominent of the Bay Area painters in California in the latter part of the 20th century. His reputation spread far beyond his own state. In his painting, he focuses on the commonplace in a way that suggests irony and objective distance from his subjects. He also makes a point of keeping an independent distance from the New York art scene. He was born in Mesa, Arizona, in 1920, and for one summer during his high school years he apprenticed at the Walt Disney Studio and then studied at an Los Angeles trade school the next summer. He earned a degree from Sacramento State College in 1941. From 1938 to 1949, he worked as a cartoonist and designer in California and New York and served as an artist in the United States Army. In 1950, at the age of thirty, he enrolled in Sacramento State where he earned a Master's Degree in 1952 and began teaching at Sacramento City College. In 1960, he became assistant professor at the University of California, Davis, where he remained through the 1970s and influenced numerous artist students. However, he did not have much following among Conceptualists because of his adherence to basically traditional disciplines, emphasis on hard work rather than creativity, and love of realism. On a leave of absence, he spent time in New York City where he became friends with Willem De Kooning and Franz Kline and was much influenced by these abstractionists as well as Pop Artists Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns. During this time, he began a series of very small paintings based on images of food displayed in windows, and he focused on their basic shapes. Returning to California, he pursued this subject matter and style, isolating triangles, circles, squares, etc. He also co-founded the Artists Cooperative gallery, now Artists Contemporary Gallery, and other cooperatives including Pond Farm, having been exposed to the concept of cooperatives in New York. In 1960, he had his first one-man shows in San Francisco at the Museum of Art and New York at the Staempfli and Tanager galleries. These shows received little notice, but two years later, a 1962 New York Sidney Janis Gallery exhibition officially launching Pop Art, brought him national recognition although he disclaimed being anything other than a painter of illusionistic form. In 1963, he turned increasingly to figure painting, wooden and rigid with each detail sharply emphasized; in 1967 his work was shown at the Biennale Internationale, and in 1985, he was elected to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1940 item #643333 (stock #270)
Jessie Arms Botke oil painting on board view of Death Valley California. A almost surealist feeling depicted in this painting a great example of this creative artists work in a plein air painting painted on site in Death Valley. This painting is pictured in the Jessie Arms Botke Book "Birds Boughs and Blossoms" a copy of the book is included in the purchase of this painting. Provenance the estate of the artist. Measuring approx. 10 x 12 inches framed in a hand carved 18k gold leaf frame.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #689241 (stock #271)
An exqusite example of antique Chinese furniture with intricate carving and elegant proportions and design. All hand made with the extremly rare and sought after huang hua li wood. In excellent condition.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #968602 (stock #293)
A beautiful original oil painting a view of Windsor Castle c.1920. Oil on canvas signed lower left with two exhibit labels on the reverse from New York exhibitions c.1930 the artists Santa Barbara address and shipping label as well. In very fine all original condition in original frame measuring approx. 25 x 32inches framed 32.5 x 39.5 . A fine museum quality painting would be a fine addition to any collection. BIOGRAPHY A resident and distinguished impressionist painter of both the East and West Coasts, Colin Campbell Cooper earned an international reputation with his depictions of landscapes, florals, portraits, gardens, interiors and figures. He was especially noted for street scenes and skyscrapers of New York and Philadelphia, and his impressionist palette was inspired by Childe Hassam, whom he met in New York beginning in the 1890s. In the later part of his life, he focused on West Coast subject matter and espoused "The California Style" of watercolor painting, a bold, aggressive new oil-painting look to a medium that had traditionally been used more modestly. He was born in Philadelphia to an upper class family where the father was a surgeon, and he, the son, was encouraged by his educated family to pursue art. He was also inspired by the art he saw at the 1876 Philadelphia Exposition. He studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts with Thomas Eakins and in Paris at the Academies Julian, Vitti, and Delecluse. During that time, he traveled throughout Europe and painted picturesque architectural scenes, which gained him widespread recognition. Sadly many of these paintings were lost in a fire of 1896. From 1895 to 1898, he was instructor of watercolor at the Drexel Institute in Philadelphia and then moved to New York City from where he and his artist wife, Emma Lampert, traveled throughout the world in search of subject matter. They first went to California in 1915, spending the winter in Los Angeles and in 1921, settled in Santa Barbara, where he served as Dean of Painting at the Santa Barbara Community School of Arts. He was a member of numerous associations including the California Art Club, Salmagundi Club, and the National Academy of Design. His work is in many museums including the Cincinnati Art Museum, the St. Louis Museum, and the Oakland Museum. Cooper died in Santa Barbara. Sources: Edan Hughes, Artists in California, 1786-1940
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : Pre 1930 item #986901 (stock #299)
Vicente Puig portrait of a ballerina Rosina oil on board Signed upper left circa 1927. A beautiful painting by a highly acclaimed Spanish artist.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Musical : Pre 1920 item #988671 (stock #306)
A beautiful antique gibson F2 mandolin with black finish numbered 22440 dating this instrument to 1914. This mandolin has the ultimate tone quality and plays with ease has great action. The condition is amazing all original including the finish with no damage just minor wear. The tuners have been updated with top of the line replacements all other components are original. An exquisite example a museum quality collectors grade or a great instrument for recording and preforming.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1920 item #1007808 (stock #325)
An exquisite sterling overlay cranberry glass pitcher awarded as a trophy for the Motor Boat Club of America. Measuring 13.5 inches tall in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Low Countries : Pottery : Pre 1837 VR item #1022554 (stock #343)
A fine rare Pennsylvania German folk art brides box c. 1830 in very good antique condition with all original antique paint. Old german script reads, "SCHAU ES NUR AN WIE DU WILLST EX IST DES VATERS EBENBILD". ROUGHLY TRANSLATES TO "SEE IT THE WAY YOU WANT IT IS YOUR FATHER'S LIKENESS. Measuring approx. 19 x 12 x 7 inches a Museum quality American folk art piece.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 2000 item #1025700 (stock #361)
A fine original oil painting on a wood panel measuring 12 x 16 signed lower left R. Neilson Depicting a Native American Souix Indian Chief in full head dress holding a war club. A very fine painting with a nice addition to any western art collection.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Musical : String : Pre 1980 item #1027839 (stock #374)
One of the rarest colors ever on an American Standard Stratocaster "Razz Berry", which made its only appearance in the Oct 1 88 price list, and was dropped by the time the '89 price list was printed. Also noteworthy, this finish wasn't available on the American Standard Strat, only the "Plus" model, but was fairly common on the HM Strat from this era. The Plus model first appeared in 1987, within a year of the first American Standards, the earliest was Nov '86. Many people incorrectly identify these as 1984 models due to the "E4xxxxx" serial numbers. The fact is, the only American Strats being produced in '84, '85, and most of '86 were the USA Vintage Series, which had the serial number on the neck plate. Any "E4" serial number you come across is an late '86 at best, but most are '87 and '88, and even a few '89's. The Plus was a souped up American Standard, with an $849 retail price that was $200 higher. It has a bunch of upgraded parts, most notably a trio of gold Lace Sensor pickups, which produce almost no hum and are non-magnetic which means no magnetic string pull and, thus, longer sustain. Another innovation is the TBX (Tone Bass Expander) control for the middle/neck pickups which looks like a regular tone knob but underneath the guard it's a stacked pot - with a center detent, it works like a tone control from "5" to "1", and TBX from "6" to "10". You'll notice the headstock which has the bold silver logo of the era but...no string trees, which aren't necessary due to the staggered height Sperzel tuners. The Sperzels are excellent tuners and unlike vintage tuners you don't need to wrap the string around the tree. Just insert the string through the tuner post and cut it as close as you want - once you screw down the back it's locked into place and usually tunes to pitch in around 1/4th revolution of the post. Another innovative feature is the "tilt adjust" neck, in use since the early 70's, with access through the neck plate. With an Allen wrench you can adjust the neck angle; a great improvement removing the neck repeatedly until you find a shim with the perfect thickness. In place of the stock nut this model used an Wilkinson roller nut (later models used an LSR with bearings) which reduces friction over the nut and helps maintain tuning stability. This model is outfitted with the Schaller locking strap pins, which made their debut with the '83 Strat Elite. Although not used in 1988, later models also included a "Tremsetter" inside the trem cavity, which is a spring-loaded device that prevents de-tuning if you break a string. About this guitar: Extremely clean - a true closet classic that looks like it was played for a month or two and then put away. The frets are as clean as the day they left the factory. There are no buckle scratches and no major flaws anywhere. I would rate it around an easy 9.5 since it's amazingly clean. Also, at 7.6 lbs., it's definitely on the light side for an American Standard era ('86 - '99). If you're a collector of different colored Strats, the most rare are Tanqueray Tonic, Graffiti Yellow, and Razz Berry this would be a valuable Stratocaster in any condition due to the rarity. Includes case and trem arm
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Pre 1950 item #1049378 (stock #379)
Original N.C. Wyeth oil painting on art board title "Lumber" commissioned by Coca Cola company in 1943 for a series of posters in American industry. Signed lower right measuring 21 x 31 inches in excellent condition. A fine addition to any collection of American Art.

Biography

N. (Newell) C. (Convers) Wyeth (October 22, 1882-October 19, 1945), is one of the most celebrated illustrators in the history of art. He grew up on a farm in New England, and studied at the Massachusetts Normal Arts School where he attended classes taught by illustrators Eric Pape and Charles W. Reed. During 1902-04 he studied with the great illustrator Howard Pyle in Wilmington, Delaware. Wyeth accepted a commission from Scribner's and the Saturday Evening Post to paint western scenes, and traveled in the west to gain first hand knowledge of subjects. He worked as a ranch hand in Colorado and rode mail routes in New Mexico and Arizona. In 1906, Wyeth and Carolyn Brenneman Bockius were married in the Wilmington Unitarian church, and they made their home in nearby Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. The focus of his painting soon shifted to the land and people of the region in which he lived. In 1911, Wyeth won a commission from Charles Scribner's Sons to illustrate a new edition of R. L. Stevenson's Treasure Island, a work that made him famous. He provided illustrations for dozens of other classic books, including Kidnapped (1913), The Black Arrow (1916), The Legends of Robin Hood (1917), The Last of the Mohicans (1919), and The Yearling (1939).

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1910 item #1052690 (stock #382)
Fredric Schafer classic view of Yosemite from inspiration point. # 7 in the Schafer Catalog. Oil on canvas approx. 26 x 36.

biography

Born in Braunschweig, Germany on Aug. 16, 1839. Schafer may have studied art in Düsseldorf since his paintings resemble those of other Düsseldorf-trained artists; however, he is believed to have been self-taught. He came to the U.S. in 1876 and arrived in San Francisco in 1880. After establishing a studio, he began exhibiting regularly with the local art association and the Mechanics' Institute Fairs. A peripatetic painter, he made regular sketching trips throughout the Northwest including Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and Alaska. During his last years he painted theatrical scenery in San Francisco and Oakland theaters. Schafer had a home in Oakland from 1880 until his death on July 18, 1927. His landscapes, which often include Indians, were mostly done before 1890 and number about 500. Due to alcoholism, his works are often uneven in quality. Exh: Mechanics' Inst. (SF), 1879-84; Calif. State Fair, 1880, 1894. In: Oakland Museum; Seattle Museum; Monterey Peninsula Museum; Shasta State Historical Monument; Bancroft Library (UC Berkeley); CHS; Crocker Museum; Hoover Inst. (Palo Alto); Museum of Church History & Art (Salt Lake City); Society of Calif. Pioneers; Sonoma Co. Museum (Santa Rosa); Yosemite Museum; Alameda Public Library; Craigdarroch Castle (Victoria, B.C.) Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"