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159 Lot 159: Currier and Ives: American Forest Scene, Maple Sugaring 1856 Currier and Ives: American Forest Scene, Maple Sugaring 1856 Lot 159: Currier and Ives: American Forest Scene, Maple Sugaring 1856

Currier and Ives large folio lithograph with hand coloring, titled "American Forest Scene: Maple Sugaring," after a painting by Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait (New York/England, 1819-1905), New York, 1856. Depicts a large group of people making maple syrup in a winter landscape forest setting. Signed and dated "A. F. Tait N.Y. 1855," in the stone, lower left. Title with publication information, lower center and right below image. Housed and matted under glass in a giltwood frame. Old label en verso for the Old Print Shop, New York. Image: 18 3/4" H x 27" W. Sight: 21 1/.4" H x 28" W. Framed: 30 1/2" H x 37 1/2" W. Provenance: The estate of Charles K. Davis, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee, by descent from his father, Charles K. Davis of Fairfield, CT. Note: Charles Krum Davis Sr. (1889-1968) was chairman of the Remington Arms Company, and a passionate early collector of Americana. With the help of a few important dealers, primarily Israel Sack, Davis built what has been called one of the most important private collections of early Americana. His home was profiled in the Magazine Antiques, January and March, 1941. Much of Mr. Davis Sr.'s collection ultimately went to Winterthur and other museums. Condition: Overall very good condition. Hinge mounted with slight toning. [See more photos →]

$2,000.00$2,400.00
170 Lot 170: 2 Mose Tolliver Folk Art Paintings 2 Mose Tolliver Folk Art Paintings Lot 170: 2 Mose Tolliver Folk Art Paintings

Two (2) Mose Ernest Tolliver (Alabama, 1919-2006) folk art house paint on wood panel paintings, including one (1) depicting a human figure wearing a blue hat and holding two purple walking sticks against an off white background and surrounded by a purple border, and one (1) depicting two birds, rendered in shades of blue, off white, and green, against an off white background with purple dots throughout. Both signed "MOSET" with backward "S," lower left. Human figure painting with a metal bar, bird painting with a soda can tab, en verso. Bird painting housed in a rustic wooden frame, human figure painting is unframed. Human figure panting: 26 1/2" H x 17 3/4" W. Bird painting: Sight: 13" H x 19 1/2" W. Framed: 18" H x 24 1/2" W. The Collection of Sylvia Roberts, Nashville, TN. Condition: Both items in overall good condition with natural age shrinkage to panels. Human figure painting with areas of loss, largest 1 1/4", to edges of panel. [See more photos →]

$500.00$700.00
187 Lot 187: John Chumley Watercolor Woodland Scene, Bloodroot John Chumley Watercolor Woodland Scene, Bloodroot Lot 187: John Chumley Watercolor Woodland Scene, Bloodroot

John Wesley Chumley (Virginia/Tennessee, 1928-1984) watercolor landscape painting titled “Bloodroot”. Depicting a woodland interior with flowering bloodroot plants emerging around a fallen tree with a rock wall background. Signed “Chumley” lower left and titled en verso. Housed under glass in a giltwood frame with linen liner. Sight: 16″ H x 28″ W. Framed: 25 1/2″ H x 37 1/4″ W. Biography: John Wesley Chumley was born in 1928 in Rochester, Minnesota while his father, a Tennessee native, was in his surgical residency at Mayo Clinic. He attended McCampbell School and the Tennessee Military Institute in Sweetwater, Tennessee. His concentration on art quickly grew. His post-graduate study under Walter Stuempfig at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts further convinced him that his field was realism and the rural countryside his stimulus. As he refined his work, there were other influential centers of art along the way–the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida, where he met his wife Bettye (Skip) Roberts; and the Fort Worth Center of Art, Fort Worth, Texas, where he was artist-in-residence from 1958-1961. In 1961 the couple moved to a 200-acre farm in Middleton, VA that provided scenery, wildlife, plants and inspiration for the artist. Chumley’s character and personality were reflected in the choice of his chief medium–egg tempera, the most difficult and “slowest,” although he also painted in watercolors and oil. His painstaking representation of scenery, plants, and lifelike human and animal subjects with tempera–a tedious process involving a mixture of pigment, egg yolk, and water which dried quickly–enabled him to express his perception of light. As John observed, “Light is my bag.” (source: Adapted from Askart, taken from http://www.fountaincitytnhistory.info/People5-Chumley.htm with the permission of Fountain City Historian J.C. Tumblin) Condition: Watercolor overall excellent condition. Frame with a few slight abrasions. [See more photos →]

$1,800.00$2,200.00
572 Lot 572: Greg Ridley Oil on Board Painting, Centaur Greg Ridley Oil on Board Painting, Centaur Lot 572: Greg Ridley Oil on Board Painting, Centaur

Greg Ridley (American/Tennessee, 1925-2004) abstract oil on board depicting a centaur with flaming headdress holding a bow with the sun to his back amongst a black background. Signed and dated "Greg Ridley '99," lower left. Photocopy of additional signature and inscription to back of board, en verso. Housed in a giltwood frame. Sight: 19 3/4" H x 15 5/8" W. Framed: 21" H x 17" W. Biography: Greg Ridley was born in Smyrna, TN, and moved with his family to Nashville, TN in 1936. After his service in the US Navy during WWII, he earned a degree in art education from Tennessee State University and went on to become the first African-American to receive a master's degree in fine arts from the University of Louisville. Ridley also attended Fisk University (where he later worked), and where he studied under Aaron Douglas, the Harlem Renaissance painter and muralist, who remained a close friend and mentor until his death in 1979. Ridley taught at various Southern universities as well as the City University of New York. One of his last and best-known works was the creation of 80 copper panels for the Grand Reading Room of the Nashville Public Library, Nashville, Tennessee. Condition: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$400.00$500.00
575 Lot 575: 2 Philip Perkins Abstract Artworks 2 Philip Perkins Abstract Artworks Lot 575: 2 Philip Perkins Abstract Artworks

Philip Perkins (Tennessee, 1907-1970) abstract multicolored artworks, including one (1) oil on paper painting and one (1) pastel on paper drawing. Unsigned. Both with Nashville, TN framing gallery labels en verso. Both housed under plexiglass in black wood frames. Sights ranging in size from 14" H x 17" W. 19 3/4" H x 14 3/4" W. Frames 20 1/4" H x 23 1/4" W x 29" H x 24" W. Provenance: acquired by consignor from the estate of Philip Perkins. Biography: Philip Perkins received critical acclaim for his geometric, cubist influenced work of the 1940s and his abstract expressionism in the 1950s. He was born in Waverly, Tennessee and studied at Vanderbilt University and the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1932 he moved to Paris, France, where he studied under Jean Marchaud, Louis Marcoussis, and Fernand Leger. In 1934 he exhibited at the Salon D'Automne and the Salon de Tuileries. In 1940 he moved to New York City and in 1947 participated in the International Surrealist Exhibition. He spent seven years teaching art at the University of Tennessee in Nashville (1948-1955) but went back to Europe for several more years before returning to Nashville in 1961. Condition: Overall very good condition. Not examined outside of frames. [See more photos →]

$500.00$600.00
979 Lot 979: Blair Buswell Bronze Sculpture, Gentleman's Game or Driver Blair Buswell Bronze Sculpture, Gentleman's Game or Driver Lot 979: Blair Buswell Bronze Sculpture, Gentleman's Game or Driver

Blair Buswell (Utah/Arizona, born 1956) patinated bronze sculpture titled "Gentleman's Game" or "Driver" depicting man wearing golfing attire and leaning against a club on a naturalistic base. Signed and dated "Buswell '93" with a copyright symbol, back right of base, numbered "16/50," right edge of base. Typed paper label with artist's name, title, and additional information, affixed to underside of base. Mounted on an oval wooden base. Sculpture: 17 1/4" H x 8 1/2" W x 6 3/4" D. Overall with base: 18 1/4" H. Condition: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$700.00$900.00