51Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers is proud to announce their Autumn antiques and fine art auction offering a fine selection of over four hundred lots. The auction will offer an array of American, European, and Asian antiques and fine art from various New England estates.

The first portion of Bruneau’s cataloged sale will consist of just over one hundred pieces of fine artwork consisting of various artists and styles. Fine art highlights include two acrylic on canvas paintings by Peter Max (b.1937), titled “Friends” and “Angel”, an oil on canvas Impressionist painting of a nude by Massachusetts artist Charles Hawthorne (1872-1930), an oil on canvas Impressionist winter landscape by Swedish artist Anton Genberg (1862-1939), an oil on canvas landscape painting by Edmund Darch Lewis (1835-1910), and a selection of nine charcoal drawings by Emile Gruppe (1896-1978).


122The decorative arts section will consist of more than two hundred lots including anything from bronze sculpture to art glass, pottery, porcelain, and fine home furnishings. Decorative art highlights include a French bronze equestrian group of Louis XIV after a model by Martin van den Bogaert, “Desjardins” (1637-1694), a bronze sculpture of a female nymph by Mathurin Moreau (1822-1912), a red wax lip bowl from Dale Chihuly’s “Macchia” series, and a 1952 Seeburg M100C Select-0-Matic jukebox. Within the decorative arts section an original 1969 Honda Z50A K1 short tail mini bike will be offered along with a 1978 Peugeot 103 moped.

Bruneau’s sale will also offer a selection of twenty five antique oriental rugs and aubusson tapestries, twenty five pieces of fine jewelry including a 14KT gold brooch titled “Thursday’s Child” by Beverly Hills designer William Ruser, an 18KT gold diamond and sapphire Kalati designer bracelet, and a selection of Chinese celadon jade and 14KT gold jewelry.

The last portion of the catalog will consist of sixty Asian antiques and decorative arts including porcelain, jade, ivory, and home furnishings. Asian highlights include a Qing Dynasty Guangxu period porcelain bowl, a polychrome decorated ivory carved doctors model, and a woodblock triptych by Utagawa Kunimasa (1773-1810).

The auction will start at noon on Saturday, October, 29th at their gallery located at 63 Fourth Ave, Cranston R.I. There will also be an earlier session starting at 10:30 consisting of over 100 lots with no online or phone bidding.

Post written by Travis Landry