Carl Gustaf Nelson (b.1898---d.1988) abstract expressionist mixed media collage, mid 20th Century; original silver-leafed frame. Well listed: Who Was Who in American Art, Ask Art, Davenport's, etc.Exhibited: Whitney Museum, Carnegie International, Chicago Art Institute, etc. Dimensions, framed: 25" W x 31" H
Companion hand-colored, pen & ink drawings of Georgian-style building facades. English School, c. 1850. Custom matted and framed w/gold fillet. Dimensions (both): 17 3/4" x 21 3/4"
A 19th Century Tibetan Thanka painting on canvas of Blue Vajrapani, riding a horse, representing the power of Buddhas; custom mounted in a complementry green painted frame, behind glass, showing the entire banner. Tibet, c. 1850. Dimensions: 38 1/2" H x 30 1/2" W
Black lacquer cube table stunningly hand painted in Chinoiserie style. Each angled corner is painted with wisteria branches. The top panel is painted with songbirds among flowering wisteria on a gold leaf ground; the glass top is inset. The painting is signed R(ein) Vanderhill 1984. The table measures 20 x 20 inches square and 16 inches high. Oil on gold leaf. This item is on display in our gallery at Old Saybrook Antiques Center and can be seen in-person by visiting 756 Middlesex Tpke Old Saybrook, CT 06475. For hours of operation visit: OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com
An American primitive still life painting of fruit. Oil on canvas, after John McCloskey, circa 1890. Wrapped oranges in and around an Appalachian willow basket nestled among orange branches. The painting is mounted in a classic birds-eye maple frame with a gold leaf fillet. Note: the painting has been professionally restored, including repair of a small 3-corner rip at the upper mid section, verso. Unsigned, though several names are penciled on the frame: Caroline A. Bible & J. Girisling (sec). Dimensions (overall): 19" H x 25.25" W.