You’ve heard it time and again, anything with a child and cat or dog in it will sell. So was the case at today’s Doyle at Home auction.
Reading Old Masters, New World, it’s interesting to note here Henry G. Marquand’s first purchase for the Metropolitan Museum of Art was James Stuart, Duke of Richmond and Lennox by Anthony Van Dyck, essentially a boy with a dog (or more specifically young many with a greyhound).
On a day when too many lots ended in a pass, 231A had multiple bidders bringing the 6.5 inch bronze figure of girl playing with a cat estimated at $100-$150 up to $425.00. In the same vein, lot 252, a pair of painted terra cotta bulldogs estimated at $600-$900 brought $1,100. The Chinese lacquer lamps mentioned previously on a post here estimated at $600-$800 brought $1,100. Concerning furniture, lot 225, a Victorian walnut bamboo desk estimated at $600-$800 brought $2,000. Coming October 7 at Doyle, don’t miss the estate of Beverly Sills.