The EBTH Landmark Sale
The EBTH Landmark Sale marks a significant milestone in the history of EVERYTHING BUT THE HOUSE. For the first time in company history, EBTH is proud to feature a remarkable collection of our most rare and valuable items. Highlighting this sale is a well-documented rediscovered original painting by a French master, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot titled, Landscape by the Sea. Corot is regarded as a crucial figure in landscape art history, his work simultaneously referencing the era’s Neo-Classical tradition while anticipating the plein-air innovations of Impressionism. The great painter Claude Monet exclaimed in 1897, "There is only one master here—Corot. We are nothing compared to him, nothing.”
“Of course, there are other sales that have been held in this industry’s history with valuable works,” says EBTH Partner and Co-Founder, Brian Graves. “However, I would argue that none have been so accessible to a worldwide audience of vintage enthusiasts. The fact that we continue to offer items of this caliber, starting at $1, with no reserve and no buyer’s premium is setting a new precedent for making this industry transparent and approachable.”
In addition to the Corot artwork, there is an outstanding selection of fine jewelry, featuring a 14 karat two-tone gold, hand-knotted double strand Akoya pearl necklace with a pendant brooch of diamond and rubies. The decorative arts category contains original historical artifacts and pieces such as an early 20th century weather vane cast in the figure of a rooster. Other notable items include an oak panel table carved by William H. Fry, from the home of Eisenhower’s Secretary of Defense, Neil McElroy whose wife, Camilla Fry, was a relative of the artist. There’s a work by renowned Boston artist, Emily Burling Waite titled, La Festa di Costume which was among a collection of unpublished works found in a shed of her childhood home 33 years after her death. And, because we truly curated from coast to coast: you’ll find a pair of mid- century tufted chairs from the home of Marilyn Monroe, originally purchased by Paramount Studios.
"Landscape by the Sea", The Jean Baptiste Camille Corot from the John H. Converse Collection
1954 Polo White Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Anton Mauve Oil on Canvas of Cart Driver
William H. Fry Carved Oak Panel with 1914 Cincinnati Museum Exhibition Label - Mounted in Table
1922 Citroën 5-CV Torpedo Cabriolet
"La Festa di Costume" by Emily B. Waite
Pair of 1950s Chairs Marilyn Monroe Provenance
"Cherokee Park" by Harvey Joiner
14K Two-Tone Gold Pearl, 3.67 CTW Diamond and 4.20 CTW Ruby Convertible Necklace and Brooch
Outstanding "Hickory Hill" Oil on Canvas by Carl Rudolph Krafft
"From My Window Palm Mallorca 1933" by Dixie Selden
Italian Rococo Style Hand Painted Chest
George W. Picknell Oil Painting on Canvas "Blue Winter"
Harry Bertoia Sonambient Sound Sculpture
Paul De Longpré Floral Still Life Watercolor Painting
Louis Delius Oil on Canvas "Farm on Staten Island" 1910
Bronze Dancer on Obelisk Base
"Boat Repair" by Belle Hoffman
Edward Benjamin Herberte English Sporting Oil on Canvas
Late 19th Century Dutch Inlaid Marquetry Bombé Desk
Florence Smithburn Oil on Canvas Titled "The Picnic"
Edgar Hatten Oil on Canvas "The Party"
Platinum 7.41 CTS Emerald and 2.24 CTW Diamond Cocktail Ring
"Petunia" Woodblock Print on Paper by Edna Boies Hopkins
Fine Oil Painting on Canvas "Chessman" by Albert Pels
A Classical Bronze Sculpture
Robert Herrmann "Library Windows" Oil on Canvas
English Oak Blanket Chest in Tudor Revival Style
George L.K. Morris Gouache Titled "Indian Emblems"
Charles S. Kaelin Rockport Harbor Scene
Platinum 19.13 CTS Aquamarine and Diamond Cocktail Ring
William Samuel Horton Oil on Canvas "Chateu De Blonay"
Vintage Zinc Rooster Weathervane
Carved and Polychrome Bust by Gregory Gorby
1880 Classical Marble Sculpture
Ida Barbour Carmichael Oil on Canvas Abstract Composition
Horishi Yoshida Woodblock Prints
"What Treasure" by William St. John Harper
Fine Limited Edition Etching by Alberto Giacometti
Marcel Debut Bronze Sculpture of a Schoolboy
Gertrude O'Brady Oil on Canvas "Chaland de Charbon"
"The Old Bridge, Quimperle, Brittany" by George Ames Aldrich
Pastoral Oil Painting on Board by Karl Stuhlmuller
Pastel Portrait of a Woman by Emily B. Waite
Antique Chinese Temple Figure Carving
Persian Moud Hand Woven Wool Area Rug
Michael Scott"Standing Red Pines" Oil on Canvas
Oil Painting Still Life by Belle Hoffman
Miguel Garcia Delgado Limited Edition Bronze Sculpture of Nude Discus Thrower
"Early Spring, Verdugo Hills" by Dana Bartlett
18K Two-Tone Gold Black Opal and Diamond Pendant
Charles Griffin Farr Egg Tempera Titled "Kindergarten"
We spoke with EBTH Co-Founder, Brian Graves, Director of Artwork, Graydon Sikes, and EBTH Gemologist Sindur McRedmond about their personal highlights in the Landmark Sale.
What pieces stand out for you in this collection?
Brian: Well, obviously the Corot is something we couldn’t be more excited about handling. And equally exciting is the fact that it is such an excellent, well-documented example of his work. The sale has a very diverse collection of investment quality art from both American and international artists ranging from traditional to contemporary. One of my favorites is the painting of a cart by Anton Mauve. I’ve always appreciated artists who can articulate candid scenes of social realism.
Graydon: Other outstanding American and European paintings include a top example by Carl Krafft, Hickory Hill, depicting a winter sledding scene in greater Chicago. Krafft was an important Illinois impressionist painter. The highest auction records of note for Krafft are both winter scenes of the very same subject, and the example we are offering stands up to both of them.
We have a print titled Petunia, by Edna Boies Hopkins, who was one of the few American artists that worked extensively in the woodblock printmaking medium during the 20th century. Given the meticulous process, only a handful of artists undertook this medium as their primary focus. All of her woodblocks were produced in a very limited fashion.
There is a sonambient sound sculpture by Harry Bertoia. Bertoia became widely recognized for his sculptural work that incorporated sound. It is meant to be touched and used!
Sindur: There are so many to choose from! There is an amazing multi-strand choker necklace with polished rondelle emerald beads. The beads are adorned on either side by brightly polished, yellow gold flowers that are encrusted with diamonds. Another highlight is a platinum 7.41 carat emerald and diamond cocktail ring, framed by diamond baguette and round brilliant cut diamonds.