WORKS OF ART: FURNITURE, FABRICS, RUGS, BRONZES, SCULPTURES AND CHINESE PORCELAINS: COLLECTION OF THE ESTATE OF THE LATE JUDGE ELBERT H. GARY (ART COLLECTION OF THE LATE ELBERT H. GARY)

Published by AMERICAN ART ASSOCIATION INC, 1928
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Title: WORKS OF ART: FURNITURE, FABRICS, RUGS, ...

Publisher: AMERICAN ART ASSOCIATION INC

Publication Date: 1928

Book Condition: GOOD+

Edition: *FIRST EDITION*.

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183 PAGES. "EDITION LIMITED TO 500 COPIES OF WHICH THIS IS NUMBER 375".GOLD GILT LETTERING ON THE FRONT COVER AND SPINE. A NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLE FROM APRIL 20, 1928 (SECOND DAY OF THE 3 DAY AUCTION) IS TIPPED IN ON THE FIRST BLANK END PAGE.FRONTISPIECE PORTRAIT OF JUDGE GARY. FULL PAGE ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE AUCTION ITEMS THROUGHOUT, WITH BLACK & WHITE AND SOME COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS. THERE ARE SEVERAL FOLDING PLATES AND DOUBLE FOLDING PLATES. THE LIMITED EDITION NUMBER IS WRITTEN IN RED INK AS ARE ALL OF THE PRICES REALIZED. THERE IS SOME CORNER WEAR AND A BIT OF OVERALL WEAR. THE TEXT INDICTES THAT THE "SALES (ARE) CONDUCTED BY MR. O. (OTTO) BERNET AND H. H. (HIRAM H.) PARKE, AUCTIONEERS, AMERICAN ART ASSOCIATION INC". DESPITE THE FLAWS, A CLEAN STRONG TIGHT COPY. BERNET AND PARKE WENT ON TO BIGGER AND BETTER ENDEAVORS. A BRIEF SIDE NOTE PIECED TOGETHER IN A NOT TOO ARDUOUS MANNER: THE AMERICAN ART ASSOCIATION WAS FORMED IN 1883 BY JAMES F. SUTTON, R. AUSTIN ROBERTSON AND THOMAS E. KIRBY TO PROMOTE AMERICAN ART. THE ASSOCIATION BEGAN CONDUCTING AUCTIONS IN 1885 WITH KIRBY AS AUCTIONEER. ROBERTSON DIED IN 1892 AND SUTTON BECAME A SPECIAL PARTNER IN 1895. EXHIBITED THE WORK OF AMERICAN ARTISTS IN ITS AMERICAN ART GALLERIES AT 6-8 E. 23RD ST., N.Y. IN 1912, KIRBY'S SON GUSTAVUS JOINED THE ASSOCIATION, AND LATER ACQUIRED SUTTON'S INTEREST AND BECAME A FULL PARTNER. THE ASSOCIATION WAS SOLD IN 1923 TO CORTLANDT FIELD BISHOP. BACK TO OTTO AND HIRAM: PARKE-BERNET GALLERIES DATES FROM 1937 AND BECAME THE UNITED STATES' LARGEST AUCTION HOUSE. IT WAS ACQUIRED BY SOTHEBY'S IN 1964. Size: FOLIO. Bookseller Inventory # 01906.48

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