Celebrating 40 Years in the Hudson Valley!
THE GILBERT JONAS COLLECTIONS ESTATE AUCTION
NOVEMBER 7TH AND SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH, 2015
270 BREUNIG ROAD (STEWART INTERNATIONAL
AIRPORT) NEW WINDSOR, NEW YORK 12553
12 NOON EACH DAY, EXHIBITION: THURS.
AND FRI. NOV. 5TH AND 6TH, 11AM-4PM, AND EACH DAY OF SALE AT 10AM
Gilbert Jonas was a civil rights activist, an entrepreneur and an author. His book, Freedom’s Sword: The NAACP
and the Struggle Against Racism in America, 1909- 1969 with a foreword by Julian Bond, is the most comprehensive narrative
of the organization ever written. He is known, as well, for his achievements as an advisor to the African independence movement
in the late 1950’s. He was acting director of the Far East section of the Peace Corps in the 1960’s. Less known
about Gil Jonas is the fact that he was a collector extraordinaire who had a keen eye for American Illustration, Posters,
Mid-Century Modern Furniture and Art Deco Design that encompassed all areas. The Vintage Radio collection of this sale is
a testament to the comprehensive collecting enthusiasm of this extraordinary individual. His country house in Forestburgh,
New York, was a showcase for his collections, as was his apartment in New York City. Mid-Hudson Auction Galleries in conjunction
with Guernsey’s is proud to host this auction event.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH - 12 NOON SESSION ART DECO AND MID-CENTURY MODERN
FURNISHINGS to include Noguchi low table, glass top; pr. of Eames side chairs; Eames Leg Splint (with letter); Knoll leather
and chrome Wassily chair and others; Bikini chair; molded eggshell chairs; B & B Italian Modello Dialogo designed chairs
(6); Verner Panton side chair; Heywood Wakefield bar cart and end tables; Herman Miller Eiffel Tower chair; Herman Miller
bedroom designed by George Nelson; Art Deco dining table; leather and metal tubular dining chairs; bentwood telephone operators’
stools with original brochure; Art Deco cabinets; Art Deco bookshelves; chrome mounted twin beds; Art Deco mauve club chair
and ottoman; Metropolitan Furniture Co. chairs; pr. of chairs probably by Alvar Aalto; “amoeba table”; numerous
Mid-Century Modern and Art Deco table lamps, floor lamps and other lighting; Industrial furnishings to include a two-tier
table, black enamel top and chrome tubular supports with Bakelite handle; Hardwood House office chairs; Mayfair folding chairs.
S.S. UNITED STATES WRITING DESK. Chrome and blue with mounted lights, stationery holders; deck chair; ship’s light,
etc. AMI JUKEBOX (Needs restoration) AN AMUSEMENT PARK ROCKET SHIP RIDE FOR CHILDREN. VINTAGE RADIO COLLECTION (250) to include
Addison, Admiral, Airline, Arvin, Automatic, Belmont, Bendix, Costa, Crosley, Delco, Detrola, Emerson, Fada, Firestone, Garod,
G.E., Hallicrafter, Hamilton Rose, Kadette, Majestic, Mitchell, Motorola, Northern Electric, Olympic, Peerless, Philco, RCA,
Regal, Sentinel, Setchell Carlson, Silvertone, Sonora, Sparton, Stellar, Stewart Warner, Stromberg Carlson, Telechron, Westinghouse,
Zenith. COLL. INCLUDES MANY RARITIES, BAKELITE CASES, MARIS-MANTLE, LONE RANGER, CHROME, MIRRORED AND BLUE MIRRORED CASES.
MOSTLY 1930’S-1950’S. NOTE: ALL RADIOS WILL BE SOLD FIRST AT 12 NOON ON NOV. 7TH. A VERITABLE TREASURE TROVE OF
VINTAGE RADIOS. ART DECO AND MID-CENTURY MODERN COLLECTIONS A collection of ART DECO TOASTERS of high design to include Son
Chief; Westinghouse; Super Lectric; H & S; Knapp Monarch; Empire; Rowenta; Universal; G.E.; Kenmore, Domenica, Toastwell,
etc. A collection of ART DECO AND MID-CENTURY BAR WARE to include a DRGM German rocket ship traveling bar; a DRGM Alpacca
German cocktail shaker; Revere examples; Norman Bel Geddes designs; Sparklets products; Manning Bowman; champagne coolers;
Air Flight; Soda King; Krome Kraft; signed Chase items inc. an Art Deco blue and chrome cocktail service (Christie’s
Label). Collection of GERMAN AND AMERICAN CAMERAS to include Teague designed; Beau Brownies (doublet lens)-Art Deco designed
frontispieces; 1933 Chicago Century of Progress camera; Eho Ernst Zasche; Zeiss; Icon; 1930 fifty-year Kodak anniversary cameras
(2); movie cameras, etc. Collection of B.O. AND WIND-UP ROBOTS to include Japanese Video Robot; Super Moon Explorer; Mister
Brain; KO Co. Jupiter Robot; Robot 2500 etc. Many in original boxes. MORE: A large pair of quality oak framed leaded windows
found in the boathouse; a leaded glass door in the style of Frank Lloyd Wright; fine pottery examples to include Boch Freres
Keramis Gres vases; Robj; French Fontinelle; Clarice Cliff; Roseville; Weller; Frankoma; Russel Wright. Collection of SIGNED
CELEBRITY PHOTOGRAPHS to include Harry Belafonte, Buddy Rich, Ava Gardner, Dorothy Lamour, Raquel Welch, Margaret O’Brien,
Peggy Lee, Stan Getz, Dorsey Bros., Sarah Vaughn, Gene Krupa, Cab Calloway, Mills Brothers, George Shearing, George Raft,
Marian Anderson, Lauritz Melchior, Barbra Streisand, Mel Torme, Fats Waller, and so many others. ORIENTALIA to include a 19th-c.
Japanese bowl; a carved fish form letter opener; Oriental scroll; ginger jar with indiscernible mark; lacquered box; Vietnamese
bronze Khmer God. ARTWORKS to include D. Wig, Boardman, Clubb, T. Powers, Art Young Political drawings; Nat Lowell etching
etc. COLLECTION OF ARTS AND CRAFTS WORKSHOP JEWELRY. PENDANTS, NECKLACES, BROOCHES. SILVER. ENAMELED. FINE DESIGN AND FAMOUS
MAKERS. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH - 12 NOON SESSION AMERICAN & OTHER ILLUSTRATION AND ARTWORKS to include works by John Austin;
Georges Barbier; John Batten; G. E. Bentley; Reginald Birch; Mahlon Blaine; M. Leone Bracker; Charles Livingston Bull; Hilda
Cowan; Elija A. Cox; Bradshaw Crandall; R. M. Crosby; William Fuller Curtis; James Daugherty (2); Paul Davis; Ruth Eastman;
Harrison Fisher; A. B. Frost; Grah; Gordon Grant; Franklin Zell Heusten; Walter Beach Humphrey; Leo Kober; Howard Koslow;
J.C. Lyendecker; Henry Raleigh; Henry Louis Rhead; Philip Reisman; Charles Sheldon; Theophile Steinlen; C. J. Taylor; Dugald
S. Walker; P.W.; Art Young; Also: C. Jermar; Charles D. Mitchell; Garret Price; Namorado Ducka; James Trembath; J. Buijserd;
and others. POSTERS to include Ludwig Hohlwein; Joseph Herrmann; Fritz Uhlich; Ernst Mark; Wilhelm Hartz; Hofmann; Marcel
Vertes; Berthold Loffler; Charles Gesmar; Joe Loe (Lowenstein); Hans Rudi Erdt; Paul Colin; Rene Vincent; Jean-Gabriel Domergue;
Paul Berthon; Bird; Gustave Henri Jossot; MAGAZINE, BOOK COVER AND STORY ILLUSTRATIONS by J.S. Cravens; Georges DeFeure (2);
Maynard Dixon; H. B. Eddy; Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue; Gustave Henri Jossot; Lincoln; Hans Meyer-Cassel; Adolf Munzer (2);
Edward Penfield (2); Henri Privat-Livemont; A. Roubille; Ethel Reed; Henri de ToulouseLautrec (5); Ludwig Zumbusch and many
others, LEON BAKST AND NATALYA GONTCHAROVA COSTUME AND OTHER DESIGNS.
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bidding @ www.liveauctioneers.com. Prospective bidders must register in advance in order to participate. Registration
must be completed prior to 2 hrs. before sale time. Bidders may also bid by telephone or
by absentee bidding. Online bidders are subject to a 25% buyer’s premium. Inquiries may be directed to Joanne Grant, principal auctioneer at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 914-882-7356.
TERMS OF THE SALE: Cash,
traveler’s checques, Visa, M/C, Paypal, Checks, if known to us, with the under-standing
that merchandise may be held until check clears. Auctioneers: Joanne C. Grant . Absentee and phone bids accepted.