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MILLEA BROS SELECT
Betty Seeler
Collection
January 30
A special single owner auction
OUR NEXT AUCTION:

Special Single Owner Sale: The Betty Seeler Collection • Jan 30 @ 10am

Over 400 lots of English and American furniture and decorative arts from the Estate of Elizabeth “Betty” Seeler. A one day, single-owner sale held during Americana Week, featuring fine American and English decorative arts and antique furniture, American folk art and British Academic paintings, and Chinese Export decorative objects.

A quiet but well known presence in the NY design community, Elizabeth “Betty” Seeler developed a unique design sensibility while setting up her gracious Forest Hills Gardens home, amassing a considerable collection of fine antiques and decorative items with excellent provenance from well-respected dealers, auction houses and collections, including Peter Tillou, The Chrysler Garbisch Collection, Ginsburg & Levy, W. Graham Arader, Georgian Manor Antiques, and Earle Vandekar. Highlights include a wonderful selection of American Chippendale and Federal furniture including a c. 1770 Connecticut Queen Anne Cherry Highboy with Ima Hogg provenance and a signed c. 1820 Samuel Townshend inlaid sideboard; an extensive group of American folk children portrait paintings including a rare c. 1840 Hannah Fairfield double portrait, and a work by William Matthew Prior; British Equestrian and Sport paintings by Francis Sartorius, Thomas Spencer, Richard Roper, and others; a fine and extensive collection of botanicals in various media including 18th c. color botanical engravings, various 18th c. English Swansea, Chelsea, and Worcestrer botanical decorated porcelains, and an extensive group of late 20th c. Lady Anne Gordon glazed ceramic vegetables; a varied selection of rare 19th c. Pittsburgh and Nailsea Marbrie glass objects; assorted 18th c. English mochaware; and over twenty 19th c. American folk tinsel paintings. Rounding out the sale is a small but interesting group of Chinese Export objects, including enameled porcelains, and lacquerwares.

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Our doors will be open for preview on Tue, Jan 28th from 10am to 7pm; Wed, Jan 29th from 10am to 5pm; and, Thu, Jan 30 from 9am to 10am. Hope to see you!
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2-Day Sale
Jan 9 & 10, 2020

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Michael and Mark Millea have been close creative collaborators since they first shared Legos and magic markers as kids.  Forty years later, after conducting countless appraisals, and selling thousands of objects, Mark and Michael’s passion and knowledge of the art and antiques market has grown—but what truly sets Millea Bros. apart is the unique creative sensibility they’ve honed together for so many years, and the artists’ eye they bring to every aspect of their business.
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