On November 5 and 6, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers will conduct an Arts of the American West auction in their Denver saleroom.
Items will include southwestern jewelry, Navajo weavings, basketry, pueblo pottery, traditional artifacts as well as Western American paintings. Anyone can participate globally by registering for and bidding online via LH Live or Bidsquare.
An exhibition will open in Denver on October 30. Additional information regarding the preview and how to participate in the auction is available online at lesliehindman.com or by contacting the Denver location at 303.825.1855.
Highlights of the sale include property from a Midwestern museum that features a strong showing of historic Western American paintings and bronzes by artists such as Charles M. Russell, Eanger Irving Couse, Frank Tenney Johnson, O.C. Seltzer, William Robinson Leigh, Edgar Samuel Paxson, Herman Wendelborg Hansen, Olaf Wieghorst, Frank McCarthy, Charles Henry Humphriss, and Harry Jackson, among others. From this collection of paintings is Eanger Irving Couse’s Sacred Rain Bowl, oil on canvas, estimated at $100,000 - 150,000; William Robinson Leigh’s The Roper, oil on canvas, estimated at $100,000 - 150,000; Charles M. Russell’s watercolor, Pointing Out the Trail, circa 1889, which carries a presale estimate of $100,000 - 150,000; and Frank Tenney Johnson’s Rocky Steeps, oil on canvas, estimated at $40,000 - 60,000.
Also of note is a collection of Thomas C. Molesworth furniture being sold to benefit the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming. Among the selection of Molesworth furnishings is a pair of side tables with routed thunderbird motifs and tacked leather tops, estimated at $600 – 800.
Offerings from various private collections across the country include American Indian art and artifacts, a selection of Pueblo pottery, Navajo textiles, basketry, beadwork and fine Native American jewelry. Among highlights of the American Indian art session are over 100 lots from the private collection of Ruth and Robert Vogele, Burr Ridge, Illinois.
If you have something similar to sell you can contact Leslie Hindman Auctioneers at 303.825.1855 for a complimentary evaluation of your item.