James D. Julia’s August 3-Day Auction to Feature Over 1,600 Lots of Fine and Decorative Art, Museum Quality Antiques and Furniture, and Exquisite Asian Selections

Bricher’s Near York Beach, Maine, estimated at $40,000-60,000.

There is no doubt all eyes will be on Alfred Thompson Bricher’s Near York Beach, Maine painting, given its history, provenance, and subject. And the fact it is being sold with no reserve only adds to its enormous appeal. – Bill Gage, Department Head

It’s time for the most anticipated premier auction of the summer season – James D. Julia’s annual August Fine Art, Asian & Antiques sale to be held on August 16th-18th, 2017. This $4+ million auction is bursting at the seams with over 1,600 lots of enticing offerings, and includes a wide selection of paintings and sculptures, furniture, historical items, weathervanes, antiques and Asian articles, and other remarkable rarities. All items will be available for preview at James D. Julia’s Fairfield, Maine gallery on August 15th from 9am-5pm, August 16th through 18th from 8am-10am; and during each auction session. Special previewing can be arranged by appointment.

Each day of this three-day spectacular sale features truly extraordinary lots which represent the breadth and depth of James D. Julia’s Fine Art, Asian & Antiques division. These once-in-a lifetime highlights from each day are certain to catch worldwide attention for their rarity and spectacular appeal.

Wednesday, August 16th offers works appropriate for any top tier museum of fine art. The first feature from day 1 is #1159A, Jiro Takamatsu’s Shadow of Two Keys (Skeleton & Church Key) NO. 211, conservatively estimated at $30,000-50,000. This piece is signed and dated by the artist and retains its label from the Tokyo Gallery. This thoughtful work, which descended through the family of Robert H. Chase of Greenwich Village, NY, was discovered hanging in the kitchen of a Maine home. Another day one highlight includes lot #1040, Alfred Thompson Bricher’s Near York Beach, Maine. This handsome work, which was found in a Maine home, has full provenance and was featured in Gill’s Twenty-Sixth Annual Exhibition of Original Paintings, Stadden’s Art Galleries, Springfield, Mass, 1903. It is estimated at $40,000-60,000 and is being sold without reserve.

Thursday, August 17th presents treasures with phenomenal historical interest. Lot #2011 is a…

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