Nye & Company's Online Chic and Antique Estate Treasures Auction,
September 8-9, is Packed with Fine and Decorative Arts
The auction features property from the Bishop-Peabody-Metcalf family, the NAMITS collection,
the estate of Peter Benchley (author of JAWS), plus several private collections.
Bloomfield, NJ, USA, August 25, 2021 -- Nye & Company Auctioneers’ two-day, online Chic and
Antique Estate Treasures auction features property from the Bishop-Peabody-Metcalf family, the
NAMITS collection, the estate of Peter Benchley (the author of JAWS, Princeton, N.J.), and several
private collections. It is slated for Wednesday and Thursday, September 8th and 9th, at 10 am Eastern
both days. Up for bid are thousands of lots of fine and decorative arts.
Real time Internet bidding and absentee bidding will be provided by the popular
platforms LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, Bidsquare.com, as well as the Nye & Company
website: www.nyeandcompany.com. Telephone bidding will also be available on a limited basis.
“This is going to be a special sale,” said Andrew Holter, Director of Business Development at Nye &
Company Auctioneers, adding, “It is sure to delight collectors, dealers and institutions alike and
features an exceptionally curated selection of property from private collections, with an emphasis on
American and European furniture, books, folk art, textiles, Chinese and Japanese works of art, silver
and jewelry. For those who prefer contemporary and modern to the traditional, there is also a nice
selection of chic furniture, lighting and carpets.”
Headlining the auction are works from a private collection based in New England. The collection
features a delightful group of early American furniture, folk art and Northeastern Indian baskets. Of
particular note is a richly figured maple Queen Anne high chest. The face of the chest is so vigorously
figured, the eyes can’t help but dance with delight.
The collection also has two early mirrors that are rare survivors and gems. The first is an early 18