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Auctioneer Nye and Company Auctioneers and Appraisers 973-984-6900
Auction Date Jan 18 Auction
20 Beach Street
Bloomfield, NJ
Time 10:00AM
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John B. A. Nye
Nye and Company Auctioneers / Appraisers      
20 Beach Street, Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003
p: (973) 984-6900 / f: (973) 743-0493/
·         Five Portraits of the Seabrook Family, c. 1780, Attr. Payne Limner
·         Queen Anne Mahogany Bonnet Top Highboy, Philadelphia, circa 1750
·         Woodland Scene, Richard Schmid, (American, b. 1934) Oil on Canvas
·         Haying Near Sand Lake, Joseph Hidley, Poestenkill, NY, circa 1860
·         Cowboy, Charles Schreyvogel, (American, 1861-1912)
·         Property Deaccessioned from the Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
- Bloomfield, NJ, December 20, 2016
The January offering will be a small, boutique auction comprising about 100 lots of Americana, English furniture, silver, select rugs and paintings. The auction is scheduled to take place on the 18th, the day before the Antiques Show opens in Manhattan. “Good fortune and lucky timing, “ said John Nye, “resulted in these pieces coming to auction all at the same time. We are excited about the prospect of the January auction.”
The sale will be posted to and open for bidding on and until January 18th.  The exhibition and public viewing is available from the 3rd to the 18th, and Sunday, the 15th, noon to 4pm. The galleries are not open Saturday.  Links to the catalogue, specific dates and times are posted to The public is welcome and encouraged to attend the exhibition. Of course condition reports and additional photographs are available to people unable to make it to Bloomfield. All in all, this is a very vibrant and interesting auction. The overall quality, small size and low estimates make it attractive. Everyone must either visit the galleries or browse the select offering online.
One of the Seabrook Family portraits literally walked into the gallery unannounced. A few days later, the others appeared. Research and digging enabled the specialists to trace the history of the works all the way back to the original sitters and to determine an attribution to the Payne Limner. These paintings have never been offered for sale and descended in the family, from circa 1780, until the present. The Seabrook Family was New York society, New Jersey landholders and Virginia aristocracy. This is a rare opportunity to acquire unrestored 18th century portraits.
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The Queen Anne carved mahogany bonnet-top Philadelphia highboy, circa 1750, is from a Mountain Lakes, New Jersey private collector. They had a waterfront home filled with some choice pieces of American furniture. Now that the parents relocated to New York, they’re selling a few choice pieces including a New England chest of drawers, a card table and a pair of Federal armchairs.
Other New Jersey consignments include Audubon prints, sterling silver, flat-top highboys and good paintings. The work by Charles Shreyvogel is depicts a cowboy on horseback. The view of Haying Near Sand Lake, unsigned by Joseph Hidley, but authenticated by a museum, is a special work, as is the Deer in the Woodland Scene by Richard Schmid. The Newark Museum is selling paintings approved for deaccesion
In early 2010, Nye and Company relocated to Bloomfield, New Jersey making them more easily accessible to New York City. Our location moments off major interstate arties (Garden State Parkway, New Jersey Turnpike, Routes 80, 280, 287) and State Routes 3, 46 and 23, is easily found by the large-format banners on the façade.
For photographs, to schedule an interview, or for further information, please contact:
John B. A. Nye
Nye and Company Auctioneers / Appraisers      
20 Beach Street, Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003
p: (973) 984-6900 / f: (973) 743-0493/,

Nye & Company offers free auction appraisals every Monday from 10 AM – 2 PM and a full complement of contract appraisal work for estate, insurance, fair market value and equitable distribution. Please call 973-984-6900 during business hours for more information.


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