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Nye & Company's Whimsical, Online Estate Treasures Auction, Jan. 20-21, has Fine and Decorative Arts

2021-01-20 03:16:13 Art & Entertainment


Bloomfield, NJ, USA, January 7, 2021 -- Nye & Company Auctioneers’ two-day, online Estate Treasures auction, featuring property from the Siegmund collection of folk art and the Steve and Stephanie Alpert collection, will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, January 20th and 21st, at 10 am Eastern time.

The whimsical, online sale will offer a wide variety of fine and decorative arts. Every price point will be represented. Real time online and absentee bidding will be provided by,, and the Nye & Company website: Telephone bidding will also be available on a limited basis.

The auction is packed with a variety of property from private collections, with an emphasis on American and English furniture, folk art and self-taught/outsider art, American paintings, Chinese works of art and silver and jewelry.

The Steve and Stephanie Alpert collection is one of the sale’s expected headliners. Steve Alpert had an unbridled enthusiasm for all types of fine and decorative art. Both he and his wife Stephanie are known in many different collecting circles and their passion for collecting shines through in each object they collected.

Additionally, their support and patronage of contemporary artists is nothing short of amazing. This sale will feature a superb selection of self-taught art from primarily Southwestern artists such as Felipe and Leroy Archuleta, Leroy Ortega and Felix Lopez, as well as modern furniture from the artist Pedro Friedeberg.

The father and son duo of Felipe and Leroy Archuleta have created a number of wonderfully delightful and fascinatingly whimsical animals, such as a wild boar, with real boar teeth, an expressive alligator bench and a Dall sheep covered in real sheep’s wool. The large giraffe made by Leroy would be a perfect addition to any child’s nursery.

Not to be outdone, Felipe has created a fabulous woodpecker feeding its babies inside the hole of a tree branch. Additionally, there are three bottlecap snakes made by Felipe. Leroy Ortega, a Santa Fe, New Mexico artist, has also created some carved and painted animals in the same tantalizing aesthetic.

The Siegmund collection is a terrific assemblage of folk art objects that will be sure to please collectors, trade and institutions alike. For Joanne H. and Frederick Siegmund, what began as a young couple’s project to furnish their new Upper West Side apartment in the 1960s evolved into a passionate, intellectual, and cultural adventure.

Joanne and Fred – attorneys, New Yorkers and true soulmates – used their second home in Litchfield County, Connecticut as a base for exploring the earliest outdoor antique shows. They enjoyed getting to know the “interesting, friendly, and knowledgeable” dealers and expanding their social circle to include collectors around the country. Many became lifelong friends.

In Joanne’s words, “Collecting became the central focus of our memories.” In Fred’s words, “We never bought anything we didn’t like.” The Siegmunds knew they were playing an important role in salvaging American history. As Joanne said, “I feel like we are making a contribution by saving all of these things.” Joanne was invited to serve on the Acquisitions Committee and join the Board of Trustees at the American Folk Art Museum in New York.

People can bid in absentia and online. An online preview is being held through January 20-21st at,, and Anyone looking for additional images, condition reports or info about an object is invited to visit the Nye & Company website or email to

For more information about Nye & Company Auctioneers and the Estate Treasures online only auction on Wednesday and Thursday, January 20th and 21st, visit The full color catalog can be viewed in its entirety right now, at,, and

Company :-Nye & Company Auctioneers

User :- John Nye


Phone :-9739846900


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