Friday, June 13, 2008


Beginning at 1:00 p.m. today Alderer Auction Company in Hatfield, PA will begin a fine and decorative arts auction. You can bid online here.

There are many wonderful paintings and decorative items to choose from. Above is a painting by the artist William F. Taylor (American, 1883-1970). It is entitled "The Great Sequoia", oil on board, 16" X 20" and is estimated to sell in the range of $2000-$3000. Click here to bid. Below is a comparable example and the price it achieved at auction.
William F. Taylor was born in Ontario, Canada in 1883 but his work is primarily associated with the New Hope School of Pennsylvania Impressionists. From 1905-1907, Taylor studied at the Art Students League in New York and later worked as an advertising editor for the New York Journal. In the 1920s he moved to Bucks County, Pennsylvania and in 1925 he moved to Lamberville. It was at this time that he became associated with the Pennsylvania Impressionists.

William F. Taylor, Oil on Canvas, 30" X 25", Estimate: $6000-$8000, Sold For: $2588, Alderfer Auction Company, 12-6-2006

Also up for auction is this Arts and crafts carved, gilt frame. It measures 22 1/2" X 20 1/2" and is estimated to sell between $600-$800. Click here to bid.

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