Antique Furniture, Tapestries, Rugs, Other Art Property – Including four famous Gothic Tapestries and a Superb Sixteenth Century Ispahan Carpet – Collection of Genevieve Garvan Brady [Mrs. William J. Babington Macaulay]. [This is not only the Full Catalogue but it also comes with a second Volume, a special, shorter version of an auction-sale-brochure, an excerpt of the full sale, designed for the majority of visitors on the day. This rather fragile pamphlet rarely survived; it included several images of artwork but also plenty of excellent photographs of the rooms at Inisfada]. The full, bound catalogue contained chapters on Linen and Lace / Porcelain / Japanese Carved Ivories / Tsuba and Lacquer Boxes / French, Spanish and Italian Renaissance Furniture and Decorations / Garden Furniture / Lists also famous artwork like James Abbott McNeill Whistler’s “Lady Archibald Campbell, as Orlando” / etc. etc. Public Sale on the Premises INISFADA – Manhasset – Long Island.
Manhasset, American Art Association, 1937. 20,5 x 29 cm. 555 pages – Illustrated throughout Plus: Special pamphlet for the sale with 4 pages of introductory text and 16 pages of photographs plus a loosely inserted sheet with “Sizes of The Four Gothic Tapestries”. Original Hardcover for the Catalogue / Original Softcover for the additional sales-prospect. The special sales-prospect which comes with the full catalogue, detached from wrapper, else excellent. The full catalogue in excellent, firm condition with minor signs of external wear. The full auction catalogue from this May 1937 sale of 2115 lots from the estate of Genevieve Garvan Brady (1879-1938), at one time married to Nicholas Frederic Brady (1878-1930) and then to Irish Diplomat William J. Babington Macaulay.