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Sat, Nov 23, 2019 11:00 AM EST
New Orleans, LA, USA

The Bruce McCashin Collection Online Sale

New Orleans Auction Galleries is pleased to offer Part II of the Bruce McCashin Collection in an online-only sale. The auction features English and Continental antiques and fine art, decorative objects and much more. Bruce E. McCashin was born in Green?s Farms, Connecticut - the oldest neighborhood in Westport - to prominent equestrians Arthur J. McCashin (1952 Olympic bronze medalist) and his wife Helen Wolcott née Bedford (ex-Master of Foxhounds of the Fairfield County Hounds). His early years were spent along the Gold Coast, and later Far Hills, New Jersey, enjoying the fruits of high society. McCashin attended The Lawrenceville School, then colleges in the United States and France before attending Yale University in his early 30s. He acquired his first antique at age eleven, but the catalyst to his serious pursuit of collecting was his education at Yale and time spent at the Yale Center for British Art under Duncan Robinson. McCashin also studied under some of the most renowned scholars and art historians, including Vincent Scully, one of the most influential and respected architectural historians, and William Kelly Simpson, professor of Egyptology and Curator of Egyptian and Ancient Near Eastern Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. McCashin?s collection demonstrates his eye for the exceptional and unique while focusing on 18th- through early 20th-century English antiques and fine art. As he grew up amongst a family dedicated to country pursuits and sports, many paintings in the collection feature sporting scenes, animals and rolling landscapes. His collecting sensibilities grew out of his parents? interests and a tradition of American families of strong English heritage acquiring English antiques. The influence of the great collectors and patrons of the arts that he grew up surrounded by is evident in his impressive collection. New Orleans Auction Galleries is honored to offer fine art, antiques, silver and more from the Collection of Bruce McCashin.
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