Vanderkindere, from Brussels, sells on 14 May 2017 a "Dutch School, 17th century" still life, estimated at 5,000 to 7,000 Euro.
The work is very close to the famous still lifes of Willem Claesz Heda, but lacks the extreme finesse and brilliance of these. Somehown Heda succeeds in getting his brush strokes exactly right, creating an extremely convincing effect; most followers copy the manners and elements, but don't get the same overall effect even though it is hard to pinpoint which aspects are lacking.
Sotheby's in 2013. To me Boelema seems like a slightly better painter than Gerret Heda (who died very young, it ha to be said); and the work for sale feels more like a Heda to me, even though the composition is closer to Boelema (in as far as the compositions of the two differ...)
I estimate this painting at 15,000 to 18,000 Euro.