Friday, March 15th at 6:30 PM
Friday features a hand painted Jean Francois Robert designed, Baccarat France, opaline glass perfume box. Also a fine collection of Limoges porcelains including a signed and hand-painted J.P. Limoges porcelain punch bowl, 13” Dia., a hand-painted Art Nouveau hand-painted porcelain vase and an 8-piece set of hand-painted LDBC Limoges porcelain dinnerware. Lighting pieces including a beautiful bronze and cut crystal 8-light chandelier, 43” H. x 36” Dia. A pair of 2-light, Art Nouveau style brass sconces and an electric ovoid form frosted glass and brass chandelier, 63” H. x 53” Dia. Art items include a F. Firado (French 19th c), oil on Masonite painting, a Josep M. Vayreda Canadell (Spanish, 1932-2001), oil on canvas, “Quai D’ Anjou, Paris”, 1966, a signed original Cilfford McBride ‘Napoleon’ comic strip, Italian gilt framed hardstone Pietra Duras and a contemporary aluminum wall sculpture. Fine carpeting including Persian Kashmar, Nain, Kashan, Shiraz and Heriz. A large collection of Chinese porcelain vases, pots, bowls and jardinieres, etc. Glass and crystal including Steuben, Swarovski and Jonasson. A large cut crystal punch bowl and stand. Tiffany Studios items including a pair of bronze candlesticks, gilt bronze and abalone trays, dog and fox sculptures and a Sterling silver divided tray and matchbox covers. Mid-century modern furniture including two pair of Milo Baughman arm chairs in different motifs and an ‘X’ frame chrome and glass console table. A John Mascheroni design, ‘Tubo’, mid-century modern coffee table manufactured by Vecta and a Lawrence Peabody for Richardson Nemschoff, Mid-century modern, oak dining chairs & Watertown slide table. Sterling silver items including Russian and Persian match safes, boxes, birds and a bangle bracelet. Firearms including an antique Winchester Model 1873 lever action rifle, .32 wcf cal., c1890., a ‘High Standard’ .357 magnum snub nose revolver, a Colt ‘Agent’, .38 special cal. snub nose revolver and a Russian Nagant, Model 1895, 7.62 cal revolver, c1919. Swords including a Shamshir Indo-Persian, with mother-of-pearl inlays on the hilt and scabbard. Coins, currency and assorted stamps round out the Friday portion of the auction.
Saturday, March 16th at 11:00 am
The Saturday session is pleased to present an outstanding collection of decorative arts, modern and antique furnishings, jewelry and home décor. Fine lighting makes a statement at the sale with an eclectic collection of chandeliers. Highlighted is a spectacular Murano Blown Glass Venetian mansion-size chandelier accented by rose, blue, teal and gold colors. Also of note are exquisite Venetian glass hand-blown sconces, 3 sets - as well as a Waterford crystal 8-light chandelier. From a prominent private consignor is an impressive collection of French, Italian, Russian, Austrian, German and Asian antiques in Bronze, Sévres porcelain, jade, crystal and marble with paintings, sculptures, candelabras, jewel boxes, centerpieces, portrait plates and mirrors. Highlighted is a selection by Tiffany Studios, New York including a bronze “Root” candle holder set, dore bronze bowls and an adorable bronze dog paperweight. Fine furnishings include a J. E. Ekornes stressless leather 5-piece recliner set; a Mastercraft dining suite; a fuse glass and steel Art Deco style vanity cabinet, sconces and sink basin custom designed by Renato Foti and many lovely pieces by Baker and Maitland-Smith. Fine jewelry includes a 2.19ct GIA Fancy Light Yellow Natural diamond ring and a Cartier double-strand pearl and yellow gold necklace. Designer and vintage fashion features coats, furs and apparel by Harve Benard, Bill Blass, St. John, Oscar De La Renta and London Fog. Rounding out the sale is an attractive selection of Persian rugs and runners, over 30 lots.
Sunday, March 17th at Noon
The session continues with the sale of fine and decorative art from the estate of a major local art collector. A partial list of artists includes the following: Jean Dufy, Frederick Stuart Church, Pierre Olivier Joseph Coomans, Antoine Bouvard, Fabio Cipolla, Henriette Ronner-Knip, Anton Mauve, Anthony Thieme, Fernand Toussaint, Adolf Schreyer, Ignacio Leon Y Escosura, Rudolf Ernst, Gustave Jean Jacquet, William A. Slaughter, Filippo Indoni and George Gardner Symons to name but a few. Decorative arts from the same estate feature: a B. Marchand, French, bronze & marble mantel clock, French marble and bronze casolettes and inkwell, two small Tiffany bronze table lamps, miniature bronze sculptures, Chinese chop seals, small Chinese hardstone carvings, Chinese pottery foo dogs, French bronze candlesticks; Royal Vienna porcelain and much more. Important fine arts from other consignments in the session include works by: Henri Joseph Antonissen, B.J. Blommers, Helaine Blumenfeld, Victor Vasarely, Claire Falkenstein, Charles Michel-Ange Challe and Jacques Antoine Vallin. Rounding out the Sunday features are: fine jewelry, Oriental rugs including a Persian carpet, 17’ 9” x 12’0”, a Maria Teresa 13 Light crystal chandelier and French furniture.