Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Detroit, MI, United States
DoneFri, Dec 15, 2017 11:30 PM GMT
Fine Arts, Jewelry and Antique Funiture
Friday, December 15th at 6:30 pm Friday starts out with a first edition, one of 300 copies, of Ernest Hemmingway?s first book, ?Three Stories and Ten Poems?. Fine decorative items including two hand carved, 1/120 scale, ship models of the Detroit to Bob-Lo Island excursion boats, ?The Columbia? and ?The Ste Claire?. A fine gilt bronze and crystal centerpiece, 19? H. x 24? W., and a Caldwell metal covered jar. Fine art including an after Moreau and LeCourtier bronze sculpture, an after George E. Bissell bronze bust of Abraham Lincoln. Oil paintings by European and American artists including English artist Graham Williams (1885-1950), Pucci (Italy), etc. Furniture items including a Baker bedroom suite including a four poster canopy bed, highboy and dresser. A Theodore B. Starr carved oak grandfather clock and a Louis Philippe, mahogany, ebony and bronze music cabinet and a pair of Regency style chaise lounges. Lighting fixtures including a Murano modern glass leaf form chandelier and a leaded glass paneled chandelier. Silver items including Gorham and Whiting Sterling silver flatware and a Georgian Sterling silver tea and coffee set. Fine jewelry including a ladies platinum and 2.58 ct diamond ring. A collection of gold case pocket watches and a Hamilton ?AN5740 WW2 era 24 hour U.S. Army Air Corp navigator?s watch mounted in a steel case, c1945. Asian items including two finely carved Chinese carved panel screens, one six panel and one eight panels, Chinese hardwood and iron mounted temple doors and cabinet. Firearms including a Winchester model 94, lever action rifle, a German ?Menta? Kal 7.65 semi-automatic pistol and a Ruger New Model ?Single Six? .22cal revolver. Wild game trophy mounts, and a collection of hand carved duck decoys and bird sculptures carved by the late Louis Lehman (Amer 20th c). Finally a grouping of fine Persian and Oriental rugs and runners round out the Friday session.