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Detroit, MI, United States
DoneSun, Mar 18, 2007 4:00 PM GMT

DuMouchelles March 16, 17 & 18 Auction

Sunday, March 18, 2007 SELECT ITEMS FORMERLY BELONGING TO THE COLLECTION OF ARTHUR SOMMERFIELD, FLINT, MI (POSTMASTER GENERAL UNDER PRESIDENT EISENHOWER), featuring a fine antique 23’ long Aubusson carpet, Haviland Limoges dinner service, Venetian glass goblets, Staffordshire tea service, crystal stemware and more. From THE ESTATE OF VIRGINIA IRWIN, ST. CLAIR SHORES, MI: paintings by Conrad Schwiering, Jacobus Leonardus van der Meide and others. Fine Arts from THE ESTATE OF GRETCHEN WHITMAN, ANN ARBOR, MI including: graphics by Robert Rauschenberg, Bryan Hunt, Max Ernst and David Hockney, a Larry Rivers pencil drawing, antique Santos figures and also Herez and Shiraz rugs. From A TOLEDO, OHIO COLLECTION: works by Edmund Osthaus, including an oil painting, a watercolor and a drypoint, as well as Lalique art glass bowls. SELECT OILS AND GRAPHICS FROM AN ANN ARBOR, MI COLLECTION featuring fine oils by Peter F. Rothermel and Edward Portielje, as well as graphics by Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, Rembrandt Van Rijn, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Joan Miro and more. Additional fine arts offerings include: KPM porcelain plaques, an attributed to Alberto Carlieri painting, oils by Hermann Knopf, Henry Lerolle, Nicholas P. Briganti and Richard Ansdell, a Frank Varga bronze sculpture, Jim Dine drawings and graphics and late 18th c. architectural graphics from the hands of Joannes Volpato and Joann Ottaviani to name just a few.. An extensive collection of fine jewelry including: a 2.03 ct. emerald and diamond ring, diamond lady’s rings with one featuring a 3 ct. stone as well as nice 4 strand pearl necklace. Rounding out the Sunday features is a Tiffany Studios bronze eight light candelabrum, a pair of Meissen porcelain figural lamps, a 19th c. Louis XVI style planter stand, a pair of Tang Dynasty pottery wine vessels.