DoneSat, Jan 29, 2005 11:00 AM EST
Houston, TX, USA
Major Estate Auction
Our first Estate Auction of the New Year will be an important two-session catalogued sale and will include furniture represented by virtually every major style and country, including the Louis XV, XVI, Regence’, Louis Philippe, Empire and Provincial styles of France, as well as the Chippendale, Queen Anne, Sheraton, William IV, Victorian and Edwardian styles of England and America. Included is a fine late 18th century Venetian secretary bookcase, a period William and Mary walnut chest-on-stand, circa 1700, a superb mahogany cased Steinway grand piano and many other items of equal quality. This comprehensive live-bidding internet auction will also showcase an excellent array of paintings, watercolors, drawings, lithographs and other fine art, including works by artists Ludwig Knaus, J. Hartung, William Edward Webb, J. Phillips, Federico Andreotti, Alexander Calder, Julian Onderdonk, Robert Farrington Elwell, Walter Farndon, David Sterling, Alfred Montgomery, Antoine Bouvard, Adolph Behrmann, Julio Barrera, and others, together with limited edition works by Rembrandt van Rijn, Heinrich Vogeler, Cardicius Plantagagenet Ream, Romaine de Tirtoff Erte, Henry Lerolle, Henry Thomas Schaefer, Victor Vaserely, Rufino Tamayo, Salvador Dali, Francisco de Goya, Pablo Picasso and Mexican/American artist and celebrity Anthony Quinn, as well as bronzes by sculptors Reuben Nakian, Jim Davidson, and others, together with a Chinese Tang Dynasty glazed terracotta figure of the funerary guardian Lokapala, A.D. 618-906. Also presented will be a nice selection of art glass, including examples of Lalique, Steuben, Galle' and Daum Nancy; porcelains by Meissen, Berlin, Carl Thieme, Old Paris, Jacob Petit, Sevres and a special collection of early Irish Belleek, as well as an excellent group of Asian porcelains. Additionally included is an extensive selection of objects of art, including fine examples of carved ivory, sterling and silverplate, including a large Persian hand-chased silver chalice, two 19th century Esther scrolls, marble sculpture, crystal, mirrors, chandeliers, sconces, lamps, and an excellent selection of estate and designer jewelry. Finally, a wonderful offering of estate and new Oriental rugs and tapestries will also be included.