Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Detroit, MI, United States
DoneSat, May 16, 2009 2:00 PM GMT
DuMouchelles May 16th Auction
From the Estate of Robert Wilkins: fine antique French and Italian furnishings and decorative arts, including carved marble torchieres; a Louis XV marquetry commode; a secretaire a abattant; bronze and terracotta sculptures by Eugene Marioton, Emile Louis Picault and Carrier-Belleuse; dore bronze clocks and candelabra; semi antique oriental rugs and a French tapestry; Royal Crown Derby Gold Aves dinner service for ten, Waterford stemware, and a sizable majolica jardinire on a griffin pedestal over 100 lots. From a Grosse Pointe collector: an 18th century Rhode Island cherry highboy; Wedgwood Apotheosis of Virgil jasper covered urn; antique English and continental porcelains, including Worcester, Bloor Derby, and Pierre Louis Dagoty; as well as Japanese ivory carvings, antique Chinese porcelains, and American sterling silver. Additionally from private collectors: an 18th century American maple highboy and a Queen Anne inlaid chest of drawers; a lovely 19th century French escritoire by Charles-Guillaume Diehl; beautiful art glass and crystal by Tiffany, Steuben, Argy-Rousseau, and Lalique; Viennese bronzes; an array of jewelry, featuring a princess cut diamond with GIA certificate and wristwatches by Rolex and Movado.