Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Houston, TX, United States
DoneSun, Aug 14, 2005 4:00 PM GMT
Two-Day Fine Estate Auction
This comprehensive Auction sale will include furniture represented by virtually every major style and country, including the Henry II, Louis XV, Louis XVI, Empire and provincial styles of France, including a superb 19th century French carved oak "hunt theme" buffet; the Regency, Victorian, Chippendale and Georgian styles of England, including a set of six well-carved Georgian style "ribband back" decorated mahogany dining chairs; a variety American furniture is also featured, including a good Victorian Renaissance Revival inlaid walnut marble top parlour table, circa 1880; and a superb quality 9-piece Renaissance Revival carved golden oak dining suite, circa 1880; also a well-carved Spanish style oak parquet top draw-end dining table with wrought iron stretcher and an elaborately carved 19th century Italian carved walnut Renaissance style two-door wardrobe supported on lion mask feet. Showcased will be an excellent array of 18th, 19th and 20th century paintings, watercolors, drawings, lithographs and other fine art, including works by Johann Wilhelm Weinman, Antonio Cannata, J Sartora, a late 19th century study by a follower of Jean Baptiste Camille Corot, as well as a large number of 19th century Japanese, German, European, American and Continental school paintings, including a 19th century continental school tabernacle oil of "Madonna with Child". A selection of Orientalia will be offered, including a large 19th century pair of framed Chinese embroidered silk panels, two pair of lucite framed 19th century hand-painted silk panels, a good quality early 20th century six-panel coromandel screen, a monumental 19th century Chinese blue and white relief decorated bottle form vase, a pair of finely executed Chinese exportware decorated porcelain figures of phoenix birds, circa 1880, and a Chinese jade mounted and lacquered relief carved wall plaque, circa 1880. Additionally featured will be a fine Russian enamel, silver gilt, diamond and semi-precious stone mounted egg-on-stand, together with selections of china, crystal, including a 10-piece Baccarat gilt decorated cut crystal decanter and stemware set, sterling silver and silverplate, including a selection of 19th century silverplated napkin rings; mirrors, including a large gilt gesso framed wall mirror, circa 1900; chandeliers, sconces, candelabra, lamps; clocks, and a collection of estate and designer jewelry. Finally, a wonderful selection of estate and new Oriental rugs and tapestries will also be included.