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542: BIRGER SANDZEN (American/Swedish, 1871-1954); oil
552: FRANCESCO VINEA (Italian, 1845-1902); oil on wood 575J: SET OF EIGHT WATERFORD CUT CRYSTAL SAUCER CHAMPAG
Houston, TX, United States
DoneSun, May 21, 2006 4:00 PM UTC

Two-Day FIne Estate Auction

This auction will include furniture represented by virtually every major style and country, including 19th C. salon suites; an 18th C. Louis XV style bureaux; sets of 8 & 10 dining chairs, as well as pairs of 19th C. parlour chairs; also buffets, dining and salon tables; A Louis XV style Story & Clark decorated baby grand piano, a Charles X chest and a large 19th century Louis XV style signed Trumeau mirror. Of unusual note is an early 20th century 16’ American canoe and an early oak-cased PBX switchboard.

An excellent array of 18th, 19th and 20th C. paintings, watercolors, drawings, lithographs & other fine art will be featured, including works by James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Birger Sandzen (2), George Sanders Bickerstaff (2), Francesco Vinea, Charles Francois Daubingy, F. Buttero, Francois Gall & many other noted artists. Sculpture includes a fine group of bronzes by such noted sculptors as Guillaume Coustou, Antoine Louis Barye, L. Steiner, Melvin C. Warren and Robert Summer; marble sculpture will also be offered, including a pair of finely sculpted neoclassical style 72” carrara marble torcheres.

Also featured are sets of porcelain, including a 63-piece set of Schuman porcelain “Dresden Flower” dinner service for 8 +, a set of 10 Pickard china floral decorated cabinet plates; crystal, including a fine 19th C. 40 pc. set of etched & gilded cranberry stemware, 2-24 pc. sets of Tiffin “Palais Versailles” stemware, a selection of Waterford “Lismore” stemware & examples from other fine manufacturers. Also, a group of Boehm porcelain sculptures including a pair of Mute Swans, Audubon Society Fairy Tern, Bluebird & Great Egret. Additionally offered will be lamps, mirrors, sconces, clocks, a 3 pc. bronze dore’ & Sevres porcelain clock suite, estate jewelry, including a Cartier diamond & 24. ct. sapphire ring, a magnificent David Webb cabochon sapphire & diamond necklace; Oriental rugs and much more.