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Houston, TX, United States
DoneSat, Jun 10, 2006 4:00 PM GMT

Two-Day Fine Estate Auction

This auction will feature a truly fine & extensive group of collector items. Included will be property from a well-known Houston, TX estate, together with an comprehensive collection of carved ivory figures & groups ordered sold by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas (Case #06-30600-HI7).

Included will be outstanding examples of furniture, including a unique faux malachite decorated French style bureau bookcase, a superb Louis XV style marble top salon table, c. 1860-80; an elegant Louis XV style silk upholstered sofa; & a good pair of Empire style faux leopard skin upholstered armchairs, c. 1880; several large 19th C. French gilt framed mirrors; a superb bronze dore’ & Baccarat quality chandelier & pair of bronze dore’ & crystal wall sconces are also included from the Houston estate.

An excellent array of fine art will also be featured, including 3 works by the late Texas artist Dorothy Hood, 2 early works by Louisiana artist George Rodrigue & a work by California artist Roi Clarkson Coleman .

The extensive ivory collection includes a large 60" intricately carved tusk on stand; a ¾ lifesize ivory & bone sculpture of a beauty, a large carved Chinese replica of the 9 Dragons Wall; a well-carved 50" 3-tier pagoda; a large exceptionally detailed 40" figural plateau; a selection of netsukes & many figures & groups; together with a lapis & carnelian detailed elephant of extraordinary size; & a finely carved jade screen set in a 36" pierce-carved stand.

An outstanding selection of art objects - china, crystal, porcelains, sculpture, lamps, clocks & suites; a gilded Sheffield plate epergne; a fine KPM plaque signed Wagner; a 5-pc. 9 KT. gold & diamond vanity set; a fine set of 15 Royal Bavarian cabinet plates, an exceptional French crystal & bronze dore’ lyre form table clock; & an impressive pair of Baccarat & bronze urns are some of the extraordinary pieces in this sale, together with a special selection of estate jewelry, Oriental rugs & much more.