The first day of the sale showcased a diverse array of decorative arts items to which bidders responded with great enthusiasm, with frontrunners including antique clocks, oil paintings, satsuma, and a large collection of Austrian bronzes. Presented with estimates of $1,000-$2,000, lot 451, a matched pair of white marble and dore bronze satyr sconces circa 1900 soared to a final selling price of $12,000. Lot 85, a 19th century cobalt blue porcelain and dore bronze French lyre clock with crystal dial sold for $8,100, and likewise, lot 89, a red marble and dore bronze French mantle clock signed by Andre Boisseau “Le Crepuscule” also brought a hefty $8,100.
Other highlights include a unique Renaissance-style bronze inkwell, circa 1900, selling for $6,000 (lot 213), an Asian pottery statue circa 1900 selling for $7,000 (lot 351) and a pair of hand painted porcelain lamps signed ”F. Holz” circa 1880 selling for $7,500 (lot 398).
Friday’s strong sales continued well into the afternoon, culminating with the fine arts category and the presentation of lot 508, a signed oil painting by California artist Edgar Alwin Payne titled Waterfront Sotto Marina. The painting roused fervent competition, with 21 aggressive bidders – most of who were from the west coast – contending for the prize work of the California native. With estimates of only $3,000-$5,000, the painting shattered expectations as it climbed to a final winning bid of $84,000, achieving the auction’s highest selling price.
Lot 497, a beautiful signed oil painting by New York artist Ivan Gregorewitch Olinsky continued to surpass estimates with a final selling price of $20,000 along with lot 526, an abstract piece by artist Helen Franken Thaler which brought $17,000. Other highlights include an oil painting by New York artist John Koch which brought $8,700 (lot 500) and an oil painting by Spanish artist Jose Rico Y Cejudo which sold to a bidder in Spain for $8,400 (lot 496).
Day two of the sale was met with continued success and featured antique and mid-century furniture and lighting including a selection of highly sought after Jansen and Phillip Lloyd Powell pieces. Among these, a stamped and numbered Jansen regency style ebonized and gilt decorated server circa 1940 realized $18,000 against a presale estimate of $4,000-$6,000 (lot 647). Lot 793, a Phillip Lloyd Powell walnut chest of drawers sold for $9,000, and lot 796, a Phillip Lloyd Powell sculptural walnut lounge chair with shaped back and arms achieved $6,000. Other highlights include a nineteenth century F. Conchon Fabricant Geneve cylinder music box that brought $9,000 (lot 1058) and a pair of Italian mid-century modern lounge chairs having upholstered back and arms supported on bronze and wood frame that also brought $9,000 (lot 816).
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