GLEN COVE, N.Y – Roland Auctions‘ April 1 Multi-Estates Auction turned out to be its most successful auction of the year thus far, with the strongest sellers in the categories of jewelry, decorative art, fine art and silver. The house sold slightly more than 80% of the lots to post an overall total of $394,000.
The two top lots of the day were a set of 12 Chinese paintings in colored inks on paper, mounted in a fold-out book, which was estimated at $800-$1,200 but achieved the staggering sum of $50,000; and a GIA-certified 3.34-carat marquise diamond in a platinum ring setting, which was estimated at $20,000-$30,000 and went for $34,375. Coincidentally, both of those lots sold to a private buyer in the room.
Another jewelry lot that sold well was a diamond necklace designed as a line of circular cut diamonds centering on a marquise cut diamond of 1.4 carats and F color, which realized $11,875. Also, a David Webb 18K gold and Mabe pearl ring earned $3,750.
Antique furniture also performed admirably at the April 1 auction, with an 18th-century American Chippendale mahogany and marble table, modestly estimated at $800-$1,200, commanding $18,750. The table had an inset top over shell-accented cabriole legs on claw and ball feet.
Decorative items that triumphed included a large Neoclassical-style gilt bronze chandelier with a ribbon motif standard above laurel leaf and berry garland swags between pendant lights, overall with rows of pendant prisms. It rose above its estimate and settled at $5,000.
Also, an English late Georgian shell-inlaid tea caddy of sarcophagus form, with floral details and interior compartments and raised on carved bun feet, sold for $2,375.
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