Fine and decorative arts sale achieves $1.5M for Heritage Auctions

This Chinese carved, lacquered and inlaid table cabinet, which led the auction at $45,000, sold to the winning bidder through LiveAuctioneers. Heritage Auctions image

 

DALLAS – A diverse collection of decorative items, many with an Asian motif, led the way at Heritage Auctions’ $1.5 million dollar Fine and Decorative Arts Auction June 10-12. Leading the auction was an ornate and intricate Chinese carved, lacquered and inlaid table cabinet that sold for an impressive $45,000 to a bidder utilizing the LiveAuctioneers bidding platform.

Two other Asian-inspired pieces joined the table cabinet as high value lots: A large Chinese carved coral figural group sold for $27,500 and a fine pair of Mintons partial gilt pate-sur-pate porcelain moon flask vases (below) realized $25,000.

 

Mintons partial gilt pate-sur-pate porcelain moon flask vases, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, circa 1873-1891. Price realized: $25,000. Heritage Auctions image

 

Two oil paintings also exceeded expectations: Louisa McElwain’s dramatic Silver Rain, hammered for $30,000, and Mihail Chemiakin’s Carnival at St. Peter’s, 1979-1988, sold for $20,000.

 

Louisa McElwain (American, 1953-2013), ‘Silver Rain,’ oil on canvas. Price realized: $30,000. Heritage Auctions image

 

A beautiful and creative bronze by Salvador Dalí, Le profil du Temps, 1984, sold for $18,750, while an intricate Chinese carved rosewood horseshoe chair from the Property of a Lady of Title Collection garnered $17,500