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.
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.
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