Leslie Hindman’s auction of O’Hara Gallery antiques tops $1.5M

A Chinese carved hardwood opium bed with inset marble panels. Sold for $53,680. Image courtesy Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

A Chinese carved hardwood opium bed with inset marble panels. Sold for $53,680. Image courtesy Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

CHICAGO – Proving once again that global demand for the best and most unique property is as strong as ever, the Jan. 22-24 sale of property from O’Hara’s Gallery realized $1,539,060 at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. The extraordinary results of the sale were largely due to strong online activity through LiveAuctioneers.com, with an average of nearly 800 bidders each day.

The highlight of the sale was a Chinese carved hardwood opium bed with inset marble panels that sold to a bidder in Hong Kong for $53,680 after much competitive bidding. Fine European furniture also realized exceptional prices. A suite of French giltwood parlor furniture decorated with Vernis Martin lacquer work sold for $23,180, and an impressive pair of Empire gilt bronze 36-light chandeliers brought $21,960.

Prices throughout the sale were outstanding for Sèvres-style porcelain and Continental champlevé items, many of which doubled and tripled their estimates. A pair of gilt bronze mounted cobalt urns brought $10,370; and a French champlevé and porcelain mounted mantel clock brought $9,300.

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ next sale of Fine Furniture and Decorative Arts takes place Feb. 12-14. That auction will include additional items consigned by O’Hara’s Gallery. For more information, call 312-280-1212.

About Leslie Hindman Auctioneers:

For three decades, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers has been an industry leader combining recognition as one of the nation’s foremost fine art auctioneers with a global base of buyers. Founded in 1982, sold to Sotheby’s in 1997, and reopened in 2003, Leslie Hindman has remained a constant force behind high-profile auctions of everything from contemporary paintings and fine jewelry to French furniture and rare books and manuscripts, and always achieves the highest prices while maintaining the highest levels of integrity and customer service.

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


A Chinese carved hardwood opium bed with inset marble panels. Sold for $53,680. Image courtesy Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

A Chinese carved hardwood opium bed with inset marble panels. Sold for $53,680. Image courtesy Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

A suite of French giltwood parlor furniture decorated with Vernis Martin lacquer work. Sold for $23,180. Image courtesy Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

A suite of French giltwood parlor furniture decorated with Vernis Martin lacquer work. Sold for $23,180. Image courtesy Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

A pair of gilt bronze mounted cobalt urns. Sold for $10,370. Image courtesy Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

A pair of gilt bronze mounted cobalt urns. Sold for $10,370. Image courtesy Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

An Empire-style gilt and patinated bronze center table. Sold for $13,420. Image courtesy Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

An Empire-style gilt and patinated bronze center table. Sold for $13,420. Image courtesy Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.