Edgy Paul Evans sideboard rose to the top at Roland sale

Paul Evans Cityscape sideboard, $50,000

Paul Evans Cityscape sideboard, $50,000

GLEN COVE, N.Y. – Roland Auctions hosted its final auction of the summer season on September 10. Coming out on top were a Mid-century Modern Paul Evans wall-mounted sideboard and a gilt framed Chinese scroll, as well as a Renoir lithograph.

The Paul Evans Cityscape Mid-century Modern sideboard was estimated at $6,500-$8,000 and ultimately climbed to $50,000. The sculptural two-door, wall-mounted sideboard had brass and walnut juxtaposed dimensional elements and a black lacquer top. Each door folded open, and both interior door panels were marked “PE-380.”

Gilt-framed Chinese scroll, $22,500

Gilt-framed Chinese scroll, $22,500

The gilt framed Chinese scroll was an ink and color on paper depicting men on horses. Estimated at $800-$1,200, it quickly shot up to $22,500.

Pair of Chinese polychrome porcelain vases, $6,875

Pair of Chinese polychrome porcelain vases, $6,875

Other Asian pieces of note included two Chinese polychrome porcelain vases, each with scenic decoration and on painted bases, which sold together for $6,875.

Ker-Xavier Roussel, ‘Baigneuses (Bathers),’ $20,000

Ker-Xavier Roussel, ‘Baigneuses (Bathers),’ $20,000

Fine art lots that sold well included a Ker-Xavier Roussel (French, 1867-1944) Impressionist oil on canvas titled Baigneuses (Bathers). Dating to circa 1906-1907, it portrayed nudes in a river landscape setting and realized $20,000.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, ‘Le Chapeau Epingle (Pinning the Hat),’ $5,937

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, ‘Le Chapeau Epingle (Pinning the Hat),’ $5,937

Also, an Elbridge Ayer Burbank (American, 1858-1949) signed and dated oil on board from 1896, titled Girl with Candle, earned $7,500, while a Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919) original lithograph from 1897, Le Chapeau Epingle (Pinning the Hat), from the edition of 100 printed in black (there is also an edition of 50 printed in sanguine and 50 printed in brown), attained $5,937.

Buccellati sterling silver centerpiece, $7,500

Buccellati sterling silver centerpiece, $7,500

Among the silver selections the top seller was a Buccellati sterling silver centerpiece comprising two shell-form dishes centered with dolphin-form handles, weighing 56 troy ounces and marked to base “Sterling 925.” It sold for $7,500. Also worthy of mention is a signed Kathe Kollwitz (German, 1867-1945) bronze titled Die Klage, which sold for an identical sum.

 

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