A tale of two mansions comes to life at Leslie Hindman’s July 12-13 auction

Tiffany Studios Favrile glass and bronze curtain-border lamp shade, 1899-1920, the broad domical shade composed of geometric glass tiles in heavily mottled pale olive-green and opalescent glass, above a lower border of vertical rectangular sections in striated crimson and golden-amber opalescent ice-textured glass; shade impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 1575. Diameter of interior 24 7/8 inches. Estimate $30,000 to $50,000. Image courtesy Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

Tiffany Studios Favrile glass and bronze curtain-border lamp shade, 1899-1920, the broad domical shade composed of geometric glass tiles in heavily mottled pale olive-green and opalescent glass, above a lower border of vertical rectangular sections in striated crimson and golden-amber opalescent ice-textured glass; shade impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 1575. Diameter of interior 24 7/8 inches. Estimate $30,000 to $50,000. Image courtesy Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

CHICAGO – Leslie Hindman Auctioneers will conduct a sale of 804 lots of fine furniture and decorative arts July 12 and 13, 2009, featuring property from a historic Ohio house and from Chicago’s Wood-Maxey-Boyd house. Internet live bidding will be available through www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

Both homes whose contents are included in Hindman’s sale are located in once-prestigious neighborhoods, and the furniture and decorative arts offered in the auction define their original grandeur.

Property of Wood-Maxey-Boyd house comes from the estate of Alva B. Maxey-Boyd. Both she and her husband, Chicago attorney Charles W. Boyd, had a great interest in architecture. In 1948 they purchased the historic Wood House, a Queen Anne mansion built in 1885.

The home, built along South Prairie Avenue, evaded mid-century urban renewal and demolition thanks to Mr. Boyd’s legal expertise and dedication to preservation. In 2003, after years of restoration and a passionate speech by Mrs. Maxey-Boyd, the Commission of Chicago Landmarks designated the Wood-Maxey-Boyd house a city landmark.

Property from the estate includes six lots of distinguished American furniture and glass, among them a Tiffany curtain border lampshade estimated at $30,000-$50,000.

Highlights from the historic Ohio home include a Continental marquetry bureau mazarin, raised on tapering octagonal legs with animal and floral inlays throughout, a Sévres-style gilt metal mounted urn on stand, and an American walnut breakfront bookcase with carved owl decoration.

Property from both collections, along with other fine furniture and decorative arts,
silver, Asian works of art, ethnographic art, and rugs will be on exhibit for preview
from Wednesday, July 8 though Saturday, July 11 at 1338 West Lake Street.

To enquire about any lot in the auction, contact Leslie Hindman or Mike Intihar at 312-280-1212 or email mike@lesliehindman.com. View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet on both auction days at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

About Leslie Hindman Auctioneers:

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ 30 years of experience and expertise has earned the auction house an international reputation for achieving record prices. The firm specializes in post-war and contemporary art; Old Masters; 19th- and 20th-century American and European paintings, prints, drawings, and sculpture; furniture and decorative arts; fine jewelry and timepieces; vintage couture and accessories; and fine books and manuscripts. Visit Leslie Hindman Auctioneers online at www.lesliehindman.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Continental marquetry bureau mazarin, the superstructure fitted with six drawers, the case with an additional seven drawers and a door, raised on tapering octagonal legs, the whole with animal and floral inlays throughout. Height 42 1/2 x width 57 x depth 25 3/4 inches. Estimate $2,000 to $4,000. Image courtesy Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

Continental marquetry bureau mazarin, the superstructure fitted with six drawers, the case with an additional seven drawers and a door, raised on tapering octagonal legs, the whole with animal and floral inlays throughout. Height 42 1/2 x width 57 x depth 25 3/4 inches. Estimate $2,000 to $4,000. Image courtesy Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

Argy-Rousseau pate-de-verre vase, Jeunesse, circa 1932, of flattened form, each side decorated with a medallion centered with a female nude, signed G. Argy-Rousseau, impressed France to base. Height 5 3/4 inches. Estimate $15,000 to $25,000. Image courtesy Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

Argy-Rousseau pate-de-verre vase, Jeunesse, circa 1932, of flattened form, each side decorated with a medallion centered with a female nude, signed G. Argy-Rousseau, impressed France to base. Height 5 3/4 inches. Estimate $15,000 to $25,000. Image courtesy Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

American sterling silver pitcher, G. W. Stewart, Lexington, Ky., the lid with leaf and tassel finial, the body having an engraved crest within a rococo cartouche, stamped GW Stewart, Lex Ky; approximate weight 33.08 troy oz. Height 8 3/4 inches. Estimate $5,000 to $7,000. Image courtesy Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

American sterling silver pitcher, G. W. Stewart, Lexington, Ky., the lid with leaf and tassel finial, the body having an engraved crest within a rococo cartouche, stamped GW Stewart, Lex Ky; approximate weight 33.08 troy oz. Height 8 3/4 inches. Estimate $5,000 to $7,000. Image courtesy Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

Senneh rug having wide border with navy reserve with interspersed boteh and flowering urns throughout, the interior with a deep orange field around the central diamond form field with ivory reserve with boteh, or paisley, pattern throughout in multiple colors. Approximately 22 feet 3 inches x 13 feet 2 inches. Estimate $10,000 to $15,000. Image courtesy Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

Senneh rug having wide border with navy reserve with interspersed boteh and flowering urns throughout, the interior with a deep orange field around the central diamond form field with ivory reserve with boteh, or paisley, pattern throughout in multiple colors. Approximately 22 feet 3 inches x 13 feet 2 inches. Estimate $10,000 to $15,000. Image courtesy Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.