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The selection of antique furniture is highlighted by a pair of 18th century Louis XV painted cherubs on pedestals (est. $40,000-$60,000) and a Louis XV provincial carved fruitwood commode ($3,000-$4,000). In addition Abell is offering a pair of Italian Baroque gilt wood torcheres; Tuscan walnut consoles, chests and tables; a Georgian japanned lacquered chest of drawers; a mahogany serpentine chest; an Irish painted leather boot chest; and much more.
Joseph Leyendecker’s Easter (est. $20,000-$30,000) is the star of Abell’s American paintings. The original illustration for the March 23, 1918 cover of The Saturday Evening Post was discovered in a Beverly Hills estate. Other quality works include William Trost Richards’ The Coast of Cornwall ($20,000-$30,000) and Frank Coburn’s Pershing Square, Los Angeles ($18,000-$25,000). In addition, works by Elmer Wachtel, Thaddeus Welch, Herman Fueschel, Frank Henry Sharpleigh, William Keith, Guy Wiggins, and Millard Sheets will be sold.
The highlights of European Fine Art include Maurice Vlaminck’s La pecheur ($50,000-$70,000) and Jan Bogaerts’ Still Life, one of the artist’s largest works to be sold in years ($18,000-$25,000). Pablo Picasso’s etchings Sueno y mentira de Franco [2 works] ($8,000-$12,000) will draw international attention, as should lithographs by Marc Chagall, Robert Motherwell, Alexander Calder, John Baldessari, Ellen Gallagher and many more.
In addition Abell is pleased to offer pieces from the estate of David Wolper, the producer of Roots. These items include bronze sculptures inscribed by Joan Miro, Jacques Lipchitz (2), Pierre Auguste Renoir and a tapestry after Fernand Leger.
Fine silver includes an Edwardian 29-piece gilt silver and pink enamel man’s dresser set ($15,000-$20,000) and an Edwardian gilt silver 23-piece dresser set ($7,000-$10,000), each in a fitted cabinet; a George IV gilt silver wine cooler; and a Victorian silver ewer. Flatware services include Reed & Barton Lily, Allan Adler Modern Georgian, and Russian and Victorian flatware. Jewelry includes an18-karat gold and diamond pendant [2.07 carats, E-F, SI1] ($10,000-$15,000); a diamond and platinum line bracelet; and a fine collection of brooches, cocktail rings and earrings.
Other quality offerings include an American leaded glass cupola in the manner of Tiffany measuring 10 feet in diameter ($10,000-$15,000), a collection of Vienna bronzes, a Regency tortoise tea caddy, a Venetian gilt cranberry glass table service, Chinese and Continental ivories, a variety of clocks, carpets, a Chinese four-panel porcelain screen ($6,000-$8,000), a Chinese carved altar table, armchairs and a room divider, and Chinese carved coral figures and urn.
Previews are from Wednesday, March 14, through Saturday, March 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For a complete, fully illustrated catalog visit Abell’s website at www.abell.com. For any further information contact Joe Baratta at 800-404-2235.
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