Ahlers & Ogletree to present well-rounded auction Jan. 6-7
ATLANTA – Ahlers & Ogletree Auction Gallery is gearing up for its big annual Signature Estates Auction, a two-day affair planned for the weekend of Jan. 6 and 7, beginning at 10 a.m. Eastern time both days. In all, a little more than 1,000 lots will be auctioned to the highest bidder. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
Session 1, on Saturday, Jan. 6, will focus on American art, furniture, decorative arts, modern design and contemporary art. Session 2, the following day, will feature English and Continental artworks, period antique furniture, antique lighting and textiles, an important collection of black and white photography and fine pieces of sterling silver, from prominent estates and collections.
Highlights from Session 1 include an original oil painting signed by John Folinsbee (American, 1892-1972), titled River at New Hope, (above) included as no. 698 in the artist’s catalogue raisonne; a watercolor work signed by Pakistani artist Abdur Rahman Chughtai (1897-1975), from the private collection of the artist’s son; and a superb Reed & Barton sterling silver tea service in the Francis I pattern.
The collection of black and white photographs will include signed works by such luminaries as Robert Mapplethorpe, Joel-Peter Wiltkin, John Coplans, Jimmy de Sana and George Platt Lynes. Also sold will be original signed works by William Tolliver, original works by the Iraqi modernist Saadi Abbas Babely and original collage works by Portuguese artist Juliao Sarmento.
Session 1 will also feature a scarce set of “Black Shoulder” hand-painted French china (below) designed by Van Day Truex (American, 1904-1979) for Tiffany & Co., with all 103 pieces in the private stock set inscribed by Tiffany on the base, along with Atelier Le Talec marks (est. $10,000-$15,000); and two large sets of sterling flatware by Tiffany & Co. in the Chrysanthemum pattern.
The first day’s offerings will also include a pair of Cassina for Louis Vuitton limited-edition LC4 CP chaise lounges by Le Corbusier (Swiss-French, 1887-1965), Pierre Jeanneret (Swiss, 1896-1967) and Charlotte Perriand (French, 1903-1999), for Louis Vuitton’s 2014 Icones Collection, both with impressed marks to the base (est. $2,000-$4,000).
The artworks by Chughtai and Folinsbee are the auction’s expected top lots. The watercolor on paper by Chughtai, titled Poetic Expressions (below), 1940s, measures 24 ¼ inches by 19 ¼ inches and is unframed (est. $30,000-$50,000). The oil on canvas by Folinsbee was rendered in 1923 and is artist signed. It is 31 ½ inches by 37 ½ inches, framed, and is accompanied by a letter from the artist, addressed to the painting’s original buyer, Hugh Richardson (est. $25,000-$35,000).
The six original works by William Tolliver (American, 1951-2000) will include a late 20th- century oil on canvas titled Abstract Woman, artist signed, 50 inches by 38 ¼ inches framed (est. $8,000-$12,000).
Also selling will be an oil on canvas landscape with figures by Worthington Whittredge (American, 1820-1910), titled Campers in the Blue Ridge Mountains, artist signed, 34 inches by 44 ¾ inches in the frame and with great provenance (est. $15,000-$25,000). It comes with a letter of authentication from Gudmund Vigtel, former director of the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.
Additional artworks in the auction will include an oil on canvas signed by Belgian artist Emile Deckers (1885-1968), titled Five Algerian Boys, signed, dated (1957) and inscribed “Alger” lower left (est. $10,000-$20,000).
The nine-piece Reed & Barton sterling silver tea and coffee service in the Francis I pattern has an overall weight of 383.39 troy ounces and all pieces boast a gold wash interior and are hallmarked for Reed & Barton, with date codes (est. $20,000-$30,000).
Session 2 will be highlighted by an 18K yellow gold emerald and diamond necklace and pendant set; a bench-made replica of Chippendale’s violin cabinet; an early 18th century English William & Mary Japanned collector’s cabinet; and a fine tureen on stand by Copeland Spode, after the original Mecklenburg service that was commissioned for King George III and Queen Charlotte.
Also offered will be two significant works after Pietro Liberi’s Battle of the Fists (an engraving and a signed oil); and original signed works by Raoul Maucherat de Longpre, Fernand Toussaint, Quinquela Martin, Louis Vigee, Hendrik de Meijer, Harriet Frishmuth and Philip A. Immenraet.
For details contact Ahlers & Ogletree 404-869-2478 or firstname.lastname@example.org.