Antiques & Modern Auction Gallery presents Ben Austrian painting July 29

Ben Austrian

Framed oil on canvas painting by American artist Ben Austrian (1870-1921), dated 1906. Estimate: $8,000-$12,000. Antiques & Modern Auction Gallery image

 

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – A pair of Chan side tables by Philip and Kelvin Laverne and a 1906 oil on canvas painting by American artist Ben Austrian (1870-1921) will be part of Antiques & Modern Auction Gallery’s next auction on Saturday, July 29, at 1 p.m. Eastern. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

With more than 300 lots, the sale is being billed as a fine artwork, porcelain, glass and Chinese works auction. “We have a great mix of high-end artwork pieces by noted, listed artists, Murano art glass, Chinese works and estate jewelry,” said Scott Cieckiewicz of Antiques & Modern Auction Gallery. “We have always loved mid-century modern furniture, and the Laverne side tables are a superb example.”

Lot 4 is the pair of Chan side tables (below) by the renowned father-and-son furniture design team of Philip Laverne (1907-1987) and Kelvin Laverne (b. 1937). The hexagonal form tables depict a continuous figural courtyard scene and are composed of etched and enameled metal on wood. They should gavel for $10,000-$12,000.

 

Ben Austrian

Pair of hexagonal form ‘Chan’ side tables by the father-and-son furniture design team of Philip and Kelvin Laverne. Estimate: $10,000-$12,000. Antiques & Modern Auction Gallery image

 

The oil painting by Ben Austrian depicts a Jack Russell terrier dog seated alongside a chick and is titled Shame on You (top). The framed work, 31 1/2 inch by 25 1/2 inches, should bring $8,000-$12,000.

Beautiful Chinese porcelain pieces will feature a 19th century blue and white vase (below) of flattened hexagonal form with painted landscape and dragon scenes and calligraphy marks applied to the underside (est. $1,200-$1,800); and a famille rose vase having floral sprays over a gray ground and landscape scenes with pagodas to the center plaque, 21 inches in height (est. $800-$1,200).

 

Ben Austrian

Chinese porcelain 19th-century blue and white vase with painted landscape and dragon scenes. Estimate: $1,200-$1,800. Antiques & Modern Auction Gallery image

 

One of the paintings in the sale could well end up being the top-selling lot. It is an oil on canvas by Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937), the first African-American painter to gain international acclaim, although he lived most of his adult life in Paris. The work in the sale, done circa 1903, is titled The Stairwell, Granada and is artist signed. It’s expected to command $20,000-$40,000.

 

Ben Austrian

Oil on canvas by Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937), done circa 1903 and titled ‘The Stairwell, Granada,’ artist signed. Estimate: $20,000-$4,000. Antiques & Modern Auction Gallery image

 

An oil on canvas painting by another renowned American painter, William Merrit Chase (1849-1916), executed around 1900 and titled Cabin on the Dunes, Long Island, signed lower left, has an estimate of $8,000-$12,000; while an untitled oil on canvas painting by the Russian-American artist Alexander Liberman (1912-1999), signed and dated 1963, should finish at $3,500-$5,000.

Headlining the Murano (Italy) art glass category are two creations by Dino Martens (1894-1970) for Aureliano Toso. One is a Mestizia art glass vase, internally decorated with filigree (est. $1,600-$1,800); the other is an Oriente art glass vase, opaque polychrome internally decorated glass with pinwheel and murine patch glass (est. $3,500-$4,000). Both were made early 1950s.

 

Ben Austrian

Murano Oriente art glass vase by Dino Martens (1894-1970) for Aureliano Toso, opaque polychrome internally decorated. Estimate: $3,500-$4,000. Antiques & Modern Auction Gallery image

 

Superstar lots of the fine estate jewelry category promise to be a platinum ring centered by a 7.45-carat European-cut center stone, graded SI-1 for clarity and O-P for color (est. $20,000-$40,000); and a lovely platinum Art Deco brooch having an estimated 11.27 total carat diamond weight, with most of the diamonds VS in clarity and G-I in color (est. $2,500-$3,000).

For details contact Antiques & Modern Auction Gallery at 561-318-1834 or info@antiquesmodern.com.