NEW YORK – Auctions at Showplace continues the Winter 2022 auction season with an exciting grouping of 280 lots from New York City metropolitan area estates on February 6. The sale includes fine art, jewelry and silver along with a collection of James Mont furniture from an Upper East Side residence furnished by Mont. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
The James Mont section opens with an Asian Mid-century Modern ebonized long chest of drawers with peach lacquer elements in the Chinese taste, estimated at $3,000-$5,000. Also featured are a pair of 1960s James Mont peach lacquered bedside dresser tables, with a central drawer over a pair of cupboard doors, as well as a vintage button-tufted 1960s James Mont club chair with navy velvet upholstery. It is followed by a stunning James Mont ebonized and parcel gilt wall-mounted vanity table, branded ‘James Mont Design’ in the interior of the drawer. Also of note is a 1960s James Mont tall-back button-tufted slipper chair upholstered in black velour.
Featured Asian arts include a pair of late 19th-century Chinese porcelain famille verte lidded jars, depicting court officials at leisure, decorated with handles in forms of bats. The pair carries an estimate of $2,000-$4,000.
Fine art highlights include Plate 1 from Album 19, a 1961 abstract color lithograph by Joan Miro numbered 30 from an edition of 75, estimated at $2,000-$4,000. Also of note are works by Ethel Magafan, Jenne Magafan, and Arnold Geissbuhler.
The February 6 auction will feature an extensive collection of fine jewelry and luxury goods including pieces by Tiffany and Cartier. Highlights include a modern palladium diamond heart brooch set with 22 diamonds, approximately two carats in all, estimated at $2,000-$3,000. Also featured are an Art deco handcrafted mixed-cut platinum diamond filigree eternity ring set with 18 graduating cushion and baguette-cut diamonds; a pair of vintage 18K yellow gold diamond and white enamel clip earrings, pave set with 34 round brilliant-cut diamonds; and a vintage 1970s 14K yellow gold ruby and diamond ring, set with three mixed-cut oval rubies.
Silver seekers will find a Royal Danish International sterling silver flatware service for 12 and als0 a set of four Georgian sterling silver candlesticks shaped like Corinthian columns; this last is estimated at $2,000-$3,000.
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