Big is beautiful at Great Gatsby’s fine estates auction Feb. 19

Late 19th-century French Egyptian Revival figural terracotta clock featuring a standing figure of Cleopatra flanked by tigers, 30 inches high x 27 inches long x 7 inches deep. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500. Image courtesy of Great Gatsby’s.

Late 19th-century French Egyptian Revival figural terracotta clock featuring a standing figure of Cleopatra flanked by tigers, 30 inches high x 27 inches long x 7 inches deep. Estimate: $3,000-$4,500. Image courtesy of Great Gatsby’s.

ATLANTA – Outstanding estates and fine private collections from around the world are the sources of Great Gatsby’s auction Saturday, Feb. 19. Bidding for the nearly 500 lots will get under way at 11 a.m. Eastern, with LiveAuctioneers providing the live Internet bidding.

The auction has many highlights, large and small, but mostly large in keeping with Great Gatsby’s grand style.

Timely with current headlines, a late 19th-century French Egyptian Revival figural clock depicting Cleopatra surrounded by tigers, all in terracotta, has a $3,000-$4,500 estimate. The clock measures 30 inches high x 27 inches long and 7 inches deep. The base features relief carved Egyptian figures.

Furniture ranges from a towering 19th-century American quartersawn golden oak huntboard attributed to Alexander Roux and estimated at $10,000-$15,000 to a fine 19th-century asymmetrical, lacquer-decorated English bamboo étagère estimated at $3,000-$6,000. The latter bears an ivory tag marked, “Harrod’s Stores Ltd., Oriental Dept., London S.W.” An oversized 19th-century Italian Renaissance Revival pierce-carved walnut tall-back settee, 61inches high by 77 inches wide, is estimated at $3,000-$5,000.

A finely detailed late 19th-century Italian carrara marble sculpture of a young boy wrapped in a sheepskin, 33 inches high by 18 inches wide carries an $8,000-$15,000 estimate.

Paintings includes a 19th-century oil on canvas titled Monkey Thief in the Barn, signed D. (David) Col & Henry Schouten, en verso signed and dated 1896. The painting, which measures 28 inches high by 40 inches wide, has a $10,000-$15,000 estimate.

For details visit the website www.greatgatsbys.com or call 770-457-1903.

 

 

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Early 20th-century English majolica vase with handles in the form of cherubs, 23 inches high. Estimate: $1,200-$2,500. Image courtesy of Great Gatsby’s.

Early 20th-century English majolica vase with handles in the form of cherubs, 23 inches high. Estimate: $1,200-$2,500. Image courtesy of Great Gatsby’s.

Pair of monumental carved limestone Art Deco eagles, after the originals mounted on the Federal Reserve Building, Chicago, each 96 inches high x 75 inches wide x 45 inches deep. Estimate: $20,000-$30,000. Image courtesy of Great Gatsby’s.

Pair of monumental carved limestone Art Deco eagles, after the originals mounted on the Federal Reserve Building, Chicago, each 96 inches high x 75 inches wide x 45 inches deep. Estimate: $20,000-$30,000. Image courtesy of Great Gatsby’s.

1974 Jaguar XKE V-12 roadster, four-speed, odometer showing 81,570 miles, Estimate: $35,000-$50,000. Image courtesy of Great Gatsby’s.

1974 Jaguar XKE V-12 roadster, four-speed, odometer showing 81,570 miles, Estimate: $35,000-$50,000. Image courtesy of Great Gatsby’s.

Three-piece grouping of finely crafted of elk antlers, the table with solid oak top, the chairs with cushions of elk fur and suede. Estimate: $5,000-$8,000. Image courtesy of Great Gatsby’s.

Three-piece grouping of finely crafted of elk antlers, the table with solid oak top, the chairs with cushions of elk fur and suede. Estimate: $5,000-$8,000. Image courtesy of Great Gatsby’s.