The auction will begin Saturday at 11 a.m. Eastern. Expected to sell for between $60,000-$90,000 is a unique Steinway & Sons baby grand piano, which has a custom Italian art case adorned with Venetian-style carvings, gilt and hand-painting. This “B” model Steinway was crafted in the 20th century.
A mid-19th-century French Renaissance Revival carved walnut bookcase inlaid with mahogany and satinwood stands 12 feet 4 inches high and is nearly 11 feet wide. The base cabinet has a central relief carved panel depicting science and the arts, flanked by maiden figures on a stepped base. This monumental piece has a $35,000-$60,000 estimate.
Another big item is a custom-made exact replica of a Wells Fargo stagecoach, which carries a $35,000-$60,000 estimate.
Also listed to sell on the first day of the auction is a 19th-century Louis XV-style dore’ bronze mounted tantalus set with four decanters and 16 cordial glasses. The set has a $5,000-$10,000 estimate.
Heading the list on Sunday’s session, which begins at 12:30 p.m. Eastern, is a carved white marble fountain standing 17 feet tall. This two-tier fountain features a bulbous urn with lion masks spewing water on a relief carved bowl bordered by lion mask shaped spouts supported by four girls standing on a massive relief carved basin supported in turn by an octagonal pedestal flanked by reclining full-size figures of Neptune and maidens. The estimate is $50,000-$75,000.
Fine art in the sale will include an early 20th-century Rockport dock scene by Emile Gruppe (American, 1896-1978). The 30- by 25-inch oil on canvas has a $10,000-$15,000 estimate.
For details call 770-457-1903.
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