Big things expected at Great Gatsby’s auction Oct. 10-11

This carved marble fountain stands 17 feet high and approximately 23 feet in diameter. It has a $50,000-$75,000 estimate. Image courtesy Great Gatsby's Antiques & Auctions.

This carved marble fountain stands 17 feet high and approximately 23 feet in diameter. It has a $50,000-$75,000 estimate. Image courtesy Great Gatsby’s Antiques & Auctions.

ATLANTA – The contents of a 52-room estate home in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., and the 20-year collection of a South Carolina antique dealer contain highlights of Great Gatsby’s Fine Antiques’ auction Oct. 10-11. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

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.

View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet during the sale at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

Click here to view Great Gatsby’s Antiques and Auctions’ complete catalog.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


A signed Emil Gruppe painting has a $10,000-$15,000 estimate. Image courtesy Great Gatsby's Antiques & Auctions.

A signed Emil Gruppe painting has a $10,000-$15,000 estimate. Image courtesy Great Gatsby’s Antiques & Auctions.


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The class and bronze case of this Louis XV-style tantalus set measures 13 by 18 by 15 inches. Image courtesy Great Gatsby’s Antiques & Auctions.


Any Steinway & Sons piano is special, but this

Any Steinway & Sons piano is special, but this