BMW Z3 on pace to lead Sterling Associates sale Sept. 12  

1999 BMW Z3 M Dinan convertible, 3.2 liters, silver with black interior, excellent condition, 45,000 miles. Est. $15,000-$20,000. Sterling Associates Inc. image

NORWOOD, N.J. – Sterling Associates is known for its eclectic auctions of fine art, furniture, lighting and other quality collectibles sourced from palatial country estates and stylish city residences in the New York metro region. An integral part of Bergen County, New Jersey’s arts community for two generations, Sterling’s online-only sales are unique in that all goods may be previewed ahead of time at the company’s physical premises in Norwood. On Sept. 12, the Sterling team will host a diverse 213-lot auction of fine art, jewelry and luxury wristwatches; furniture, lighting, European bronzes and other desirable estate goods. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

A head-turning 1999 BMW Z3 M Dinan convertible (above) with a 3.2-liter engine will show off its excellent condition and shiny finish as it rolls across the auction block. Silver with black interior, the car has only 45,000 miles on its odometer and been fastidiously maintained by a New Jersey owner. It comes to auction with a modest opening bid of $8,000 and an anticipated selling price of $15,000-$20,000.

An excellent selection of men’s luxury timepieces features many of the most sought-after brands. A Breguet marine automatic wristwatch, chronograph 483 (below), is housed in a platinum case with and 18K white gold clasp. This handsome example is expected to make $8,000-$12,000. An elegant 18K gold Vacheron Constantin Geneve dress watch has a large round face and Roman numerals. Its estimate is $4,000-$6,000. Other top entries include a Tag Heuer Formula 1 black-dial diamond chronograph watch, $2,000-$3,000; and an Ebel 1911 La Carree Swiss automatic watch, $800-$1,200.

Men’s Breguet marine wristwatch, platinum case with 18K white gold clasp, automatic, chronograph 483. Est. $8,000-$12,000. Sterling Associates Inc. image

Also ticking with great precision, an antique bird’s-eye maple tall-case grandfather clock was made by David Rowland of Aberystwyth, Wales. With its tasteful decoration and pleasing symmetry, this clock would make a handsome addition to any home and is estimated at $3,000-$4,000.

Antique tall-case clock made by David Rowland of Aberystwyth, Wales. Est. $3,000-$4,000. Sterling Associates Inc. image

Some especially beautiful decorative art has been chosen for this sale. An eight-day Henry Capt antique French porcelain-panel carriage clock will be offered with its original leather fitted travel box, key and Vitale & Vitale (retailer) books. Estimate: $3,000-$5,000.

Henry Capt antique French porcelain-panel carriage clock, eight-day movement. Comes with original travel box, key and Vitale & Vitale (retailer) books. Est. $3,000-$5,000. Sterling Associates Inc. image

An Albert-Ernest Carrier Belleuse (French, 1824-1887) bronze, 40 inches high and titled Neapolitan Dancer with Tambourine, was converted to a table lamp, a practice favored by fashionable Victorians. It comes to auction with a $3,000-$5,000 estimate.

Albert-Ernest Carrier Belleuse (French, 1824-1887) bronze, converted to a table lamp, 40in. high. Est. $3,000-$5,000. Sterling Associates Inc. image

Both American and English-made silver adds shine to the decorative-art mix. A collection of seven antique and vintage salt cellars includes two from Tiffany & Co., estimate $200-$300. A Gorham sterling silver flatware service for 10, weighing 1905 grams and presented in a felt-lined storage box, could reach $600-$800; while a “Marie Antoinette” round tray by the same manufacturer might land in the $800-$1,200 range.

Antique and vintage lighting is one of Sterling Associates’ longtime specialties. Bidders will have many options available to them, with high-quality productions from both the 19th and 20th centuries. A 19th-century patinated and gilt-metal gasolier [gaslight chandelier] with six arms will aim for a $2,000-$3,000 estimate.

19th century patinated and gilt-metal gasolier [gaslight chandelier], six arms. Est. $2,000-$3,000. Sterling Associates Inc. image

From a later era, a pair of 71-inch Art Deco floor lamps with cut-to-clear opaline glass inserts and green onyx detail on mixed-metal bodies could reach $700-$900.

Pair of Art Deco floor lamps, cut-to-clear opaline glass inserts, green onyx detail, mixed-metal bodies, each 71in. high. Est. $700-$900 pair. Sterling Associates Inc. image

A near-complete set of eight framed-under-glass Erte (Russian/French, 1892-1990) lithographs from the Scheherazade Suite I & II comes with a certificate naming each piece. The lithographs are individually signed and numbered “10/300.” Among the titles represented in the selection are Harem, Beauty of Baghdad, Pearl of the Orient and Calyph’s Favorite. This low-numbered set is offered with a $3,000-$5,000 estimate.

Erte framed eight-piece lithograph set, ‘Scheherazade Suite I & II, near complete. Each lithograph is pencil-signed, numbered 10/300. Est. $3,000-$5,000. Sterling Associates Inc. image

Sterling Associates’ Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 Fall Estate & Fine Art Auction will begin at 11 a.m. Eastern Time. Sterling Associates Inc. is a full-service brick-and-mortar auction house. The company’s “hybrid” auctions are conducted online, just like a live auction, but without a live audience in attendance.

For more information on any item call 201-768-1140 or email info@antiquenj.com.