LINCOLN PARK, N.J. – Willow Auction House is proud to present its September Great Estates Fall Curated Auction. Taking place on September 23 at noon Eastern time, the sale features more than 200 lots. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
The selection of artworks in the sale includes paintings from Perle Fine, Adolphe Monticelli, Kurt Trampedach, and David Burliuk, which will appeal to both collectors and those looking for a special display piece. The auction features several works by Burliuk, a well-known Russian-born New York-based artist. An oil-on-burlap portrait of a Japanese fisherman, rendered in 1920 and estimated $5,000-$6,000, and a colorful painting of Capri estimated at $3,000-$4,000 are among the highlights.
Also on offer are a variety of prints, including a Robert Indiana screenprint, three Alexander Calder lithographs, and a signed collotype of Norman Rockwell’s The Problem We All Live With, the famous depiction of Ruby Bridges that once appeared in Look magazine. This last is estimated at $3,000-$4,000.
The artwork isn’t limited to just pieces that hang on the wall. A kinetic sculpture by Vermont artist Sam Ogden, estimated at $400-$600, and a cigar box by Mihail Chemiakin, estimated at $3,000-$5,000, are also up for sale. The cigar box, a one-of-a-kind mixed media piece, tells the fantastical story of The Tobacco Pest through sketches and letters all done by Chemiakin.
The auction also features a large selection of mid-century and Danish modern furniture, led by chairs in two of the Eames’ most popular designs: a classic black leather lounge chair and ottoman, which is estimated $1,000-$2,000, and several fiberglass shell chairs, including a single first generation chair estimated at $400-$600, and a second, separte group of six, estimated at $300-$500. These chairs were designed in 1948 for the Museum of Modern Art’s International Competition for Low-Cost Furniture Design.
In addition, bidders will also find a variety of decorative items, including a pair of Sevres porcelain urns; a Tiffany Favrile bowl; a cold painted Austrian bronze by Franz Bergman; three different scale shipbuilder’s models; and a selection of silver including a tray and candlesticks both by Georg Jensen and a Wang Hing & Co. Chinese export box.
Another sale highlight is a Steinway Model D concert grand piano that once belonged to Toba Brill. The handsome instrument is estimated at $50,000-$60,000. Those looking for watches and jewelry can choose from an Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co. sterling bangle; a Taxco sterling and enamel articulated snake necklace; and both men’s and ladies’ Rolex watches.
Rounding out the sale is a large collection of ethnographic and tribal items, including jewelry, statues and masks.
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