RESTON, Va. – Cairo Auction House will present a beautiful collection of antiques, carpets and jewelry on Saturday, May 7. The 150-lot auction will begin at 1 p.m. Eastern.
Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.com.
A candidate for top lot in the sale is an exceptional 19th century Empire six-light ormolu chandelier (above). The fixture has bronze mounted eagle statues and other bronze decorations.
The sale will include more than 50 rugs, many of them hand-knotted Kashan rugs of Chinese silk. Tabriz and Kilim rugs round out the field.
The selection of more than a dozen pieces of furniture has a French accent. An exception is a 19th century Italian Pietra Dura round table raised on four giltwood carved lion legs (below).
Fine European porcelains include Sevres (below), Dresden, Old Paris and Capo-di-Monte items.
A pair of 19th century French paintings will be offered, including a still life (below) by Alfred-Arthur Brunel De Neuville (1852-1941).
The auction will conclude with nearly 50 lots of diamond rings, necklaces, bracelets, pendants and earrings.