Cairo Auction House featuring rugs, antiques, jewelry May 7

Nineteenth century Empire chandelier. Estimate: $12,000-$18,000. Cairo Auction House image

Nineteenth century Empire chandelier. Estimate: $12,000-$18,000. Cairo Auction House image

 

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.

 

Exquisite 20th century Egyptian Kashan (Nain) silk rug of pure natural Chinese silk. Estimate: $6,400-$8,350. Cairo Auction House image

Exquisite 20th century Egyptian Kashan (Nain) silk rug of pure natural Chinese silk. Estimate: $6,400-$8,350. Cairo Auction House image

 

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).

 

Late 19th century Italian Pietra Dura round marble-top table. Estimate: $15,000-$20,000. Cairo Auction House image

Late 19th century Italian Pietra Dura round marble-top table. Estimate: $15,000-$20,000. Cairo Auction House image

 

Fine European porcelains include Sevres (below), Dresden, Old Paris and Capo-di-Monte items.

 

Nineteenth century hand-painted Sevres urn signed ‘Collot,’ depicting Ceres with cupids on the obverse and an Impressionist-style landscape on the reverse, 29 inches high. Estimate: $3,000-$4,000. Cairo Auction House image

Nineteenth century hand-painted Sevres urn signed ‘Collot,’ depicting Ceres with cupids on the obverse and an Impressionist-style landscape on the reverse, 29 inches high. Estimate: $3,000-$4,000. Cairo Auction House image

 

A pair of 19th century French paintings will be offered, including a still life (below) by Alfred-Arthur Brunel De Neuville (1852-1941).

 

Still life painting by the French painter Alfred-Arthur Brunel De Neuville. Estimate: $8,000-$10,000. Cairo Auction House image

Still life painting by the French painter Alfred-Arthur Brunel De Neuville. Estimate: $8,000-$10,000. Cairo Auction House image

 

The auction will conclude with nearly 50 lots of diamond rings, necklaces, bracelets, pendants and earrings.

 

Fourteen-karat white gold Riviera diamond necklace with 38 round single cut diamonds, approximately 7.51 carats. Estimate: $15,700-$20,450. Cairo Auction House image

Fourteen-karat white gold Riviera diamond necklace with 38 round single cut diamonds, approximately 7.51 carats. Estimate: $15,700-$20,450. Cairo Auction House image

 

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.