MT. PLEASANT, S.C. – Charleston Estate Auctions‘ August 1 sale promises to be a spectacular event. The 392-lot auction features fabulous antiques from the historic Charleston Naval Base Admirals Home, Alfred Hutty etchings, Charleston sterling silver, a large selection of antique rugs, exceptional original artwork from Europe and the US, Asian antiques, cranberry glass, fine porcelain, a Louis Vuitton suitcase, and much more. Bidding will begin at 1 pm Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
Top lots include a Louis Vuitton hard-sided garment suitcase, dating to circa 1988 and estimated at $700-$900. Its exterior is finished with the classic, much-loved monogram on canvas, with brass fittings, and it has retained its original key. Its interior is fitted with fabric straps and shields.
Leading the silver offerings is a large sterling silver repousse loving cup made by Hennegan, Bates & Co., an American firm, in the 19th century. It bears the monograms of Johnson Newlon Camden and Ann G. Thompson and has the dates 1858-1896 engraved upon it, indicating it was a gift to commemorate the couple’s 38th wedding anniversary. Weighing approximately 1305 grams, the impressive silver cup carries an estimate of $1,800-$2,200.
Painting selections include an undated oil-on-panel work by Charles Francois Daubigny (French, 1817-1878), dubbed Coucher du Soleil Sur La Riviere and signed at the lower left. The pleasing, tranquil landscape scene is estimated at $7,000-$10,000.
Rounding out the highlights is a large hand-knotted Isfahan Persian rug. It is described as being in good condition and it measures 12 by 17 ft. It carries an estimate of $3,000-$4,000.
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