CHARLESTON — Charleston Estate Auctions has announced highlights of their March 28 Southern Estates sale, which features American and European fine art, silver, porcelain, furniture and more. Absentee and Internet live bidding is provided by LiveAuctioneers. The auction is led by a large group of American and European fine art, including two original oils by William Aiken Walker (Charleston, 1838-1921), shown at the top of this page.
Dozens of lots of beautiful antique silver will be offered, including an 1864 English sterling silver tea and coffee service by Edward & John Barnard, London. The four-piece set — each piece of baluster form — is chased and engraved, but each cartouche is blank with no monograms, a feature that would appeal to some collectors. From a Charleston estate, the service has a total approximate weight of 2210 grams and is estimated at $3,500-$4,000.
The jewelry collection is headed up by a 3.10-carat round brilliant cut diamond ring in 18K gold. Also included are fine antique sterling silver, fine porcelain, Asian art and other items; antique American and other furniture, and much more. Another area of interest to fans of interior design is the selection of large, palatial antique and semi-antique rugs.
Charleston Estate Auctions will offer a collection of religious antiques whose hammer price will benefit Charleston’s Daughters of St. Paul, Roman Catholic Sisters. Chief among these items is a hand-carved wood gothic Madonna and Child sculpture by Joseph Peppi Rifesser.
The sale will start at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time on Sunday, March 28. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.