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Chinese art, antiques stand out in Benefit Shop sale Oct. 28

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A Chinese ancestor painting on mirrored surface ($200-$4,000), possibly watercolor or gouache, depicts a man in traditional Chinese dress, 32 x 22in. Benefit Shop Foundation image

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. –  With a strong selection of mid-century modern items and Chinese art, the Benefit Shop Foundation Inc. will sparkle at its monthly Red Carpet auction on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. Eastern. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

“We usually feature one or two mid-century modern pieces each month but for this auction, we are thrilled to have nearly a dozen fine examples but that is a small piece of what is on offer,” said Pam Stone, owner and founder of the Benefit Shop Foundation. “This is a far-ranging sale, which buyers here are accustomed to. Besides furniture, Asian art, decorative accessories, fine art, jewelry and other collectibles are well represented.”

Among fine art will be a Chinese ancestor painting on mirrored surface (above; $200-$4,000), possibly watercolor or gouache, depicting a man in traditional Chinese garb, 32 by 22 inches, and a Jacob Lawrence signed workshop silkscreen ($400-$800), picturing five men doing a construction project, 24⅜ by 19⅝ inches.

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This metal medicine cabinet with a glass front and three glass shelves on S-curved legs ($500-$5,000) was originally bought at Wyeth in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood. Benefit Shop Foundation image

Expected mid-century furniture highlights include an antique metal medicine cabinet with a glass front and three glass shelves on S-curved legs; a pair of Lucite console tables, each having a 2-inch-thick top, waterfall edges and sculptural modern lines; and a Montresor lacquered cabinet in oak and metal, 30 by 90 by 24 inches.

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Two Lucite console tables ($500-$5,000) will be offered (one shown). Each has a 2-inch-thick top, waterfall edges and sculptural modern lines and measures 42 by 32 by 18 inches. Benefit Shop Foundation image

The parade of furniture across the block continues, segueing from glass to wood with a vintage executive desk, Dunbar, having seven drawers, 29 ½ by 72 by 32 inches; and two vintage wooden dresser with six drawers, part of the groundbreaking Thomas O’Brien collection for Hickory Chair, each having cutouts serving as drawer pulls, 35 by 68 by 22½ inches. All the furniture pieces are estimated at $500-$5,000. Seven hand-painted tall Asian cabinets will also cross the block as well as a “Maria” drop-leaf teak dining table by Swedish designer Bruno Mathsson ($1,000-$4,000) having four leaves, measuring about 110 inches long when fully extended.

The furniture offerings run the gamut from mid-century styles to traditional, including a Kindel Empire-style buffet with claw feet ($500-$2,000), having two small drawers flanking one large center drawer over cabinet storage area and an antique marble top gilded side table ($300-3,000) with cabriole legs, 29½ inches tall.

Rounding out the auction will be an 18K gold polished and textured estate wrap bangle bracelet ($1,000-$3,000) with a textured surface, creating a distinct look with polished orb accents and for petroliana collectors, there will be vintage metal Texaco sign ($150-$350) with a 73-inch diameter.

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Texaco sign, metal, approximately 73in diameter. Benefit Shop Foundation image

Red Carpet sales here typically feature choice collections of antique, mid-century modern, brand furnishings, sterling, china, crystal, jewelry and fine art.

For details contact the Benefit Shop Foundation Inc. at 914-864-0707.

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