Clars to sell fine art, antiques, classic cars, Aug. 6-7
OAKLAND, Calif. – Following on the heels of Clars’ largest July sale in their history, the California company’s August auction is shaping up to be quite an impressive event, as well. The sale to be held Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 6-7, features an extensive selection of investment quality fine art, furnishings and decorative items and three exciting special collections.
LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.
Adding to the richness of this sale, a special classic car auction will be held at 10 a.m. Pacific on Sunday. The special classic car auction is the continuation of the first session of this sale that was conducted July 12. In this Part II, approximately 50 fine antique and classic cars will be offered. This special session will feature marvels of motordom to include a 1929 Cadillac Series 341-B Roadster, a 1924 Locomobile, a cool 1936 Auburn Speedster Replicar and a sleek red 1975 Corvette to name a few.
Also entering Part II, the continuation of the bankruptcy liquidation sale of a fine jewelry store in St. Helena, Calif., will be held during the Saturday session. Exceptional timepieces including a Patek Phillipe watch plus diamond and gem-laden gold, sterling and platinum jewelry will be offered.
Special collections that will be offered over the weekend is a wonderful treasury of Disney memorabilia, an interesting collection of early American stamps ranging from 1847 to 1939 and a large collection of John Wayne memorabilia. Proceeds from the John Wayne collection will go to the University of California in his honor.
The fine art category finds once again an exceptional selection of works by noted California painters. Paul Lauritz’s (California, 1899-1975) beautiful oil on board titled Afternoon Shadows will be offered, as will Family Dinner, a large oil on canvas by A.D.M Cooper (California, 1856-1924). George Bickerstaff (California, 1893-1954) will be represented by his oil on canvas Monterey Coast, as will Percy Gray (California, 1869-1952) with his watercolor on paper titled California Oak. And, classic to San Francisco style will be Imogen Cunningham’s (California, 1883-1976) 1967 gelatin silver print Posters on Haight Street, San Francisco.
Works by a number of other noted American and European artists will also be offered including etchings by Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro and Louis Appian and several fine bronzes by Claudius Marioton and Russian sculpture Evgeni Evgenevich Lanceray.
Fine furnishing offerings will span the 19th and 20th centuries.
In the Modernism category will be a pair of Hans Wegner wishbone chairs and a Charles Eames-style six- panel screen.
From the Art Nouveau period will be an 1890 relief-carved banquet table, and from 1930s French design will be three stunning oak and stained glass doors.
Turning to Hollywood in the 1930s, a stunning Hollywood Regency mirrored suite including console and side table will be offered. Hollywood Regency furniture was a favorite of celebrities ranging from Joan Crawford to Nancy Reagan.
The decoratives category is impressive as well. Lalique art glass offerings will include The Mask and from Sevres, a beautiful porcelain centerpiece, circa 1860, will be offered. Pottery will include examples by Rookwood and studio art including Viola Frey.
Finally, the Asian category will again bring unexpected prices. Of particular note in this sale is a Chinese polychrome enameled porcelain plaque titled Immortal and Attendant, late Qing/Republic Period. In addition, a fine selection of Chinese ivory figural carvings and a selection of jade carvings and toggles will be offered.
Clars’ August Fine Art and Antiques Sale will be held on will be held Saturday, Aug. 6 starting at 9:30 a.m. and Sunday, Aug. 7, at 10 a.m. Previews for this sale will be Friday, Aug. 5, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 9 a.m. each auction day and by special appointment. Bidding for Clars auctions is available in person, by phone, absentee and live online through www.liveauctioneers.com.
For details visit Clars’ website at www.clars.com or phone 888-339-7600.
Clars Auction Gallery is located at 5644 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA 94609.
For information on previewing the special classic car auction, please call Clars for locations and times.
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.
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