NEW YORK – An eclectic mixture of paintings, sculpture, lighting, furniture and decorative items will be offered in a Jasper52 online auction on Saturday, Dec. 7. Featured are Ludwig Mies van der Rohe chairs, a Michel Ducaroy sofa and a monumental André Hofer painting. Bid absentee or live online exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.
Four Mies Van Der Rohe designed Brno chairs for Knoll (above)are upholstered in eggshell-white leather. These chairs are substantial and comfortable and can be used in various home or office applications. The set is expected to sell for $3,000-$3,500.
The Michel Ducaroy for Ligne Roset ‘France’ Togo three-seat sofa (below) is a design classic introduced in 1973. Made completely from strategically placed layers of foam, the sofa features a classic pleated fabric design. It is upholstered in a soft microfiber and has a comfortable and relaxed aesthetic (est. $2,000-$2,500).
Also offered is C. Jere of ram’s horns brass-plated metal sculpture. The horns are dated 1983 and retains the C. Jere label on the underside of its marble base. It is twice signed on the base of horns (est. $900-$1,100).
An Alfredo Barbini (1912-2007) Murano blown glass centerpiece features Bullicante patterning and gold-infused patterns. The large and substantial bowl has a $6,000-$7,000 estimate.
The auction’s highest estimate at $66,000-$79,000 goes to a monumental Art Deco oil painting by André Hofer titled Harvest. The 8-foot-wide painting is signed and dated 1924 in the lower right. The work depicts a reclining man sampling grapes and being attended by four Rubenesque nudes. Hofer exhibited regularly at the Salon de Independents from 1912 on but earned his fame illustrating works by Kipling, Pearl Buck, Baudelaire, Balzac, Anatol France, Goethe, Victor Hugo and Oscar Wilde among others. It is displayed in the original giltwood frame, which retains the Paul Rene of Paris markings on all four sides of the frame. The painting has been relined and the stretcher has been replaced during an earlier restoration.
Jasper52’s Premier Decorative Art, Furniture & Fine Art Auction will be conducted on Saturday, Dec. 7, beginning at 6 p.m. Eastern.