Designer’s collection featured in Kamelot auction Feb. 22-23

French time-and-strike mantel clock circa 1890. Kamelot Auctions image.

French time-and-strike mantel clock circa 1890. Kamelot Auctions image.

PHILADELPHIA – Kamelot Auctions brings a bold start to 2013, opening the year with a lavish two-day sale to be held on Friday, Feb. 22, and Saturday, Feb. 23. In its entirety, the sale will showcase over 1,100 lots over the course of two days. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

Friday’s sale will be composed of more than 500 lots of bronzes, antique mantel clocks, satsuma, antique boxes and caddies, listed oil paintings, porcelain, glass and silver, all of which will be offered with no reserves. Saturday’s auction includes a fine selection of antique and mid-century furniture items as well as a large grouping of chandeliers, sconces and estate rugs. A large majority of this two-day sale constitutes the lifetime collection of esteemed Philadelphia interior designer Gregory Tofini as well as the bronze collection from the former chairman of Cybis porcelain of Trenton, N.J.

Prospective buyers will be tempted by the smorgasbord of decorative arts items that Kamelot has compiled, just some of which will include 43 lots of fine Japanese Satsuma pottery, 36 clocks, antique boxes and caddies, fans, and an impressive collection of Austrian bronze statuary. Lot number 108, a spectacular white marble and two-tone bronze French mantel clock displays an Egyptian motif and will be offered with estimates of $600 to $800. Other gems include lot number 151, an antique bronze sculpture of a griffin circa 1897, and lot number 129, a bronze sculpture of a heron by French sculptor Jules Moigniez with estimates of $1,000 to $2,000.

A select group of fine art, comprising 76 lots, will indeed bring further enthusiasm to this sale. Already receiving a great deal of attention is lot number 508, a signed oil painting by California artist Edgar Alwin Payne, which will be offered with estimates of $3,000 to $5,000. Other noteworthy pieces include lot 496, a signed oil painting by Spanish artist Jose Rico Y Cejudo, and lot 497, an oil painting by New York artist Ivan Gregorewitch Olinsky titled Before the Mirror.

Furniture buyers can anticipate a collage of antique and mid-century furniture and lighting including consoles, end tables, desks, chairs, vitrines, servers, commodes, sideboards and much more. Also to be featured are over 100 lots of lighting fixtures including a beautiful collection of chandeliers, sconces, and candelabrum. Expected to spur considerable competition amongst buyers is a collection of furniture from acclaimed furniture maker and New Hope, Pa., native Phillip Lloyd Powell. Other likely crowd pleasers include lot number 647, a Jansen regency-style ebonized and gilt decorated server with estimates of $4,000 to $6,000, and lot number 934, a 19th century French empire-style mahogany bronze mounted two-part vitrine with estimates of $1,000 to $1,800.

Kamelot has unearthed beautiful artistry and incredible ingenuity amid the sale’s 1,100-plus lots and by all appearances, this sale promises great success. The auction will begin at 11 a.m. EST on Friday, Feb. 22, and at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23.

For details contact Kamelot Auctions at 215-438-6990.

View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

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.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


French time-and-strike mantel clock circa 1890. Kamelot Auctions image.

French time-and-strike mantel clock circa 1890. Kamelot Auctions image.

Signed Jansen bronze mounted server. Kamelot Auctions image.

Signed Jansen bronze mounted server. Kamelot Auctions image.

Nineteenth century bronze mounted vitrine. Kamelot Auctions image.

Nineteenth century bronze mounted vitrine. Kamelot Auctions image.

Bronze sculpture of a griffin, circa 1897. Kamelot Auctions image.

Bronze sculpture of a griffin, circa 1897. Kamelot Auctions image.

Selection of boxes, tea caddies and lap desks. Kamelot Auctions image.

Selection of boxes, tea caddies and lap desks. Kamelot Auctions image.

Collection of satsuma. Kamelot Auctions image.

Collection of satsuma. Kamelot Auctions image.

Edgar Alwin Payne painting. Kamelot Auctions image.

Edgar Alwin Payne painting. Kamelot Auctions image.

Ivan Gregorewitch Olinsky 'Before the Mirror,' oil on canvas, lot 497. Kamelot Auctions image.

Ivan Gregorewitch Olinsky ‘Before the Mirror,’ oil on canvas, lot 497. Kamelot Auctions image.