Elements for beautiful interiors in DuMouchelles’ July 10-12 auction
DETROIT – Since 1929 DuMouchelles has fulfilled the auction and fine art appraisals needs of residents of Greater Detroit, an area known for its exquisite suburban estates. The company’s July 10-12, 2009 sale features more than 1,300 lots of fine and decorative art, furniture, carpets and rugs; jewelry, silver, Orientalia and Modern art from estates and private collections. Bidders will be able to participate online from anywhere in the world through www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
The July 10 Friday evening sale features paintings by Pierre Bittar, Jean Pierre DuBord, Jan Pawlowski, Eleanor Maurice, William Jameson, Irene Pages, and Alain Rousseau, along with antique leather-bound books from the Estate of Eric Stroh, Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan.
Additionally, from private collectors, the sale includes beautiful Shibayama ivory vases and a signed Satsuma bowl; a Baker mahogany breakfront, sideboard, and dining table with chairs; a large carousel horse after Charles Looff; Monte Nagler photographs, and lithographs by Erte, Raphael Soyer, Richard Bishop and John Stobart.
Other articles to be sold include an Ernest Ferrand bronze sculpture, 19th-century English Staffordshire figures, Wyatt Earp and Al Capone autographs, a Smith & Wesson revolver, and circa-1880 U.S. cavalry swords. A selection of fine jewelry and a variety of vintage costume jewelry will also be offered.
On Saturday, July 11, bidders can choose from an assemblage of luster glazed Pewabic pottery, German and Austria-Hungary Art Nouveau silver, a French Art Nouveau cabinet and an escritoire by Charles-Guillaume Diehl. There will be Georgian sterling flatware by Paul Storr, a Reed & Barton Frances I flatware service for 12, and Italian glass by Pino Signoretto and Loredano Rosin.
The Friday session also includes oil paintings and sculptures by Barend Wynveld, A. Anderson, Carrier-Belleuse and Emile Louis Picault; Waterford crystal chandelier and Lismore stemware; a selection of decorator-quality furnishings by Isenhour, Minton-Spidell, Henredon and Maitland-Smith; and a Sojin baby grand piano, all from private collectors. And, from the Estate of Bill Begley of Livonia, Mich., are more than 50 antique American, English and French furnishings, including rosewood salon pieces, armoires and vitrines.
The July 12 Sunday session is highlighted by a wide selection of American and European 19th-century to modern art selections including oils, watercolors, graphics and bronzes by such artists as Henri Fugere, John Bucknell Russell, Albert Weinert, Wadyslaw T. Chmielinski, Jerzy Kossak, Fred Everson, Pal Fried, Hugo David Pohl, H. Sylvester Stannard, Peter Max, Alexander Calder and Erte.
Other featured items include traditional-style (Italian and French style) modern furniture by such makers as Habersham; a Swarovski 18-light chandelier, Oriental carpets and rugs, an Estey baby grand piano, American, French and English 19th- and 20th-century furniture, a nice selection of crystal including Waterford, Steuben and Lalique; and Chinese and Japanese decorative arts and fine jewelry.
For additional information on any lot in the sale, contact DuMouchelles at 313-963-6255. View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet through www.Liveauctioneers.com.
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