HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. – On Saturday, March 11, starting at 9 am Eastern time, Leland Little Auctions will hold its Signature Spring Auction, featuring almost 250 lots of fine art, antique furniture and fine jewelry. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
American art highlights include two fresh-to-the-market paintings by Ernie Barnes. The first, an oil on canvas titled The Hurdler and estimated at $100,000-$200,000, depicts a hurdler stretched out, mid-jump. Known for his unique style of depicting movement, Barnes’ Hurdler embodies the essence of power, grace and pure determination.
The second Barnes work, an oil on canvas titled Pool Hall Sharpie that has an estimate of $60,000-$90,000, depicts a long-legged young man contemplating his next move within the dimly lit smoky confines of the pool hall. Both works were purchased directly from the artist.
Antique furniture offerings are led by a Pennsylvania Chippendale walnut tall case clock by Isaac Thomas, which carries an estimate of $8,000-$12,000. This circa-1780 Willis Town, Chester County clock has descended within the same family for more than 150 years, documentation of which accompanies this lot.
Another top lot is a circa-1760 Pennsylvania Queen Anne walnut highboy, estimated at $2,000-$4,000. Accompanying this piece is written documentation detailing its provenance, starting with its original owner, Daniel Fuller, who lived from 1789-1856.
Jewelry choices include an antique platinum and multi-diamond lavalier necklace with an estimate of $8,000-$16,000. The piece centers on a pendant with five bezel set diamonds that is joined to the necklace with 10 diamond stations.
Another jewelry standout is an antique platinum and diamond ring set with an old European cut diamond weighing 3.19 carats. The platinum mount of this intricate ring includes milgrain detailing and bead set old European cut diamonds. Its estimate is $12,000-$22,000.
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