HOUSTON – The grandeur of France, Italy and Spain, the craftsmanship of Scandinavia and the inspired detail of Asian artistry are on the auction block during the Lewis & Maese auction Wednesday, May 15, beginning at 6:30 p.m. CDT. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.
Featured in the auction are the estate of the late William Peyton, a Houston antiques dealer and founder of the iconic Houston Antique Dealers Association, together with the estate of a Montrose art and antiquity dealer, and two additional comparable collections.
Highlights of the collections include a set of eight ivory-inlaid 17th century Dutch dining room chairs, circa 1680; a pair of 16-foot-tall Spanish Colonial doors, circa 1600, and a 90-piece collection of Portuguese crystal stemware, including water, white, red, champagne and liquors from the Portugal ambassador’s home in Brazil. Several exquisite sets of silverware and china will also be auctioned.
Other interesting lots include a lacquered and carved 19th century Chinese day bed, an exquisite antique Chinese scroll, an antique Chinese ancestral shrine cabinet and a round Chinese center table.
Also, a Louis XVI-style antique desk, a 19th century Dutch Boulle-style clock, an antique French verdure wall tapestry, an Adams-style mirror, circa 1920, a 19th century American corner cabinet, a pair of sterling and crystal wine decanters, a French tall clock, a set of eight Chippendale dining room chairs, circa 1810, and a Sèvres porcelain-topped guéridon.
For the lover of antiquities, the auction block features 12 ancient Roman artifacts, a pre-Columbian artifacts collection and a pair of 15th century Italian Renaissance carved stone lions. Paintings from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries include works by Melchior d’Hondecoeter, Picasso, Pino (Daeni), Correggio and Vincent de Garcia Paredas.
For more information, call 713-869-1335.
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