Great Gatsby’s Aug. 10-11 auction truly monumental

Mopho Gonde (Zimbabwean, b. 1968), carved elephant sculpture. Great Gatsby’s Auction Gallery

ATLANTA – Great Gatsby’s Auction Gallery will present 1,100 premier lots in a two-day auction the weekend of Aug. 10-11. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

The auction features a private collection of finely carved 19th century Italian furniture including palace-sized hall benches, buffets and armchairs; an extensive Russian Lomonosov porcelain service for 12; an extraordinary carved leadwood sculpture of four elephants by Zimbabwean artist Mopho Gonde (above); four unique and vibrant textile works of art by Nigerian artist Chief Zacheus Oloruntoba (below); a collection of early 19th century Italian marquetry inlaid furniture including a sleigh bed, dressing table and display cabinet; a carved wood sculpture by Venezuelan artist Francisco Narvaez; a collection of mid-century modern art and furniture including an Italian executive desk and matching cabinet; a monumental Burmese kalaga of the Ramayana, 123 inches in length; a life-sized bronze sculpture by Italian artist Enzo Plazzotta; plus fine jewelry and watches, bronze and crystal chandeliers and much more.

Chief Oloruntoba (Nigerian) signed silk thread work. Great Gatsby’s Auction Gallery

Featured lots include:

– Extraordinary French double pedestal mahogany and eagle mounted desk in the Empire style, 19th century, 34inches high by 78 inches wide by 38 inches deep.

French double pedestal mahogany and eagle mounted desk in the Empire style, 19th century. Gatsby’s Auction Gallery image

– Mopho Gonde (Zimbabwean, b. 1968), carved leadwood elephant sculpture, depicting a pair of African elephant mothers with their calves, the whole resting on a shaped naturalistic plinth, signed “M. Gonde ’98,” 27¾ inches high by 73 inches wide by 22 inches deep. This exceptionally detailed sculpture with life-like characteristics weighs in excess of 500 pounds.

– Chief Zacheus Olowonubi Oloruntoba (Nigerian, 1934-2014) textile artwork, 1985, executed in dyed silk thread on painted canvas, depicting a row of vibrant stylized African masks, signed and dated in the lower middle of the work, 29¼ inches high by 43 inches wide, overall 31½ inches high by 45 inches wide  unframed.

– Lomonosov Russian porcelain hot beverage service for 12 in the Cobalt Net pattern.

Lomonosov Russian porcelain hot beverage service for 12 in the Cobalt Net pattern. Great Gatsby’s Auction Gallery

– Monumental Italian walnut Baroque Revival buffet, 19th century, 84½ inches high by 76¼ inches wide by 25 inches deep.

– Francisco Narvaez (Venezuelan, 1905-1982), carved wood sculpture of a nude, 32 inches by 13 inches in diameter.

Francisco Narvaez (Venezuelan, 1905-1982), carved wood sculpture. Gatsby’s Auction Gallery image

– Virgilio Trompiz (Venezuelan, 1927-2012) acrylic on canvas depicting two women in profile, 20½ inches high by 23¾ inches wide.

Jose Campos Biscardi (Venezuelan, b. 1944) monumental oil on canvas abstract, titled Exposicion De Campos Biscardi En Algon Lugar De Caraos,’ 1999, 55 inches high by 78¾ inches wide.

Jose Campos Biscardi (Venezuelan, b. 1944) oil on canvas abstract, 1999, 55in. x 78¾in. Gatsby’s Auction Gallery imag

– Pair of monumental Chinese ebonized hardwood lanterns, 105 inches high by 30 inches in diameter.

– Monumental Chinese dry lacquer Buddha sculpture, 50 inches high by 33 inches wide.

Four-foot-tall Chinese dry lacquer Buddha sculpture. Gatsby’s Auction Gallery image

– Late 18th or early 19th century Jacobean style carved oak canopy bed, 90½ inches high by 55½ inches wide by 83 inches long.

– After Joan Miro (Spain, France 1893-1983), circa 1960s, wool tapestry rug, 79½ inches high by 58 inches wide.