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.
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.
– 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.
– 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.
– 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.
– 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.
– 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.