Hartzell’s Oct. 19 estate auction led by mid-century furniture, art

From the Estate of Lester Abeloff, to be auctioned on Oct. 19, 2013 in Stroudsburg, Pa. Image courtesy of Hartzell's Auction Gallery.

From the Estate of Lester Abeloff, to be auctioned on Oct. 19, 2013 in Stroudsburg, Pa. Image courtesy of Hartzell’s Auction Gallery.

STROUDSBURG, Pa. – Mid-century Modern design, fine art and jewelry top the list of quality goods to be sold by Hartzell’s Auction Gallery on Saturday, October 19th. The auction will feature the estate of a well-known Pennsylvania collector, the late Lester Abeloff, and will take place at the Abeloff residence at 5596 Glenbrook Dr., Stroudsburg. The cataloged portion of the event, with Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers, will start at 12 noon Eastern Time. From 10 a.m. till noon, Hartzell’s will auction uncataloged box lots and miscellaneous items (no online bidding).

A fine selection of mid-century furniture will be offered, with designs by Dunbar, Harvey Probber, Herman Miller, Knoll and Woodward. A pair of Dunbar side chairs finished in a smart, Roman-stripe fabric in tones of gold, white and coppery orange could fetch $1,000-$2,000; while a Harvey Probber travertine tile-topped table with slatted wooden base is entered with a $500-$1,000 estimate. Another Probber design, four side chairs combine padded seats and seat backs and an unusual metal frame shaped like wide tines. The set is expected to make $500-$1,000. A pair of sofas by George Nelson for Herman Miller features built-in end tables. The sofas have been nicely reupholstered and are estimated at $1,000-$2,000 the pair.

Within the art section are nine works by Sterling Strauser, as well as oils, silkscreens and paintings in other media by Nicola Simbari, Ruth Schloss and Edna Palmer Engelhardt. Erte’s serigraph titled “Fox Fur” measures 20 x 26 inches and is expected to make $2,000-$4,000. Decorative art is led by a Lalique crystal figure of a nude woman, estimated at $500-$1,000.

The fine jewelry category includes 18K gold watches by an 18K gold men’s Piaget wristwatch ($1,000-$2,000) and a similarly estimated 18K gold chain-link men’s wristwatch by Bueche Girod.

For additional information on any item in the sale, call Hartzell’s at 610-588-5831 or email hartzell@epix.net.

About Hartzell’s Auction Gallery:

Hartzell’s is a fourth-generation family-owned business that was founded in 1943 by Melvin Hartzell. The company has conducted thousands of successful sales since its inception, and its team prides itself on conducting sales held to the highest ethical standards possible. Hartzell’s Auction Gallery is located at 521 Richmond Rd., Bangor, PA 18013. Visit them online at www.hartzellsauction.com.

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View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


From the Estate of Lester Abeloff, to be auctioned on Oct. 19, 2013 in Stroudsburg, Pa. Image courtesy of Hartzell's Auction Gallery.

From the Estate of Lester Abeloff, to be auctioned on Oct. 19, 2013 in Stroudsburg, Pa. Image courtesy of Hartzell’s Auction Gallery.

From the Estate of Lester Abeloff, to be auctioned on Oct. 19, 2013 in Stroudsburg, Pa. Image courtesy of Hartzell's Auction Gallery.

From the Estate of Lester Abeloff, to be auctioned on Oct. 19, 2013 in Stroudsburg, Pa. Image courtesy of Hartzell’s Auction Gallery.

From the Estate of Lester Abeloff, to be auctioned on Oct. 19, 2013 in Stroudsburg, Pa. Image courtesy of Hartzell's Auction Gallery.

From the Estate of Lester Abeloff, to be auctioned on Oct. 19, 2013 in Stroudsburg, Pa. Image courtesy of Hartzell’s Auction Gallery.

From the Estate of Lester Abeloff, to be auctioned on Oct. 19, 2013 in Stroudsburg, Pa. Image courtesy of Hartzell's Auction Gallery.

From the Estate of Lester Abeloff, to be auctioned on Oct. 19, 2013 in Stroudsburg, Pa. Image courtesy of Hartzell’s Auction Gallery.

From the Estate of Lester Abeloff, to be auctioned on Oct. 19, 2013 in Stroudsburg, Pa. Image courtesy of Hartzell's Auction Gallery.

From the Estate of Lester Abeloff, to be auctioned on Oct. 19, 2013 in Stroudsburg, Pa. Image courtesy of Hartzell’s Auction Gallery.

From the Estate of Lester Abeloff, to be auctioned on Oct. 19, 2013 in Stroudsburg, Pa. Image courtesy of Hartzell's Auction Gallery.

From the Estate of Lester Abeloff, to be auctioned on Oct. 19, 2013 in Stroudsburg, Pa. Image courtesy of Hartzell’s Auction Gallery.

From the Estate of Lester Abeloff, to be auctioned on Oct. 19, 2013 in Stroudsburg, Pa. Image courtesy of Hartzell's Auction Gallery.

From the Estate of Lester Abeloff, to be auctioned on Oct. 19, 2013 in Stroudsburg, Pa. Image courtesy of Hartzell’s Auction Gallery.

From the Estate of Lester Abeloff, to be auctioned on Oct. 19, 2013 in Stroudsburg, Pa. Image courtesy of Hartzell's Auction Gallery.

From the Estate of Lester Abeloff, to be auctioned on Oct. 19, 2013 in Stroudsburg, Pa. Image courtesy of Hartzell’s Auction Gallery.