DALLAS – Treasured objects from fresh-to-market private collections, including a 96-piece Sèvres-style porcelain service valued in excess of $30,000, will cross the block in Heritage Auctions’ decorative arts and estates auction Sept. 12-13. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide absentee and Internet live bidding.
The auction presents a richly diverse selection of than 1,000 lots, ranging from a Moorish Revival mahogany and gilt bronze mantel clock (below) for Tiffany & Co., , circa 1884, (est. $15,000+) to pair of Louis XVI-style gilt bronze mounted Blue John cassolettes (est. $4,000).
Important private collections are the cornerstone of the two-day event, which features art and furnishings from the private Beverly Hills, Calif. home of poet, singer-songwriter and musician Rod McKuen. Among the home’s furnishings offered in the Sept. 12 session include a German Roman Catholic stained glass (below) depicting the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Mary and Joseph (est. $10,000+) and the well-documented poster Les Vieilles Histoires, 1893, signed by artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (est. $3,000+).
Additional highlights include a collection of 19th century animalier bronzes, Louis XVI-style furniture and a tiger’s-eye inlaid tabletop on a figural bronze base, late 20th century (below).