High Museum among consignors to Hindman auction Jan. 24-25
CHICAGO – Leslie Hindman Auctioneers will present its first of four Furniture and Decorative Arts Auctions this year, Jan. 24-25. More than 1,200 lots consigned by estates, private collectors and institutions from across the country will be sold at Hindman’s West Loop location. LiveAuctioneers will provide Internet live bidding.
The auction will begin Sunday at noon Central with the sale of a Georgian eglomise panel depicting an urn filled with flowers on a mirrored ground. The picture frame measures 33 1/2 inches by 29 inches. The estimate is $2,000-$4,000.
Ten lots later a George II-style red lacquered and parcel gilt secretary, consigned by Atlanta’s High Museum of Art to benefit its Acquisitions Fund, will open the furniture lineup. The 93-inch-tall secretary is decorated with chinoiserie figures and motifs. It has a $6,000-$8,000.
A 19th-century bracket clock adorned from top to bottom with gilt metal mounts is 52 inches tall. It features a face with Arabic numerals above winged putti. This ornate timepiece carries a $20,000-$30,000 estimate.
Also selling on the first day is a 33-inch-tall Italian marble sculpture of the Three Graces, after Antonio Canova. The lovely trio is carved standing, draped and leaning together before a column. The estimate is $20,000-$30,000.
Eighteen Sevres-style porcelain plaques adorn the top of a gueridon, a small French table. The tabletop also holds a central porcelain panel of Louis XVI with gilt metal mounts throughout. It is 30 inches high by 31 inches in diameter and estimated at $20,000-$30,000.
Bronze female figures titled The Pharaoh’s Gift and The Queen’s Offering are each inscribed “E. Picault” and raised on a stepped marble and bronze base. The figures stand 20 1/4 inches high and have a $25,000-$35,000 estimate.
A pair of Continental cranberry cut glass urns features gilt metal mounts on the handles that depict female masks with braided hair. The 28 1/2-inch tall urns have a $30,000-$40,000 estimate.
More than 50 lots of carved jade will be among the Asian treasures to be on the second day of the auction, which will begin again at noon Central. One of the best is a reticulated lidded jade vessel of pale green stone, 11 1/4 inches in diameter. The top has a thinly carved central medallion of Shou Lau with radiating foliate carving above pierced figural scene panels around the perimeter. It carries a $20,000-$30,000 estimate.
Various Immortals are included in the mountainous scenes carved into a 5 1/2-inch high jade brush pot, which also carries a $20,000-$30,000 estimate.
Another item being sold for the High Museum is a French three-piece garniture by Bointaburet of Paris. Made during the second half of the 19th century of silver marble and bronze, each piece is remounted with silver putti allegorical of the four seasons. The centerpiece alone is 28 inches wide.
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