K&M Auction to sell extraordinary collector’s items on Aug. 1
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Fine art and antiques from several renowned collectors have been combined into what auctioneer Mark Davis describes as a “fantastic sale,” which will be conducted Aug. 1 at K&M Auction Liquidators. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.
An example of the fine furniture to be offered at the auction is a William & Mary oyster veneer chest on ogree bracket feet. Davis said that the oyster veneering is in excellent condition.
“It’s a beautiful chest with great color and the veneer is fabulous,” he said, noting it is a period piece, not a reproduction as so many oyster veneer pieces are.
Another unusual piece is a George III wall shelf with carved ho ho birds on top. The unit has three shelves and measures approximately 49 inches high and 37 1/2 inches wide. It has a $1,500-$2,000 estimate.
Garnering much attention is a large pair of Meissen porcelain figures, Night and Day. Each is signed “#L135” and stands more than 20 inches high.
“They’re 19th century and monumental,” said Davis, explaining the added attention the pair has been attracting.
An 18th-century pierced sterling silver basket bearing London hallmarks is another highlight among the 381 auction lots. Measuring 12 inches wide and weighing 22 troy ounces, the basket with handle has am $800-$1,200 estimate.
Gloria Victis, a famous work by renowned French sculptor Antonin Mercié is “signed and has the proper foundry marks,” said Davis. The 24 1/2-inch bronze has a $3,000-$4,000 estimate. The dramatic composition earned Mercié the Medal of Honor from the Paris Salon.
Leading the paintings is a ship portrait by Antonio Jacobsen, one of America’s most prolific painters of ships in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1850, Jacobsen immigrated to America in 1771. He painted an estimated 6,000 paintings in his lifetime. His Glory of the Seas measures 23 3/4 inches wide by 16 inches high and has a $6,000-$8,000 estimate.
A painting by illustrator Robert C. Kauffmann of an attractive young couple served as the cover for the June 1, 1935 issue of Liberty Magazine. The oil on canvas, 29 by 24 inches, has a $4,000-$5,000 estimate.
Also noteworthy, said Davis, are several examples of Chinese porcelain erotica in the sale.
A preview will be held July 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at K&M Auction Liquidators, 691 N. Military Trail in West Palm Beach. The preview will continue Aug. 1 from 2 p.m. to the start of the sale at 5 p.m. For details call 561-966-6331.
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