Kamelot blends wine, art, antiques at auctions June 13 & 15

wine, art, antiques

A bronze garden sculpture of a standing tiger, 29in. high x 78in. long x 12in. wide. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000. Kamelot image

PHILADELPHIA – Kamelot Auctions is kicking off summer with three sales this month, which will each feature a little something different. There will be a Fine Art & Wine Sale and a Mid- Century Modern Sale on June 13, and a Town & Country Sale will be happening on June 15. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

Thursday’s Fine Art & Wine Auction will commence at 10 a.m. Eastern. The catalog includes over 60 lots of wine (nearly 900 bottles total) collected from a consignor’s personal cellar, and all are being sold with no reserve. The diverse collection ranges from sweet French whites to extra-dry Italian reds, and also includes four lots (190-193) of 2005 Dom Perignon. Lots 175 and 176 contain bottles signed by Aubert de Villaine, co-owner of the Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, whose wines retail for several thousand dollars per bottle.

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Two 750 ml bottles of Societe Civile du Domaine de la Romanee-Conti La Tache, 1989, and one 750 ml bottle of Societe Civile du Domaine de la Romanee-Conti La Tache, 1991. Estimate: $300-$500. Kamelot image

Also featured at this auction is a painting of Fairmount Park by Edmund Darch Lewis, an artist native to Kamelot’s own hometown of Philadelphia. Another standout piece is Lot 4, an impressionist landscape by William Langson Lathrop, estimated between $5,000-10,000.

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Edmund Darch Lewis (Pennsylvania, 1835-1910), ‘Fairmount Park, Philadelphia,’ oil on canvas, signed lower right and dated 1863. Estimated: $1,000-$2,000. Kamelot image

The Mid-Century Modern Sale will take place right after the Art & Wine Sale, with bidding starting at 2 p.m. on June 13. This auction contains two grand pianos (Lots 495 and 496), including a Steinway Model A, circa 1907, valued at $5,000-$8,000. As is typical with Kamelot’s Mid-Mod sales, the catalog is also filled with unique home furnishings. Lot 320 is a neon dome (below) by kinetic light sculptor Dante Leonelli (expected to bring $2,000-$4,000), and a pair of wild zebra-striped Paolo Buffa club chairs are featured in Lot 353.

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Dante Leonelli (b. 1931) Large neon dome made of Oroglas acrylic housed with neon and argon tubes, circa 1970. Estimate: $2,000-$4,000. Kamelot image

Art Deco aficionados may prefer to bid on Lot 404, a colorful pair of French bergères, or the geometric 1930s bed frame in Lot 400. The sale contains several decorative mirrors, such as the ones in Lots 374-376, which are adorned with semiprecious stones.

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A pair of French Art Deco gilt wood upholstered bergères having carved frame and drop in cushion circa 1930. Estimate: $1,200-$1,400. Kamelot image

The Town & Country Sale on Saturday, June 15, which begins at 10 a.m., offers a chance to find the perfect outdoor centerpiece. Standout items include a three-tier marble fountain in Lot 1168, estimated to bring $6,000-$8,000 at auction, and a show-stopping bronze tiger sculpture (Lot 1181). Indoor furnishings can also be found at this auction, such as Lot 724’s Aladdin floor lamp by Tiffany Studios. Those with more classic taste may be interested in Lot 826, a five-piece Louis XVI-style salon set. Smaller collectible items include 13 lots of Mettlach beer steins and 16 lots of marked Lalique crystal.

For more information phone the Kamelot office at 215-438-6990.