Kamelot to conduct series of auctions in late March

Pegge Hopper (American, B.1936), ‘Reading Letter,’ oil on canvas, signed lower left and dated 1974. Kamelot image

PHILADELPHIA – Kamelot Auctions welcomes spring with three sales this month. Thursday, March 26, will feature two auctions: a fine art sale commencing at noon Eastern time, with Selections from the Collector’s Vault kicking off immediately after at 2 p.m. Taking place on Saturday, March 28, will be an English & Continental furniture and decorative arts sale, which will begin at 10:30 a.m. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

This series of auctions will begin on March 26 with Fine Art: Paintings & Prints, which contains a wide range of artistic styles to suit all kinds of tastes. Leading the sale in Lots 1 and 2 are 20th century pieces by Pegge Hopper (above)  and Ludwig Sanders, respectively. Those who prefer realism may choose to bid on Lot 117, an oil on canvas by Francois Lafon, estimated to bring $4,000-$6,000 at auction (below). Art Deco aficionados will have six lots of Erte serigraphs to bid on, including Lot 19, a collection from the alphabet suite valued at $1,000-$2,000.

Francois Lafon (French, 1846-1920), ‘Mother and Child with Cat,’ oil on canvas, signed upper right Francois Lafon. Kamelot image

More abstract items include 10 pieces by Gino Hollander (Lots 5-14) and 10 lots by fellow Philadelphia native Andrew Turner (Lots 60-69).

Up next will be Selections from the Collector’s Vault, an eclectic assortment of items from large pieces of furniture to small decorative articles.


A 20th century Asian 14K gold miniature scenic sculpture depicting a man among palm trees, total weight: 97.4 DWT including figure. Kamelot image

This sale contains many lots of Jansen furniture, including Lot 1031, a dining table expected to reach $2,500-$3,500, and Lot 1032, a set of 12 dining chairs, circa 1945. Three lots of Jansen mirrors are in Lots 1004-1006, and Lots 1012 and 1035 are bronze and crystal Jansen chandeliers. Small valuables include several precious metal sculptures, such as the Asian 14K gold pieces in Lots 1135 and 1136, valued at $4,000-$6,000.

A large oval ebonized and bronze mounted dining table by Jansen, circa 1945. Kamelot image

Also featured are 10 lots of antique beer steins, including Mettlach pieces, and nine lots of Asian snuff bottles, some of which are beautifully carved from gemstones such as quartz and turquoise.

A rare English mahogany combination desk and drafting table, circa 1850. Kamelot image

The English & Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts Sale on March 28 consists of nearly 600 lots of classic antiques featuring elaborately carved wood, gleaming gilt and luxurious upholstery. Dapper pieces in mahogany and leather include Lot 2350, a rare combination desk and drafting table circa 1850, which is estimated at $2,000-$4,000. A handsome mahogany dressing cabinet can be found in Lot 2399, and Lot 2007 is a fun pair of leather club chairs with mustache-form backs.

For a more feminine touch, try Lot 2122, a needlepoint sofa, or the set of six red velvet chairs valued at $1,200-$1,800 in Lot 2245. Bronzes are also prominently featured in this sale, such as Lot 2547, a piece by Russian artist Eugene Lanceray.

A set of six velvet upholstered armchairs having floating arms. Kamelot image

For details contact Kamelot Auctions at 215-438-6990.