Leland Little plans Fall Catalog Auction for Sept. 16-17
Of special note, LLAES Ltd. is under current construction to expand their gallery space by 5,500 square feet, bringing the total square footage to 15,500 square feet. This expansion will offer 2,000 square feet of additional gallery space, a state of the art walk-in wine cooler, and ample storage for consignors. LLAES, Ltd. expects the construction to be completed by December.
The first session on Friday at 6 p.m. Eastern will offer 107 lots of fine wine and will be led by a magnum bottle of La Tache, vintage 2005 (est. $6,000-$8,000). This sale will also feature vintage 1996 Petrus, one bottle (est. $1,200 -$1,500), vintage 1959 Chateau d’Yquem, one bottle (est. $1,000-$1,500), as well as vintage 1985 Chateau Margaux, four bottles (est. $800-$1,100). To discuss buying or selling fine wines contact Mark Solomon, Fine Wine Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Starting at 9 a.m. Eastern on Saturday, LLAES Ltd. will offer over 600 lots of fine and decorative arts. This session will start with an outstanding Confederate and militaria collection. A rare Mendenhall, Jones & Gardner Confederate rifle, made in Guilford County, N.C., (est. $12,000-$16,000) should generate excitement. Other lots of note include a McElroy Confederate foot officer’s sword (est. $9,000-$12,000), a Confederate North Carolina contract forage cap, circa 1860-62 ($4,000-$6,000), and an identified Rhode Island Civil War Gillmore Medal (est. $3,500-$4,500), which was awarded “For Gallant and Meritorious Conduct” at Fort Sumter.
Fine silver will be strong, as usual, led by an important French parcel gilt and gem set jewel casket with the mark for Paul Rigaux and Pierre Leblanc (est. $20,000-$40,000). Other top lots include a Tiffany & Co. Japanese-style sterling bowl (est. $1,000-$2,000) and a Swedish silver tea urn by Gustaf Mollenborg (est. $4,000-$6,000).
Over 70 lots of Fine American Art will energize the sale throughout the day. Top lots include a series of four bas-relief sculptures of calla lilies by Donald Sultan (est. $8,000-$12,000), an oil on canvas by Francis Flanagan, Monhegan Island, Maine, (est. $4,000-$6,000), and an oil on canvas by Lendall Pitts, Source of Romanche (est. $3,000-$6,000). An unusually fine offering of contemporary American art and photography will also generate excitement, led by an un lithograph by Richard Diebenkorn (est. $4,000-$6,000) and a screen print on paper, pencil signed on the lower left by Andy Warhol (est. $2,000-$4,000).
Sculpture will be well represented at this auction, led by a bronze bird fountain with remnants of gilding by Janet Scudder (est. $15,000-$25,000). This sculpture bears a foundry mark reading “GORHAM Co. Foundeurs,” and was included in a 1919 exhibition of 22 garden sculptures organized by W. Frank Purdy, president of the Art Alliance in New York City. Other fine offerings include a bronze fluid abstract modernist sculpture by Oded Halahmy (est. $500-$1,000) and a 19th century carved wood with gesso and polychrome paint statue of Our Lady of Guadelupe (est. $1,000-$2,000).
American furniture offerings are strong and provide an outstanding sampling ranging from 18th century to modern forms. Top lots include a Southern Federal inlaid serpentine sideboard, circa 1800 (est. $10,000-$15,000), a North Carolina paint-decorated blanket chest, attributed to Alamance County, the first half of the 19th century (est. $5,000-$10,000), a circa 1810 New York Federal linen press (est. $4,000-$8,000), an American Classical secretary bookcase, circa 1820-1840 (est. $4,000-$6,000), a North Carolina country Sheraton sideboard attributed to Guilford County, early 19th century (est. $2,000-$4,000), and a Philadelphia Chippendale armchair, second half of the 18th century, attributed to William Savery (est. $1,000-$2,000).
The jewelry department at LLAES Ltd. has again brought a fine collection of estate jewelry and watches to market, led by an amethyst, turquoise, diamond, and pearl choker consisting of one round amethyst weighing approximately 44 carats (est. $4,500-$6,500). Other lots of note include a platinum and three-stone diamond ring (est. $3,500-$5,500), an antique red coral bracelet (est. $600-$800), and an 18K diamond and emerald link bracelet (est. $1,000-$3,000).
Decorative Accessories, led by a Tiffany Studios collection including a Tiffany blown glass and bronze candelabrum (est. $4,000-$8,000) and a Tiffany Studios 16-piece Grapevine desk set (est. $4,0000-$8,000), will be a highlight of the sale. Other exciting lots include an Alamance County redware plate, circa 1800 (est. $2,000-$4,000), a Navajo Germantown blanket (est. $2,000-$4,000), and a fine ormolu and cut glass chandelier, 19th century (est. $2,000-$4,000).
LLAES Ltd. continues to bring fresh Asian Art offerings to market. Lots of note include a Chinese millefleur bottle vase, 20th century (est. $1,000-$2,000), a large Chinese Famille Jaune porcelain vase, 19th century (est. $1,000-$2,000), and a large Chinese scholar’s brush pot, likely 18th century (est. $600-$900).
To learn more about Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales Ltd. please visit their website at www.LLAUCTIONS.com or phone 919-644-1243.
View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE