Little red Corvette fit for a Prince at Nye & Co., Oct. 19-20
BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – Nye & Company Auctioneers will hold back-to-back online sales in October. Wednesday, October 19 brings A Moment in Time; The Watch Sale, featuring nearly 75 lots of watches by makers such as Patek Philippe, Rolex, Cartier, Omega, Universal Geneve and others. A large number of pieces come with the original boxes and papers. On Thursday, October 20, there will be a live-online Chic and Antique Estate Treasures Auction featuring around 550 lots of fine and decorative arts spanning the 17th century to the present day, including a fully-restored 1962 Roman Red Corvette. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
The October 19 Moment in Time sale includes a late 1940s Patek Philippe oversized man’s watch in 18K rose gold, Ref. 1543, estimated at $5,000-$10,000. Also on offer are several Cartier watches and vintage Rolexes dating from the 1920s through the 1970s, most retaining their original boxes and papers. A standout among them is a Cartier Tank Americaine in 18K white gold, estimated at $8,000-$12,000.
Headlining the October 20 Chic and Antique Estates Treasure auction is property consigned by the highly-regarded Rhode Island-based collector Stanley Weiss. For more than 30 years, Stanley developed an eye for the early American aesthetic, from Queen Anne through the Neoclassical periods. His passion and enthusiasm for quality craftsmanship and select woods were evident in each piece he owned.
Of particular note is a Chippendale mahogany block-front desk from Massachusetts, which carries an estimate of $4,000-$8,000. Elevated with a fan-carved interior, this piece is truly special. Another eye-catcher is a monumental classical mahogany bookcase attributed to Joseph Meeks and Sons, estimated at $3,000-$5,000. Highlights from other consignments include a George III carved giltwood overmantel mirror with chinoiserie decorations, estimated at $5,000-$10,000.
An exceptional group of metalwork is led by a bison-decorated silver and copper covered, antler-mounted footed bowl by Joseph Heinrich, estimated at $5,000-$10,000.
For those who prefer 20th-century design, there is a red leopard turned maple bowl by Philip Moulthrop. Estimated at $2,000-$4,000, this piece is a shining example of his work.
Finally, for those who want something that will truly spice up their life, Nye & Company is offering an award-winning, frame-off restored 1962 Roman Red Corvette with both hard and soft tops. This classic American sports car, the one Prince sang about, is perfect to satisfy one’s need for speed. Its estimate is $60,000-$90,000.
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