M G Neely Auction showcases mid-century designs, Asian furnishings May 7

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Signed pair of Paul Evans Directional Cityscape end tables in chrome (starting bid $400). M G Neely image


LANTANA, Fla. – M G Neely Auction will be holding their Palm Beach Antique to Modern Estate Auction on Sunday, May 7 at noon Eastern time. Mark Neely of Lantana, Florida, will be calling the sale. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

As is Neelly’s custom, the sale will start off with curios, including a Victorian salesman’s sample wrought iron staircase, a 1910 Feeny hand pump vacuum cleaner and vintage Richard Rothbard Burl wood puzzle box. The Visionaire No. 50 Artist Toys collection was released by Kid Robot and includes designs by Alex Katz, Chip Kidd, R. Crumb Kehinde Wiley, Tim Noble, Sue Webster, Chiho Aoshima, Rob Pruitt, Rita Ackerman, Tony Oursler, Kurt Vonnegut and Joe Petro III.


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Nineteenth century French Rococo ormolu bronze cartel cock with enameled Roman numerals and sunburst pendulum (starting bid $200). M G Neely image


Mid-Century Modern decor is a staple in M G Neely Auction, and this one is no exception. Listed in the catalog are Paul Evans Cityscape tables, Camer glass chandeliers and Vetri Murano lighting. George Hollis Jones, Sergio Bustamante, Karl Springer and Milo Baughman are a few of the designer offerings.

Art Nouveau decor is prevalent throughout the sale, ranging from beautiful planters, ornate dresser mirrors, bud vases and porcelain figurines. Fine art glass is a timeless gift, and M G Neely Auction has pieces such as vases, ewers, figurines, and lamps by Murano, Daum, Moser, Baccarat, Orrefors, Lalique and Stueben.


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Edwardian platinum, diamond and sapphire pave pendant on a white gold
chain. Two floating teardrop diamonds measure 1.25 carats and 1.0 carats,
and are framed by 25 diamonds and two bagel-cut sapphires. It has a starting bid of $1,000. M G Neely image


Asian decor spanning 200 years is well represented. Diminutive cloisonné pill boxes, 19th century gilt and coral Buddha statuettes, ornate altar tables, and a large rosewood and mother of pearl inlaid display cabinet are just a small sampling of the stunning collection amassed by a South Florida collector.


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Charlie Chaplin with his characteristic bowler hat and cane. Signed and numbered ‘G. Charpentier 7/8’ (starting bid $500). M G Neely image


Paintings and wall art by Curtis Jere, Bill Mack, Sante Grazziani, Peter Max, Victor Vasarely, Barry Leighton-Jones, Yaacov Agam, Leonard Lane, and James Rizzi are among the array of art that will be sold.

Traditional stylings include rococo cartel clocks, 19th century carved French furniture and a pair of Sevres porcelain and bronze candelabra.