Morton Kuehnert launches online-only Encore! sales May 30

Selection of hand-painted porcelain potpourris. Morton Kuehnert image.

Selection of hand-painted porcelain potpourris. Morton Kuehnert image.

HOUSTON – Morton Kuehnert Auctioneers & Appraisers is launching an online-only Encore! auction on Memorial Day, May 30, to be run exclusively through www.LiveAuctioneers.com. A total of 126 lots will be offered.

The auction will commence at 1 p.m. Central Time and will include lots from European shipments, family estates, personal collections and local businesses. Opening bids on each of the lots will be below the low estimate.

Highlights include lot 54, a grouping of 22 pieces of furniture and decorative items that could prove to be a bonanza for anyone wanting to furnish a new or vacation home, or just add some fresh pieces to their existing décor. The selection includes a painted-iron outdoor set, tray tables, three wicker bar stools, two tufted leather chairs, two upholstered benches, four upholstered armchairs, two sofas, a side table, floor lamp and miscellaneous cushions and pillows. The presale estimate is $100-$150.

Lot 30, a beautiful Louis XV style-chest-on-chest, is estimated at $300-400; while lot 36, a trio of hand-painted porcelain pieces by makers Capodimonte, Ovington Bros. and Royal Vienna, is estimated at $75-$150.

Lot 22 is an Indian Kilim rug measuring 5 ft. by 7 ft. 9 inches. It is expected to make $75-$150. Another attractive textile, lot 3 is a delicate vintage hand-made Japanese silk gown and robe, size 4, estimated at $100-$200.

Lot 27, a 14K white gold sapphire and diamond ring, size 6¾, is estimated at $1,500-$2,500.

For additional information on any item in the auction, contact specialist Marlene Weyand at Morton Kuehnert Auctioneers & Appraisers by calling 713-827-7835, ext. 230 or e-mail mweyand@mortonkuehnert.com.

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


Louis XV-style chest-on-chest. Morton Kuehnert image.

Louis XV-style chest-on-chest. Morton Kuehnert image.

Indian Kilim rug. Morton Kuehnert image.

Indian Kilim rug. Morton Kuehnert image.

Sapphire and diamond ring. Morton Kuehnert image.

Sapphire and diamond ring. Morton Kuehnert image.