Twentieth century design remains a strong focus at Roland, with this sale’s highlights including a polychrome-decorated hall bench by Peter Hunt from the Doris Duke Collection, an outstanding Italian desk attributed to Gio Ponti (purchased from well-known modern pioneer Fred Silberman), and an early Isamu Noguchi Akari standing lamp. Earlier examples include a finely carved easel by Lockwood de Forest, an important Greuby vase and an early Gustav Stickley dining table.
Along with this excellent offering of modern design, there are many extraordinary works of modern art for the collector. A Cindy Sherman photograph, an early Andy Warhol silkscreen, Robert Neffson and Robert Birmelin paintings all offer excellent opportunities to invest in the modern art market while claiming an impressive work of art for your collection.
Included in the auction is the property from a most intriguing Beekman Place estate, which showcased a collection of antique Georgian furniture, fine 18th and 19th century porcelains, a substantial group of table silver and some fine pieces of estate jewelry. Many of these pieces descended through the family, members of whom served as Secretary of the Navy and highly regarded journalists and close friends of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. With an array of fine silver, 18k gold Tiffany and Cartier jewels, fine watches and well-cared for English and American antiques, Sevres, Meissen and other porcelain, this is a collection that will be fought over at auction.
One of the highlights of the Oct. 6 sale is the impressive group of old master paintings. With a multitude of genres and countries of origin, there is sure to be something to appeal to every taste. A few highlights from this selection of paintings and sculpture include H. Moreau, J. Staples, J. Clayton, J. Groth, T.B. Pitman, (after) F.H. Drouais and N. Bedrossian.
There are many treasures in this auction. Magnificent bronze sconces, a collection of antique barometers, a Steinway grand piano, diamonds and much more await to be sold.
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