BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – An Estate Treasures Auction featuring 531 lots in a host of categories and highlighted by a nice collection of jewelry from a private New Jersey collector and the personal folk art collection from noted Native American dealers Ted Trotta and Ann Bono will be held on Wednesday, March 13, by Nye & Company Auctioneers, at 10 a.m. Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
Estate jewelry pieces will be led by a David Webb 18K yellow gold frog pendant, green enamel, stamped (above; est. $3,000-$5,000); a Patek Philippe 18K rose gold Gondola wristwatch (below; est. $8,000-$12,000); a Van Cleef & Arpels “Alhambra” gold black onyx necklace (est. $4,000-$6,000); an Elizabeth Locke 19K gold moonstone bracelet (est. $4,000-$6,000); and a gorgeous pair of Seaman Schepps 14K yellow gold, rock crystal and sapphire ear clips (est. $1,500-$2,000).
The silver category will be highlighted by a Tiffany & Co. sterling silver seven-piece tea and coffee service in the Hampton pattern, #18389; and a Middle Eastern 800 silver four-piece tea service with an allover heavily engraved scroll pattern (both est. $4,000-$6,000).
Fine period furniture pieces will feature a circa 1830 Continental Neoclassical ebony and burlwood bookcase cabinet (est. $5,000-$10,000); a circa 1740-1760 Queen Anne mahogany rectangular New England tea table (est. $10,000-$15,000); a Queen Anne mahogany easy chair made in Boston around 1740-1760 (below; est. $3,000-$5,000); and an Art Nouveau painted slant-front desk painted with the image of an Indian maiden on the front (est. $1,000-$2,000).
Decorative accessories will include a mid-18th century George II carved giltwood mirror (est. $3,000-$5,000); a Daum Nancy Art Deco wrought-iron and glass bowl designed by Louis Marjorelle (est. $500-$700); and a Louis XVI gilt metal three-light lantern (est. $300-$500).
“Our March auction is a wonderful mix of dazzling jewelry and silver, with a strong blend of decorative arts including early American, French and English furniture,” said Andrew Holter of Nye & Company Auctioneers. “The depth and breadth of the catalog is sure to delight collectors, dealers, decorators and institutions, with opportunities at a wide range of attractive price points.”