Highlighted in the auction is a selection of European painters including an Emilio Sanchez Perrier (1855-1907) oil on board landscape of a river, which is estimated $15,000-$25,000. Perrier was known for painting idyllic landscapes and particularly noted for his scenes of Venice.
Another highlighted painting is Jean Desire-Gustave Courbet’s (1819-1877) oil on canvas portrait. The unsigned painting is accompanied by the original purchase receipt from 1889 in the amount of $6,000 from M. Knoedler & Co., Fifth Avenue, New York, with a notation of Courbet on the sales slip. It is estimated at $8,000-$12,000.
Also noteworthy is a Henri Weigele (1858- 1927) carved marble figure of a seated nude with a height of 29 inches and an estimate of $12,000-$18,000. Weigele was a noteworthy sculptor of both bronze and marble. His bronze work is on display in the Musée d’Orsay in Paris.
Also to be sold in the first part of the estate sale is a large collection of American fine art, and decorative items including California painters such as Si Chen Yuan (1911-1974) oil on board, estimated at $5,000-$7,000; Astley David Middleton Cooper (1856-1924) oil on canvas of a landscape, estimated at $1,200-$1,800; and Carmel, Calif., painter Donald Teague (1897-1991) watercolor of boats, estimated at $4,000-$6,000.
There will also be sold some solid, 14-karat gold purses including a Tiffany and Co., French and American furniture, 18th century Georgian furniture, and a stunning early 20th century palace-size Persian rug measuring 14 feet by 24 feet.
The second half of the July 14 sale will feature a collection of Chinese art largely contributed by a single estate out of Carmel, Calif. The consignor amassed a collection from her world travels in the 1930s and ’40s through the Middle East and China aboard steamship liners.
Particularly beautiful is a pair of carved rosewood Chinese cabinets with stands, circa 19th century, estimated at $6,000-$9,000 for the pair. Another contribution to the Asian art sale comes from a consignor whose father served on Gen. Douglas McCarthy’s staff during World War II. The Chinese glazed bowel with figures, circa early 20th century and estimated at $1,200-$1,800 was brought back after the war and has remained in the consignor’s family until now.
Additionally, the auction house will be open for preview on Friday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and before the auction Saturday, July 14, starting at 9 a.m. For more information about these pieces and others in the two-part Summer Estate and Asian Art auction visit www.slawinski.com or call 831-335-9000.
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