Paintings, decorative arts open Kamelot auction June 14-15

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PHILADELPHIA – Kamelot’s 2013 June Towne and Country Estate sale presents over 1,000 total lots spread over two days, Friday June 14, and Saturday, June 15. Friday’s portion of the auction will feature Orientalia, decorative arts and paintings, while Saturday will feature fine furniture, lighting and garden. LiveAucitoneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

Friday’s sale will begin at noon Eastern Daylight Time with a modest variety of Asian lots including Chinese porcelain, Satsuma, statuary, furniture and other decorative arts pieces. Highlights include lot 1, a carved Asian antique ivory goddess circa 1900 with estimates of $3,000-$5,000 and lot 2, a fine antique ivory character figurine—possibly Shakespeare’s Shylock—circa 1880, with estimates of $800-$1,200. Other Decorative Arts highlights on Friday include a number of beautiful Russian lacquer boxes, a collection of Cybis porcelain, bronze statues and other sculptural pieces including a Rene-Paul Marquet ivory and gilt bronze figure of a woman on a bronze trimmed onyx base (lot 141) with estimates of $5,000-$8,000 and a large cold painted Vienna bronze Belted Kingfisher having the Bergman seal circa 1920 at $300-$500 (lot 159).

Fine art will be strongly represented as well. Over 100 antique and 20th century paintings will be sold, many by noted regional and international artists. Leading among these is lot 297, a landscape oil on canvasboard painting attributed to German Expressionist artist Karl Schmidt-Rottluff estimated at $10,000- $15,000, lot 282, a signed oil on canvas painting of a reclining nude by Hungarian artist Barna Basilides with estimates of $6,000-$9,000 and two color lithographs by Spanish Surrealist artist Joan Miró (lots 379 and 380). Kamelot also brings another work attributed to artist Ivan Gregorewitch Olinsky—lot 324, an oil painting of a woman with estimates of $2,000 to $4,000. The auction house sold a painting by the same artist in February for $17,000.

Fine furniture, lighting and garden items will be featured on Saturday and comprises over 600 lots of the two-day auction. Furniture buyers can anticipate an exciting array of decorative, classic and original dining tables, chairs, settees, consoles, desks and upholstered pieces in a variety of striking styles. Lot 704, a 19th century French Empire commode having a marble top over four drawers flanked by gilt bronze mounted half columns is valued at $1,500-$2,500 and lot 596, a pair of bronze and iron neoclassical console tables having marble tops supported on scroll decorated column forms circa 1915 is valued at $2,000-$4,000. Valued at $2,000-$4,000, lot 501 is a very good signed Pedro Friedeberg carved hand form chair circa 1970. Some particularly unique pieces include a rare pair of Murano teardrop floor lamps circa 1940 estimated at $5,000-$8,000 (lot 633), a rare Austrian Art Nouveau silver-plated two-arm chandelier with large winged dragonflies and imbedded with 22 smooth and faceted glass stones circa 1910 (lot 468) and an Art Nouveau-style bronze sundial having snail form and astrological dial (lot 960).

Nearly every category in this sale is studded with high quality, unique and unusual pieces certain to draw a host of discerning collectors, interior designers and other private or professional buyers from all over the world. For more information go to www.kamelotauctions.com or call 215-438-6990.

 

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