Paul Evans coffee table toast of MG Neely Auction Jan. 14

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Paul Evans Studio coffee table with glass top, 42 in. diameter. MG Neely image

LANTANA, Fla. – MG Neely Auction will ring in the new year with their Jan. 14 auction. With 255 lots of fine art, sculpture, mid-century modern décor, traditional furnishings and antique to vintage collectibles the auction catalog is drawing worldwide attention. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

A Paul Evans Studio coffee table (above) is one of the most popular lots. A ring of 13 welded and enameled pyramids support the glass top of this piece, which was designed for furniture maker Directional in 1967. It is weld-signed and has a starting bid of $2,000.

A must-have for any cane or weapons collector is the cane gun (below). This 1846 under-hammer action .60-caliber percussion cap gun designed by English gunsmith John Day was originally marketed to farmers as a light and convenient solution to crop-eating pests. Handle inscriptions are dated 1846. The starting bid is $600.

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Cane gun made in 1846 by English gunsmith John Day. Estimate: $1,200-$1,600. MG Neely image

Lalique’s Bacchantes vase is a timeless example of the glassmaker’s style. Originally designed in 1927, this piece has been in Lalique every catalog since its creation. This example is in excellent, unblemished condition. The starting bid is $500.

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Lalique Bacchantes vase, 9 ½ in. high. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500. MG Neely image

Painter Andre Gisson was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1921 as Anders Gittelson. To break into the elitist world of French Impressionism, he changed his name and birthdate to become a Frenchman born in 1910, in the hopes of obtaining recognition as an early pioneer of the style. Bidding starts at $500.

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Andre Gisson (American, 1921-2003) oil on canvas, framed 28 in. x 24 in. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500. MG Neely image

The auction will begin Sunday, Jan. 14, at noon Eastern time.