Peachtree & Bennett putting on the Ritz with Oct. 8-9 auction
The company is celebrating its first year in the Atlanta area with an auction that features property from the estates of actor George C. Scott, artist Louise Nevelson and character actor Lou Jacobi. The sale also includes high-end merchandise acquired from fashionable Park Avenue and Upper East Side addresses in Manhattan. Additionally, a large selection of fine silver kept in storage in Fairfield County, Conn., and property from North Shore Towers on Long Island will be available.
From the Atlanta Metro area comes property from the exquisitely decorated Buckhead residence of a well-established interior designer, and property from the estate of Michael Deskey, whose father, Donald Deskey, was a renowned 20th-century furniture designer.
Vintage automobile aficionados will marvel at the classic first edition 1966 Silver Shadow Rolls-Royce complete with all original parts, paint and distinctive hood ornament. A newly restored 1928 Overland Whippet will also breeze across the auction block.
The fine jewelry selection is led by a jaw-dropping 8.91-carat, GIA-certified emerald-cut diamond. Also to be auctioned are spectacular diamond and emerald necklaces, a stunning period Art Deco diamond and ruby-encrusted cocktail ring, a Mauboussin diamond and ruby bow-form brooch, and a Tiffany & Co. gold and diamond equine dress pin. A collection of Tiffany & Co. silver pieces totaling hundreds of troy ounces, along with a glittering variety of additional estate jewelry, precious metals and gemstones will also be offered.
Connoisseurs will be jazzed by the stellar gathering of original art. Among the highlights are a landscape oil on canvas from French artist Gustave Loiseau, a bold interior-scene watercolor from German artist Georg Grosz, and Hungarian impressionist artist Francois Gall’s young woman at a vanity. A Karl Witkowski 19th-century oil depicting a street urchin oil, a colorful Cy Twombly abstract pencil on paper are also on the auction roster.
A striking selection of fine bronzes includes an Auguste Rodin bronze bust of a man, reclining mother and child modernist figural group by Russian-American artist William Zorach, and an Edgar Degas female bronze bust.
A mid-century Piero Fornasetti 4-part screen decorated with a trompe-l’oeil image of a bookcase on front and exotic bird aviary on verso is an attractive decorative-art highlight. Another auction star is the charming antique Serves ormolu mounted dresser box.
The sale is rounded out by a fine selection of Italian, French and English antique porcelains; loads of Orientalia, including furniture; and a variety of Satsuma porcelains, objets de vertu, collectibles, Picasso porcelains, a collection of Sevres porcelains, antique and period furniture, decorations and accessories.
For additional information on any lot in the sale, call 678-705-9798 or email email@example.com
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