Prominent estates add luster to Leslie Hindman auction Feb. 6-7

Tiffany Studios paneled Favrile glass and bronze table lamp, Grapevine pattern, the hexagonal shade stamped Tiffany Studios New York, the base stamped Tiffany Studios New York 531, width of shade 16 inches, height overall 21 inches, estimate: $15,000-$20,000. Image courtesy of Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

Tiffany Studios paneled Favrile glass and bronze table lamp, Grapevine pattern, the hexagonal shade stamped Tiffany Studios New York, the base stamped Tiffany Studios New York 531, width of shade 16 inches, height overall 21 inches, estimate: $15,000-$20,000. Image courtesy of Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

CHICAGO – Leslie Hindman Auctioneers will conduct a Fine Furniture and Decorative Arts Auction Feb. 6-7 that comes primarily from two prominent estates.

LiveAuctioneers will provide Internet live bidding for both the Sunday session, which will begin at 11 a.m. Central, and the Monday session, which will begin at noon Central.

Medard C. Lange was a Chicago florist known nationally for his extraordinary floral arrangements and parties. He organized innumerable events at many of the city’s cultural institutions. Popular with many of Chicago’s prominent citizens, a highlight of his work was the Sharon Percy and Jay Rockefeller wedding in 1965. Lange also designed many weddings, debuts and parties for the Ford families of Grosse Pointe, Mich.

Lange’s collection of English and Continental decorative objects reveals his appreciation for fine art and entertaining. His estate includes a variety of early Wedgwood and other English basalt wares, as well as the furniture, paintings and decorative arts from Lange’s 1881 Victorian townhouse in Chicago’s Lincoln Park.

The other prominent estate contributing to the auction is that of William H. Moore, whose grandfather orchestrated the 1898 merger of more than 100 bakeries into what would eventually become Nabisco. Moore later served on the board of directors at Nabisco as well as American Can Co., Republic Aviation, Lockheed and IBM. For 17 years, until his retirement in 1975, he was chairman of Bankers Trust Co.

The diverse collection assembled by Moore and his wife of 69 years, Edith McKnight, represents a lifetime of enjoyment. Included in the estate are many fine examples of 18th- and 19th-century furniture, silver and Asian works of art.

Furniture highlights include a pair of Queen Anne gilt and gessoed console tables, a Queen Anne gilt gesso mirror, an 18th-century English tall-case clock and an 1870s American ebonized and ivory inset credenza by Herter Brothers. Also featured are a Danish sterling silver coffee service by Georg Jensen and a Russian bronze figural group by Vasilii Grachev (1831-1905), which depicts a three-horse troika passing a peasant’s sled being pulled by a single horse headed in the opposite direction.

For details visit Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ website at www.lesliehindman.com.

 

 

 

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Russian bronze figural group by Vasilii Grachev (1831-1905), signed in Cyrillic with Woerffel foundry mark in Cyrillic, width of base 19 3/4 inches, estimate: $20,000-$40,000. Image courtesy of Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

Russian bronze figural group by Vasilii Grachev (1831-1905), signed in Cyrillic with Woerffel foundry mark in Cyrillic, width of base 19 3/4 inches, estimate: $20,000-$40,000. Image courtesy of Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

Italian marble sculpture, Raffaelo Romanelli (1856-1928), in the Art Nouveau style, signed ‘Proff R. Romanelli Larcdessi Firenza,’ set on an octagonal black marble base, height of sculpture 37 1/2 inches, estimate: $20,000-$40,000. Image courtesy of Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

Italian marble sculpture, Raffaelo Romanelli (1856-1928), in the Art Nouveau style, signed ‘Proff R. Romanelli Larcdessi Firenza,’ set on an octagonal black marble base, height of sculpture 37 1/2 inches, estimate: $20,000-$40,000. Image courtesy of Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

Pair of Queen Anne giltwood and gesso console tables, circa 1710, height 28 1/2 inches x width 33 1/2 inches x depth 17 3/4 inches, estimate: $15,000-$25,000. Image courtesy of Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

Pair of Queen Anne giltwood and gesso console tables, circa 1710, height 28 1/2 inches x width 33 1/2 inches x depth 17 3/4 inches, estimate: $15,000-$25,000. Image courtesy of Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

Queen Anne gilt gesso mirror, height 39 3/4 inches x width 21 1/2 inches, estimate: $15,000-$20,000. Image courtesy of Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

Queen Anne gilt gesso mirror, height 39 3/4 inches x width 21 1/2 inches, estimate: $15,000-$20,000. Image courtesy of Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

A George III mahogany secretaire bookcase, height 90 inches x width 51 inches, estimate: $10,000-$20,000. Image courtesy of Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

A George III mahogany secretaire bookcase, height 90 inches x width 51 inches, estimate: $10,000-$20,000. Image courtesy of Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.