Roland Antiques to host fun, fashionable auction Sept. 15

Francisco Zuniga [1912-1928] bronze sculpture. Roland Antiques image.

Francisco Zuniga [1912-1928] bronze sculpture. Roland Antiques image.

NEW YORK – Roland Antiques, New York City’s downtown auction house, is living up to its “fun and fashionable” reputation with its Sept. 15 auction offerings as diverse as a vintage British child’s pedal car to vintage designer clothing, furs and handbags by Gaultier, Gucci, Fendi and many others. A collection of antique swords and firearms are to be offered in this eclectic mix.

LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding. The 785-lot auction will begin at ll a.m. EDT.

Outstanding examples of modern art feature a large and important Zuniga bronze as well as five Claes Oldenburg lithographs. Other great examples in the sale include work signed by or attributed to Gaston Ugalde, Aathoth Franyo, Robert Glen, J.I. Bonheur, Antoniucci Voltigerio Volti, Walter Heath Williams and Clarence Frederick Underwood.

“We’re starting out the fall season with some great pieces and there are a few exciting estates coming to auction in subsequent sales here at Roland,” says founder Bill Roland.

There is a wide variety of 17th to 19th century English, French, Continental and American antiques, including an early Italian carved chest, George III mahogany armchair, English rosewood games table and partners’ desk.

Modern selections are plentiful and include a pair of chairs by William Spratling, selection of Eames chairs including a possible prototype and a pair of lounge chairs. There is a selection of Karl Springer furniture, French Art Deco, Swedish and American mid-century modern and much more, including an extensive Georg Jensen flatware service in the Bernadotte pattern.

The star of September’s sale might be the spectacular diamond engagement ring, weighing in at over two carats and accented by two baguette shaped diamonds in a stunning platinum setting. A Jaquet Droz 18k pocket watch, an 18k Universal Geneve ladies watch and many other lots of fine and costume jewelry complement the sale.

You never know what you might find at a Roland auction, but one thing remains consistent; Roland’s commitment to excellent customer service and building relationships to last a lifetime.

For details phone Roland Antiques at 212-260-2000.

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Francisco Zuniga [1912-1928] bronze sculpture. Roland Antiques image.

Francisco Zuniga [1912-1928] bronze sculpture. Roland Antiques image.

Claes Oldenburg, ‘Spoon Pier.’ Roland Antiques image.

Claes Oldenburg, ‘Spoon Pier.’ Roland Antiques image.

Charles Eames rotating chair. Roland Antiques image.

Charles Eames rotating chair. Roland Antiques image.

Italian 17th-18th century chest. Roland Antiques image.

Italian 17th-18th century chest. Roland Antiques image.

Pair of 19th century Vienna urns. Roland Antiques image.

Pair of 19th century Vienna urns. Roland Antiques image.

Gaston Ugalde encoustic on canvas ‘Abstracto.’ Roland Antiques image.

Gaston Ugalde encoustic on canvas ‘Abstracto.’ Roland Antiques image.

Georg Jensen sterling silver flatware set. Roland Antiques image.

Georg Jensen sterling silver flatware set. Roland Antiques image.

Two-carat diamond and platinum engagement ring. Roland Antiques image.

Two-carat diamond and platinum engagement ring. Roland Antiques image.