NEW YORK – Roland Auctions NY will hold a big Anniversary Auction on Saturday, Oct. 18. Celebrating its fourth year as Manhattan’s fastest growing regional—and only downtown—auction house, Roland is offering over 1,200 fresh-to-market lots.
LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding during the sale.
Roland Auctions NY recently acquired the entire holdings of Martin Parker’s Spencertown Arts & Antiques, an immense and encyclopedic collection built over 50 years in New York state’s Capitol District. As a demonstration of gratitude to Roland Auctions’ loyal customers over the past four years, half of the Oct. 18 Anniversary Auction consists of part one of the Spencertown Arts & Antiques hoard. Giving a sense of size and scope to the contents of this colossus, principal William J. Roland said, “If a picture is worth a thousand words, well imagine what you can say about a collection that contains 3,000 art works and over 15,000 individual objects.”
Among the featured selections in this auction is lot 410, a larger-than-life-size cast composition statue of Standing Lincoln after Augustus Saint-Gaudens’s bronze unveiled in 1881 at Chicago’s Lincoln Park. This sculpture, measuring nearly 7-1/2 feet high, was produced by the Boston Sculpture Co. circa 1909 and is situated on its original oak paneled plinth base for an impressive overall height of 9 feet.
Assembled from both the Spencertown Arts & Antiques holdings and some of the finest estates in Manhattan, Roland Auctions NY offers a spectrum of fine art that promises an exciting and well-attended auction day. Lots in this sale offer an art historical compendium spanning European old masters through modern vanguards and contemporary emerging artists. Sought after art includes works by: E.Shinn, M. Kahn, Loehman, Reginier, attr. A. Phillips, G. Rossi, M. Soyer, J. Lembeck, A.H. Bakhuyzen, A. Handel, A.D. Johansen, John F. Murphy and many more.
Twentieth century design is strongly represented at Roland Auctions NY this month. Vintage pieces in this category desired by collectors and enthusiasts alike feature works by designers Philip and Kelvin Laverne, John Stuart, Curtis Jere, Paul Frankl, Daum and a set of chairs after Andre Groualt. Prominent among these iconic objects is lot 401, a Tiffany Studios stamped and numbered counterbalance floor lamp with five-leg base and Tiffany Favrile art glass shade. Fueling excitement for the modernist are dozens of lighting pieces from acclaimed New York City collector Arthur Hindin, proprietor of Downtown Manhattan’s Retro Modern 20th Century Lighting.
Continuing to make a comeback, fine English 18th and 19th century furniture comprises several lots in this auction, among them a Victorian game table, a black chinoiserie tall case clock, a serpentine bachelor chest and a Georgian double-arch pediment secretary.
Always cultivating new areas of collecting, Roland Auctions NY will be offering a large assortment of high-end women’s fashions including many Chanel and Gucci handbags and apparel. Accompanying these pieces is a group of Louis Vuitton luggage and Hermes scarves.
Asian Arts and Orientalia include finely carved mineral specimens featuring a group of jadite articles. Other coveted items are pair of large yellow Peking glass bowls and an antique Chinese bronze and porcelain censor.
Saturday, Oct. 18, is certain to be a busy day at Roland. This mammoth sale begins at 10 a.m. Eastern.
For details phone Roland Auctions NY at 212-260-2000.
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