Roland Auctions NY pledges fresh and balanced sale Nov. 5

American sterling silver water pitcher. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500. Roland Auctions NY image

American sterling silver water pitcher. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500. Roland Auctions NY image

 

NEW YORK – Roland Auctions NY will hold its next monthly estates auction on Saturday, Nov. 5, commencing at 10 a.m. Eastern. This sale boasts over 700 fresh-to-market lots comprising luxury items from prestigious Manhattan estates, as well as locations in Southampton, N.Y., New Orleans, Toronto and Menton, France. Bidding is expected to be fast-paced and the gallery filled to capacity. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.com.

Commenting on current market trends and the merchandise selected for this auction, principal Robert Roland offered this observation: “For the past several months we have seen resurgence in traditional furniture and decorative arts nearly to the point where our sales are targeted equally to the modern collector as well as antique connoisseur. Price points are again rising and lost ground is being reclaimed by period styles and names familiar to anyone who has been in the industry as long as my brother and I have. These market gains in the traditional sector are not forcing out the modern, but rather signal an overall expansion of our client base.”

Saturday’s catalog bears out Roland’s strategy and offers a multitude of opportunities for bidders on wide-ranging merchandise.
With objets d’art spanning Belle Epoque through all phases of 20th century modernism, this auction provides an art historical and design survey that still manages to include opportunities for collectors at every bidding level.

Sterling and Continental silver available in this auction includes Georg Jensen and Tiffany & Co., from flatware sets to serving pieces (bowls, trays, chargers, pitchers), candlesticks, sculptural table decorations and vanity articles.

Fresh-to-market Chinese and Asian art is represented by objects executed in ceramic, Peking glass, bronze, cloisonné enamel, and jade with a selection of lacquered furniture.

 

Cloisonne incense burners. Estimate: $5,000-$7,000. Roland Auctions NY image

Cloisonne incense burners. Estimate: $5,000-$7,000. Roland Auctions NY image

 

Antique furniture includes specimens represented by American Empire, Victorian Eastlake, Edwardian and Art Deco makers.

A short list of noteworthy decorative arts includes Bohemian and Venetian art glass alongside specimens by Baccarat, Tiffany Studiosand Thomas Webb & Sons. Revered porcelain manufacturers feature Sevres, Rosenthal, Old Vienna, Royal Copenhagen and Herend.

Prudently selected works of fine art are available in several media spanning paintings, prints, photographs, and sculptures only now available to the marketplace after decades of private ownership.

Guaranteed to raise a smile is a carved wood and polychrome carousel horse (below) by Herschell Spillman.

 

Herschell Spillman carousel horse. Estimate: $1,500-$2,500. Roland Auctions NY image

Herschell Spillman carousel horse. Estimate: $1,500-$2,500. Roland Auctions NY image

 

Jewelry and fashion accessory enthusiasts will vie for gold and silver pieces with precious and semi-precious stone settings.

Fresh-to-market Chinese and Asian art is represented by objects executed in ceramic, Peking glass, bronze, cloisonné enamel, and jade with a selection of lacquered furniture.

Roland Auctions NY continues its free walk-in valuation day on Thursday, Nov. 3 from 2 to 4 p.m. Roland Auctions NY is located at 80 E. 11th St. in Manhattan. For details phone 212-260-2000.