Rudy Vallee items highlight Oakridge Auction Gallery sale June 2
ASHBURN, Va. – Oakridge Auction Gallery will present a fine collection of American and European art, antiques and exquisite antique jewelry on Saturday, June 2. This auction features items from the estate of singer, bandleader and actor Rudy Vallee and his wife, Eleanor Vallee. The items come directly from the home Eleanor shared with her second husband and fellow actor Byron Clark. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
Fine items from the Vallee estate include four of Rudy’s personal saxophones, a James Montgomery Flagg drawing of Vallee, several paintings, sculptures and accessories.
One of the saxophones in the sale is a rare Grafton alto sax made in London of injection-molded, cream-colored acrylic plastic. Grafton saxophones have a distinctive appearance due to their 1950s Italian style and ivory colored body with brass highlights.
The Vallee estate also includes selections of Eleanor’s personal jewelry with some fine art Deco gold and diamond pieces, rings, necklaces and bracelets. Also included are quality Navajo and other Native American jewelry, some of which was Rudy Vallee’s, in addition to costume pieces and more.
Furnishings are spotlighted by a fine Tobey Furniture clock, circa 1890, with works by Joseph Jennens and a nine-tube chime in a solid mahogany case. Also featured is a late 18th- or early 19th- century Renaissance revival inlaid hall seat, Japanese Meiji era tables and a display case, and many other fine pieces. The sale will feature consist of more than 600 lots of exciting and fresh to the market estate items.
The auction will be conducted at the Oakridge Auction Gallery on Saturday, June 2, beginning 10 a.m. Eastern Time.