Rudy Vallee items highlight Oakridge Auction Gallery sale June 2

Rudy Vallee

Art Deco diamond and sapphire bracelet, custom-made 1920s, platinum band set with 168 diamonds and eight Ceylon sapphires. Estimate: $40,000-$60,000. Oakridge Auction Gallery image

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.

Rudy Vallee

Giovanni Paolo Panini (Italian, 1691-1765), ‘Ruins of Rome,’ image size 23 x 18 5/8 in., overall 30¾ x 26¼ in. Estimate: $25,000-$35,000. Oakridge Auction Gallery image

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.

Rudy Vallee

Grafton saxophone owned by Rudy Vallee, engraved ‘RV’ for Rudy Vallee, comes in a fitted case, very fine condition. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000. Oakridge Auction Gallery image

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.

Rudy Vallee

Rudy Vallee ‘My Time is Your Time’ framed display. ‘My Time is Your Time’ was one of Rudy Vallee’s signature songs. Framed display has photo of Eleanor and Rudy holding large pocket watches. Two of the watches are framed in the display, 19 x 16 x 3 in. deep. Estimate: $800-$1,200. Oakridge Auction Gallery image

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.

Rudy Vallee

Tobey Furniture Co. tall-case clock, Chicago, with works by Joseph Jennens, London, circa 1900, solid mahogany case. Estimate: $8,000-$10,000. Oakridge Auction Gallery image

The auction will be conducted at the Oakridge Auction Gallery on Saturday, June 2, beginning 10 a.m. Eastern Time.