Great expectations for Sean Scully artwork at Clarke, July 10
LARCHMONT, N.Y. — For its summer estates auction on Sunday, July 10, which begins at 10 am Eastern time, Clarke Auction Gallery will present a well-rounded sale that hits all the major collecting categories with examples of notable and important works. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
Fine art will be particularly strong and will showcase a work by an important living artist, Sean Scully (Irish and American, b. 1945-), whose 1980 oil on paper Drawing #30 is estimated at $20,000-$30,000. It is signed in pencil and came from a Westchester, New York estate; the artist lives nearby in Nyack, New York.
Whitney Bria, Clarke’s jewelry and silver specialist, doesn’t get floored often, but when she opened the box containing a recent consignment she was stunned to find a pair of platinum, diamond and pearl earrings with eight carats’ worth of fine diamonds. The earrings, which are estimated at $6,000-$9,000, are set with overlapping bands of tapered diamond baguettes and end in semi-baroque pearl drops. “They’re beautiful, early to mid-20th century, and the diamonds are of great quality,” she said, adding, “The earrings have a really great weight in general.”
The Asian arts category contains fine items from an estate in Sleepy Hollow. A standout is a Chinese carved rock crystal lidded vase and cover that has a markedly well-executed leaf border with low relief flowers. The piece is estimated at $800-$1,200.
Furniture choices include tempting midcentury pieces such as a George Nakashima table for Widdicomb and six chairs, estimated at $3,000-$5,000; a pair of Jansen bronze and marble Gueridon tables with original patina, carrying an identical estimate; and a set of six Hans Wegner chairs in oak and woven cane. This set, too, is estimated at $3,000-$5,000.
For more information about Clarke Auction Gallery, please visit www.clarkeny.com or call 914-833-8336.
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