Signed French furniture at Dallas Auction Gallery, Feb. 29
DALLAS – Dallas Auction Gallery will follow their $1.6 million dollar Nov. 16 auction with an outstanding Fine and Decorative Art Auction on Feb. 29 at 6 p.m. Central. This sale will feature exceptional signed French furniture from a local private collection. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.
The collection includes a Paul Sormani Louis XV-style commode, a Linke mahogany Louis XV-style vitrine, a Grohe Freres Louis XVI-style writing table, and an Andre Lardin Regence-style tulipwood commode.
Scott Shuford, president of Dallas Auction Gallery, said, “We are pleased to offer an impressive collection of signed French furniture in this auction, along with a wonderful mix of high-end paintings, fine estate jewelry and silver. Dallas Auction Gallery is looking forward to celebrating our 10-year anniversary this year, and we are always welcoming quality consignments for our 2012 auction schedule.”
Bidding is available live, by phone, by absentee bidding, or online through LiveAuctioneers.com.
Highlights from the Feb. 29 auction include Lot 170, a Paul Sormani Louis XV-style commode, (Italian/French, 1817-1877). The lock plate of top drawer stamped, “Paul Sormani 10r Charlot, Paris” and “P. Sormani Paris” stamped into the top of the front legs under the marble. Provenance: Ex Coll: Baroness Leigh who maintained residences in Geneva, Penzance and New York. By repute, this commode was purchased directly from Sormani in Paris in the 1860s for the family residence in Geneva and later moved to Penzance. It has a $40,000-$60,000 estimate.
There will also be an Andre Lardin Regence-style tulipwood commode (Lot 156) with molded breche violette marble top over two short, two long and a secret top center drawer. Having ornate bronze pulls, escutcheons and mountings, the commode is stamped “Lardin” and “JME.” Andre Antoine Lardin was a Parisian cabinetmaker of the latter 18th century. The commode is estimated at $8,000-$12,000.
Lot 176 is an ivory inlaid oval shaped center table that features a bird’s-eye maple top. It is also estimated at $8,000-$12,000.
Artwork is paced by Henry Stull’s Heads Apart, an oil painting on canvas depicting a thoroughbred race at Queens County Jockey Club on Oct. 25, 1898 between: Kinnikinic, Warrenton and Swiftmas. In a frame measuring 38 inches high by 43 inches wide, the painting is signed lower right, “Henry Stull Copyright 1898.” The estimate is $25,000-$35,000.
A Tiffany & Co. mantel clock with enameled decoration to the domed top and three sides is in working condition with pendulum and key. The circular brass French-style movement with coiled gong strike on hour and half hour is marked, “Tiffany & Compy 3965 7 7” and a circular mark that reads, “Medaille d’Argent Vincenti 1855.” It carries a $4,000-$6,000 estimate.
A Tiffany-style stained glass window having three panels depicts a winding stream within a wooded landscape and a mountain in the distance. A metal tag signed is marked “Tiffany Studios New York” on lower left panel. The frame measures 69.5 inches high by 66 inches wide. It has a $5,000-$10,000 estimate.
For details visit the website: www.dallasauctiongallery.com or phone toll-free 866-653-3900
View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
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