NEW YORK – Auctions at Showplace has planned a full slate of sales for autumn. It will hold a New York City Estate Auction on September 26; an Important Fine Art & Design sale on October 10; and another New York City Estate Auction on October 24. All three sales will be on preview and held in Showplace’s newly renovated galleries on 25th Street in the heart of New York’s Flatiron District. Highlights will be showcased into the light-filled lobby street level and in the lower-level auction gallery. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
Objects come from a collection of premier New York City addresses including the Fifth Avenue residence of the MacArthur family, the Park Avenue estate of American film producer Martin Bregman, and the Fifth Avenue residence of Jill and Ken Iscol.
September 26 features a catalog of traditional fine and decorative arts highlighted by a Meissen bronze mounted covered bowl in the manner of Horoldt, estimated at $10,000-$20,000. Featured fine art includes a landscape by Emilio Sanchez Perrier, estimated at $12,000-$18,000; a pair of Durer woodcuts; and Saint Onuphrius, an Old Master tenebrist painting by a follower of Jusepe de Ribera.
Decorative arts include a monumental Louis XVI-style gilt bronze clock and gilt bronze candelabras. The September 26 lineup also includes a Chinese Kangxi porcelain ginger jar; Versace porcelain; and fine jewelry including a Lotus Arts De Vivre 18K yellow gold scarab cluster diamond and pearl necklace.
October 10 is the premiere sale of the season at Showplace. Highlights include Diego Giacometti’s Table Berceau, Seconde Version, estimated at $150,000-$200,000; Raoul Dufy’s oil-on-canvas Saint-Adresse, and a Jean Dubuffet watercolor, Three Palm Trees. The sale includes important design and furnishings by Warren Platner for Knoll, Marco Zanuso, Versace and Carlo Scarpa. Fine jewelry and fashion highlights round out the catalog with Chanel belts and handbags, a Rolex Oyster Perpetual 18K gold wrist watch, Angela Cummings designs, and a Vacheron Constantin Art Deco revival clock.
October 24 blends traditional with modern and is headlined by Hayley Lever’s Early Morning St. Ives as well as a large portrait of a woman from the studio of Sir Peter Lely. Highlights include an oil on panel attributed to Honore Daumier and an iconic bronze portrait of Renoir by Aristide Maillol. The sale also features a large Sukhothai fragmentary stucco Buddha head and a carved teak sleeping figure by Ida Bagus Tilem. Lighting choices include a Tiffany Studios-attributed turtle back glass chandelier that was removed from a New York City Theater by the prior owners.
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