Treasures picked on world travels at Tepper Galleries sale Nov. 12
NEW YORK – Tepper Galleries will auction the collection of Marjorie J. and Robert L. Lawrence on Nov. 12 beginning at 10 a.m. Eastern. The sale will feature more than 500 lots of rare and exotic objects that reflect the lives of the well-traveled couple. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.
Their collection traces the ancient trade routes of the Mediterranean, Middle East and North Africa. Among the offerings will be Italian Renaissance painted furniture, paintings and works of art including a 17th-century Florentine portal, lion-footed child’s bed and cassone panels; Roman antiquities; Syrian, Phoenician and Persian art; Indian bronzes; Hispano-Moresque ware; Persian and Indian miniatures; Syrian papier-mâché pen cases; and Oriental and Ottoman rugs and textiles. Also available will be Venini and Italian glassware and lighting fixtures, majolica, Danish silver and Continental snuffboxes
The Lawrence’s passion for collecting led them to the bazaars of the Middle East and North Africa and inspired Marjorie to become one of the first women rug dealers and to launch a thriving business called the Pillowry, which operated from 1971-1989 on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
This collection will appeal to the cognoscenti, interior decorator and private collector seeking authentic, one of a kind treasures. Much of it was acquired through specialist dealers in Spain, Italy, Germany, England and America as well as the Lawrences’ direct purchases from mosques, bazaars and even off the backs of camels.
Previews at Tepper Galleries, located at 110 E. 25th St., will be Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 9-10, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Wednesday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., or by appointment.
For details phone 212-677-5300.
View a fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet during the sale at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
Click here to view Tepper Galleries, Inc.’s complete catalog.
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