Upscale decorative arts offered by Roland Auctions NY, March 7

NEW YORK – On March 7 Roland Auctions NY presents its Magnificent March Auction featuring over 600 lots of fine and decorative arts selected from choice estates throughout New York City including the contents of a five-story townhouse at 339 E. 87th St. and a collection from 150 E. 59th St. will provide absentee and Internet live bidding.

Roland’s reputation for discovering and reintroducing significant works of fine art is further earned as bidders vie for paintings, prints, and other media not available in the marketplace for decades. This month’s estate pieces span European old master works through modern vanguards and contemporary emerging artists. Sought after artists include A. Parton, W. DeForest, Erte, C. Timner, P.Picasso, among many more.

In addition to 20th century modern art, mid-century design is strongly represented at Roland Auctions NY this month. Standouts include Muller Freres art glass, Tiffany Studios “Grapevine” and “Venetian” desk set articles, and furniture by Ico Parisi, Herman Miller, Milo Baughman and others.

Already generating excitement is a group of vintage Pablo Picasso Madoura ceramic chargers and platters with designs dating to the late 1940s and early 1950s.

In tandem with this auction’s exposition of modernism are dozens of traditional 18th and 19th century American, French, Italian and English tables, chairs, desks and commodes. Among these fine period pieces are Georgian, Queen Anne, Hepplewhite, Chippendale and Louis Philippe specimens. A featured lot in this category is a white marble tabletop with exquisite inset micromosaic, signed Luchini, depicting the assassination of Julius Caesar. Also of note is a pair of 17th-18th century carved and gilt wood sculptural angel candelabras.

A star of this auction is an early 20th Century Tiffany & Co. tall-case [grandfather] clock with an eight-day movement and tubular bell chimes in a monumental transitional style case with glazed waist.

Grand tour marble and bronze sculptures are sure to capture the attention the connoisseur with works signed by: H. Muller, H. Ple, J. Cortot, and G. Roth.

A cornucopia of international vintage and modern silver comprises a notable section of Saturday’s offerings with all manner of flatware and serving articles. Makers include Georg Jensen, Allan Adler, Wallace & Sons, Tiffany & Co. Makers, Hans Hansen and Carl Steyl.

Estate jewelry in gold and silver settings is also available at every bidding level. These vintage and modern items include diamond, coral, pearl, amber, jade, agate and other precious and semi-precious stones in a wide variety of styles.

Fresh-to-market Asian and Chinese art is represented by objects accomplished in silver, bronze, enamel, jade, hardstone and ceramics. Featured among these objects is a pair of nearly life-size 18th century Chinese cloisonné rams on exotic wood bases.

Royal watchers will be pleased to bid upon a black patent leather handbag from the estate of Wallace Simpson, Duchess of Windsor. Celebrity memorabilia enthusiasts will take notice of a chic evening sweater owned by Gloria Swanson.

Roland Auctions NY continues its walk-in valuation day on Thursday, March 5, from 1 to 4 p.m. William and Robert Roland invite customers to stop in for a free evaluation from one of their appraisers.


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