Venetian canal scene could glide to $125K at Kaminski’s, Feb. 20-21
BOSTON – Kaminski Auctions will conduct an auction of fine art, antiques other estate goods on Feb. 20-21 at its Boston gallery, with Internet live bidding provided by LiveAuctioneers.com. Leading the sale is an oil-on-canvas painting by Felix Ziem (French, 1821-1911) titled Le Palais des Doges, Vue du Le Canal Grande.
Originally a painter of the French Barbizon school, Ziem became known for his impressionistic scenes of Venice, which are his most coveted works with today’s collectors. Along with Canaletto and Guardi, Ziem is regarded by many as one of the most accomplished painters of Venetian scenes. The artwork to be auctioned by Kaminski’s is estimated at $85,000-$125,000.
Three antique chandeliers will illuminate the exciting two-day auction. The chandeliers are rare circa-1850 to 1860 gasolier models, each made of fine polished bronze. One bears a swan and serpent design, encrusted with a floral motif (est. $20,000-$30,000). The second features an elegant moss and leaf design (est. $20,000-$30,000), and the third has a griffin design with a matching sconces ($10,000-$15,000). All three chandeliers have come from an important estate in Salem, Mass., and will be auctioned individually.
Also featured is a KPM plaque depicting a pair of young street musicians (est. $10,000-$15,000). The porcelain plaque, which is signed Wagner, measures 8¾ inches by 16¼ inches, framed. The piece features a young man playing a fiddle while his younger female companion provides vocal accompaniment. KPM plaques are highly collectible and frequently fetch four- and five-figure prices at auction.
A suite of Belter rosewood furniture in the popular “Spoon” pattern is also offered. The set includes a pair of recamiers (est. $5,000-$8,000), a sofa (est. $2,500-$4,500) a settee (est. $2,000-$3,000) and a parlor chair (est. $1,000-$1,500). Belter is known for its laminated rosewood furniture, in which thin strips of veneer were glued and pressed together, then steamed in a mold to produce a curved form. This trademark process made the furniture not only strong, but also beautifully finished on all sides.
“Our February auction combines the very best consignments from both our Massachusetts and California locations,” said Frank Kaminski, owner of Kaminski Auctions. “A series of successful appraisal events at our new Beverly Hills (Calif.) location has led to the discovery of a some truly remarkable items.”
For additional information on any item in the sale, call Kaminski’s at 978-927-2223. Visit the fully illustrated catalog online and sign up to bid live via the Internet at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE