Washington Irving image could be best-seller Feb. 13-15

Rare daguerreotype of prominent 19th century author Washington Irving, one of only two known.

Rare daguerreotype of prominent 19th century author Washington Irving, one of only two known. Louis J. Dianni LLC.

 

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – An exceptional collection of Georg Jensen silver flatware, a circa 1760 Charleston, S.C., torchiere, a rare daguerreotype of 19th century author Washington Irving (one of two known), and a scarce 16th century Chinese cloisonné enamel Hu vase from the Ming Dynasty, will all be sold Feb. 13-15.

They are just a few of the estimated 2,000 quality, market-fresh lots in a wide range of collecting categories that will be sold at the seventh annual Palm Beach Auction planned by Louis J. Dianni LLC. Start time all three days is 11 a.m. Eastern time.

 

Patek Philippe wristwatch, surrounded by diamonds. Louis J. Dianni image

Patek Philippe wristwatch, surrounded by diamonds. Louis J. Dianni image

 

The Saturday, Feb. 13, session will feature 18th, 19th and mid-20th century modern furniture and accessories. Headlining the day’s offerings will be the Jensen silver collection (255 troy ounces), which has never before been seen at market.

Day 2 (Feb. 14) has been dubbed “mantiques day,” because it contains so much guy stuff. Offered will be swords, knives, militaria, folk art, nautical pieces, armor and more. A centerpiece lot is the rare daguerreotype of Washington Irving (1783-1859), author of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle.

Chinese Ming cloisonné enamel Hu vase, 15 inches tall. Louis J. Dianni image

Chinese Ming cloisonné enamel Hu vase, 15 inches tall. Louis J. Dianni image

 

Day 3 (Feb. 15) boasts over 200 estate paintings, ranging from Old Master works to Modernist and outsider works.

Absentee and Internet bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.com.

For more information contact Louis J. Dianni LLC at 954-895-8727.

 

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.