Woody Auction loaded with fine trimmings for March 9 sale
DOUGLASS, Kan. – An auction bursting with many beautiful items, to include Tiffany lamps, Wave Crest plaques, French cameo glass, Galle Faience pottery, bride’s baskets, American Brilliant Cut Glass, art glass, bronzes, French marble statues, fine furniture and more is planned for Saturday, March 9, by Woody Auction. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
“We are pleased to present this carefully curated collection that has developed over the past year,” said Jason Woody of Woody Auction. “Collecting special items can bring so much joy, and there really is something for everyone in this auction.”
Wave Crest plaques from the collection of Don and Carol Lyle will be led by a magnificent example, round, having an elaborate Indian Chief portrait with beaded enamel highlights and set in a gilt metal frame with an overall diameter of 11½ inches (above).
The sale also has original artwork, featuring an early 1900s oil on canvas painting by Belgian artist Eugene Remy Maes (1849-1931), titled Chickens depicting a rooster, five hens, chicks, a sparrow and a broken stoneware jar, 47 inches by 53 inches (framed).
Wonderful vases will include a signed Galle French cameo marquetry vase, 10¾ inches tall, having a green fire-polished background with carved floral design and four marquetry lavender blossoms; and a pair of mirror-image Mount Washington art glass vases, each vase 20¾ inches in height, opaque glass with a cream background and pink rim, beautiful pink poppy décor and green and gold leaf highlights.
Fans of Galle and Daum Nancy are in luck. Lots will include a rare, elegant form Galle faience art pottery pitcher, 12¼ inches tall, brown with a blue mottled drip top, embossed floral and insect décor, gold stencil highlights, a figural bird handle and the elaborate Emile Galle mark; and a signed Daum Nancy French cameo art glass vessel, 6¼ inches by 7½ inches, having an acorn-shaped bowl with three large, looping applied feet, a colorful mottled background and enameled wheat and floral décor.
Collectors of Tiffany will not be disappointed. Featured items include an original Tiffany “Whirling Leaves” table lamp, 25½ inches tall, with three-light electrified lamp base and lovely green slag panels with autumn colored leaf highlights; and a Tiffany box, 9 inches by 6¼ inches, with gorgeous slag art glass panels set in an elaborate gilded grapevine pattern and marked “Tiffany Studios 826.”
Sculptures and statues will include an 18-inch-tall bronze sculpture of a belly dancer by Affortunato Gory (Gori), an Italian sculptor of the Parisian School active from 1895-1920; and a Carrara white marble statue of a beautiful nude female form by Marius J. Sain (French 1877-1961), titled Harmonie, created in the 1920s and exhibiting high-quality detail. The sculpture is artist-signed, “M. Sain.”
The fine furniture category will feature a pair of Victorian walnut half tester beds, one measuring 104 inches by 85 inches by 66 inches and boasting clover-shaped columns and an elaborate yellow fabric canopy with side curtains; the other one 106 inches by 86 inches by 62 inches, having a white silk and walnut canopy with elaborate scrollwork and beautiful burl highlights. Both beds are of high quality.
The sale is subject to an 8.75 percent sales tax.
For details contact Woody Auction at firstname.lastname@example.org or 316-747-2694.