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18K yellow gold cigarette case, clasp adorned with cabochon sapphire stone, marked '750' on interior rim. Estimate $10,000-$15,000. Quinn & Farmer image.

Luxe estate jewelry, Queen Anne secretary at Quinn & Farmer, Jan. 19

18K yellow gold cigarette case, clasp adorned with cabochon sapphire stone, marked '750' on interior rim. Estimate $10,000-$15,000. Quinn & Farmer image.
18K yellow gold cigarette case, clasp adorned with cabochon sapphire stone, marked ‘750’ on interior rim. Estimate $10,000-$15,000. Quinn & Farmer image.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Quinn & Farmer’s catalog auction featuring exquisite fine jewelry and other estate treasures will be held at the company’s Charlottesville gallery on Saturday, Jan. 19. Internet live bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com.

The 377-lot auction will open with a wonderful selection of antique, vintage and custom-designed jewelry valued at hundreds of thousands of dollars. A star lot is the pair of signed Cartier platinum, diamond and sapphire drop earrings. The focal point of the design is the two natural, unheated, matched blue Ceylon sapphire briolettes, weighing 9.20 carats and 10.42 carats, respectively. They are enhanced by two square diamonds, each weighing approximately .12 carats, and 109 single-cut diamonds, each with a .80 carat weight. The superbly designed earrings may realize $20,000-$30,000 at auction.

An example of graceful 18th-century American furniture at its best is the rare circa 1760-1780 three-piece Connecticut Queen Anne cherry secretary/bookcase on frame. It features a bonnet top with three finials, cabinet doors that open to a five-compartment interior, and a fall-front desk that opens to envelope slots and small drawers. The piece also has four graduated drawers with brass pulls, a carved shell skirt and claw-and-ball feet. It stands 50 5/8 inches tall and is estimated at $10,000-$15,000.

For information on any lot in the sale, call 434-293-2904 or e-mail info@quinnsauction.com.

View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

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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.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


18K yellow gold cigarette case, clasp adorned with cabochon sapphire stone, marked '750' on interior rim. Estimate $10,000-$15,000. Quinn & Farmer image.

18K yellow gold cigarette case, clasp adorned with cabochon sapphire stone, marked ‘750’ on interior rim. Estimate $10,000-$15,000. Quinn & Farmer image.

Circa 1760-1780 three-piece Connecticut Queen Anne cherry secretary/bookcase on frame. Estimate $10,000-$15,000. Quinn & Farmer image.

Circa 1760-1780 three-piece Connecticut Queen Anne cherry secretary/bookcase on frame. Estimate $10,000-$15,000. Quinn & Farmer image.

Signed Cartier platinum, diamond and Ceylon sapphire drop earrings. Estimate $20,000-$30,000. Quinn & Farmer image.

Signed Cartier platinum, diamond and Ceylon sapphire drop earrings. Estimate $20,000-$30,000. Quinn & Farmer image.