Friday, August 4th catalog is coming later this week but you can click on Saturday's HUGE catalog NOW!!!
Major Antique Auction August 4th & 5th
Plan now to attend this special event.
In the auction industry every once in a great while an auctioneer has the privilege of offering a “Dream Auction” to his clients.
Image if you will, the excitement of walking into a mansion filled to the brim with items that any collector or dealer we be in awe of. This combined with items coming from the family of a former Prime Minister of Egypt, items from a prominent oil family’s estate, estate of a major Southern collector and many others help make this the best sale we have had in years!
The dream started out upon arriving at the palatial estate. Upon entering you could see fine art and bronzes everywhere. The oil paintings are by famous artist such as Carlo Cignani (1628-1719), Leonardo Cremonini, Roberto Domingo, Blondelle Malone and others.
Entering the living room you could see how “The other half lived”!
The floors are covered with fine Persian rugs, gorgeous crystal, porcelains and fine furniture are throughout the home. The lamps and sconces include original Tiffany examples. Built in cabinets housed collections of art glass by Galle, Tiffany, Quezal, Durand, Loetz and Steuben and the home was filled with outstanding Asian porcelains, silver, bronzes, ivory, furniture and artwork, some Ming dynasty era!
Walking past the kitchen which was loaded with fine china, we found the silver closet, which was like walking into a vault, the shiny metal was everywhere! From their home in London was an massive set of English sterling “Kings” flatware in a chest on stand, together with countless other sets of sterling including “Francis I”, “Burgundy”, “La Scala”, “Joan of Arc”, “Romance of the Sea”, “Old Master”, “Sir Christopher” and others, there were tea & coffee services including Tiffany and a Reed & Barton “Francis I” set with scarce matching tray. There was shelf after shelf, drawer after drawer of sterling including sets of Georg Jensen in “Pyramid” & “Acorn” plus lots of unusual servers, Cartier sterling, Tiffany sterling throughout, candelabras, candlesticks, servers, bowls, trays and more sterling! Also there are large amounts of unusual silver plated pieces including a large pair of 19th century candelabra with turtles on the bases, all quite overwhelming indeed.
We continue on and see fine clocks, a vitrine of miniatures, a cabinet housing a box collection including enamels, a vanity with fine perfume bottles, Lalique & Baccarat crystal items are throughout the home, brilliant period cut glass, porcelain figurines including Meissen, paintings on porcelain and so much more add to the beauty! A nautical collection, rifles and steins help give the den that “man cave” feel.
In the master bedroom, a walk in closet housed a large safe. Upon opening the safe door we knew this was not our ordinary estate call! We found diamond and platinum rings including one 2.40 carat (E-VS1 by GIA), an emerald necklace that is just breathtaking. Lots of diamond and gemstone jewelry including pieces by Tiffany, Georg Jensen and others. A collection of watches including five by Rolex, strands of pearls, cameos, brooches, hatpins, gold necklaces and bracelets, earrings and so much more. Another box reveals U.S. gold coins, rolls of uncirculated Morgan silver dollars dating back to the 1880’s, Civil war currency and more.
You combine this with the other estates and the auction will also include antique toys, inkwell collection, Rookwood, Roseville & other pottery, Victorian art glass collection, pipe collection, African items, furniture, huge stamp collection, quilts, lots of artwork, a great variety, there is even an Old Town wooden canoe! Truly this two day auction event has something for everyone. A sale you will not want to miss.
Sale starts Friday August 4th at 5p.m., Saturday August 5 at 10 a.m.
Preview starts Friday noon to 5 p.m., Saturday 8:30 to 10 a.m.
Full catalog with photos, descriptions and estimates will be linked to this website one week prior to the auction. Check back for details.
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