LITCHFIELD, Ct. – More than 1,000 lots of fresh to the market quality property collected from distinguished New York and Connecticut estates and private collections will be sold in an online sale that ends May 4. Litchfield County Auctions‘ (LCA) Online Spring Sale focuses on Modernism, ethnographic and Asian art and antiques, and also includes European furniture and decorations. The sale is online now (at iGavelAuctions.com) and can be viewed from www.litchfieldcountyauctions.com.
Following on the heels of a successful Winter Sale, having a sell-through rate of about 90 percent, Litchfield County Auctions is shifting their focus to a spring sale that features a strong collection of 20th century design and furniture.
Included in this category are pieces by Eero Saarinen; Florence Knoll; Harry Bertoia; Charles and Ray Eames; Herman Miller; Isamu Noguchi; Philip and Kelvin Laverne; Paul Evans; Arte Moderne; Maxime Old; Edward Wormley; Gaston Suisse book tables; a Maurice Jallot side cabinet; a James Mont lacquered cabinet; a Stickley dining table, chairs and settee; a dining room suite attributed to Elkar Gunnar; Le Corbusier “Basculant” and “Grand Comfort” chairs; Maison Charles lighting, and more.
The Modern Art section of the sale boasts works by various artists, including prints by modern masters such as Frank Stella; Robert Motherwell; Joan Miro; Fairfield Porter; Robert Rauschenberg; Raul Dufy; Marc Chagall; Hans Jean Arp; Willem de Kooning; Roy Litchenstein; Keith Haring and Erte. There are also two works on canvas by Gerald Coarding; two ‘Trine’ Series gouaches by Alexander Liberman; Jean Dunand’s “Two Ducks in a Pond” lacquer on wood; and more. Two tapestries will also gather interest: one by Paul Klee and the other by Henri Matisse, “Mimosa, 1951.”
Sculptures offered include works by Ary John Leon Bitter; Suzanne Regan Pascal and kinetic sculptures by Audrey Skaling.
A selection of fine art from the collection of Judith Bernard (daughter of comic book publisher Ned L. Pines; 45 Sutton Place, N.Y.) includes Enrico Donati, “Composition, 1943,” oil on canvas; Roy Litchenstein, “Fish and Sky, 1967,” screenprint and silver gelatin photographic print; Sarah Grilo, “Pines/Ochre and Green, 1963,” oil on canvas and more.
Another group of property, from the Harry Halpern estate (NYC), includes a collection of modern furniture by makers such as Florence Knoll, Eero Saarinen, Herman Miller, Don Pettit for Knoll and Bertoia.
The Asian section of this sale is also strong and features outstanding property, such as a Chinese carved wood figure of Guanyin, Yuan/Ming Dynasty, with an auction estimate of $30,000 to $50,000. Other items include 19th century Chinese porcelain pieces with period marks; Asian artworks and several Chinese Coromandel folding screens, to name but a few.
There is also a fine selection of ancient items, including an Egyptian limestone carving of the Ape of Thoth, Late Period, circa 600 BC; an Egyptian limestone carving, New Kingdom, circa 1500-1200 B.C.; Israeli oil lamps, circa 4th-6th century A.D., and Byzantine Period terracotta bread seals; alabaster vessels, circa 1550-1000 B.C., and more.
Art Nouveau Bronze Floor Lamp with Leaded Glass Shade, Possibly Tiffany
Studios, Early 20th C., with pierced pointed cap with ‘pigtail’ finial,
underside of base impressed ‘TIFFANY STUDIOS / NEW YORK / 376′. Shade
unmarked and possibly by association.(NEMZ288)
Additional interesting offerings include an Art Nouveau bronze floor lamp with leaded glass shade, possibly Tiffany Studios; and a group of Western themed furniture, lighting and decorations.
Other specialty objects in the sale include a grouping of Steiff stuffed animals; several telescopes, cameras and other photo equipment; a set of Louis Vuitton luggage; and a number of Chinese, Caucasian and Persian rugs. A fine selection of decorative items in the sale also includes sterling silver by Tiffany, Georg Jensen, a flatware service by Gorham, and much more, in addition to porcelains by Royal Copenhagen, Sevres, Meissen, and glassware by Steuben, Orrefors and Daum.
The sale has more than 1,000 lots with a presale estimate in the range of $600,000 to $900,000. The catalog is now online at iGavelauctions.com; bidding ends May 4.
There is a live viewing at Litchfield County Auctions’ gallery located at 425 Bantam Road, Litchfield, Ct. At the same time as the auction viewing, LCA will host an estates tag sale featuring the lesser items from the consigned estates and collections. Auction viewing hours and tag sale are Friday, April 29 through Tuesday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
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