Estate auction at Michaan’s will feature furniture, decorative arts, and fine Asian works of art

Michaan’s Auctions is pleased to offer a wonderful selection of property from multiple estates and private collections in its first Estate Auction of 2009. This eclectic auction will offer a global array of works, showcasing pieces from the 16th through 20th centuries along with a selection of American, African, English, Japanese, French and Chinese property, including snuff bottles, silver by prominent makers, porcelain, silks, carvings and offerings for all collecting tastes and styles.

Samples of highlights to be sold under the hammer to the highest bidder include: Isphahan silk pictorial rug, estimate: $800-$1,200; Rococo style giltwood mirror, estimate: $600-$800; collection of worldwide stamp covers, estimate: $800-$1,200; Reed & Barton sterling water pitcher, estimate $500-$700; Simon Halbig bisque head lady doll #117, estimate: $1,200-$1,500; James Arthur Merriam. Californian, 1880-1951. Mission San Juan Capistrano. Oil on canvas. 25 inches by 30 inches, estimate: $1,000-$1,500; PABLO PICASSO (after). Le Roi (poster for Nice Carnavale, 1951, from an original drawing Picasso did for the newspaper le Patriote de Nice et du Sud-Est, Nice). Printed by Imprimerie de la Victoire, published JMP de la Victoire. Color lithograph on wove paper. Height 21 3/4 inches by width 17 1/2 inches, estimate: $800-$1,000; Astley David Middleton Cooper. Californian (1856-1924). The Blacksmith. Oil on canvas laid on board, 29 1/2 inches by 26 inches. Signed lower right: ADM Cooper, estimate: $3,000-$5,000: Howard Chandler Christy. I want you, for the navy poster, estimate: $1,000-$1,500; Sam Francis "Dark Blue Cap" litho. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000; fine Chinese spinach jade carved table screen, Qing Dynasty, estimate: $1,000-$1,200.

The January estate catalog will be available for review online at

Previews will open Jan. 2-3 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and from 9 a.m. until end of auction Sunday Jan. 4.

Michaan’s Auctions next Estate Auction will be held Sunday, Feb. 1 at Noon. All offerings will be available for viewing at the free public preview held Friday, Jan. 30 through Jan. 31 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m., as well as the day of the sale from 9 a.m. to the end of the auction.

Click here to discuss this story and more in the message boards.