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Gallé marquetry vitrine could close at $8,000

A marquetry vitrine made of various woods, boasting an intricate design, by Émilé Gallé, is one of several lots expected to draw bidder interest, during one of two February auctions to be offered by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

CHICAGO — Leslie Hindman Auctioneers is preparing for two significant single-owner auctions in Februrary.

On Feb. 14, the West Palm Beach salesroom of Leslie Hindman Auctioneers will feature an extensive collection of fine English and Chinese Export porcelain, fine art and 18th and 19th century fine furniture and decorative arts.


This marquetry vitrine, comprised of various woods, is expected to sell for between $6,000 and $8,000. Photo courtesy Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. The sale will showcase items from the comprehensive Art Nouveau collection of Louis Daniel Brodsky.

Among the pieces expected to vie for bidder interest are paintings by 20-century French artists Leonard Tsuguharu Foujita and Moïse Kisling, including the piece titled “Bouquet of Flowers,” with an estimate of $40,000 to $60,000.

The preview period is set for Feb. 7 and 9, and from Feb. 10-13. The auction begins at 10 a.m. EST on Feb. 14.

The second auction, scheduled for Feb. 22, is a single-owner sale featuring the Louis Daniel Brodsky Collection of Art Nouveau. The auction will be held at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ main gallery in Chicago. The collection features Art Nouveau furniture, decorative and fine arts from Louis Majorelle, Émilé Gallé, Loetz and Tiffany Studios, and others.

Mr. Brodsky was a poet, businessman, scholar and collector.The auction will feature more than 350 items, Some of the pieces expected to garner much attention from bidders include an early Émilé Gallé enameled cameo glass pitcher expected to realize $4,000 to $6,000; a painting by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, titled Divan Japonais, expected to sell for $10,000 and $20,000; a marquetry vitrine made of various woods, by Émilé Gallé, pegged to realize between $6,000 and $8,000, and a Tiffany Studios favrile glass and bronze pomegranate lamp, with a presale estimate of $8,000 to $12,000.

The items will be available for preview Feb. 19-21, with the auction slated to begin at noon CST on Feb. 22. In addition to live, telephone, and absentee bids, online bidding will be facilitated by

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