Friday features fine art including sculptures by Truman Bollinger (American b1944), “The Wild Ones” and Loet Vanderveen (Dutch 1921-2015) sculpture depicting an iceberg and polar bears. Fine furniture including a c1844 cast iron two column parlor stove, a fine ten piece Louis XVI bedroom set and a Victorian Renaissance Revival occasional table and more. Modern furniture including a Lecorbusier ‘Cassina’ chrome and black leather chaise and a pair of Barcelona leather and chrome chairs and settee. Fine jewelry including a 1ct ruby and diamond lady’s wristwatch, a 14kt yellow gold, panther link bracelet and an 18 kt yellow gold, ruby and diamond ring, to name a few. Decorative items including a miniature hand crafted 1/186 scale wood model of the Great Lakes freighter Edmund Fitzgerald and a beautiful hand painted silk on paper 12 panel screen, 69” H. x 24’ L fully extended. Fine gold and platinum coins, including an uncirculated 1874, $3.00 Indian head gold coin and a American platinum eagle $100.00 coin. Currency including a 1934, $1000.00 Federal Reserve note from the Bank of Kansas City, ‘Series of 1934’ and also a $500.00 federal reserve note from the Illinois Federal Reserve, Bank of Chicago ‘Series 1934 A’. Fine wool rugs and carpets including Bokhara, Indo-Keshan, Navaho/southwest and others. Sterling silver and silver plate items including a collection of Chalices, a ciborium and patens, two Russian silver and horn drinking cups. A collection of movie posters and celebrity memorabilia, including Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe and more. Swarovski crystal items and a group of art glass scent bottles. An electric train collection of ‘O’ and ‘HO’ gauge, Lionel, Bachmann, etc. Firearms including a Colt Model 2, .41 cal. single shot derringer and a Remington .22 cal, falling block sporting rifle. Finally fine porcelain items including, Lladro, Herend, Chinese porcelain vases and also hardstone carvings.
The Saturday sale in May features an impressive array of decorative arts and furniture from late 19th century through contemporary design. The auction of over 400 lots presents collectors and enthusiasts with much to appreciate, including studio glass, furniture, decorative arts and silver. A diverse group of Asian decorative items ranging from Chinese ceramics and porcelain to Buddhist sculpture and Asian furniture are offered. Notably, a handsome pair of Lantain Jade fu-lions seated on rectangular bases are featured at the beginning of the sale. A signed Chinese cloisonné vase from the 19th century is also offered at the start of the day. Younger buyers interested in the 90’s revival will surely be drawn to items from a private estate featured in the popular Buzzfeed article “This House Hasn’t Changed Since the ‘90s, And It Looks Like Your Childhood”. A set of K. Nurminen Nuutajärvi art glass cordials in tones of blue and green would provide a pop of retro style to any get-together, while various Murano or Murano style studio glass pieces would provide a neat revival accent to any room. The auction also showcases fine jewelry in a variety of mediums, highlighted by an Art Deco 3 carat diamond and platinum brooch and a pair of 1.52 carat diamond and 14 karat white gold hoop earrings. A number of striking Oriental furnishing rugs and carpets dispersed throughout the sale, including an impressive handwoven Persian Nain wool and silk rug and a lovely Heriz wool rug circa 1900.
Featuring modern and contemporary fine art by: Roy Lichtenstein, Pablo Picasso; Norman Wilfred Lewis, Peter Max, Joan Miro, George Rodrigue, Chuang Che, Ben Shahn, Ivan Soutcloff, Bill Worrell, Larry Zox, Mel Ramos, John Matos, Paul Jenkins, Louise Nevelson and Joan Farago to name but a few. Also featuring oil paintings by: Edmund Henry Osthaus, Gustave Langenberg, Peter Ellenshaw. There are over 240 fine arts listings in the session. A wide selection of Oriental rugs in room and throw sizes including: Mahal, Kashan, Isfahan, Bijar, Sarouk, Khorassan, Arak, Heriz, Bokhara, Jaipur silk, Nain and more. Other offerings of interest to bidders: over 25 lots of jewelry; two large Thai carved stone Buddha temple heads; art glass by Dale Chihuly, Jose Chardiet, Joel Philip Myers and Barry Entner; a Grinnell Bros. baby grand piano and 20th c. furniture.