Archive for April, 2011

Rago Arts And Auction Center – Sale Highlights

April 15th, 2011 by

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Click here to view the results for the auction containing Original Illustration Art From The Collections of Kendra and Allan Daniel

Myrtle Dell Brown Living Estate

April 15th, 2011 by

Arbor Antiques Services, Inc.
Phone: (281) 388-1075
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Address of Sale:

6935 Shady Ln
Sugar Land, TX 77479
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Directions to Sale:

This is a beautiful single story home located in the Great Woods Subdivision. From 59 south take the Grand Parkway/Crab River Road Exit. Turn left onto Crab River Road. Continue to first light and turn left on Sansbury Blvd into Great Woods Subdivison. Turn Right on Knoll Forest Dr and Left on Shady Lane. The house will be on the left. Shady Lane is a cul-de-sac and parking will be limited. Please respect the neighbors and do not block the driveways.


Sale Dates and Times:
4/16/2011 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Saturday)
4/17/2011 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Sunday)
4/18/2011 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Monday)

Terms and Conditions:

All items sold where is as is. No delivery will be provided. However, we can provide you with numbers to make arrangements. All items purchased must be removed no later than 6:00PM last day of sale unless other arrangement are made. Local Checks and All Major Credit/Debit Cards accepted with proper ID. A fee of $55 charged on all NSF checks

Sale Description:

This is a beautiful well kept home.  Due to the sell of the home we are having to expedite this sell immediately.
Please note the days for the sale will run differently than usual. Due to the time restraint we will not have our normal preview the night before.

JOIN US SATURDAY MORNING for Mimosas, Coffee and other goodies!!!!!!


Precedent, Inc of Newton, N.C. swivel barrel Chair in beige upholstery
Precedent, Inc White linen upholstered swivel Easy Chair
BarcaLounger in a green leaf pattern tapestry Upholstery
Drexel off white tapestry upholstered arched back sofa
Imperial Furniture Co Classic American Federal Style Mahogany Tilt-top         Table on Tri-pod pedestal Base

White Upholstered, Skirted Boudoir/Slipper Chair
Solid wood hexagon Pine Drum Table
Solid Wood Octagon Drum Table
Solid wood Square Pedestal base Coctail Tables (2) purchased from         McDaniel Furniture Co.
Brass & Glass Tea Cart
Skyline Furniture Blue Brocade fringed bottom Boudoir/Slipper Chair
Broyhill Olive Green Velvet Upholstery Tuft Back Hi-back Swivel Rocker
Mahogany Mid-Century Coffee Table

Binata Finish 5pc Bedroom Suite: Triple Mirrored Dresser, Armoir w/2 drawers below 2 Doors Cabinet w/3 drawers, 2 Night Stands, and a Cathedral King Size headboard with Sleeping Beauty Kingsdown Pillow top Mattress and Foundation

Twin Bed with white Day Bed with Bolster Pillow Back
Stratford Brown Upholstered Recliner
Vintage Antiqued Green Paint 2 Drawer End Table
PR Virginia House Maple Captian Style Bar Stools


Celadon Glaze ceramic garden stool
Silk Palm (5 ft)
Large Silk Ficus (8.5′)
Misc. Silk Plants
Original Oil on Canvas Pastorial (24″ H x 48″ W) beautiful frame in a         broque style gold leaf frame with linen mat
Original Oil on Canvas Forest Scene (18’H x 22″W-) gold leaf frame with         dark green velvet mat.
Collection of 4  (8″H x 10″W) original oil on canvas by P. Murphy: 2 ea         European Street Scene and 2 ea Harbor Scene purchased from         McDaniel Furniture
Original Oil on canvas 2-door Portal linen mated in goldleaf frame
(32″w x 42″H) by Valerta
Pair Porcelain Table Lamps with raised shell designs
1970’s Large Porcelain Table lamp with Hanging Fern embossed decorated
Crystal Table Lamp
1970’s Cork Base Table Lamp


Paul Muller Selb Bavaria “The Locarno” China: 4pc Place Setting Service for 6 including dinner plate, salad plate, cup & saucer.
One or more of;
Vernonware Gingham Dinnerware & serving pieces
Taylor-Smith-Taylor Luray Pastels
Royal Haeger
Hall teapot
Emile Henry Marcigny, France mixing & bakeware
Nancy Calhoun Dinnerware


Schrade, Camillus, Parker, K-Bar, Century, Frost Cutlery, Bear MGC Cutlery, Craftsman, Case, Buck, Imperial Ireland Stainless, 960 Puma Cub,
Sharp, Gerber, Stag (Ireland), Frontier, Coca-Cola USA, Mercator, Master Mechanic, Westren, Tree Brand, American Blade, Victorinox Swiss Knife, J.A. Henckels, Rodgers, Pfadfinder, Hoffritz Solingen and more


RARE, 1950’s LEWSID JEWEL by LLEWELLYN, Inc. LUCITE Box HANDBAG/PURSE :  Full lucite body and handles in a gorgeous,  White Mother of Pearl Lucite with black File lining in excellant condition

Vintage 1970’s-80’s Shoes

Vintage Hats made especially for “The Fashion” of Houston

Chinese Silk Embroidred Robe

Costume Jewelry

Designer & Quality Clothing and accessories.


KENMORE SEWING MACHINE: model 117-959 vintage in cabinet with
3 drawers and stool/chair

Hand turned and hand polished Game Board. 38 marbles hand cut from semi-precious quarried minerals: petrified wood; petrified coral; amethyst; red jasper; green jasper; fancy jasper; epidote; amazonite; brown batik; honey agate; brain stone; brecciated jasper; calcedony; green sard; phantom agate; purple batik; tea obsidian; white obsidian and marble.The game of solitaire is reputed to have been invented by a nobleman confined in the Bastille prison during the french revolution.


Phillips 20″ Flat Screen TV
Daewood VHS/DVD Player
Zennith 32″ Oak Cabinet Console TV
Symphonic 19″ TV/VHS Combine
Sony Servo Turntable
Sony 5-dics automatic disc loading system CDP-C312M
Sony Remote Control Compact HI-Fidelity System LBT-D105


Large Solid Wood Excutive Style Vintage 6-Drawer Desk
Book Case with Drop Front Desk Section 6’H x 3’W
Book Case/6 shelves 6’H x 3’W
Drop-side Printers Table
Brothers Selectric II Electric Typewriter
Royal Aristocrat Vintage Manual Typewriter
Fellows Powershred PS 75 Shedder
Wood/veneers 2 Drawer File Cabinets (2 each)
Brothers Fax Machine
Scentry model 1170 Fire Safe

Phillips de Pury & Company

April 15th, 2011 by

While normally used as a financial term referring to the rapidly expanding economies of Brazil, Russia, India & China, the acronym BRIC here refers to the burgeoning contemporary art practices within these four countries.

Following the thrilling results for the first ever BRIC auctions in 2010, which highlighted the international demand for the best and most exciting art from the fast growing economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China, Phillips de Pury & Company will continue to break new ground with BRIC 2011.  Numerous world auction records were achieved last year for KOMAR & MELAMID, EMILIANO DI CAVALCANTI, VLADIMIR YANKILEVSKY & OSGÊMEOS; with outstanding results for ERIK BULATOV, AI WEIWEI, LIU WEI, CAI GUO QIANG & ZHANG XIAOGANG. This is testament to the rich variety, quality and diversity of the art, design and photography offered during these sales.

This year’s BRIC sale will focus on artists with longevity and appeal as well as emerging new talent. The sale will offer collectors the opportunity to learn about and buy into these diverse markets in one sale room with a compelling, edited selection of the best available works.

“With this auction we aim to show the new strength and depth of the Contemporary Art Market in Brazil, and the continuing upward trends of the Chinese, Indian and Russian markets.” Henry Allsopp Worldwide Director, Curated Sales and Exhibitions.

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Leslie Hindman Auctioneers – Sale Results

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Sotheby’s – Important Watches

April 15th, 2011 by

Sotheby’s Evening sale of Important Watches at the Hotel Beau-Rivage in Geneva on Sunday, May 15th will take collectors on a journey through five centuries of watch history, from 1580 to the present day.  The sale, which features 280 lots, will bring together an impressive range of antique timepieces, pocket watches and wristwatches including a 16th-century German tambour watch, highly rare Rolex sports watches – models like Submariner, Sea Dweller, Explorer – and various versions of the Daytona.

Patek Philippe will also be present with very rare complicated watches such as the Ref. 2499 second series with magnifying glass.  Part of the sale will be devoted to pocket watches with three sections showing enamel timepieces made for Indian, Turkish and Chinese markets.

Finally, this sale will include watches that have witnessed man’s limits and accomplishments such as the collection of Rolex from Dr. Janusz Kurbiel, the Prince Troubetskoy racing driver timepieces, and the Ulysse Nardin split seconds chronograph that made history with official time keeping of Fausto Coppi’s legendary Cycling World Hour Record.

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Phillips de Pury & Company – Evening Editions

April 13th, 2011 by

Phillips de Pury & Company is pleased to announce highlights of the Evening Editions sale at 450 Park Avenue offering 79 lots with a pre-sale estimate of $3.5 to $5 million. This impressive sale of editioned works showcasing the art of printmaking sets a new precedent for the Editions market – a small, select group of works from various sources being given focused attention. Works from the Evening Editions sale include iconic artists and images spanning the history of prints and multiples from Old Master through to Picasso to cutting edge contemporary pieces by blue clip artists such as Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning.

Sotheby’s – 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture and Decorative Works of Art Sales

April 13th, 2011 by

This spring, Sotheby’s is to offer a private collection of 19th Century Furniture and Decorative Art comprised of approximately 50 lots. It includes a wide array of stylistic influences, from the sober French ancient régime to the more creative, revival interpretations fashionable during the Napoléon III and Belle Époque eras. The clock and barometer pair were cast and designed by the Ancienne Masion Colin, formerly owned and established by Émile Colin in 1882. This magnificent pair is testament to the grand scale and quality of objects used for furnishing interiors in the late 19th century, as it juxtaposes two powerful mythological deities drawn from the Louis XIV decorative art vocabulary: Chronos and Aurora, and the more modern putti at play.

This April, the 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Ceramic, Silver and Works of Art sale will feature the property of the Irene von Cseh Trust (lots 279-300) and a small collection of Caldwell articles (see lot 399 for a rare Renaissance-style chandelier), among the much sought-after French cabinet makers like Beurdeuley, Gouverneur, Linke and Zwiener, to name a few.

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers – April – May Auction Schedule

April 13th, 2011 by

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers caters to a global market of buyers and sellers.  Our clients’ absolute satisfaction is our primary goal.  When you choose Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, expect premium service and expertise – and above all, expect results.  We hold up to forty auctions a year at our two locations  – Chicago’s West Loop and Naples’ Third Street South District – and specialize in Fine Furniture and Decorative Arts; Fine Art; Fine Books and Manuscripts; Fine Jewelry and Timepieces; and Vintage Couture and Accessories.

Sotheby’s – Impressionist & Modern Art

April 13th, 2011 by

Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Art sale on the evening of May 3 will be the main event of the Spring season for those collectors seeking exceptional works by the best-known artists of the 20th century.

The star lot of the evening will be Pablo Picasso’s sumptuous Femmes lisant (Deux personnages), one of the coveted “Marie-Thérèse” pictures from the 1930s. This important painting leads the strong selection of works by Picasso that span the artist’s career, from the dramatic Blue period in 1901, through his rigorous neo-Classical period and the fantastical Surrealist era, to the heroic works of his final years. Among these prized pictures are the compelling Surrealist icon Femme, a dynamic mid-century portrait of Paloma and a monumental depiction of lovers that dates from the artist’s late career, all from the collection great San Francisco patron of the arts, Dodie Rosekrans.