Archive for June, 2011

Sotheby’s – A Classic Bordeaux Collection featuring Three Glorious Decades

June 25th, 2011 by

We are delighted to be able to offer this magnificent, pristine collection of Bordeaux, the property of a knowledgeable continental wine lover and part of an important cellar which benefits from perfect conditions.   The stars from both the Right and Left Banks are all present.   The wines were acquired when first offered and are thus drinking in superb fashion.   Vintages span all the great years between 1986 and 2007, with all the stops along the way.   And the wide range of formats is very exciting, providing bottle sizes for every occasion and special event.   It is also fascinating to make comparisons of the same wine in different formats – sometimes one can see especially vibrant, youthful characteristics in a very large bottle, while there are other moments where the nuances are barely perceptible.   Have a great dinner party for wine-loving friends and try it out for yourselves!


Dan Ripley’s Antique Helper – Fourth Tuesday Express Auction

June 25th, 2011 by

WE ARE SCHEDULING 6 HOURS for Our June 28 Express Auction is loaded with a wide variety of antiques and collectibles consigned from several local estates and collections.

Time: 10:00 am
Location: 2764 East 55th Place, Indianapolis, IN 46220
More Info: 317-251-5635

Sotheby’s – Impressionist & Modern Art Sales

June 25th, 2011 by

Sotheby’s achieves £97 million led by Egon Schiele’s remarkable Häuser mit bunter Wäsche (Vorstadt II) which sold for £24.6 million — the new world record for the artist at auction.

View all auction results at

Sotheby’s – Important Furniture, Ceramics, Clocks, Tapestries, Silver & Vertu

June 24th, 2011 by

The sale offers English and Continental furniture, along with Ceramics, Clocks, Tapestries and Textiles, Silver and Vertu objects.

Most periods of English furniture are well represented in the sale. Of particular note are A Charles II Oyster-Veneered Olivewood, marquetry and appliqué metal purl and embroidered raised work cabinet on stand, circa 1670, (Lot 11, £70,000-100,000), provenance Groombridge Place, Kent. There are also several early japanned pieces, (Lot 45, £30,000-50,000) a red japanned cabinet on stand and (Lot 46, £40,000-60,000) a green japanned cabinet.  Lots 19-40 comprise a particularly charming private collection which includes a group of early 18th century walnut furniture including needlework covered seat furniture. Of particular note a pair of rare Queen Anne walnut sconces with needlework panels (Lot 21, £6000-8000) and a George II walnut armchair covered with the original needlework (Lot 24, £25,000-40,000). Of the later pieces of particular note are a set of twelve giltwood chairs in neo-classical style with a provenance of Belvoir Castle, the seat of the Dukes of Rutland (Lot 117,  £25,000-35000), a William IV mahogany extending dining table by Johnstone, Jupe & Co (Lot 116, £100,000-£150,000), a matched pair of Regency rosewood library games tables, attributed to Gillows of Lancaster (lot 134, £40,000-60,000 and a 20” Globe by Newton (lot 143, £20,000-30,000).

Sotheby’s – Treasures Princely Taste

June 24th, 2011 by

Treasures – Princely Taste incorporates an extraordinary selection of rare and important pieces representing the pinnacle of the decorative arts from the greatest houses of Europe, thereby linking them to some of the greatest collectors in European history, amongst others Louis XIV, Cardinal Mazarin, King Alfonso XII, the Duc D’Orléans, Giovanni Strozzi, and the Duke of Buccleuch. Comprising 33 lots and encompassing furniture, works of art, clocks, silver and objects of vertu, each piece displays the remarkable qualities of princely taste.

Leslie Hindman Auctions – Seeking Consignments

June 24th, 2011 by

Our Fine Art department is always accepting consignments for upcoming sales. We would be pleased to review photographs of your items or schedule an in-person appointment to provide you with auction estimates for your property.

Sotheby’s – Arts d’Asia

June 24th, 2011 by

View Sotheby’s Paris, June 9th auction results at

Sotheby’s – 19th Cetury European Paintings

June 24th, 2011 by

19th Century European Paintings, view results at

Sotheby’s- Fine Books & Manuscripts Auction Results

June 23rd, 2011 by

View Sotheby’s New York, June 17th Fine Books & Manuscripts auction results at

Sotheby’s Milan – Auction Results

June 23rd, 2011 by

View Sotheby’s Milan, June 14th Dipinti Antichi, Dipinti del Secolo XIX, Libri Antichi, Arredi, Giade, Oggetti d’Arte e la Collezione del Marchese Nicola Santangelo auction results at