Archive for September, 2011
Our next auction will be on Saturday, October 1st at 10 am at 2895 Irvin Lane, Sugar Grove VA. 24375. This is in Smyth County. The Auction includes antiques collected over several years. Many of them have been in the family for years and this will be the first time they are offered for sell to the public.
Some of the items include a large collection of depression glass (60 – 80 pieces), oak wash stand with dove nail drawers, oak dressers with swivel mirrors, steamer trunks, crocks, baskets, porcelain slop jars, apple boxes, oak chairs, bent wood chair, etc…
The sale begins with a wonderful collection of Claret, Sauternes and Rhône, acquired by a keen wine lover over the past two decades. For fans of the super-second Château Ducru Beaucaillou, vintages range from 1970 to 2002, including 1996, 12 bottles, estimated at £1,100-1,500 per lot (lot 5). First Growths focus on Château Mouton Rothschild (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002) while there are parcel quantities of Second Wines – Carruades de Lafite, Les Forts de Latour, Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux and Château Bahans Haut Brion – in the very drinkable 2002 vintage. There are also some interesting mixed lots, perfect for birth years or anniversaries.
November’s sale boasts the usual assortment of rare items, not least a fine set of Braun and Hogenberg’s Civitates orbis terrarum. There are atlases by Ptolemy, Ortelius, and Mercator, a spectacular world map by Giovanni Cimerlino using an unusual heart-shaped projection, and a small collection of eighteenth and nineteenth century fans decorated with cartographical designs.
On October 6th and 7th Sotheby’s will offer a sale of Fine English and European Decorative arts including furniture, silver, tapestries, carpets and ceramics with many pieces from distinguished private collections.
Highlights from this sale include a George II inlaid walnut desk and bookcase, circa 1730, a Bohemian Baroque mother-of-pearl-inlaid oak, carved walnut and marquetry Eger cabinet and the Ford Motor Company Centerpiece: An English Silver Presentation Centerpiece, Designed by Reginald H. Hill, C.J. Vander LTD, London, 1952.
Led by Joaquín Sorolla’s quintessential Boys on the Beach, painted in 1908 in Valencia, our sale of European Paintings features a rich range of works from the nineteenth century onwards, presented by region or school.
Other highlights include a monumental work by the Tyrolean Albin Egger-Lienz; an elegant pastel by Federico Zandomeneghi; Spanish works by Julio Romero de Torres, Santiago Rusiñol, and Joaquín Mir; a portrait by Eilif Peterssen of his wife at the seaside and a fine group of Norwegian Romantic landscapes by Johan Christian Dahl, Peder Balke, and Thomas Fearnley; Dutch works by Petrus van Schendel, Willem Koekkoek and Hendrik Willem Mesdag; and a selection of important Greek works by Theodoros Ralli, Nicos Hadjikiriakos-Ghika, and Yiannis Moralis, among others.