Charlton Hall presents Two Day Great Estates at Auction on Artfact Live! Bid online exclusively through Artfact Live! on over 1000 lots of fine art and exceptional antiques in the Charlton Hall Great Estates Auction on September 12th and 13th.
News-Antique.com - Sep 03,2009 - (Boston MA) Artfact Live! is pleased to announce that the Charlton Hall sale Great Estates at Auction, on September 12th and 13th, 2009, is available for online bidding exclusively through Artfact Live! The two-day auction offers over 1,000 lots including: furniture, ceramics, fine art, silver, rugs, jewelry and more. If you can’t join the live auction action in West Columbia, South Carolina, visit Artfact.com, or its sister site in the UK, Invaluable.com, to login or register free to bid live online at this exceptional auction. If you’re not ready to bid, simply watch the activity live from the auction floor using the Artfact Live! console.
Highlights of the sale include:
The top lot of day one is lot 199, a Louis XV style kingwood, satine and bronze-mounted bureau rognan attributed to Theodore Millet from the late 19th century. Millet’s firm, Maison Millet, operated in Paris from 1853 to 1902 and was well known for production of Louis XV and XVI style furniture. This piece is elaborately decorated and includes a built in clock and candleholders, bidding begins at $13,000.
Another notable piece in the Louis XV style is lot 247, a vernis Martin and gilt-bronze mounted scenic vitrine, by Louis Majorelle circa 1885. Louis Majorelle studied painting at the École des Beaux-Arts before taking over his father’s furniture business, the Maison Marjorelle, where he specialized in art nouveau pieces as well as more traditional styles. Bidding opens at $7,000.
The top lot of day two, lot 762, is a George Inness painting entitled The End of an Autumn Day. It depicts a fall landscape painted circa 1894. Bidding for this lot opens at $40,000.
Also of interest is lot 755, a Rembrandt Peale painting of Niagra Falls circa 1830. Entitled Niagra Falls Seen from the American Side, it portrays a dark storm cloud approaching the falls. Bidding begins at $20,000.
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