Sotheby’s New York Highlights Release September - December 2009 FINE CHINESE FURNITURE, WORKS OF ART AND CARPETS FROM THE ARTHUR M. SACKLER COLLECTIONS Exhibition opens: 11 September 16 September 2009 17
News-Antique.com - Sep 18,2009 - Leading off the sale of Fine Chinese Furniture, Works of Art and Carpets from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections is a fine group of approximately 40 lots of Chinese Furniture conceived mostly of huanghuali wood and dating to the 17th and 18th centuries (late Ming and early Qing dynasties). Among the highlights is a Rare and Important Pair of Huanghuali Compound Cabinets and Two-Drawer Stands, th century (est. $120/180,000). Three-part cabinets of this size and quality were reserved only for the wealthiest and most prominent families, and their rarity is enhanced by the fact that very few sets have survived together into modern times. Each component features matching aprons and feet, details that are extremely rare for compound furniture of this type. In addition to furniture, the Sackler sale also includes a small group of Chinese archaic bronze vessels and other works of art as well as a selection of 50 rugs and carpets of Chinese and East Turkestan origin.
FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART Exhibition opens: 11 September 16 September 2009
The various owners sale of Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art will feature many distinguished private collections, among them: Property from the Manheim Collection, Property of Gordon Getty and Property from the Estate of Estate of Eugene Y.C. Sung. Featured lots in the sale include an Important Pale Celadon Jade Brushpot (Bitong) dating to the 18th century and made at the height of jade carving during the Qing dynasty that descended in the family of famed jade collector Heber R. Bishop (est. $300/400,000, pictured here), an Impressive Blue and White ‘Dragon’ Jar, dating to the Ming dynasty with a
Wanli mark, that was on loan to The Metropolitan Museum of Art for over forty years (est. $150/250,000) and a Rare Large Bronze Figure of an Eleven-Headed and Multi-Armed Avalokitesvara, Ming Dynasty, 17th century, formerly in the Collection of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston (est. $200/250,000).
SOUTH ASIAN MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART Exhibition opens: 11 September 17 September 2009
The September auction of South Asian Modern and Contemporary Art will feature a range of paintings by some of the leading Modern and Contemporary Indian artists as well as an impressive selection of Indian Miniatures from the collection of Dr. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy. And Behind Me Desolation by Tyeb Mehta is the cover lot of the auction catalogue in honor of the much celebrated artist who died earlier this year. The painting was previously sold in the groundbreaking auction of Contemporary Indian Paintings from the Chester and Davida Herwitz Charitable Trust at Sotheby’s New York in June 1995 – Sotheby’s first ever stand-alone sale of Contemporary Indian Art. The painting is expected to fetch $250/350,000 (pictured here). Among the many other highlights of the sale is Untitled by V.S. Gaitonde, which is expected to fetch $400/600,000 and Bewildered Brown by M.F. Husain which is estimated at $80/120,000.
***HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE VALMADONNA TRUST LIBRARY*** Exhibition open through 13 October