News-Antique.com - Jan 12,2010 - Boston, MA - Kaminski Auctions, one of Massachusetts’ premier auction houses, announces its January Estates Auction. The auction features fine art, antiques and a premier selection of fine jewelry from estates spanning Massachusetts to Kaminski’s second location in California. The auction takes place Saturday, January 24, 2010 at Woodman's Function Hall, Rt. 133 Main Street, Essex, MA. Bidding commences at 10am and auction previews are scheduled January 22, 4-8pm; January 23, 10am-5pm; and on the day of the auction at 9am. Live online bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers. Visit www.KaminskiAuctions.com for information.
An unusual 20th Century Baccarat style cut glass throne chair (Est. $4,000-$6,000) is sure to attract the attention of bidders. The lavishly appointed piece contrasts a unique glass construction with plush red velvet upholstery. Faceted finials sit atop two columnar stiles, flanking the piece’s central fan motif. Each upholstered arm is supported by five short columnar supports and the chair rests on four faceted and tapered glass legs. The chair is closely related to a design in the F&C Osler archives, circa 1880.
Highlighting the auction’s diverse array of fine estate jewelry is a sapphire and diamond ring in a fine platinum setting (Est. $15,000-$20,000). The center stone, a hefty 12.3-carat unheated sapphire, is flanked by 12 diamonds of varied cuts with a total weight of 1.30-carats. GIA and AGL certificates accompany the ring. The ring is one of many fine pieces of jewelry offered at this exciting auction.
Among the auction’s wide selection of fine art is a painting by an unknown artist depicting Judith with the Head of Holofernes (Est. $5,000-$9,000). The painting references a story from the Old Testament’s Book of Judith, in which the title figure assassinates Holofernes, an invading general of Nebuchadnezzar. The piece, a framed oil on canvas, measures 39.5 x 29.5 inches and is signed indistinctly.
A Russian silver enameled egg (Est. $4,000-$7,000) is also offered. The egg rests on three claw feet and boasts four inlaid cabochon garnets. The egg’s detailed enameled design includes three white birds accented by a blue floral background. The piece is hallmarked “84 H3” with a profile image of a man’s face.
Additional decorative arts offerings include a 19th Century cobalt glass chandelier (Est. $4,000-$6,000). The ornate six-arm chandelier is deep blue in color, with intricate gilt ornamentation. Approximately 100 cobalt glass faceted pendants hang beneath each arm and from the base of the chandelier. The piece, which is not electrified, measures 37.5 inches in height and is 30.5 inches wide.
“We’ve encountered some very exciting West Coast consignments since opening the doors at our new Beverly Hills location,” comments Frank Kaminski, owner of Kaminski Auctions. “Our status as a bicoastal auction house affords us the opportunity to bring these rare and valuable items before our enthusiastic Massachusetts audience.”
About Kaminski Auctions
Kaminski Auctions, headed by Frank Kaminski, specializes in appraising and auctioning fine art and antiques. As part of a complete estate service package, Kaminski provides expert appraisals, local and national advertising for all