News-Antique.com - Apr 22,2010 - Boston, MA - Kaminski Auctions, one of Massachusetts’ premier auction houses, announces its April Estates Auction. The auction features fine art, antiques, fine furnishings and the complete contents of a Wellesley, MA estate, with a collection built over 30 years. Select additions to the sale come from estates in Cambridge and Salem, Massachusetts and La Jolla, California. The auction takes place Saturday, April 24, 2010 on the grounds of the picturesque Wellesley estate, 33 Wachusett Rd., Wellesley, MA. Bidding commences at 11am and auction previews are scheduled Friday, April 23, 10am-6pm and on the morning of the sale from 9am-11am. Live online bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers. Visit www.KaminskiAuctions.com for information and a complete catalog online.
Highlighting the auction is a painting by Russian artist Lev Feliksovich Lagorio. The oil on canvas (Est. $15,000-$20,000) is a fine example of Logorio’s affinity for beautiful coastal landscapes. His coastal paintings represent his most highly sought after pieces, many of which have achieved five and even six figures at auction. This particular piece depicts a series of sailing ships moored on a sandy beach while a coal-powered vessel passes in the background.
Fine furnishings include a set of eight Hepplewhite-style dining chairs ($6,000-$9,000). Of the six side and two armchairs, all have a molded-balloon-shaped backs with central carved rosettes. A serpentine upholstered seat is supported by four square legs with a carved foliate design and spade feet.
A Royal Copenhagen soup tureen (Est. $6,000-$8,000) is also featured. The white porcelain serving piece boasts the popular “Flora Danica” pattern. A stand with a serrated gilded edge and relief border is also included. The piece is marked with the Royal Copenhagen factory seal and the names of the specific botanical accents are indicated on the tureen’s underside.
Also offered is a circa 1878 Emile Galle sewing stand (Est. $15,000-$20,000). This unusual and highly ornate piece features an extensive marquetry embellished with figural bronze details including florals, insects and turtles. Two bright gold tassels adorn the table’s curved legs and a light patina accents the piece's bronze elements. An inscription on the table’s locking mechanism reads “Souvenir de l’Exposition de 1878”. The stand measures 28.5 inches tall and is in fine condition.
“What better way to celebrate New England’s beautiful spring season than with an exciting outdoor auction on the grounds of this beautiful Wellesley estate,” comments Frank Kaminski, owner of Kaminski Auctions. “We’ve assembled a fine lineup of consignments, but we are always looking for additional items for future auctions, and can accommodate anything from a single item to an entire estate.”
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 sales, competitive fees, itemized accounting of all transactions for heirs and representatives. In addition to full estate auctions, Kaminski accepts partial estate liquidations, as well as individual pieces and collections for consignment. In 2007, Kaminski Auctions opened