MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR CONSIGNMENTS ANTICIPATED TO MAKE CLARS MAY AUCTION LARGEST IN FIRMS 60+ YEAR HI Oakland, CA — Art and antiques spanning 400 years from four major estates and other important consignors will comprise what is anticipated to be Clars largest and most important sale in their over six
News-Antique.com - Apr 27,2010 - MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR CONSIGNMENTS ANTICIPATED TO MAKE CLARS MAY AUCTION LARGEST IN FIRMS 60+ YEAR HISTORY
Oakland, CA — Art and antiques spanning 400 years from four major estates and other important consignors will comprise what is anticipated to be Clars largest and most important sale in their over sixty year history. Several million dollars of exceptional property has been consigned for their May 15th and 16th, 2010 Fine Estates Auction which will feature important 17th and 18th century furnishings and art from both contemporary and old masters.
Clars is extremely honored to represent the Lane & Jenkins Trust of San Francisco, the Frank Hinman Estate of San Francisco, the Dr. Sydney Widrow Estate of Hawaii and Carmel (CA) and the Dr. Lawrence Loftus Estate of Carmel (CA). The contents of these four estates will offer collectors and buyers the opportunity to own the finest in the categories of antique furniture, decoratives, fine art and jewelry.
Anticipated to be the key lot in the furniture category will be a circa 1650 Charles II small Oyster style walnut inlaid chest from the Widrow Estate (Estimate: $10,000 to $15,000) followed by a circa 1730 George II walnut veneered chest on chest. (Estimate: $8,000 to $12,000)
Other important furniture offerings will include a J & JW Meeks “Hawkins” pattern armchair, studio furniture from George Nakashima and Wharton Esherick and an outstanding Regency inlaid breakfast table.
Among the exceptional decorative works will be a stunning chandelier, possibly Baccarat, (Estimate: $4,000 to $6,000) and a circa 1900 Persian Kermanshah which measures 14 feet by 9 feet (Estimate: $8,000 to $12,000). A monumental Dirk Van Erp Studios vase will be offered as well as a 1799 George III celestial floor standing globe estimated at $5,000 to $7,000.
Of historical importance, two pieces of particular note will be a signed Abraham Lincoln presidential appointment (Estimate $3,000 to $5,000) and a California gold quartz presentation walking stick presented to a Dr. M. Heinimann by a Chs. L. Wilhelm in San Francisco on Sept 29, 1862. This lot is estimated to bring $5,000 to $7,000.
The four estates to be represented at this sale bring to the market an exceptional offering of art, both contemporary and classic.
A look at the Contemporary art to be offered finds important works by Gordon Onslow Ford, Gerome Kamrowski and Enrico Donati. Coming from abstract expressionist Enrico Donati (New York, 1909-2008) will be his mixed media on canvas “Eclipse Annee 2000” estimated at $40,000 to $60,000. There will be several works from American Surrealist Gerome Kamrowski (1914-2004), among them a framed acrylic on canvas titled “Female Insect (Rose Scarab),” estimated at $50,000 to $70,000. Estimated to realize $80,000 to $120,000 will be “O Natura,” an unframed acrylic on canvas from Gordon Onslow Ford (Californian, 1912-2003). The contemporary category will also include original prints by Roberto Matta, Joan Miro, and Pablo Picasso.
Coming from the Widrow Estate will be a framed silver gelatin photograph by Ansel Easton Adams (Californian, 1902-1984) entitled “Clearing Winter Storm, Yosemite”