News-Antique.com - Jul 26,2010 - A July 14th Sale by Litchfield County Auctions of American furniture, folk art, decorations and paintings as well as European antiques and fine art produced enthusiastic bidding across a variety of collecting categories.
The total for this sale was close to a half million dollars. Close to 2,300 bids were placed with winning bidders hailing from 31 states and four foreign countries. All bidding was conducted online through iGavelAuctions.com.
The top selling lot of the auction was Eugene Galien-Laloue’s ‘Snowy Parisian Boulevard at Dusk’ a gouache, watercolor and pencil on paper, unusually laid over canvas. Estimated at $20-30,000 it sold for $31,200 to the English trade. Two other French artworks sold well also, both prints by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec: ‘Mademoiselle Marcelle Lender, en Buste’ sold for $4,680 while ‘Guy et Mealy, dans Paris qui Marche’ sold for $4,440.
The second top seller and several other strong results were antique English mahogany furniture. A very large, period George III breakfront bookcase topped its $5,000-7,000 estimate, selling for $9,600. A smaller, Regency, 19th Century model sold for $5,880. A classical style 18th or 19th century carved mahogany wine basin in need of restoration quadrupled its $1,000-1,500 estimate to close at $4,320. Other decorative art highlights included a variety of items. A circa 1896 Steinway & Sons Mahogany Baby Grand Piano sold just under its high estimate for $6,960. An assembled set of eleven Royal Vienna plates, late 19th C., were estimated to bring $1000-1500 and sold for $6,300.
Litchfield County Auctions is Connecticut’s premiere estate Auction House, featuring paintings, prints, sculpture, antique furniture, silver, rugs, jewelry, pottery, porcelain,
glass and more. LCA is located at 425 Bantam Road (Rte. 202), Litchfield, CT 06759. They can be reached at email@example.com, or by phone at 860.567.4661.
iGavelAuctions.com is a leader in online art auctions, offering collectors and dealers high quality fine art, antiques and collectables guaranteed for authenticity and condition. iGavel auctions are modeled on the traditional live auction format, where each lot includes detailed photographic images, a professional description, and an accurate condition report.
Lark E. Mason - President of iGavel - was formerly a Senior Vice President with Sotheby’s Chinese Works of Art Department, and Director of Online Auctions for Sothebys.com, and is asked to be a frequent guest appraiser on national and international media.