Cataloged auction to be held Dec. 3-4 by Leland Little Nearly 650 mostly fresh-to-the-market lots in a dizzying array of categories will be offered at a two-session weekend sale slated for Dec. 3-4 by Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd.
News-Antique.com - Nov 12,2010 - (HILLSBOROUGH, N.C.) – Nearly 650 mostly fresh-to-the-market lots in a dizzying array of categories will be offered at a two-session weekend sale slated for Dec. 3-4 by Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd. The auction will be conducted in the firm’s new, state-of-the-art gallery at 620 Cornerstone Court. Online bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com.
“We have been fortunate to be concluding a terrific year in what has been an admittedly down economy,” said Leland Little of Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd. “In fact, we posted back-to-back record quarters, and for that we’re very proud. The team has worked hard all year, and this December sale is another reflection of our ability to attract quality consignments.”
The action will kick off Friday evening, Dec. 3, at 6 p.m. (with a preview lasting all day) in a session dedicated entirely to fine wine. It’s a category the firm has carefully nurtured along in recent sales. Expected top achievers will include two lots of three bottles each of Chateau Lafite Rothschild (French, 2000) and two case lots of 12 bottles of Chateau Haut-Brion (French, 1982).
Then, on Saturday morning, Dec. 4, close to 580 lots will come under the gavel. Period American furniture will feature a Federal mahogany drop-leaf library table from the shop of Duncan Phyfe (circa 1810-1830), a late 18th century Chippendale mahogany kneehole desk made in New York, a walnut Southern cellaret on frame made around 1800 and with a cataloging label from the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), a North Carolina walnut and pine chest of drawers crafted circa 1820 in Orange County (home of Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd.), a late 18th century walnut with cedar secondary Southern inlaid center table from Eastern North Carolina, and a Southern Hepplewhite cellaret made in Virginia circa 1800.
Continental furniture will be no less impressive. Offerings will include a diminutive inlaid marble-top French abattant made from mahogany and other light and dark woods in the early 19th century, a Louis XV-style bureau plat with a tooled black leather top over a concave skirt with three side-by-side drawers, a pair of Louis XVI-style screens with Fortuny cotton fabric in a printed yellow damask design, an important English Sheraton satinwood veneer Pembroke table from the 18th century accented with rosewood and oak, and a Continental carved gilt wood large wall panel in the Rococo form, 18th century or earlier, large at 9 feet 6 inches by 5 feet 3 inches.
Asian objects will be served up in abundance. Sample lots include a Chinese Export orange Fitzhugh pattern platter made for the American market with an eagle and streamer depiction, a monumental 36-inch tall Imari covered temple jar from the Meiji period with ovoid tapered form, a Satsuma “Thousand Face” covered urn in hexagonal form and supported by three shaped feet, an amazing antique Chinese tester bed made in the late 19th century of mahogany with bone and lighter wood inlays, a bronze and gilt bronze