Gray's to auction Civil War Painting Gray’s July 28 auction of Fine Furniture, Paintings and Decorative Arts celebrates the sesquicentennial anniversary of the start of the Civil War by presenting lot 177, a vivid Naval painting (1865).
51 are furniture lots by European mid-century modern designers including lot 46 a Poul Volther (1923-2001) and Erik Jorgensen 'Corona-Model No. EJ 605' Easy Chair.
Tucked into the middle of the auction are 21 lots of fine estate jewelry including lot 148 a pair of 14 karat white gold, diamond and pearl clip-on earrings, each set with one round brilliant cut 1.10 carat diamond of SI-2 clarity, G color, and additionally set with 12 round brilliant cut diamonds weighing approximately 1.25 carats. They are each surrounded by 6 white pearls measuring 2.5mm. The earrings weigh in at a magnificent 7.4 pennyweight or 11.5 grams.
The auction concludes with 30 lots of antique and twentieth century rugs and textiles, including Lot 226 an antique Lavar Kerman wool rug, measuring 12 ft 10" x 9 ft 7", and lot 246 is a Chinese silk ten dragon robe from the estate of Lieutenant Commander William Palmer Bacon who served in the Pacific for many years.
Gray’s will be open for preview of their 50th auction, at their spacious showrooms, 10717 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio from Monday July 25 – Wednesday July 27, 11am – 6pm. The auction will take place at 11am EST on Thursday, July 28. Live online bidding for this auction is offered by LiveAuctioneers.com. Gray’s also accepts absentee bids and telephone bid registration on their website. Gray's Auctioneers is the only licensed, bonded and insured auction house in Cleveland holding monthly live auctions, and offering complimentary valuations every Friday between 11am – 4pm. Deborah J. Gray, auctioneer, opened her eponymous auction house in 2007, transforming the abandoned building that used to house a Citroen dealership into a driving force in the vibrant Cleveland Fine Art and Antiques auction market. The complete illustrated catalog for this auction can be found on Gray’s web site at www.graysauctioneers.com and also on Live Auctioneers.