Summer estate auction slated for Sept. 10 by Great Gatsby's in Atlanta A fine estates auction featuring hundreds of fresh-to-the-market lots of furniture, plus fine and decorative arts, will be held Saturday, Sept. 10, by Great Gatsby’s Auction Gallery in Atlanta, Ga.
News-Antique.com - Aug 19,2011 - (ATLANTA, Ga.) – A fine estates auction featuring hundreds of fresh-to-the-market lots of English, French, Continental, American and Asian furniture, plus fine and decorative arts, will be held Saturday, Sept. 10, by Great Gatsby’s Auction Gallery, beginning promptly at 11 a.m. (EST), in Great Gatsby’s Gallery, located at 5180 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard in Atlanta.
“This sale will feature property from prominent estates and collections from around the world,” said Marie Kowalik, president of Great Gatsby’s, adding, “Live and absentee bidding, with live audio/video streaming, will be accessible on the Great Gatsby’s website, at www.greatgatsbys.com.” An online preview with live online bidding will be available beginning Aug. 25.
Furniture pieces of note will include a massive 19th century carved oak buffet, attributed to Alexander Roux and believed to have been made for the 1853 Crystal Palace Exposition (125 inches tall by 105 inches wide) ; a monumental mid-19th century French carved oak buffet (145 inches tall by 114 inches wide); and an early 19th century Irish Chippendale mahogany console.
Also offered will be a mid-19th century George III-style Cuban mahogany double-door linen press (84 inches tall by 51 ˝ inches wide) and a monumental 19th century carved oak fireplace mantle, with mirrored overmantle (130 inches tall by 70 inches wide). Chairs will feature a pair of 18th century American carved mahogany Chippendale side chairs and an oversized early 19th century Venetian rococo carved oak throne chair, tall at 73 inches in height.
From the Asian items category, two lots expected to do well are a Chinese carved wedding bed (100 inches tall by 82 inches wide) and a pair of antique Asian woven hats (including one rattan Chinese military foot soldier’s hat from the Qing Dynasty, 11 inches diameter; and one World War I-era woven coolie hat, 23 inches in diameter).
Artwork will be offered in abundance. A few expected star lots will be a mid-20th century mixed media work by Xie Zhi An, titled and dated en verso Early Spring in the Commune (1964); an early 18th century oil on canvas on panel depiction of the Holy Family; and a 19th century Italian bronze sculpture of Mercury (75 inches tall, 12 inches in diameter at the base).
Also sold will be an oversized early 18th century oil on canvas portrait of Sir Thomas Covenry (52 inches by 42 inches); a pair of oversized 20th century oil on canvas landscape panels, each one measuring 101 inches by 69 inches; an oversized late 19th century Continental oil on canvas portrait of a nobleman (55 inches by 43 inches); and a very fine 18th century Continental Old Master oil on canvas portrait of a royal in a suit of armor.
Decorators looking for a gorgeous room divider are in luck. The sale has two: a massive 19th century pierce carved rosewood center-of-the-room divider, depicting dragons chasing the flaming pearl (101 inches tall by 75 inches wide); and a mid-20th century hand-painted five-panel room divider decorated with bright tropical foliage and birds (96 inches