The estate of French nobleman Duke Louis d'Antin will be sold Oct. 22 in Fla. The estate of the late Duke Louis d’Antin – a French-born nobleman who led a rich and interesting life prior to his passing earlier this year – will be sold on Saturday, Oct. 22, in Boynton Beach, Fla
tea set with handled serving tray has a pre-sale estimate of $8,000-$12,000. The set, crafted circa 1935, has a regal ribbed design with scrolled attributes. Included are a large tea kettle with heater, a coffee pot, a tea pot, a creamer, a covered sugar, a tea strainer and cup and tray. The total weight of this fine set is 261 troy ounces.
An antique and beautifully crafted Teplitz amphora bust of a young maiden, depicted with fanning portions of her dress billowing in all directions, should garner $150-$250. The bust, set on a wooden base and made circa 1892-1905, is 13 inches tall and holds the red Turn Teplitz Bohemia vase mark, indicating the initials of the three owners (Riessner, Stellmacher & Kessel).
Certain to get paddles wagging is a 19th century signed Sevres French porcelain urn with bronze mounts and lid (est. $3,000-$4,000). The piece features a rich cobalt matte and glossy ground, with extensive gilt highlights. The body depicts a continuous landscape and heavenly figures. Raised on a bronze base, the urn is 27 ½ inches tall and is signed by the artist (“Schill”).
Rounding out a list of just some of the day’s expected top lots is a Meissen porcelain reticulated floral footed basket (est. $800-$1,200). It features a hand-painted interior and exterior floral motif, a sculpted border, and applied floral blossoms supported with branch design feet and handles. The 4-inch-tall basket is nicely marked on the bottom with a blue crossed-sword stamp.
The auction will begin promptly at 1 p.m. (EST), with previews scheduled for Friday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, the day of sale, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A healthy in-house crowd is anticipated, and Internet bidding (through LiveAuctioneers.com) should be brisk. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. A buyer’s premium will apply to all sales.
Elite Decorative Arts’ next big auction after this one is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 19, with a special start time of 6 p.m. (EST). The sale will be dedicated to Chinese carvings and works of art. Featured will be hundreds of quality lots of ivory, jade, stone carvings, porcelain, bronze, silver and more. After that, a decorative arts auction is planned for Saturday, Dec. 10.
Elite Decorative Arts is an established, third-generation, full-service antique and auction gallery, specializing in fine decorative arts, paintings, estate jewelry and more. The gallery is located in the Quantum Town Center, located at 1034 Gateway Boulevard (Suite 106) in Boynton Beach, Fla. A full-time, knowledgeable staff is on hand Monday-Friday, from 10-6.
Elite Decorative Arts is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To consign a single piece, an entire estate or a collection, you may call them at either (561) 200-0893, or toll-free, at (800) 991-3340; or, you can e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about Elite Decorative Arts and its upcoming sales, log on to www.eliteauction.com.