Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd. to Hold Two-Day Winter Catalogue Auction on December 2nd Over 1000 lots of fine art, silver, estate jewelry, furniture and fine wine to be offered at LLAES, Ltd.’s Two-Day Winter Catalogue Auction. Fine Wine to be sold Friday December 2nd at 5:30 PM.
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Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd. to Hold Two-Day Winter Catalogue Auction on December 2nd and 3rd.
Over 1000 lots of fine art, silver, estate jewelry, furniture and fine wine to be offered at LLAES, Ltd.’s Two-Day Winter Catalogue Auction. Fine Wine to be sold Friday December 2nd at 5:30 PM, The Personal Collection of Joseph D. Rowand to be sold Friday, December 2nd at 7 PM, and Fine & Decorative Arts to be sold Saturday, December 3rd at 9 AM.
Following on the heels of two consecutive million dollar sales, LLAES, Ltd. is proud to announce their last catalogue sale of the year. Leland Little states, “This sale promises to maintain the momentum that has been generated at our previous two catalogue auctions.” The sale will feature the personal collection of Joseph D. Rowand, founder of Somerhill Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC, the largest collection of rare and fine wine to date, and a quality collection of fine and decorative arts. This event will be held at the firm’s newly expanded state-of-the-art auction gallery in Hillsborough, NC. Little elaborates, “We are pleased to announce the completion and use of our 5,500 square foot extension which offers an additional 2,000 square feet of gallery display combined with the largest walk in wine cooler in the Southeast.” Floor, absentee, telephone, and live online bidding through Live Auctioneers will be available both days.
The two day schedule will begin on Friday, December 2nd with an Hors D’oeuvre and Wine Reception for floor bidders. The Rare and Fine Wine Auction will begin promptly at 5:30 PM. Particular lots of note include: nine bottles of vintage 1982 Chateau Lafite Rothschild (est. $21,000-$26,000), twelve bottles of vintage 1986 Chateau Lafite Rothschild (est. $27,500-$32,000), and two bottles of vintage 1985 Montrachet (est. $4,500-$6,500). These lots have all been removed from the subterranean wine cellar of an avid collector.
Following the same evening at 7PM, LLAES, Ltd. will offer the personal collection of Joseph D. Rowand, founder of Somerhill Gallery in Chapel Hill, NC. 164 lots will be offered at this second session. There are no pre-sale estimates for this session as it constitutes an estate collection with all items to be sold to the highest bidder. Lots of interest include the Catalogue cover lot, an oil on canvas by Maud Gatewood, entitled, “Green Shade,” which is one of twelve works offered by the famed Gatewood. Other lots of note include an oil on canvas by Claude Howell (NC, 1915-1977) entitled, “Boy with Watermelon,” a ceramic sculpture entitled, “Two Figures,” by Mark Chatterley, a Saarinan “Tulip” Table and a pair of chairs, and an oil on canvas by John Beerman (NC) entitled, “Seven Lombardi Poplars...”
On Saturday, December 3rd at 9AM, over 700 lots of fine and decorative arts will be offered. This session features multi-estate national and international level collections, beginning with 106 fresh to the market Asian Art offerings. Lots to watch include a pair of Chinese