Fine art, porcelain, decorative accessories at Elite Decorative Arts, Jan. 14 Nearly 500 lots of quality fine art, porcelain and decorative accessories will cross the block Saturday, Jan. 14, at Elite Decorative Arts, located in the Quantum Town Center in Boynton Beach, Fla.
News-Antique.com - Jan 03,2012 - (BOYNTON BEACH, Fla.) – Nearly 500 lots of quality fine art, porcelain and decorative accessories will cross the block Saturday, Jan. 14, at the gallery of Elite Decorative Arts, located in the Quantum Town Center at 1034 Gateway Boulevard (Ste. 106-108) in Boynton Beach. The event will get underway at 1 p.m. (EST) with an in-house pre-sale slated for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The pre-sale auction will feature 120 lots of Lladro, Lalique, Roseville, Delft, Baccarat, oil paintings, bronze, crystal and more. It will be a live-only auction (no Internet bidding) and all items will be sold without reserve (no minimums). For the main auction starting at 1 p.m., phone and absentee bids will also be accepted, with online bidding facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com.
Works of fine art will headline the main auction, with original oil paintings by Ivan Choultse (Russ., 1874-1932) leading the way. A sunset snow lake scene is expected to fetch $40,000-$60,000, while a seascape should realize $30,000-$50,000. Important original works by Edouard Cortes (Fr., 1882-1969) and Jules Dupre (Fr., 1811-1889) will also come up for bid.
“We’re quite proud of the quality artwork being featured in the January auction,” said Scott Cieckiewicz of Elite Decorative Arts. “Moving forward, we hope to dedicate auctions exclusively to high-end artwork and oil paintings.” Elite Decorative Arts has already earned a solid reputation as a premier auction house for Asian objects and fine decorative accessories.
Decorative accessories in the January auction will include a magnificent Hanau (mid-17th century faïence factory founded in Hanau, Germany) silver and ivory Theodorich figure (est. $30,000-$40,000); a stunning pair of African elephant ivory tusks (est. $25,000-$35,000); and an exquisite 65-piece 19th century French necessaire small silver travel box (est. $10,000-$14,000).
The Choultse paintings are the expected top lots of the auction. While still a young man, Choultse became the court painter to Czar Nicholas II. After the Russian Revolution, he moved to Paris in 1923 and was exhibited at the prestigious Salon des Artistes Francais. He later made side trips to Switzerland, where he honed his skills as a master landscape and mountain painter.
The street scene by Edouard Cortes is expected to knock down at $30,000-$40,000. Cortes had the good fortune of maturing as an artist in Paris at a time when the “City of Lights” was at the epicenter of the art world. Parisian street scenes by artists like Cortes, Eugene Galien-Laloue (1854-1941), Luigi Loir (1845-1916) and Jean Beraud (1849-1916) were in high demand.
Jules Dupre’s oil on canvas landscape rendering carries a pre-sale estimate of $20,000-$30,000. Dupre was one of the chief members of the Barbizon School of landscape painters. His work is defined by the sonorous and resonant colors he exacted from his palette. The subjects that seemed to most attract his attention were dramatic sunset effects and stormy skies and seas.
Also featured in the auction will be a 1968 signed Modernism color lithograph by Marc Chagall (Russ./Fr., 1887-1985). The piece is expected to bring $10,000-$15,000. Chagall was born Moishe