EUROPEAN DECORATIONS AND ORIENTAL RUGS FEATURED AT GROGAN’S MAY AUCTION Dedham , MA- A large collection of European decorative works of art and an impressive selection of Fine Oriental Rugs and Carpets will be featured at Grogan and Company’s upcoming May auction.
entire Bellangé suite was auctioned off individually to fund the project, however, in 1960, one of the pieces was discovered in White House storage, sparking Jacqueline Kennedy’s white house tour and her effort to return the Blue Room to it’s Monroe period splendor. Today several original, as well as, reproduction pieces from this suite have been reunited in the White House Blue Room.
Highlights from other estates and collections include a fine Pair of Yellow Ground Ormolu Mounted “Sevres” Porcelain Vases, with figural reserves from a Newport, Rhode Island Lady, estimated at $10,000-15,000; a rare Cartier Miniature Enamel Travel Clock or “Pendulette de Voyage”, estimated at $3,000-5,000; and a Rare Chelsea Keramic Fish Platter, stamped Robertson & Sons, is estimated at $2,000-4,000. Native American offerings include a Navajo Wedge Weave Sash, possibly Bayeta, late 19th century, estimated at $4,000-6,000 and a Polychrome bird form decorated Pottery Storage Jar, is estimated at $3,000-5,000. A sparkling collection of fashionable Judith Leiber animal form handbags, from a Maine estate, have estimates ranging from $300 to $700. The Chinese offerings are highlighted by a rare Qing dynasty Black Kesi Imperial Dragon Suit of Parade Armor expected to fetch $8,000-10,000 and a Pair of Chinese Blue and White Meiping Dragon Vases with a presale estimate of $2,000-4,000. In addition there are Chinese jades, ivories and cloisonné wares.
American furniture highlights a Rare and Unusual American Carved Figured Mahogany Patriotic Center Table, circa 1840, with eagle carving and inlaid star top. Estimated at $10,000-20,000, experts have surmised that the exquisitely crafted table was possibly made for a prominent New England family with strong political connections. A circa 1820 Federal Carved Mahogany Fall Front Secretary, attributed to William Hook of Salem, Massachusetts, has an estimate of $5,000-10,000 and bears a plaque stating it was the property of Joseph Peabody (1757-1844), a merchant and ship owner who dominated trade between Massachusetts and the Far East in the early 19th century.
The auction will conclude with over 100 exceptional Rugs and Carpets from various owners and collectors. A Rare West Anatolian Village Rug from the late 17th century is expected to bring $10,000-20,000, while a Yellow Ground Kuba Long Rug has a presale estimate of $8,000-12,000. A circa 1825 Chinese Dragon Rug on an unusual apricot field with floating dragons is estimated at $2,000-4,000, and one of two 19th century French Aubusson Carpet’s is estimated at $8,000-12,000.
The auction will take place at Grogan and Company’s Dedham Gallery located at 22 Harris Street, Dedham, Massachusetts. The exhibition is open to the public and begins Thursday, May 17th. Hours: Thursday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m – 6 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 12 noon. A fully illustrated catalogue can be found online at www.groganco.com. For more information regarding upcoming auctions, consigning or appraisal services, please call the gallery at 781-461-9500.