Rockwell, Wiggins, Rivera & More Provide Great Depth to Garth’s August 4th Art Auction “With names like Cassatt, Rockwell, Wiggins, Rivera, & more, Garth’s Auctions is pleased to offer a stellar selection of contemporary and modern art in the August 4 auction,” exclaimed CE) Jeff Jeffer
Furniture may not be the ultimate focal point of this particular auction but there are some great, decorative pieces to be had. A Georgian mahogany secretary bookcase with a broken arch pediment, raised panel doors opening to a fitted interior, and a slant lid opening to fitted interior with mirrored prospect door above five drawers on bracket feet dates to the second half of the 18th century and has a rich color with mellow finish. At 91.5" high, it is a stately piece well worth $3,000-6,000. A rococo style, arched back leather sofa from the Ralph Lauren collection by Henredon will be a great buy at $1,000-2,000. Kittinger made many great pieces but the mid-20th century “George Washington” mahogany desk with matching side stand is versatile and utilitarian addition to any modern interior (estimate $1,000-2,000). A Georgian-style mahogany and pine breakfront of typical form with a dentilated cornice over three geometrically glazed doors, and a
lower section with three drawers over three doors should reach $2,000-4,000.
Approximately two dozen lots of fine jewelry will excite bidders during the course of the auction. A Van Cleef & Arpels yellow diamond brooch is among the most anticipated pieces. The gold and diamond floral design is pave' set with prong set fancy yellow center diamond approx. 0.35 ct. The two petals are pave' set with yellow diamonds and baguette cut diamonds. Signed, "NY 63153", the brooch is estimated at $10,000-15,000 and a pair of matching dress clips with prong set fancy yellow center diamonds (approx. 0.20 ct. each) are each signed and bear the maker's mark Van Cleef & Arpels, NY. 63277-1 and -2 are also estimated $10,000-15,000. Another Van Cleef & Arpels lot is a pair of 18K yellow gold ear clips in floral design, pave' set with yellow sapphires with center of seven round brilliant cut prong set diamonds. Marked Van Cleef & Arpels, 750, BL6519, they measure 7/8" dia. and should bring $6,000-8,000. A vintage Tiffany & Company diamond starburst brooch dates to 1860-1910 and is comprised of a central old European cut diamond measures 6.0 x 6.2 mm. surrounded by sixty graduated old European cut diamonds set in silver topped gold mounting. At 1 5/8" dia., it will be a graphically stunning addition to any collection (estimate $5,000-6,000). An impressive mid 20th century suite comprising a necklace, earrings and ring are unmarked 14K white gold, set with diamonds, rubies, emeralds, fresh water pearls and cat's eye chrysoberyl in a lacy floral design. The total gram weight of all pieces is 136.5g and the suite carries an estimate of $10,000-15,000. A 19th century gold-filled bracelet with five different miniature classical-style sepia paintings on ivory, all bezel set with a hidden box clasp and safety chain is a work of art for the wrist and should bring $3,000-4,000.
Of the bronzes to be sold, a pheasant after Alfred Dubucand(France, 1828-1894) is particularly fine. The 27” high figure is signed on the base and depicts a lizard on the rocks