Fine antiques, decorative arts, estate jewelry at Elite Decorative Arts, Sept. 15-16 What began as a low-key summer sale has swollen into a 2-day, 500+-lot colossus at Elite Decorative Arts. The weekend sale will be held Sept. 15-16 at the firmís gallery located in Boynton Beach, Fla
violin and bow with case each is expected to command $4,000-$6,000. The painting by Wood (Am., 1891-1942), depicts a landscape scene with figures in Anamosa, Iowa, circa 1910. It is 12 inches by 15 inches. The violin, bow and original fitted wooden case are circa 1660, with a total weight of about 6 lbs.
Two watercolor renderings worth noting are a harbor scene, signed lower center by Ralston Crawford (Am., 1906-1978), measuring 13 inches by 19 inches and matted and framed (est. $5,000-$7,000); and a watercolor on card stock by Robert Havell, Jr. (Am./UK, 1793-1878), depicting a London landscape, inscribed en verso, circa early 19th century (est. $5,000-$7,000).
Returning to estate jewelry, a gorgeous two-piece 18kt yellow gold necklace and bracelet suite, holding 75 round cut white diamonds and measuring 15 Ĺ inches in length, could climb to $7,000-$10,000; and a dazzling Marlene Stowe 18kt yellow gold and platinum diamond heart bangle with a wide design and having a yellow gold and satin finish, should hit $6,000-$8,000.
Elite Decorative Artsí next big sale after this one will be a fine artwork and decorative arts auction slated for Saturday, Oct. 13, also in the firmís Boynton Beach showroom. Quality consignments are still being accepted for that auction and the one after that, too, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 10. It will be the biggest Chinese auction of the year for Elite Decorative Arts.
Elite Decorative Arts is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To consign an item, an estate or an entire collection, you may call them toll-free at (800) 991-3340; or, you can send them an e-mail at email@example.com. All e-mails are promptly replied.
To learn more about Elite Decorative Arts and the upcoming calendar of events, to include an online catalog of the Sept. 15-16 auction, please log on to www.eliteauction.com.