WESCHLER’S KICKS OFF SEASON WITH CARTIER AND DIAMONDS AT SEPTEMBER 14 AUCTION Weschler’s first Capital Collections Estate auction of the season begins Friday, September 14th at 10 a.m. with a stunning selection of jewelry, American & European fine art, furniture and decorative
her father, Jacob Snow Winslow. Winslow’s shipping firm, Winslow & Co., controlled the largest fleet of sailing vessels on the Atlantic coast.
Furniture highlights include a Queen Anne cherry bonnet top highboy from the Connecticut River Valley, circa 1770 ($20,000-$30,000); a Baltimore Federal satinwood inlaid mahogany serpentine sideboard, circa 1800 ($8,000-$12,000); and a William & Mary oyster laburnum veneer cabinet on a later walnut stand, circa 1700 ($3,000-$5,000).
Three pianos will be on the block, the first being a Steinway & Sons ‘Louis XVI’ style gilt gesso mahogany semi-concert grand piano, circa 1889, expected to fetch $12,000-$18,000, as well as an ebonized Steinway & Sons baby grand piano, circa 1917, estimated at $4,000-$6,000 and a white enamel painted Yamaha baby grand piano, circa 1955, estimated at $5,000-$7,000.
A complete illustrated catalogue for this auction and details on exhibition hours can be found at www.weschlers.com. For live online bidding, Weschler’s is in partnership with Artfact, AuctionZip and Invaluable. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. Weschler’s next Capital Collections Estate Auction will be held November 16, 2012 with a consignment deadline of September 28.