RARE MEISSEN AND PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF FRANK N. AND FRANCES D. ALIOTO OF SAN FRANCISCO TO BE Oakland, CA — On Sunday, March 17th, Clars Decorative Arts and Furnishings Sale will offer impressive property from the estate of Frank N. and Frances D. Alioto of San Francisco as well as several
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FRANK N. AND FRANCES D. ALIOTO OF SAN FRANCISCO TO BE OFFERED AT CLARS MARCH 2013 DECORATIVE ARTS & FURNISHINGS SALE
Oakland, CA — On Sunday, March 17th, Clars Decorative Arts and Furnishings Sale will offer impressive property from the estate of Frank N. and Frances D. Alioto of San Francisco as well as several other pieces of significance.
For Meissen collectors, a very rare Meissen Armorial plate from the Swan Service, (circa 1737-1741) and commissioned by the then-Director of the Meissen Factory, is being offered conservatively for $6,000 to $8,000. In addition to the exceptional Armorial plate, there are pieces of early Meissen as well as Continental porcelain figural groups.
Among the other highlights to be offered, are impressive sterling and porcelain items from the private collection of Frances D. Alioto of San Francisco including a Shreve & Company renaissance style sterling silver pedestal jardinière measuring 18 inches high (estimate: $4,000 to $6,000) and an Art Nouveau sterling silver bowl by the same maker estimated at $2,000 to $4,000. A sterling flatware service for ten by Wallace in the “Sir Christopher” pattern is being offered for $5,000 to $7,000. Rounding out this collection will be a pair of monumental a pair of monumental, possibly Sevres, scenic vases measuring 40 inches high and 10 inches wide (estimate: $4,000-$6,000).
Turning to the furnishings to be offered, Contemporary headlines this sale with a stunning leaded glass book conservatory executed in 2004 by Christopher Loomis for Pulitzer Prize winning author, Michael Chabon. This exceptional piece is being offered for $6,000 to $8,000. And from Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller, a model 670 and 671 lounge chair and ottoman are estimated at $4,000 to $6,000.
And rounding the exceptional property to be offered on Sunday, March 17th, will be an exquisite palace-sized French Aubusson rug (1 of 3 to be offered) estimated at $5,000 to $7,000.
Clars March 17th Decorative Arts & Furnishings Sale will be held in conjunction with their two-day Antiques and Estate Auction. A complete catalog of all lots to be offered will be available online one week prior to the sale.
Previews for this sale will be Friday, March 15th, from 1pm to 6pm and beginning at 9am on both Saturday, March 16th and Sunday, March 17th . For complete information on the lots to be offered, please visit www.clars.com, call (510) 428-0100 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bidding for Clars auctions is available in person, by phone, absentee and live online @ www.clars.com, and through www.liveauctioneers.com and http://www.artfact.com. Clars Auction Gallery is located at 5644 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609.