Property from the late Mrs. Nat King Cole will be sold by Matheson's Auctions, May 18-19 in Florida “Unforgettable, that’s what you are” is a line from a song by Nat King Cole, and unforgettable is what Matheson’s Auctions’ upcoming two-day sale of property from the late Mrs. Nat King Cole may be.
of Samuel Slater, known as the Father of the Industrial Revolution. The portrait, by American artist Robert (Henry Cozad) Henri (1865-1929), is signed and dated (1911) on the lower right and measures 31 inches by 26 inches. It is expected to gavel for $35,000-$45,000.
Additional fine art will include a highly detailed stone sculpture of a hat by Spanish artist Juan Mora (b. 1944), signed and dated (1979), 12 inches by 7 inches (est. $10,000-$15,000); a large original painting by the noted Danish-born American artist Emil Carlsen (1848-1932); Chinese art by Chen Chi (1912-2005); and a group of 25 photogravures by Edward Curtis (Am., 1868-1952).
A large Buccellati Milano sterling flatware set and large sets of Herend and Royal Copenhagen china are indicative of the lifestyles of their former owners. The Royal Copenhagen set, for example is a 118-piece mix of blue fluted full and half lace, and includes a full service for 12, four candlesticks, a waste bowl, salt and pepper shakers and more (est. $2,500-$3,500).
The estate jewelry pieces are dazzling, and are made up of over 50 lots, featuring: a 14kt yellow gold diamond, emerald and sapphire foliate pin with a total gross weight of 32 dwt. (est. $2,000-$3,000); and a 14kt yellow gold diamond, emerald and sapphire cocktail ring with a total gross weight of 17.30 dwt. (est. $1,200-$1,800). Other rings, necklaces, brooches, pins and earrings will also be offered.
Returning to artwork, the auction will also feature works by Thomas Eakins, Georges Roualt, Giuseppe Napoli, Charles Bouchez, Marc Chagall, Joan Miro, Wilfredo Lam, Frank Kleinholz, Robert Pearson, Loet Vanderveen, John Stobart, Peter Max, Georges Braque, Edward Borein, Giuseppe Mazzolini, William Logsdail, Gustavo Novoa and Giordano Giovanetti.
The list continues with Misha Podryski, Georges LaChance, Hayley Lever, Auguste Herbin, Marcel Gromaire, Walter W. Quirt, John Hilton, an 8-foot-long Umberto Romano and several Old Masters. Important bronzes will include a sculpture by Solomon Borglum and a marble sculpture by F. Pugi. Also auctioned will be a signed copy of the book The Philosophy of Andy Warhol.
Internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted (at 321-768-6668). Previews will be held on auction days from 9 a.m. until the first gavel comes down at 11 a.m. (and by appointment). In all, more than 600 lots will come up for bid on May 18th and 19th. All of the lots can be viewed via www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
All purchases will be subject to a 17 percent buyer’s premium in-house, phone and absentee bids and 20% (on LiveAuctioneers.com) for purchases up to $200,000; and a 12 percent premium for in-house and 15 percent Liveauctioneers.com over that. Matheson’s Auctions is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To inquire about consigning an item, estate or collection, you may call Matheson’s Auctions at (321) 768-6668 or e-mail them at email@example.com.
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