Oil painting by Haddon "Sunny" Sundblom will headline Ahlers & Ogletree's Aug. 4 auction in Atlanta An original oil painting by Haddon Sundblom (1899-1976), done in 1963 and depicting the 1914 Kentucky Derby, is the expected top lot at a Summer Estates Auction planned for Aug. 4 by Ahlers & Ogletree
that may even bring more: a monumental Waltham nine-tube grandfather clock that’s as rare as it is gorgeous. Those who prefer their timepieces more pocket-size will be able to choose from among several Rolex watches. Another noteworthy lighting lot is a Pairpoint reverse painted garden scene lamp.
The many pieces of art glass will include examples by Tiffany, Daum Nancy, Galle and Steuben. A Galle Art Nouveau inlaid table will also be sold. Other furniture pieces will feature an 18th century Queen Anne chest on stand, an English corner chair, a large painted armoire and a satinwood vitrine (ornately decorated display cabinet) with Sevres plaques and bronze ormolu.
Additional furniture lots will include a beautiful inlaid sideboard, an Art Nouveau table with marquetry inlay and a modern Mastercraft console with Bernhard Rohne acid-etched top. Featured in the auction will be many pieces of period English Queen Anne furniture from a prominent Atlanta estate, plus many Victorian pieces from the aforementioned St. John family.
Two lots with historical provenance should spark bidding wars. The first is a rare Herter Brothers embroidered velvet panel made for the William Henry Vanderbilt mansion. The second is an embroidery done by the young daughter of John Van Alen, an influential early 19th century New York politician and friend of George Washington. The embroidery shows Van Alen’s tomb.
Also slated to be sold Aug. 4 will be an Orientalist bronze bust by French sculptor Henri Ple (1853-1922), dated 1883, Wavecrest boxes, a fine pair of French porcelain urns with bronze ormolu and more. Miami Circle is Atlanta’s premier address for upscale interior designers and decorators. Ahlers & Ogletree’s gallery is located in Suite 210 of 715 Miami Circle in Atlanta.
The auction will begin promptly at 11 a.m. (EST) on Sunday morning, Aug. 4. Previews will be held Monday through Saturday (July 29-Aug. 3) from 10-6 and on auction day, Aug. 4, from 9 a.m. until the first gavel comes down two hours later. Internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com and Artfact.com. Telephone and absentee bids will also be accepted.
Ahlers & Ogletree is a multi-faceted, family-owned business that spans the antiques, estate sale, wholesale, liquidation, auction and related industries. The firm is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To consign an item, an estate or a collection, you may call them at (404) 869-2478; or, you can send them an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about Ahlers & Ogletree and the upcoming Aug. 4 Summer Estates Auction, log on to www.AandOauctions.com.