Fine art, decorative accessories, period furniture, more at Ahlers & Ogletree, Jan. 4-5 in Atlanta About 1,200 quality lots from prominent local estates and collections will come up for bid in a two-day New Year’s Extravaganza Auction slated for Jan. 4-5 by Ahlers & Ogletree.
in Atlanta, Georgia.
News-Antique.com - Dec 04,2013 - (ATLANTA, Ga.) – About 1,200 quality lots from prominent local estates and collections will come up for bid in a two-day New Year’s Extravaganza Auction slated for the weekend of Jan. 4-5 by Ahlers & Ogletree. The event will be held in the firm’s spacious gallery, located at 715 Miami Circle (Suite 210) in Atlanta. Start times will be 11 a.m. (EST) both days of the sale.
Sold will be European paintings, bronze sculptures, architectural fragments, wall sconces, Asian decorative arts and porcelain, advertising pieces, period furniture, lighting, Persian rugs, art glass, estate jewelry, sterling silver, Native American pottery, marble-top consoles, decorative columns and pedestals, hand-decorated paneled screens, prints, drawings, coins, ivory and more.
Headlining the auction will be the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas and Marie Patton of Atlanta, who filled their three homes with carefully selected and tasteful objects. “We’ve got a lot of high-end decorative merchandise in this auction,” said Robert Ahlers of Ahlers & Ogletree. “As a whole, the items are from expensive interiors. Collectively, they’ll make for a great sale.”
The offerings will be many and varied, to include a gorgeous 8-light crystal chandelier, a dazzling 5 ½ carat diamond ring, a 1921 Steinway grand piano beautifully restored, a handsome apothecary cabinet with a clock at the top, a Neo-Classical hand-painted 4-panel folding screen, a continental Grisaille figural tapestry panel and a Chinese porcelain seated Guan Yin figure.
Some of the items are so visually arresting they’re certain to spark bidding wars. Two examples are an 18th century clock works converted table, constructed from hand blacksmithing, likely taken from an Italian church and later converted into the base for a rectangular glass-top table; and a late 19th or early 20th century Southern French shoe maker advertisement, hand-painted on canvas, depicting a boy carrying an oversize shoe, monumental at over 12 feet tall.
Fine art will be served up in abundance. Works by French painters will include a 19th century oil on tin by Charles Durand (1837-1917), titled Homme en Armure (Man in Armor), depicting a man with a white beard in knight’s armor in an outdoor setting; and an oil on canvas by Alfred de Dreux (1810-1860), titled Kissing Couple on Horseback, depicting a romantic kiss between an elegant beauty and a gentleman with a mustache and cap, both on galloping horses.
Other French works will feature a monumental oil on canvas by Jules Victor Verdier (1861-1926), titled Nymphs, depicting three nude female beauties in the form of mythological nymphs emerging out of shallow water on a rocky waterline; and an oil on canvas still life attributed to Jean-Baptiste Monnoyer, the Elder (1636-1699), showing a large urn with a snake at the left, slithering down a cascading garland of various fruit, to include apples, grapes and plums.
Italian renderings will include an exceptional 19th century oil on canvas from an Italian School painter in the manner of Tiepolo, depicting an active Venetian festival street scene, to include numerous figures celebrating in masquerade masks in