300 lots of fine decorative arts and Chinese works at Elite Decorative Arts' Dec. 21 auction in Fla. About 300 lots of fine decorative arts and Chinese works will be sold at a year-end auction planned for Saturday, Dec. 21, by Elite Decorative Arts, in the firm’s gallery in Boynton Beach, Florida.
News-Antique.com - Dec 05,2013 - (BOYNTON BEACH, Fla.) – About 300 lots of fine decorative arts and Chinese works will be sold at a year-end auction planned for Saturday, Dec. 21, by Elite Decorative Arts, in the firm’s gallery in the Quantum Town Center at 1034 Gateway Boulevard in Boynton Beach. The first gavel will fall promptly at 1 p.m. (EST). Previews will be held on both Friday and Saturday.
Original artworks, fine estate jewelry, beautiful antique clocks and a wide assortment of wonderful decorative accessories should all command center stage. “We want to end the year on a high note, and this sale will definitely get us there,” said Scott Cieckiewicz of Elite Decorative Arts. “The merchandise is top-shelf, and many items would make fabulous holiday presents.”
A perfect example is an exquisite Cartier platinum ring, featuring a large South Seas pearl and surrounded by sprays with marquise and brilliant round cut diamonds (2.70ctw). The inside of the size 6 ½ ring is marked “Cartier” and “Plat” and included is a Cartier red suede presentation pouch. The ring, with a total weight of 9.1dwt, should sell for $20,000-$30,000.
Two decorative accessories would look great under any tree. The first is a Russian enameled silver Povchinikov figural sailboat sculpture, with sides having an enameled shield crest design. The base has a scrolled column design. Overall, the boat is 18 inches tall and 10 inches in length and weighs in at 47.19 troy silver ounces. It should garner $15,000-$20,000.
The second is an antique Sevres French porcelain box made circa 1754 depicting cherubs in forest scenes with flowers to the exterior over a light blue ground (est. $5,000-$7,000). The box is signed “G. A. Shulz” to the lower right of the scene on the cover. The interior is lined with silk. The box’s dimensions are 6 inches tall by 10 inches long and it weighs 2,264 total grams.
The fine art category will feature a pair of works by Dox Thrash (Am., 1893-1965), two paper mixographs by Rufino Tamayo (Mex., 1899-1991), an oil painting by Roberto Marquez (Mex., b. 1959), and a wood and paper collage mixed media work by Louise Nevelson (Am., 1899-1988). The Nevelson is signed and measures 16 inches by 20 inches (est. $8,000-$12,000).
Dox Thrash was an African-American artist and printer with a back story as compelling as his artistic creations. Born in Griffin, Ga., he left home at age 15 in search of work up north. He worked in vaudeville and a circus before landing in Chicago as an elevator operator. At night he attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he began to develop a unique style.
The Dox Thrash works being sold include an original watercolor titled Cats Under Tree (1941), artist signed and measuring 13 inches by 9 ¾ inches (est. $7,000-$9,000); and an original pastel painting titled Banjo Player, measuring 9 ¾ inches by 9 inches (est. $4,000-$5,000). Dox Thrash fought in World War I as a member of the black brigade known as