The unreserved collection of Randy Gottesfeld will be sold Jan. 11th by Fontaine's Auction Gallery Around 300 lots of quality fresh-to-the-market items will be sold in a catalogued auction on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 by Fontaine’s Auction Gallery at 1485 West Housatonic Street in Pittsfield, Mass.
is a 4-arm Cornelius & Baker figural gasolier, electrified, showing maidens holding floral bouquets.
Decorative accessories will include a porcelain and bronze Bombay casket, attributed to Sevres, 16 ˝ inches tall by 16 inches wide, the body having four large painted panels showing playful winged putti (est. $10,000-$15,000); and a Royal Vienna porcelain top serving stand, 14 ˝ inches tall, with a beehive mark and panels depicting Cupid and Venus (est. $6,000-$8,000).
A pair of furniture lots is expected to command $6,000-$8,000 each. The first is a pair of French rosewood marble-top credenzas, 45 inches tall by 47 inches wide, with the original finish. The second is a pair of J. H. Belter laminated rosewood side chairs having pierced carved backs with acorns and leaves, a floral cluster and a cornucopia.
The fine art category will feature a late 19th century oil on canvas painting, signed lower left “J. Alsina” (Spain), depicting a man standing in the shade with a camel, watching over a woman and child (est. $5,000-$7,500); and a Madonna Della Arpie porcelain plaque (KPM quality, but unsigned), depicting Madonna and child with two winged putti (est. $5,000-$7,500).
Bronzes will include a figural bronze grouping by Michel C. Clodion (Fr. 1738-1814), of a satyr family, with a nude mother satyr figure with hoofed feet, a child in her lap and an infant at her feet (est. $6,000-$8,000); and a primitive bronze figure of a hunter with his dog, rendered by Marcel Debut (Fr. 1865-1933), with a nice rich patina, 31 inches tall (est. $5,000-$7,500).
Also slated to be sold Jan. 11 will be a large and vibrant Tiffany blue iridescent leaf and vine art glass vase, with a silvered iridescent surface and purple highlights, signed L.C. Tiffany, 8 ˝ high x 9 ľ wide (est. $6,000-$8,000); and a standard grade, two-hinge Wooten desk (est. $5,000-$7,000). The fine two-door cabinet secretary has a Renaissance Revival carved gallery.
In addition to live and Internet bidding, phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. Previews will be held on Friday, Jan. 10, from 10-5, and Saturday, Jan. 11, the date of sale, from 8-11 a.m. The auction will begin promptly at 11 a.m. (EST). Internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com, iCollector.com and Invaluable.com (the new name for Artfact.com).
With over 40 years in the auction business, Fontaine’s Auction Gallery is a name that has earned the trust of collectors, investors and gallery owners worldwide. Cataloged lots receive nationwide exposure to the firm’s expansive database of over 17,000 qualified buyers. Seven times Fontaine’s Auction Gallery has been voted “Best Antique Auction Gallery” by the public.
Fontaine’s Auction Gallery is actively seeking quality consignments for future sales. The firm also buys antiques, estates & collections outright. To consign or sell your items, call (413) 448-8922 and ask for John Fontaine. Or, e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the upcoming Jan. 11 auction, log on to www.FontainesAuction.com.