Two-day estate auction featuring 1,400 lots will be held March 15-16 by Ahlers & Ogletree in Atlanta A two-day auction featuring an impressive single-owner collection of Mid-Century Modern, many pieces of Frankart and even a woolly mammoth tusk will be held Mar. 15-16 by Ahlers & Ogletree in Atlanta.
A 1917 drypoint etching by the prolific Art Deco artist Louis Icart (Fr., 1888-1950), titled Le Voix du Cannon (Voice of the Cannon), will also come up for bid. The pencil-signed etching (#7 of 10), 16 inches by 23 inches (framed, 34 inches by 41 inches), depicts an emotive French woman being shot from a cannon during World War I. Icart was known for his patriotic etchings during the war years, and this particular etching, Le Voix du Cannon, is one of his rarest images.
A Mid-Century Modern wood and copper sculpture by Karl Hagenauer (Austrian, 1898-1956), 8 inches tall, will also be sold to the highest bidder. The figure, made of stained walnut wood on an undulated copper metal band, depicts a female nude with curling hair and eyes closed, in a relaxed state with one arm and one knee bent. The sculpture carries Hagenauer's mark. Also sold will be a charming unsigned American Impressionist oil on canvas painting.
One of the more rare and unusual offerings in the sale is a 25th anniversary souvenir publication from 1929 for the Wiener Werkstatte, the production company of visual artists in Vienna, Austria founded in 1903 for the purpose of bringing together architects, artists and designers. The book was produced despite the group's financial woes at the time and is visually striking, with a cover displaying a figural decoration made from hand embossed papier-mache.
Expected star lots of the furniture category include an early 19th century French two-drawer drop-front secretary with scrolled bracket medallion decoration; and a marble-top mahogany sideboard with carved figural and scrolled foliate decoration. Tops among clocks is a gorgeous French gilt bronze bracket clock with hand-painted floral and antlered stag decoration.
Also sold will be a gilt metal chandelier with leaved motif, with quartz rose dangling medallions and cascading cut and faceted crystal prisms; a pair of large patinated bronze urns with a dragon motif on the neck; two monumental gilt and painted floor pedestals with scroll and foliate decoration; a pair of large blackamoor figural pedestals; and other decorative accessories.
For those unable to attend live, online bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com (formerly Artfact.com). Start times will be 11 a.m. (EST) both auction days. Previews will be held Wednesday through Friday (March 12-14), with an Opening Reception planned for Thursday, March 13, from 5-9 p.m. Previews may also be scheduled by appointment for those who can't attend the regular previews. To make an appointment, call (404) 869-2478.
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.
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