News-Antique.com - Mar 12,2014 - Celebrating the beginning of spring despite the winter weather this week Gray’s Auctioneers and Appraisers in Cleveland, Ohio are offering a veritable feast of fine art, furniture and decorative arts at auction on March 19 at 11am EST.
Highlights include a collection of mid-century modern pieces most notably lot 263, the iconic George Nelson and Associates Birdcage Wall Clock, and a collection of artworks by Salvador Dali. Featured lots from this collection include lot 58, an 18kt gold bas-relief sculpture, “Lincoln in Dalivision”, and lots 57A & 57B, two 19 foot high theater curtains. These curtains were commissioned for the Brooklyn High School Auditorium c. 1950-1954. They are vat dyed and hand printed from Milton Schiffer’s, Schiffer Prints, Stimulus Collection, entitled “Spring Rain”.
Grays are delighted to include a whimsical collection of Americana, and a singular collection of Shaker furniture and decorations. Lot 213 is a 19th century Shaker maple rocking chair with a splint seat in fine condition. Lot 117 is a 19th century cast iron mechanical bank, “I always did ‘spise a mule” manufactured by the J&E Stevens company.
This auction features over 350 eclectic lots of paintings, furniture and decorations. Gray’s is fast becoming known for their almost monthly auctions filled with a rich diversity of offerings, which always include noteworthy artworks and this auction is no exception. Lot 7 is Emile Gruppé’s “The Lobster Dock”. Purchased directly from the artist in 1970, this vibrant, dynamic painting captures a bright spring sky above the eponymous lobster dock, with seagulls surfing the breezes and a sailboat riding a wave in a bright blue Cape Ann inlet. Lot 14 continuing the ocean theme, is by noted Swedish artist, August Hagborg, a lively coastal scene filled with figures at work and play, with storms clouds gathering above a lighthouse & sailing ships bobbing on a gusting sea.
The auction also features a collection of Japanese woodblock prints and a selection of Chinese paintings on silk, paneled screens and decorative items. Gray’s Auctioneers welcomes bidders in person to preview the auction at our Cleveland showrooms March 13, 14, & 18 from 11am-6pm, and Saturday, March 15, from 12pm-4pm. The complete illustrated catalog can be found at GraysAuctioneers.com. Live, telephone, absentee and internet bidding are available with live online bidding during the auction also on offer. Condition reports will be provided upon request.
Gray’s Auctioneers and Appraisers is the premiere auction house in Northern Ohio holding live auctions every month, accepting consignments daily and offering on site complimentary valuations for the community every Friday by appointment. For more information please contact Serena Harragin at 216.458.7695, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.