A ROOM WITH A VIEUX ANTIQUES ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT AUCTION Grogan and Company to offer the inventory of A Room with a Vieux Antiques, including over 700 lots of French Furniture and Decorative Works of Art in an unreserved one day sale, April 26th, 2014.
two pedestals with three drawers each and a leather inset writing area; while a Three Piece Art Deco Figural Bronze and Rouge Marble Clock Garniture, circa 1930, is estimated at $800-1200.
Highlights from the decorative works of art offerings include a Barbedienne Bronze and Rouge Marble Clock Garniture, featuring a reduced version of Psyche by Eugene Aizelin mounted on a rouge marble clock base with figural bronze reliefs, accompanied by a pair of two handled chalices on rouge marble bases. The three-piece set is estimated at $2,000-$4,000. Ceramic offerings include a selection of Majolica and Faience items, as well as two large Glazed Earthenware Urns. The fine art selection is limited, however, there is a collection of prints by Louis Icart and two oils on canvas, one after 18th century French artist Francois Boucher that appeare late in the sale.
For enthusiasts of unusual objects, a very large Fanciful Iron Bird Cage on Stand, standing over 8 feet tall, bears an estimate of $1,000- $2,000, while other interesting objects include a Winged Figural Lamp, used as a prop in a 20th century French Opera ($200-$300) and a Mid Century Italian Chrome and Plastic Mushroom Shaped Lamp ($400-600) used in the recent film American Hustle.
The auction and exhibition will take place at Grogan and Company’s gallery located at 22 Harris Street in Dedham. Exhibition is open to the public and begins on Monday, April 21st. Exhibition hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The gallery will be open for preview at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 26th with the auction beginning promptly at 10:00 a.m. The items are being sold without reserve and everything must go. For more information, call 781-461-9500 or visit www.groganco.com for a fully illustrated catalogue and the terms and conditions of sale.