More than 1,000 lots of fresh estate merchandise will come up for bid June 7-8 at Ahlers & Ogletree More than 1,000 lots of fresh estate merchandise will be sold at a weekend sale planned for June 7-8 by Ahlers & Ogletree, in the firm’s gallery at 715 Miami Circle (Suite 210) in Atlanta, Georgia.
News-Antique.com - Apr 18,2014 - ATLANTA, Ga. – More than 1,000 lots of fresh estate merchandise – to include many pieces by Tiffany, Gallé, Duffner & Kimberly, plus Asian objects and artifacts, period furniture, estate jewelry, antique clocks, fine art, Persian rugs, mirrors and more – will be sold at a weekend sale planned for June 7-8 by Ahlers & Ogletree, in the firm’s gallery at 715 Miami Circle (Suite 210).
“I’ve held great auctions before but this one’s going to be exceptional, maybe our best sale ever,” said Robert Ahlers of Ahlers & Ogletree. “Headlining this event will be some really great estate items from a consignor on West Paces Ferry Road in Atlanta, near the Governor’s Mansion, plus hand-selected items from other prominent estates and collections. Everything is top quality.”
The renowned 19th century French artisan Émile Gallé (1846-1904) was a master glass designer and a major force in the French Art Nouveau movement. Lots bearing the Gallé name will include a cameo art glass table vase made circa 1900, a cameo art glass lamp with butterfly and floral motif, a fine signed marquetry inlaid carved and burl walnut cabinet also crafted circa 1900, and a pair of signed Gallé floral inlaid and decorated side tables.
Lamps and lighting will feature a Tiffany gilt bronze abalone and nautilus shell lamp, A Tiffany bronze turtleback table lamp, a pair of Duffner & Kimberly gilt bronze and leaded art glass table lamps (both circa 1910), and a Pairpoint puffy gilt bronze table lamp. Another lot from the Tiffany Studios is an eight-piece enameled and gilt bronze desk set crafted circa 1928.
Original artworks will include an oil on canvas figural rendering by the French painter Paul Émile Chabas (1869-1937), titled Jeune Femme Parmi Les Plants Aquatiques, an equestrian oil painting by the British artist Edward Neale (1869-1898), and a large 19th century oil on canvas Ecclesiastic depiction of the Presentation of Baby Jesus in the Temple, by an Italian painter.
Two other noteworthy artworks are a watercolor on paper rendering by Red Grooms (Am., b. 1937), titled Corsica and depicting five figures on a boat in the Mediterranean Sea, framed and dated (“7/24/94”); and an oil painting by the Russian-born French artist Oscar Rabin (b. 1928), titled Champagne in Fall Landscape (1987), showing a bottle of Champagne on a picnic blanket.
Antique clocks will feature a Federal eagle inlaid and figured mahogany tall case clock attributed to Matthew Egerton, and a lovely gilt bronze and marble mantel clock. Wonderful mirrors will include a pair of Regency gilt wood and ebonized convex girandole wall mirrors and a Federal gilt wood and églomisé (painting on glass clock face) wall mirror, made in New York circa 1815.
Period furniture category will be highlighted by a circa-1775 George III satinwood marquetry demilune (half round) console table; a pair of Regency gilt accented upholstered benches; a fine Queen Anne carved and figured mahogany wood bonnet-top high chest of drawers made circa 1740; and a mid-to-late 19th century Victorian papier-mâché mother