Ahlers & Ogletree will offer 1,000 quality lots in a Summer Estates Auction Aug. 9th-10th in Atlanta Around 1,000 lots of quality, fresh merchandise in a wide array of categories will be sold the weekend of Aug. 9th-10th by Ahlers & Ogletree, in the firm’s gallery at 715 Miami Circle in Atlanta, Ga.
News-Antique.com - Jul 17,2014 - ATLANTA, Ga. – Around 1,000 lots of quality, fresh merchandise in a wide array of categories – fine art by noted listed artists, wonderful period and modern furniture pieces, a collection of antique tortoiseshell items, decorative accessories and more – will be sold the weekend of Aug. 9-10 by Ahlers & Ogletree, in the firm’s gallery at 715 Miami Circle (Suite 210) in Atlanta.
Start times for both days of the Summer Estates Auction will be 11 a.m., Eastern time. This will be yet another packed auction for Ahlers & Ogletree, a firm that has made its mark in a short time as one of the top auction houses in the Southeast. For instance, the recent June 6-8 auction was expanded by a day to accommodate the many lots. Quality items poured in, to the delight of eager bidders.
Fine artwork will be a headliner category in the Aug. 9-10 sale. Two works by the noted Swiss-born (but well-traveled) painter Theo Meier (1908-1982) will be offered. One is an oil on canvas titled Balinese Female Nude (1945), 25 ½ inches by 23 ¼ inches (unframed). The other is a 1950 pencil on paper rendering titled Sketch of a Young Balinese Woman. Both are signed and dated.
Two oil on canvas paintings by the British painter Christopher Le Brun (b. 1951) will also come up for bid. The first is a contemporary abstract painting with imagery of a gray horse in a muted architectural landscape, titled Day Painting (2007). The second is a contemporary painting with abstract imagery suggesting overgrown plant life, titled Trance (2005). Both are signed and dated.
The period furniture category will feature an early 20th century French mahogany and gilt metal mounted Empire-style sofa with custom silk upholstery, 78 ¼ inches wide; an American marble-top Empire-style pier table; a marble-top bombe chest with wine cork motif, an Empire-style ormolu mounted mahogany armchair; and a mahogany and satinwood inlaid flip-top game table.
Mid-century modern furniture will include an important “Longitude” chaise longue made by Maya Lin (Am., b. 1959, the designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.) for Knoll International (1998), with maple wood rectangular frame below an undulating plywood top; a set of four “Diamond” wire lounge chairs in black enameled steel, made by Harry Bertoia (It./Am., 1915-1978) for Knoll International; and a set of seven “Series 7” chairs by Arne Jacobsen (Denm., 1902-1971) for Fritz Hansen, with the 1998 Hansen label.
Also sold will be furniture pieces by Paul McCobb and Heywood Wakefield.
The large and fine collection of 19th century hand-painted ladies’ fans comes from a private collection out of Rabun Gap, Ga. The same collector has also consigned a strong grouping of antique tortoiseshell items (boxes, calling card cases, an inkwell, dance cards, etc.). From a different Georgia collector comes a large collection of Herend “Rothschild Bird” porcelain.
Returning to artwork, an abstract surrealist color lithograph by the renowned Spanish artist Joan Miro (1893-1983), titled Altamira (1958), pencil signed and numbered (“25/75”),