More than 1,600 premier lots will come up for bid Oct. 14th-16th at Great Gatsby's Auction Gallery An outstanding single-owner mechanical music collection and fine decorative arts and furniture from a Palm Beach, Florida philanthropist will be part of Great Gatsby's Oct. 14-16 auction in Atlanta.
News-Antique.com - Sep 22,2016 - ATLANTA, Ga. – An outstanding single-owner mechanical music collection, fine decorative arts and furniture from a Palm Beach, Florida philanthropist, original artworks by noted listed artists and fine antique Asian art and objects will be just part of a big, three-day auction planned for Oct. 14-16 by Great Gatsby’s Auction Gallery, in the firm’s gallery at 5180 Peachtree Boulevard.
Start times will be 10:00 am Eastern time on Friday, October 14th and 11:00 a.m. Eastern time on Saturday & Sunday, October 15th and 16th, with onsite previews beginning on Monday, Oct. 10th. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10-4 during the preview, and at all other times by appointment. Online preview, auction registration, and live online bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.com, Bidsquare.com, and Invaluable.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted.
More than 1,600 lots will come up for bid. The mechanical music collection is that of Marvin Horowitz of Florida, whose passion for these extraordinary pieces he attributes to his life-long interest in mechanical engineering and his early love for the upright player piano his family had in the 1930s. He purchased his first theater organ from the E. M. Lowes Theater near Boston.
The star lot of the Horowitz collection is the German Gebruder Bruder 80-keyless fairground organ, which features an elaborately painted case that has been expertly restored by the late Michael L. Kitner. Additional items on offer from the collection include a 1920s Calliaphone by Tangley Electric, an American upright oak and leaded stained glass Nickelodeon, and a 1930s Belgian Art Deco beer hall organ by Arburo.
“The Gebruder Bruder is one of the finest examples of mechanical music I have ever seen come to auction,” said Ted Tzavaras, the owner of Great Gatsby’s Auction Gallery. “For such a beautiful and well-preserved piece to also produce such a rich, high quality sound is very rare; the music transports you back in time to when these types of instruments were popular.” The Belgian Arburo organ will also attract keen bidder interest, with its sleek Art Deco design, vibrant colors, and fantastic sound. Also on offer from Mr. Horowitz’s collection is a fully restored 1926 Ford Model TT farm truck he used to transport and showcase the Tangley Calliope at fairs and parades. “I hope the current generation can appreciate these great pieces as much as I have,” Mr. Horowitz said, “and that they will preserve them for generations to come.”
From the Palm Beach, Florida collection of Mrs. Beverly Yaeger come a number of discerning pieces of 18th century English furniture. Mrs. Yaeger has enjoyed a celebrated career both in politics and philanthropy from her homes in Tallahassee and Palm Beach. She has held four presidential appointments, first beginning with Ronald Reagan and then continuing with Bill Clinton, most notably as a member of the Selection Committee for White House Fellows. Mrs. Yaeger has also chaired and co-chaired events for the Boys & Girls Club, The Salvation Army – herself a recent recipient