Asian objects will be sold with items from the Western culture in East Meets West Auction March 24th Over 300 lots of fine American, European, African, Chinese and other Asian items will be sold in an internet-only Spring East Meets West Auction on Friday, March 24th, by Converse Auctions.
reliefs illustrating John Milton poems, 38 inches tall, should sell for $300-$500.
Chinese furniture will include a pair of rosewood and nacre inlaid armchairs formed of an undulating crest rail above a large pierced splat carved with ruyi scepters surrounding a Shou character (est. $1,000-$1,500); and a pair of brass mounted zitan high-back folding chairs with a rolled head rest and a Chilong motif, 50 inches tall (est. $800-$1,200).
A pair of glazed bowls is decorated with nine fierce, colorful dragons among clouds and flaming pearls on a yellow background, marked on the bottom, is expected to garner $1,000-$1,500; while a huanghuali jewelry chest, inlaid in nacre with birds, flowers and butterflies and cabinet doors that open to reveal five drawers with brass pulls, should knock down at $500-$800.
A huanghuali painting table having a half-round banded apron and with a round mitered inset top, highly grained, with giant arm braces that support the top of the table, should finish at $800-$1,200. Also, a circa 1800 chest with a top that opens to a desk with storage and below having four drawers with brass pulls, possibly made in Bermuda, is expected to sell for $600-$900.
A Chinese Chen Xiang wooden chao zhu made from wood, jade, lapis, jasper beads and rock crystal pendants with gold inclusions, 50 inches in length, surmounted by enamel butterflies, is expected to achieve $800-$1,200; and a seven-stringed instrument (or guqin), lacquered and incised with a design of a herd of deer in a bamboo forest, 48 inches long, should hit $500-$800.
Rounding out just some of the day’s top lots, a three-piece sterling silver tea set with an oval tray measuring 11 inches by 14 inches and stamped J. E. Caldwell, is estimated at $1,000-$1,500; while a harp with brass reliefs and accents, having four pedals and signed “Sebastian and Pierre Eraro’s, Marlborough St., London,” 68 ˝ inches tall, should play a sweet tune for $800-$1,200.
Converse Auctions is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To consign an item, an estate or a collection, you may call them directly, at (610) 722-9004; or, you can send an e-mail to info@ConverseAuctions.com. Curious about an item’s value? Bring your items (or photos) to Free Appraisal Tuesdays, every Tuesday from 10-4 at the Malvern gallery, located at 57 Lancaster Avenue in Malvern, in eastern Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia.
For more information about Converse Auctions and the internet-only Spring East Meets West Auction planned for Friday, March 24th, please visit www.ConverseAuctions.com