Clarke – Estates Auction of the Arts From the Mughals to the Midcentury

. August 3, 2009

On Monday, August 10th at 6:00 pm, Clarke Auction, Westchester’s Premier Auction Gallery, will again sell 400 estate fresh lots from pre-war Park Avenue and a 19th Century Purchase New York Manor.

Furniture highlights include a suite of antique Italian pieces, one stamped Mercier Paris; Kittinger dining set; Midcentury Modern including a large Paul McCobb black lacquer suite; Robsjohn-Gibbings for John Widdicomb chairs, a John Stuart dining set, an original Eames chair and ottoman; a 19th Cent Slant Front Desk, a 19th Cent Extension Table, and a hundred other lots.

Decorative arts include a signed KPM plaque, 19th C. English Souvenir Porcelain Plaques including the Crystal Palace, bronze Gothic Revival bookends, pairs of bronze figures on marble, Blackamoor lamps, a life-sized polychrome dog, an antique French bone-inlaid mirror, antique carved figural candelabra, a Bronze Japonise Style French Kaleidoscope; Minton, Meissen, Dresden, and Raymond Lowey for Rosenthal china; a large Majolica jardinere and pedestal; Steuben glass, a Chase Art Deco tea service, and a Clarice Cliff teaset.

Silver includes sterling pieces from Cartier and Tiffany, two sets of twelve 800 silver goblets, a pair of sterling repousse lidded urns, and a dozen sterling cups with Lenox inserts.

Jewelry includes gold and platinum pieces with diamonds and gemstones, drawn from these great estates.

Carpets to include antique and semi-antique orientals including a palace-sized open field Persian from a Rye estate.

Fine art includes three Old Masters from local estates, horse racing prints signed by Richard Stone Reeves, a signed midcentury modernist plaque, watercolors by Judy Gold, a possibly 18th C. watercolor of a courting couple, a c.1850 oil portrait of Ida Harvey, a marble bust of a girl by Angiolo Malavolti, and other works being catalogued.

Of special interest are a set of antique ink and wax seals, including an example with rotating gemstone cameos, strongly contrasted with a pair of Cheryl Wagner decorative sinks from a Fifth Avenue estate.

Founder and owner Ronan Clarke comments “Great estates have small and large pieces worthy of great museums – the oriental carpets; gilt bronze sconces, chandeliers, and lamps such as the blackamoor pair; unusual jewelry; and fine antique Italian and Midcentury Modern furniture. The difference at Clarke is that you can walk on the carpets, try on the jewelry, sit in the chairs, and take them home Monday night. .

Onsite Previews Sat-Sun-Mon, August 8-9-10, 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm

For further information or consignments, please call Clarke at 914-833-8336 or visit its website at www.clarkeny.com

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