Clarke Auction – The Connoisseurs Sale

. October 30, 2009

On Monday, November 2nd, at 6:00 pm, Clarke Auction, Westchester’s Premier Auction Gallery, expects to surpass its recent run of strong sales with a superb collection of Estate Antiques, Exceptional Decorative Arts, and Midcentury Modern Design.

This sale was built around the exceptional taste of a late North Bergen collector along with estates from 740 Park Avenue, Greenwich, 57th Street, Riverdale, Stamford, Ridgefield CT, and Westchester itself.

Decorative Arts highlights consist of a Pair of marked Thomire Paris Gilt-Bronze and Crystal Tazzi; a Bronze Mounted Chinese Export Centerpiece, a Pair of Gilt Bronze and Marble Urns with Flame Finials; KPM Plaques, a 16″ Meissen Tray, another pair of Bronze Lidded Urns, a Three Piece Bronze & Porcelain Garniture Set, Moorcroft, Wedgwood Urns, and Tiffany Studios desk sets and bookends.

Antique Furniture include a Period Georgian Pieces such as a Triple Pedestal Dining Table, Ten Side and Armchairs, an Inlaid Sideboard, Two Three-Tier Dumbwaiters; a Tilt-Top Table with Birdcage Base, and Cutlery Box, all from 740 Park Avenue. The Jersey estate provided a pair of Antique Louis XV Chairs and a Louis XVI Armchair with gold upholstery and wood-pegged construction. This sale is again strong in antique furniture.

Of special interest is a large antique rococo giltwood bed, fabricated from an immense two-part
antique mirror, with its original elements
restorable to its original form.

Midcentury Modern highlights are a tall Paul Evans Argenta Two-Door Cabinet and Evans Slate-topped Side Table; Edward Wormley Credenza and Chairs, Eames Eiffel Tower Chairs, a burn-marked Parzinger Vanity, Alvar Aalto stools and possible rocker, a set of Six Hans Wegner chairs, Paul McCobb vanity and chest, and quality Danish pieces.

Lighting includes a Louis C Tiffany Furnaces Floor Lamp with mosaic glass base, a Porcelain Cat with Glass Eyes Lamp on Brass Base, a midnight blue Moorcroft Lamp, a set of three Midcentury Rippled Glass and Chrome Pendants

Carpets to include Orientals as well as an Aubusson-style rug.

Fine art features a pair of early 18th Century French Portraits, antique watercolors in spectacular frames, signed bronzes, a c.1900 American Portrait of a Lady in the style of Cassatt, Midcentury paintings and sculpture

“This auction may challenge both collectors and dealers looking to focus on the best, suggests Ronan Clarke, founder and owner. “Speaking personally, the exceptional quality and breadth of this sale makes the selection of the most desirable pieces a nightmarish task…”

Onsite Previews Saturday-Sunday-Monday, October 31 and November 1-2, 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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