Clarke Auction Midcentury Asian and Antiques Sale

. February 27, 2010

On Monday, March 1st at 6:00 pm, Clarke Auction will sell 360+ lots with heavy concentrations in Midcentury Modern; Asian Antiques and Antiquities; and Decorative Arts from Meissen, Lalique, Cartier, Steuben, and Baccarat.

Midcentury Modern includes pieces by the notorious James Mont from a Larchmont estate; a possibly Kagan sideboard; an unidentified but exceptional quality midcentury dining suite from a Greenwich estate; a large Heywood Wakefield bedroom set in great condition; a collection of Argenta porcelain, a leather Plycraft chair by Herman Miller and a 1970’s Italian lacquered couchs and loveseats with original leather upholstery.

From a Larchmont estate, a large collection of Asian Ceramics, Bronzes, and decorative pieces will be offered including an Ivories Collection, signed Chinese Bronzes, Asian antiquities, Cloisonne and Cinnabar Vases, Contemporary Chinese Oils, Lighting, and Antiquities.

Silver, a Clarke strength, features a heavily chased Jacobi & Jenkins sterling pitcher; a large Tiffany Sterling and Enameled Centerpiece; Sterling from Garrard & Co, and other Tiffany pieces.

Decorative Arts includes a large estate collection of Lalique, Steuben and Cartier Glass; Baccarat and Hawkes Crystal Stemware, Murano Red and Gold-Flecked Stemware; Ginori, Lenox, Russian, Spode, Royal Worcester, Wedgwood, and Royal Copenhagen china services; Vintage Oyster Plates, Meissen figurines, Gouda pottery, and more. Of special interest is a pair of gilt-bronze French animalier candlesticks signed Cain.

Fine art includes midcentury works by Walter Hahn, Robert Andrew Parker, and Stamos; a collection of c.1990 Russian oils; 1966 erotic silkscreens by Bob Stanley; two great pieces of older illustration art; an unsigned oil in the style of Hopper, an Old Master in the style of El Greco; and two large signed Chinese contemporary oils. Sculpture includes a large unsigned bronze figural fountain as well as a large Chinese bronze figural group.

Antique and Fine Furniture incudes a magnificent satinwood dining suite including marble topped sideboards, a Kittinger dining table and china cabinet and other possibly Kittinger pieces; Boulle-style marble-topped commodes, American Empire chest, and other pieces.

Musical instruments include a German violin appraised as early 19th Century by H.R. Knopf himself in 1907, along with a H.R. Knopf New York bow. The sale also features a c.1961 Gibson electric guitar

“This sale has great Midcentury Modern, Asian Antiques and Ceramics, and Listed Fine Art, and is especially strong in the Decorative Arts, notes Ronan Clarke, founder and owner. “if you are a collector, a dealer, or a first-time auction-goer, it’s a great sale to check out.”

Onsite Previews Saturday-Sunday-Monday, February 27, 28 and March 1st, 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm.
Full catalogue at www.ClarkeNY.com

Clarke Auction Gallery, Westchester’s Premier Auction Gallery, conducts catalogued sales monthly featuring distinctive fine and decorative arts, antiques, exceptional furniture, oriental rugs, sterling silver and mid-century modern. For further information, please contact us at (914)833-8336 or ccauctiongallery@aol.com

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