A TWO-DAY, TWO-SESSION ESTATES AUCTION, HAVING NEARLY 1,200 PREMIUM LOTS, WILL BE HELD OCT. 17 AND 18 BY AHLERS & OGLETREE, IN ATLANTA, GA.

. October 1, 2015

Session I, with more than 500 lots, is titled Objets d’Art: Period Art Glass & Decorative Arts. Session II, an Autumn Fine Estates Auction, will feature items from the Haugk, Ballard estates.

ATLANTA, Ga. – A two-day, two-session estates auction featuring nearly 1,200 exceptional lots, pulled from prominent local estates and collections, will be held the weekend of Oct. 17-18 by Ahlers & Ogletree, in the firm’s gallery located at 715 Miami Circle (Suite 210) in Atlanta. Start times both days will be 11 a.m. Eastern time, with doors opening at 10 a.m., also both days.

Nine-piece parlor suite by the renowned maker J. & J.W. Meeks (Am., 1797-1869), done in the Stanton Hall pattern, circa 1860 (est. $20,000-$30,000).

Nine-piece parlor suite by the renowned maker J. & J.W. Meeks (Am., 1797-1869), done in the Stanton Hall pattern, circa 1860 (est. $20,000-$30,000).

Session I, on Saturday, Oct. 17, is titled Objets d’Art: Period Art Glass & Decorative Arts. It will feature over 500 lots, including period glass and pottery by L.C. Tiffany and the Tiffany Studios, Moser, Kralik, Loetz, Thomas Webb, Mont Joye, Mt. Washington, Harrach, Steuben, Frederick Carder, Arthur Thomas Nash, Rookwood, Rene Lalique, Galle, Daum, Muller Freres and others.

Session II, on Oct,. 18, will be an Autumn Fine Estates Auction, featuring items from the estate of Mary L. Haugk of Lawrenceville, Ga., and the private collection of Helen Ballard of Atlanta. Online bidding will be available via the Ahlers & Ogletree website (www.AandOauctions.com), as well as through LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Bidsquare.com (phone and left bids will also accepted).

Two lots of period American furniture both carry pre-sale estimates of $20,000-$30,000. One is an impressive, circa 1860 rosewood etagere, attributed to the noted furniture maker Alexander Roux (N.Y., 1813-1886), 103 ¼ inches tall. The other is a nine-piece parlor suite by the equally renowned J. & J.W. Meeks (Am., 1797-1869), done in the Stanton Hall pattern, made circa 1860.

A pair of important French furniture lots, both by Louis Majorelle (1859-1926), from Nancy in northeastern France, also have identical estimates, of $8,000-$12,000. Both were made around 1900. The first is a bowfront buffet with Art Nouveau burled walnut veneered panels. The other is a buffet deux corps (two-tiered buffet), also with Art Nouveau burled walnut veneered panels.

Also from Louis Majorelle and of the same period are a set of six walnut Art Nouveau side chairs with carved abstract and geometrical patterned crests and recovered seats (est. $6,000-$8,000); and an oak Art Nouveau dining table in the “La Vigne (The Vineyard)” pattern, with two leaves permitting a total length of 11 feet long by 51 inches in width (est. $6,000-$8,000).

From lamps and lighting, a Tiffany Studios (N.Y.) bronze floor lamp with 10-inch ribbed favrile shade, circa 1899-1928, 56 inches tall from top to bottom, should realize $6,000-$8,000; while a Tiffany Studios bronze floor lamp with a heart-shaped adjustable harp in the Art Nouveau style, and with a dome-top bronze damascene shade, circa 1900-1925, should gavel for $5,000-$8,000.

Rounding out the category, a spelter with bronze patina cast figural Art Nouveau lamp by Lucien Charles Alliot (Fr., 1877-1956), made circa 1904 and titled Solaire, depicting Loie Fuller, star of the famed Folies Bergere burlesque show, should hit $5,000-$7,000; and an overlaid and etched cameo art glass plafonnier chandelier of circular dome form, produced in the early 1900s by Daum Nancy (France) and decorated with leaves and blackberries, should bring $4,000-$6,000.

Decorative accessories will feature an American Aesthetic Movement mixed metal water pitcher of rectangular form by Bigelow, Kennard & Co. (Boston), with chasing and repousse decoration, 8 ¾ inches tall (est. $8,000-$12,000); and a pre-Civil War coin silver presentation cup by jeweler and silversmith brothers Jonathan and Samuel Virgin (Ga.), 5.5 troy ounces (est. $2,000-$4,000).

Anyone seeking a unique and beautiful jewelry item may look no further than the early 20th century Fabergé gilt silver, diamond, ruby and guilloche enamel crucifix necklace pendant with a diamond accented crown at the top and a trefoil lobed (or budded) cross (aka Apostles’ Cross, or Bottany Cross), with Christ with halo at the center. The piece should hammer for $5,000-$7,000.

Moving on to Session II, an expected star of the Asian category is a Chinese 18th century fine black lacquered six-panel coromandel floor screen, marked with the seal of the Ch’ien Lung Dynasty (1736-1795), depicting a detailed scene of figures celebrating a marriage or betrothal in various activities. The screen, measuring 68 inches by 93 inches, should sell for $8,000-$12,000. It has an impressive provenance: it was acquired from Asprey & Company, Ltd., London, 1970.

Original artwork will include a watercolor on paper by Leon Wyczolkowski (Pol., 1852-1936), titled Still Life With Lilacs (1913), signed and dated upper right and measuring 21 ¼ inches by 17 ¾ inches, framed (est. $5,000-$7,000); and an oil on canvas by Vitold Bialynitski-Birulla (Russ., 1872-1957), titled Landscape in Spring, signed lower left in Cyrillic (est. $4,000-$6,000).

The furniture category that day will feature a Spanish 18th century stained and inlaid vargueno cabinet (having drawers enclosed by a fall front), with bone inlaid diamond pattern drawers, with red paint and raised on bun feet (est. $3,000-$5,000); and a pair of continental late 18th or early 19th century cherry veneered parquetry corner cabinets, with marble tops (est. $4,000-$6,000).

An Austrian cold painted bronze figural boudoir table lamp of architectural form by Anton Chotkan (1875-1925), with purple glass capped canopy and draped rug accent, signed, should garner $5,000-$,700; while a circa 1790 Swedish Gustavian tall case (or longcase) clock by G. H. Welcher, the Swedish clock maker, about 86 inches tall, is expected to bring $3,000-$5,000.

Previews will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with an evening wine and cheese preview party that night from 5-9 p.m.; and Friday, Oct. 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Doors will open Oct. 17, auction day, at 10 a.m. Phone and absentee bids will be accepted up to 24 hours prior to the start of auction on October 17th.

Bidders wishing to participate online should register with their platform up to 24 hours prior to auction. Inquiries regarding bidding may be made via e-mail (bid@AandOauctions.com) or by phone at 404-869-2478. Absentee bids can be placed online now, at www.AandOauctions.com.

Ahlers & Ogletree is a multi-faceted, family-owned business that spans the antiques, estate sale, wholesale, liquidation, auction and related industries. Ahlers & Ogletree is always seeking quality consignments for future auctions. To consign an item, an estate or a collection, you may call them at 404-869-2478; or, you can send them an e-mail, at consign@AandOauctions.com.

To learn more about Ahlers & Ogletree and the two-session sale planned for Oct. 17-18, please log on to www.AandOauctions.com. All items being sold can be viewed in a virtual catalog on the website. Light refreshments will be served auction days, as well as at the Oct. 15th preview party.

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