Everything from fine French and Italian art, Pop and Post-Modern art and Lalique glass to ebonized cabinets, gilt bronze clocks and an antique cash register will be up for bid on Tuesday, Feb. 7, in Heritage Auctions’ The Signature® Estate Auction, being held at the company’s Design District Annex, 1518 Slocum Street.
“We’ve again combed the finest estates in America with a Texas audience in mind,” said Ed Beardsley, Managing Director of the Department of Fine Art at Heritage. “We’ve also designed this auction to appeal to a wide range of budgets, from high-end interior designers to young adults looking to add something nice to a new home or apartment. Everyone will find something in here.”
Two of the top lots in the auction, both coming with an estimate of $8,000+, are an oil painting of Françoise-Marie de Bourbon, Duchesse d’Orléans (Daughter of Gaston d’Orléans), attributed to Pierre Gobert (French, 1659-1741) – the painting comes to auction via Property From a Private New York Collection – and a Lithograph in Colors, Killdevil Hill, 1975, by the great American artist Robert Rauschenberg.
A wonderful color lithograph poster by Swiss painter and printmaker Théophile Alexandre Steinlen (1859-1923), Motorcycles Comiot, 1899, is expected to bring $7,000+, while Rita Hoffman Shulak’s oil painting Giverny Water Lilies carries a $6,000+ pre-auction estimate and a whimsical Patinated Gilt Bronze and Ivory Figural grouping of three children at play by Romanian artist Demtre Chiparus (1886-1947), from The Estate of Fayetta Mary Gannon, is expected to bring $5,000+.
Top Decorative Arts offerings in the auction include further property from the estate of Ray and Clare Stern, an important Dallas, TX power couple of the 1980s, part of which is an Italian Ebonized Cabinet and Gilt Bronze Mounts Inlaid with Ivory, Brass and Mother-Of-Pearl, circa 1870, which is expected to bring $3,000+.
Other significant Decorative Arts highlights include a fine Pair of Lalique Swans with Mirrored Reflector, post-1945, expected to bring $4,000+, along with a Charles X Style Three Piece Gilt Bronze and Enamel Clock Garniture, circa 1870, which carries a pre-auction estimate of $2,500+.
Further highlights include, but are not limited to:
• Italian School (19th Century), Sea Nymph with Anchor (Nereid Galatea?) in a period ornate gilt and gesso Florentine ‘Medici’ frame , , circa 1870: Estimate: $4,000+.
• Andy Warhol, Mao, 1974, Color Silkscreen: Estimate: $3,000+.
• Mathurin Janssaud (French, 1857-1940), Moonrise Over the Port, Concarneau, Pastel on paper: Estimate: $2,500+.
• Austrian Cold-Painted Bronze Figural Group, Boys on a Beam: 20th century, the three boys climbing and balancing on a high wooden beam. Estimate: $800+.
• MINI DAVID, Italian Nickel Plated Figural Puzzle by Miguel Berrocal (1933-2006), circa 1968: A puzzle in 22 pieces on a base, hardcover book Berrocal included with step-by-step guide to assembling. Estimate: $500+.
• A Gilt Bronze National Cash register, 1913: Marks: THE NATIONAL CASH REGISTER CO., DAYTON, OHIO, U.S.A., 1223023, 442, NATIONAL. Instructions on the back read: INSTRUCTIONS FOR REPAIRS, SUPPLIES OR REGISTERS: CASH REGISTER SALES CO., PHO. MON. 1237, 178 N. HALSTED ST. CHICAGO, IL. Estimate: $200+.
• Five Austrian Meerschaum Pipes: Moors, 19th Century: Estimate: $100+.