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The auction will feature original works by Antoine Blanchard, Jean Dufy, Avinash Chandra.

(BOYNTON BEACH, Fla.) – Original works of art by noted artists such as Jean Dufy, Antoine Blanchard and Avinash Chandra will be part of a fine artwork and decorative arts auction slated for Saturday, Jan. 12, by Elite Decorative Arts, at the firm’s gallery located in the Quantum Town Center, at 1034 Gateway Boulevard (Suites 106 and 108) in Boynton Beach.

Original gouache work of a park scene with horses and carriages by Jean Dufy (Fr., 1888-1964).

Offered will be a magnificent array of quality antiques, including fine artwork, porcelain, estate jewelry, silver, bronze, art glass, ivory and more. Previews will be held on Friday, Jan. 11, from 11-5, and Saturday, Jan. 12, the date of sale, from 11 a.m. until the first gavel comes down at 1 p.m. (EST). Internet bidding will be facilitated by and

The painting by Jean Dufy (Fr., 1888-1964) is an original gouache depicting a park scene with horses. Titled Paris Cavaliers Vers le Bois, it is artist signed lower right and mounted in a gilded wood frame. Measuring 10 ½ inches by 17 inches, the work is expected to bring $15,000-$25,000. Jean Dufy was an internationally renowned painter with frequent expositions in Paris.

An oil on canvas street scene by another well-known French artist, Antoine Blanchard (1910-1988), has a pre-sale estimate of $6,000-$8,000. The painting, showing people, carriages, trolleys, buildings and trees, is signed lower right, mounted in a gilded wood frame and measures 20 inches by 24 inches. Antoine Blanchard was a pseudonym; his real name was Marcel Masson.

The painting by Indian artist Avinash Chandra (1931-1991) is an oil on canvas depiction of seven standing female figures. The untitled work, dated 1983, is signed lower right by the artist and measures 30 inches by 40 inches. It is expected to fetch $30,000-$40,000. Chandra studied in Delhi and Britain and his work is represented in hundreds of important collections.

A stunning pair of Russian enameled silver lidded urns, each having a winged angel design with scrolled flowers, carries a pre-sale estimate of $10,000-$12,000. The 13-inch-tall urns, weighing 51.2 troy ounces total, boast a double-headed eagle coat of arms finial to the covers and gold wash throughout. They also hold the Fedor Ruckert Cyrillic workmaster marks.

Another Russian decorative object – a silver enameled card box with hinged cover and multicolored scrolled floral design throughout – should reach $6,000-$8,000. The front depicts the King of Spades, while the verso shows the Queen of Hearts. This piece also holds the Fedor Ruckert Cyrillic workmaster mark to the bottom. It’s 4 inches tall, weighing 10.3 troy ounces.

A pair of Franz Dorfl (Vienna, Austria) porcelain vases, each one 9 ½ inches tall and finely painted to depict mythological views (The Golden Age and Dance of the Nymphs) is expected to hit $2,000-$3,000. Each vase is signed E. Heider to the side and features stunning gilded ground to scenes with beading and elegant scrolled gilded designs over cobalt ground.

A gorgeous Tiffany Studios Spanish bronze desk clock, made circa 1910 and showing a gold tone face with black enamel numerals and notches, carries a surprisingly modest pre-sale estimate of $1,000-$1,500. Another Tiffany & Co. Spanish clock sold at Tiffany’s in New York in 2007 for $8,400. This clock measures 2 ¾ inches in height, with a total weight of 1,273 grams.

Returning to artwork, an oil on canvas rendering of a nude female by American painter Patrick Nagel (1945-1984), untitled and signed lower right, is expected to realize $3,000-$5,000. The work is substantial, measuring 36 inches tall by 30 inches wide. Nagel is known for his Art Deco-inspired depictions of the female form. His creations emphasize simple grace and beauty.

A bronze sculpture of an old woman with a walking stick by the noted Mexican artist Ramiz Barquet (1920-2010) has a pre-sale estimate of $1,000-$1,500. The work is signed to the back of the leg by the artist and is mounted on a one-inch wooden base. The sculpture stands 26 inches in height. Barquet had numerous individual and collective exhibits in Mexico and the U.S.

All purchases will be subject to a 15 percent buyer’s premium (for in-house and phone bids) or 18 percent if bidding online. Phone and absentee bids will be accepted. Elite Decorative Arts is now accepting consignments for its Feb. 16 Fine Decorative Arts Sale. To consign and item or collection, please call toll-free, at (800) 991-3340, or e-mail to [email protected].

The next sale after that will be a Chinese Works of Art Auction, planned for Mar. 16-17, to coincide with Asia Week, a big annual event in New York City. Elite Decorative Arts will also be exhibiting at the Original Miami Beach Antiques Show, a huge annual event that will be held from Jan. 31-Feb. 4 in Miami Beach, Fla. Elite Decorative Arts will exhibit in Booth #2105.

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