Peachtree & Bennett Auctions Offers One of a Kind Auction

ATLANTA (September 17, 2014) – Peachtree & Bennett has been entrusted to sell a number of prestigious collections over the past several years, and the October 11th sale promises to be among the best that will be sold anywhere in the country.

Peachtree & BennettThe auction is comprised of several celebrity and renowned collections that include a feature session of over 500 lots billed as “French Inspiration by Novelist Elizabeth Dewberry.” The specialty session will offer the entire contents of the Dewberry home that was gifted to her by her ex-boyfriend Ted Turner. The outstanding sale is also highlighted by exceptional French Post-Impressionist artworks from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. James Holland of Paris, France and New York City. Several items from the Grand Park, Atlanta home of Jane Fonda and daughter Vanessa Vadim, consisting of furnishings and fine art, as well as designer couture and fine jewelry, will also be offered. An Ansley Park estate collection of mid-20thC modern furniture from leading craftsmen of the era promises to be a major attraction for Modern enthusiasts.

While the sale is highlighted by the many important provenances and unique items of interest, it is chiefly characterized by the high quality fresh to the market merchandise. Art from the impressive collection of Mr. and Mrs. James Holland was progressively purchased in France from the 1950s through the 1970s, and includes works from Henri Le Sidaner, Gustave Loiseau, Camille Maxime Maufra, Pierre Eugene Montezin, and Victor Charreton, among others. Mr. Holland is known in the television industry through his close associations with Bill Cullen, Bob Stewart, and Dick Clark, and his contribution to several iconic productions, including The Price is Right, The $25,000 Dollar Pyramid, and To Tell the Truth.

Two Post-Impressionist paintings by Henri LeSidaner (1826-1939) are reflective of the artist’s renowned talent for portraying ambient light, and carry estimates of $80,000 to $120,000 for one and $120,000 to $180,000 for the other. “L’Oise a Pautoise,” a landscape signed by Gustave Loiseau (1865-1935), is estimated at $30,000 to $50,000. Other significant paintings in the $12,000 to $18,000 range include “La Reutree de Sardinier Caucausian,” by Maxine Camille Louis Maufra, 1903. In the same estimated price range are two works by Pierre Eugène Montézin, “Le Font Monthulet” and “Effet de Neige a Moret.

Elizabeth Dewberry, who is widely publicized for her relationship with Turner, is an accomplished author, and her exquisite home is known in elite interior design circles as exceptional by even the highest standards. The spacious home, a gift from Turner, was decorated in the French period style and in the utmost quality by Rosemary James from the award winning interior design firm of Faulkner House Designs. The elaborate garden was designed to replicate a landscape scene painted on a three-panel French screen that stood in the dining room of the home.

Peachtree and Bennett will be selling the entire contents of both the home and the garden, along with her 2012 Mercedes Benz SLK 250, with only 5000 miles, approximately 200 lots of Dewberry’s fine jewelry, and couture apparel, which includes Chanel, Prada, Christian Dior, and other leading designers.

After a seven year relationship, Dewberry and Turner have parted company and Dewberry explained her motivation behind the comprehensive sale as “a physical manifestation of a spiritual journey.” “It’s really about leaving the past behind and moving forward,” she stated.

Articles of interest from Jane Fonda’s and Vanessa Vadim’s Grand Park, Atlanta home include several contemporary American sculptures. Highlights are represented by Jeff Koons’ “Blue Balloon Dog Plate.” Koons holds the record for the most expensive single work of art by a living artist at $58.4 million. Sculpture by Lonnie Holley and Thornton Dial, both known for their imaginative and widely exhibited work created from found objects, will also be offered.

Mid-20thC Modern offers many desirable articles and furnishings from iconic artists. One desirable piece by Harry Bertoia is a Sonambient sculpture that descended through the family of a man who worked directly with Bertoia. It is accompanied by a letter, personally signed by Harry Bertoia, which illustrates the piece and describes it as “Tonal piece completed in November 1970. Sound characteristic: blend of 16 distinct sounds, clear and loud.” Other items of unique interest include a Meret Oppenheim and Simon Gavina “Traccia” occasional table, commonly known as “the birds feet table.” Porcelains by Piero Fornasetti, a 1950s Tommy Parzinger studded lacquer cabinet, a Philip and Kelvin Laverne coffee table, a set of six dining chairs designed by Ico and Luisa Parisi and manufactured by Ariberto Colombo, Italy, and a cabinet attributed to the French decorator and furniture designer Suzanne Guiguichon are just some of the sought-after modern design articles of interest.

Peachtree & Bennett’s multi-platform auction options provide bidders with comprehensive information, reliable documentation, and ease of participation. The monthly online only segment of affordable items that start as low as $1 is currently up for bidding. The balance of the collection, that represents the higher end items, will be added in September prior to the final sale day of the live and online auction on October 11th.

Adding to the ease of buying and selling through Peachtree & Bennett are our unbeatable delivery rates to our Stamford, CT, and Miami, FL distribution centers.

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