For Immediate Release
MEISSEN, LALIQUE, TIFFANY, BACCARAT, GALLE, STERLING SILVER, AND FINE ANTIQUE FURNITURE TO BE OFFERED AT AUSTIN AUCTION GALLERY SUNDAY JUNE 14, 2009
Austin, TX-On June 14th at 1pm CST, Austin Auction Gallery will host a spectacular auction featuring over 400 lots of Antiques and Decorative Arts including: A 19th Century Museum Quality Chinese Cylinder Roll Desk, A Selection of 18th Century Spanish Baroque Furniture, 19th Century Highly Carved French and English Furniture, A Collection of Meissen Figures, Art Glass, Sterling silver including A Scarce and Unusual Odiot .950 Silver Flatware Service, and A Selection of Fine Estate Jewelry.
Headlining the auction is a monumental 19th Century Chinese Rosewood Cylinder Desk.
The profusely carved desk featuring a pierced crest with nine Foo lions, large and elaborate carved Chinese figures, scenic panels in relief and auspicious symbols throughout. Each wooden pull is carved as the head of a figure. The roll top opening to a magnificently fitted interior with a leather lined pull out writing surface. The desk measures 82"h, 70"w, 39"d and arrives at the block with a conservative estimate of $15,000 to $20,000.
Among the offerings of Fine Furniture is a selection of 18th and 19th Century Antiques from Spain, England, and France.
A late 17th century Spanish Baroque Hall Table is estimated to fetch $2,000 to $4000. Notch carved in a floral motif, the table featuring a thick top fashioned from a single board.
An 18th century Spanish pine trestle bench having a carved apron will be offered along with several large Spanish Baroque style banquet tables and Highly Carved Spanish Desk Sets. A fine mid 18th Century English Mahogany Bookcase with a double dome top is expected to bring $1,000 to $2,000.
The Decorative Arts Category is diverse and rich with a collection of Meissen Porcelain Figural Groups purchased in Berlin by the consignor in the 1960’s.
This is the first time they have been offered on the US market. Included is a large figural group, “ The Parcae”, after J.J. Kandler, modeled in three parts as the winged Chronos assisting the three nude Fates Atropos, Clotho, and Lachesis as they spin, measure, and cut the thread of Life, accompanied by a putto, on a stepped gilt base (estimate $6,000-$8,000).
Over 100 pieces of Art Glass including Lalique, Baccarat, Galle, and Tiffany including a pair of Aurene vases purchased from Albert Christian Revi. A Vintage full display suit of armor, Toledo Spain, c. 1920's.
Leading the Silver Category is an extensive and scarce French, Odiot .950 silver flatware service for (12) plus extras. Each piece is finely ornamented in a shell and scroll motif with berry accented acanthus mounts, a portion of the service was designed and bears marks for star silversmith Emile Puiforcat, recognized for his talent and commissioned by Odiot in 1858, all stamped with the .950 standard Minerve 1st titre (estimate $10,000-$12,000).
Several other Flatware Services including Lunt “Eloquence” and International’s “Joan of Arc” along with a fine Sterling Tea/Coffee Service will be sold.
Fine Estate Jewelry featuring an Antique Platinum and Diamond ring set with Old European Cut Diamonds (estimate $4,000-$6,000), a Jacques & Marcus (New York, c.1882-1892) 14kt yellow gold bangle set with (12) oval garnets and (19) rose cut diamonds, a 14kt White Gold & Old European Cut Diamond Pendant, and a selection of Gold & Diamond Rings will be offered with various estimates.
Complete information about all of the lots to be offered on June 14, 2009 at Austin Auction Gallery is available at www.austinauction.com or by calling (512)258-5479. Bidding at Austin Auction Gallery is available online through LiveAuctioneers as well as by phone, floor, and absentee. Austin Auction Gallery is located at 8414 Anderson Mill Road in Austin, Texas.