Featuring a Louis XVI Style Cabinet Attributed to Francois Linke from the Estate of Ambassador Laurence A. Steinhardt
Including an Extensive Array of Art Glass by Gallé, Daum, Lalique, G. Argy-Rousseau, Loetz, Handel, Steuben, Quezal and Durand
Fin de Siecle Paintings Offer a View of the Tuileries Gardens by Colin Campbell Cooper
Doyle New York’s auction on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 10am will showcase fine and decorative arts reflecting the opulence of the Belle Epoque. Extravagant furniture and decorations of the Louis XV and XVI revivals, Victorian, Art Nouveau and Art Deco eras will be offered, as well as art glass, majolica, porcelain, silver, marble statues, bronzes, ivories, clocks, sconces, chandeliers, rugs, and a selection of Tiffany Studios articles. Complementing the furniture and decorations will be an assortment of fin de siecle paintings. The public is invited to the exhibition on view from Saturday, February 20 through Tuesday, February 23. Doyle New York is located at 175 East 87th Street in Manhattan.
Highlighting the selection of objects by Tiffany Studios is a colorful leaded Favrile glass and bronze bouquet hanging shade of conical form (est. $70,000-90,000). Tiffany lamps include a gilt-bronze and Favrile leaded glass desk lamp in the Venetian pattern (est. $40,000-$50,000) and a bronze and wheel carved Favrile glass counterbalance desk lamp (est. $6,000-8,000). Tiffany Studios art glass includes a Favrile glass Tel el Armarna vase, circa 1916 (est. $3,500-4,500).
Highlighting the furniture in the sale is an impressive Louis XVI style gilt-bronze mounted parquetry inlaid side cabinet, circa 1900, attributed to Francois Linke from the Estate of Ambassador Laurence A. Steinhardt (est. $30,000-50,000). A graceful late 19th century Louis XVI style gilt-bronze mounted mahogany vitrine is stamped E. LEGER & CIE (est. $7,000-10,000).
Porcelain is highlighted by a KPM two-handled presentation vase painted with a topographical scene (est. $6,000-8,000) and examples by Meissen, Mintons and Flora Danica. Ceramics include a Riessner, Stellmacher & Kessel Amphora Co. Gres-Bijou vase designed by Eduard Stellmacher, circa 1900 (est, $6,000-8,000) and a Grueby Faience Co. vase modeled by Marie Seaman (est. $3,000-5,000).
Silver features designs by Tiffany & Co., Gorham, WMF, Dominick & Haff, Buccellati and Georg Jensen, including pairs of candlesticks, a tea and coffee service in the Pyramid pattern, and flatware services in the Acorn and Bernadotte patterns.
Art glass offers a G. Argy-Rousseau pate de verre Poppies vase, circa 1924 (est. $7,000-9,000); a Galle mold blown cameo glass gourd vase (est. $6,000-8,000); and creations by Daum, Lalique, Loetz, Handel, Steuben, Quezal and Durand.
Other decorations include an elegant pair of Empire style gilt and patinated-bronze and lapis quartz figural baskets measuring 35 1/2 inches in height (est. $8,000-12,000); an Empire style gilt-bronze mounted marble mantel clock by Maniere, Paris (est. $5,000-7,000); a framed micromosaic plaque depicting the Doves of Pliny, 19th century (est. $3,500-4,500); and a Liberty & Co. Tudric pewter mantel clock designed by Archibald Knox, early 20th century (est. $3,000-4,000).
Highlighting the selection of fin de siècle paintings are a view depicting Afternoon in the Tuileries Gardens, 1896, by Colin Campbell Cooper (American, 1856-1937) (est. $15,000-25,000); a view of Central Park by Johann Berthelsen from the Estate of Virginia Warren Daly (est. $7,000-9,000); and works by Wright Barker, John C. E. Taylor, Federico Jiminez Fernandez, Andre Gisson and Cesare Auguste Detti.