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Tiffany Studios Hanging Shade Achieves $134,500 at Doyle New York Belle Epoque Auction

Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 10am EST |
New York
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Sale Totals Almost $1.4 Million Amid Intense Competition from the Salesroom, Telephones and Internet

  • Sale Totals Almost $1.4 Million Amid Intense Competition from the Salesroom, Telephones and Internet
  • Competitive Bidding Resulted in 79% Sold by Lot and 91% by Value
  • Consignments Are Currently Being Accepted for the June 9 Belle Epoque Auction

Doyle New York's auction on February 24, 2010 showcased 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 were offered, as well as art glass, porcelain, silver, marble statues, bronzes, ivories, clocks, sconces, chandeliers, rugs, and a selection of Tiffany Studios articles. Complementing the furniture and decorations were an assortment of fin de siecle paintings.

With competitive international bidding from the salesroom, the telephones and the Internet, the sale totaled a strong $1,392,045 against a pre-sale estimate of $1,012,900-1,497,000, with 79% sold by lot and 91% sold by value.

Tiffany Studios

Highlighting the sale was a colorful Tiffany Studios leaded Favrile glass and bronze Bouquet hanging shade measuring 28 inches in diameter that fetched $134,500, almost doubling the presale estimate of $70,000-90,000. Also from Tiffany Studios was a gilt-bronze and Favrile leaded glass desk lamp in the Venetian pattern from the Estate of a Connecticut Lady that achieved $80,500 against an estimate of $40,000-50,000. Tiffany art glass also proved popular in the sale, with a circa 1904 Favrile glass Millefiore vase decorated with trailed vines and white flowerheads estimated at $2,500-3,500 selling for $9,375.

Furniture

Louis XV and XVI style commodes performed strongly throughout the auction. An elaborate Louis XVI style gilt-bronze mounted amaranth, satinwood and sycamore side cabinet attributed to Francois Linke consigned by the Steinhardt-Sherlock Trust sold for $59,375 against a pre-sale estimate of $30,000-50,000. A Louis XV style gilt-metal mounted marquetry inlaid kingwood and mahogany commode estimated at $3,000-5,000 achieved a surprising $31,250. A transitional Louis XV/XVI style gilt-metal mounted parquetry inlaid kingwood and mahogany commode fetched $23,750, far surpassing the pre-sale estimate of $6,000-8,000.

Other strong prices were achieved by a pair of Russian Neoclassical style metal mounted rosewood candelabra floor lamps estimated at $2,000-4,000 that sold for $34,375; a Louis XVI style gilt-bronze mounted mahogany vitrine estimated at $7,000-10,000 that fetched $28,125; and a Charles Parker Co. Aesthetic movement bronze two-tier hanging cabinet estimated at $1,000-1,500 that achieved a staggering $10,625.

Decorative Arts

A micromosaic plaque of Rome’s Piazza del Campidoglio measuring 11 x 15 inches achieved $22,500 almost tripling its estimate of $7,000-9,000, and a Neoclassical style center table with a Pietra Dura and micromosaic top sold for $10,625, more than doubling its estimate of $4,000-6,000.

Porcelain and Pottery

Porcelain was highlighted by a KPM gilt decorated porcelain topographical presentation vase measuring 27 inches in height that sold for $16,250 against an estimate of $6,000-8,000. Pottery featured a Moorcroft Hazeldene vase made for Liberty & Co. measuring a mere 4 inches in height that sold for $10,625, many times over its estimate of $2,500-3,500.

Silver

The silver section of the auction saw surprisingly strong prices. A Georg Jensen sterling silver flatware service in the Acorn pattern from the Estate of a Park Avenue Lady sold for its high estimate of $15,000. Another sterling silver flatware service by Georg Jensen, this one in the Bernadotte pattern, together with four Jensen salt and pepper shakers designed by Sigvard Bernadotte and four Jensen cobalt and enameled silver salt cellars in the Pyramid pattern fetched $10,625 against an estimate of $5,000-7,000. From Tiffany & Co. was a sterling silver flatware service in the Chrysanthemum pattern achieved $13,750, almost tripling its estimate of $4,000-6,000.

Art Glass

Art glass featured a Handel bronze and reverse painted glass three-light lamp decorated with a forest landscape scene and estimated at $3,000-5,000 that sold for $10,625. A G. Argy-Rousseau pate-de-verre Poppies vase, circa 1924, height 7 1/8 inches, from the Estate of Peggy Sholtz sold for $10,625 against an estimate of $7,000-9,000.

Pewter and Bronze

A Liberty & Co. Tudric pewter mantel clock, early 20th century, measuring 12 3/4 inches in height sold for $9,375, surpassing its estimate of $3,000-4,000. Bronzes were highlighted by an equestrian group of a huntsman after a model by P.J. Mene, dated 1869, that achieved $10,000 against an estimate of $6,000-8,000.

We invite you to auction your 19th and 20th century decorative arts in the next Belle Epoque auction scheduled for June 9.

Consignments are currently being accepted

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  • Estate of a Connecticut Lady
  • Estate of a Park Avenue Lady
  • Estate of a Private Collector
  • Estate of Bernice Tell
  • Estate of Carol Houck Smith
  • Estate of Ellen Marks
  • Estate of Florence Schwartz
  • Estate of Gertrude Wachsman
  • Estate of Howard J. Dirkes
  • Estate of Jeanette Levitt
  • Estate of Jeannette Haien Ballard and Ernest S. Ballard
  • Estate of Margretta D. Webb
  • Estate of Mona Schwartz
  • Estate of Peggy Sholtz
  • Estate of Sandford Dody
  • Estate of Victoria Jemerin
  • Estate of Virginia Warren Daly
  • Estates of Sascha and Virginia Gorodnitski
  • Property from the Estate of a Washington D.C. Philanthropist
  • Property from the William Haber Collection
  • The Collection of William and Anita Nelkin
  • The Steinhardt-Sherlock Trust

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