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Doyle New York's Auction of Important English and Continental Furniture and Decorations and Old Master Paintings Surpasses $1.5 Million

Wed, Oct 15, 2014 at 10am EDT |
New York
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October 15, 2014 Sale Featured a Special Section Devoted to the Collection of Acclaimed Fashion Designer Adolfo

  • October 15, 2014 Sale Featured a Special Section Devoted to the Collection of Acclaimed Fashion Designer Adolfo
  • We Invite You to Auction Your English and Continental Furniture and Decorations and Old Master Paintings
  • Consignments Are Currently Being Accepted for the January 28, 2015 Auction

Doyle New York's auction of October 15, 2014 offered English and Continental furniture and decorations from the 17th through 19th centuries, as well as English, Continental and Chinese export porcelain, Georgian silver, sculpture, clocks, chandeliers, sconces, tapestries and rugs. The Old Master Paintings section of the sale showcased landscapes, still lifes, portraits and religious subjects by European artists from the Renaissance to the 19th century.

Highlighting the Old Master paintings was a 1761 portrait of a Gentleman in a Red Jacket from the Circle of Pompeo Batoni. Consigned by El Morocco: The John Perona Collection, the portrait fetched $40,625, far surpassing its estimate of $4,000-6,000. A mixed media on panel depiction of The Crucifixion with the Virgin, Saint John and Mary Magdalene in the manner of Spinello Aretino estimated at $2,000-4,000 achieved a surprisingly strong $25,000. The selection of Old Master drawings featured an 18th century Italian School design for a frieze depicting a Battle of Lapiths and Centaurs from the Estate of William Crawford, III, that sold for $22,500 almost ten-times its estimate of $2,000-3,000.

Highlighting the decorations in the sale was a pair of Charles X gilt and patinated-bronze five-light candelabra dating to the second quarter of the 19th century and measuring 33 3/4 inches in height. Consigned by the Estate of Kathleen Parker, the candelabra achieved $13,750, far surpassing their estimate of $2,000-3,000. Furniture in the sale featured a handsome circa 1760 George III mahogany open armchair that sold for $10,625, exceeding its estmate of $6,000-8,000.

With competitive international bidding from the salesroom, the telephones and the Internet, the sale totaled $1,509,625, surpassing its estimate of $934,700-1,487,600 with an exceptional 89% sold by lot and 96% sold by value.

The Collection of Adolfo

A special section of the sale offered over 150 lots of furniture, decorations and Old Master paintings from the elegant Fifth Avenue home of the acclaimed fashion designer Adolfo Sardina. More

All prices include the buyer's premium.


Consignments are currently being accepted for Doyle New York’s next auction of Important English & Continental Furniture & Decorations, Including Old Master Paintings and Drawings scheduled for January 28, 2015. We invite you to contact us for a complimentary auction evaluation. Our specialists are always available to discuss the sale of a single item or an entire collection. For information, please contact:

Peter Lang, Furniture & Decorations, 212-427-4141, ext 274, [email protected]

Elaine Stainton, Paintings, 212-427-4141, ext 249, [email protected]

Consignments are currently being accepted

To have your property evaluated for possible consignment in the next auction, please contact:

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Louis LeB. Webre
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212-427-4141, ext 232
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  • A European Private Collection
  • El Morocco: The John Perona Collection
  • Estate of a New York Collector
  • Estate of Edith Sterrett Hornor
  • Estate of Kathleen Parker
  • Estate of Nelly Caranicas
  • Estate of Stanley Stangren
  • Estate of William Crawford III
  • Property Formerly from the Estate of Lois Collier
  • Property Formerly in the Collection of Nils and Elaine Testor
  • Property from the Collection of Actress Tina Louise
  • Property from the Collection of Jerome M. and Rhoda S. Fischer
  • Property of a Collector, New Jersey
  • The Collection of Adolfo
  • The Estate of Baron Pierre DeMenasce
  • The property of Doyle New York
  • The Spanierman Gallery, LLC

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