Strong Prices at Doyle's Belle Epoque Auction on February 10, 2016
Sale Showcased the Fine and Decorative Arts of the 19th and 20th Centuries
Consignments Are Currently Being Accepted for Doyle's June 2016 Belle Epoque Auction
Doyle New York's Belle Epoque auction on February 10, 2016 showcased fine and decorative arts reflecting the opulence of the Belle Epoque. Elegant 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, clocks, sconces, chandeliers and rugs. Complementing the furniture and decorations were an assortment of fin de siecle paintings.
With competitive bidding from the salesroom, the telephones and the Internet, the sale totaled $928,188 with an exceptional 88% sold by lot and 90% sold by value.
Highlighting the sale was a 1923 bronze, Adolescence, by Czech-American sculptor Josef Mario Korbel (1882-1954) that reflected the classical sensibility so popular during the Art Deco era. Estimated at $7,000-10,000, the bronze was the subject of competitive bidding that sent the price to $21,250, a world auction record for this model. The female model for both Adolescence and another bronze in the February 10 sale, Nocturne, 1920, may have been Korbel’s love interest, Hilda Beyer. Sculpture by Korbel can be found in the collections of such institutions as the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Art Institute of Chicago.
All prices include the Buyers' Premium.
Next Belle Epoque Auction: June 8, 2016
Consignments are currently being accepted for the June 2016 Belle Epoque auction. 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 Malcolm MacNeil at 212-427-4141, ext 218, or email [email protected]