Auctions at Showplace
40 West 25th Street, New York, New York 10010
About Auction HouseFrom Manhattan since 1993, Showplace Antique have supplied clients with a distinctive experience. The auction house with about 200 antique dealers offer a variety of antique and vintage furniture, collectibles, fine art, and fashion. Their collection includes 19th and 20th century designs with a variety of styles including Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Mid Century Modern and Postmodern. Two-monthly live property auctions feature a broad variety of fine and ornamental artworks including vintage and modern furniture.
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In its first sale of 2024, Auctions at Showplace will present a wide variety of estate jewelry, fine art, decorative art, furniture, Asian antiques, and more. Among the top lots in the catalog is a yellow gold pendant featuring a 1904 American $20 gold coin. The coin is framed in a 14-karat gold pendant threaded with an 18-karat gold braided chain. The featured Liberty Head double eagle coin was minted in San Francisco. Another notable gold collectible in the catalog is a medal minted by the National Bank of Iran (Bank Melli Iran) in 1976 to celebrate the golden jubilee of the Pahlavi dynasty. The medal’s obverse portrays the likenesses of Mohammad Reza Shah and his father, Reza Shah Pahlavi. On the reverse is an image of the bank’s façade. Assorted silverware and porcelain sets will also be available in this upcoming sale. This includes a mid-20th-century sterling silver flatware service for 14. Each piece is stamped with marks for S. J. Shrubsole, London and is decorated with the ‘Fiddle, Shell & Thread’ pattern. Bidders can also consider a Herend porcelain dinner service set for 12 in the ‘Queen Victoria’ pattern. This pattern of flowers and butterflies was introduced at the First World Exhibition in London in 1851. Other lots of interest range from a Thai seated Buddha patinated bronze sculpture to fine art by American Abstract Expressionist painter Ray Parker. To view the complete New York City Estate Auction, January 7 catalog and browse other online auctions, visit Bidsquare.
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Erté’s “Tree of Life” Menorah & Judaica Sterling Silver Torah Crown Headline New York City Estate Auction
A 0.98-carat engagement ring with a GIA report will lead the upcoming New York City Estate Auction, offered by Auctions at Showplace. It is brightly polished, featuring a centered prong set and round brilliant-cut diamond. The GIA diamond report states that the solitaire has D color and VVS2 clarity. On its sides are two shoulder-mounted, tapered baguette diamonds weighing approximately 0.50 carats. Other notable lots include a Judaica sterling silver Torah crown from the early 20th century and a Michel Ducaroy Modernist sectional "Togo" sofa. The sofa was created for the French modern furniture company Ligne Roset. It is a chocolate brown upholstered couch comprising five seat sections and a corner. Auctions at Showplace will offer an Erté "Tree of Life" gilt bronze menorah. This menorah/candelabrum was designed in 1987 and features pine-like designs, with two long-feathered birds perched on the holders and roots stemming out as its base stand. Erté was born Romain de Tirtoff (Russian/French, 1892 - 1990). “Erté” was a pseudonym used to conceal his family reputation. He was expected to take on the family tradition and become a Russian naval officer. Instead, Erté became a pioneering figure of the Art Deco period. He designed several covers for Harper's Bazaar, stage costumes for performers like Mata Hari, and even limited-edition bottle designs for Courvoisier to show the different stages of the cognac-making process. The auction will also offer artistic bowls from Erté. View the complete catalog of the New York City Estate Auction, November 19 and find other online auctions by visiting Bidsquare.
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In Auctions at Showplace’s October 22, 2023 sale, a strong selection of fine art, design, jewelry, and more will come to the market. Several vintage and antique brooches, as well as other fine jewelry, lead the catalog. Here are a few notable lots to watch. Antique vermeil silver, diamond, and enamel brooch. Image courtesy of Auctions at Showplace. Antique Vermeil Silver, Diamond, and Enamel Brooch One notable antique brooch available in the upcoming Showplace sale is crafted of vermeil silver (lot #88). A total of 21 rose-cut diamonds that together weigh approximately 3.50 carats are featured in the brooch. With delicately-wrought details, the brooch was designed to resemble a bouquet of flowers. It comes to auction with an estimate of USD 2,000 to $4,000. A rose-cut diamond is easily identifiable by its flat bottom. Rose-cut diamonds also feature fewer cuts than other styles, which prioritize sparkle and depth. Rose-cut diamonds have been around for centuries, though their popularity dipped in the 20th century as cutting techniques grew more sophisticated. Rose-cut diamonds appear most often in antique jewelry, such as in the available vermeil silver, diamond, and enamel brooch, thus offering a window into the past. Floral 18-karat yellow gold brooch. Image courtesy of Auctions at Showplace. Floral 18-Karat Yellow Gold Brooch Also available from Auctions at Showplace this October is a floral 18-karat yellow gold brooch (lot #116). This dainty pin is polished and textured; it features a daisy and tulip motif, with long leaves surrounding the blooms. Although brooches have long existed as functional and mourning items, decorative metal brooches such as this example are a relatively recent development. Designers in the 19th century began embracing brooches as both fashion statements and symbols of high elegance. Flowers and vines were common themes throughout this period. The offered floral 18-karat yellow gold brooch comes to auction with an estimate of $2,000 to $4,000. Pierrot Lunaire enamel diamond brooch, 18-karat gold. Image courtesy of Auctions at Showplace. Pierrot Lunaire Enamel Diamond Brooch Many antique brooches not only served as elements of beauty– they also engaged with whimsy and culture. This auction…
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Picasso Photographs, Yellow Gold Reed and Barton Jockey Club Cup Lead Important Fine Art & Design Auction
Auctions at Showplace will showcase just over 100 carefully selected lots in its upcoming sale. The Important Fine Art & Design Auction offers fine art, decorative art, furniture, jewelry, watches and clocks, couture and textiles, and collectibles this October. Highlights include pictures of Pablo Picasso, as well as artworks by Emily Mason, Wolf Kahn, Louise Bourgeois, and Louise Nevelson. Lighting by Quezal, Gino Sarfatti, Le Verre Francais, and Arredoluce enhance the sale. The event will be held live on October 22, 2023. Collectors can view the complete catalog and place online bids by visiting Bidsquare. Reed & Barton 14K Jockey Club Gold Cup 1973 Trophy Leading the Important Fine Art & Design Auction is a Reed and Barton Jockey Club gold cup in 14-karat yellow gold (lot #50; estimate: USD 60,000 - $80,000). It is a lidded trophy with two handles in the Neoclassical Revival manner. The gold trophy was awarded to Prove Out of Hobeau Farms in 1973. Prove Out was a racehorse, born in 1969, who was bred in Kentucky by owner Jack Dreyfus (American, 1913 - 2009). Prove Out was trained by H. Allen Jerkens (American, 1929 - 2015) for the Aqueduct Racetrack 1973 race. Prove Out won this trophy for Hobeau Farm when jockey Jorge Velasquez (American, b. 1946) was the rider. Platinum Ceylon/No Heat Sapphire Diamond Ring, AGL Among jewelry lots, the auction will offer a rare, 3.80-carat Ceylon blue sapphire ring (lot #21; estimate: $8,000 - $12,000). This platinum ring, brightly polished, features a centered prong-set cushion-cut blue sapphire. The sapphire comes with an AGL report indicating the sapphire is natural from Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). A total of 16 bead-set round brilliant-cut diamonds surround the center sapphire. The total weight of the diamonds is approximately 0.48 carats. This piece belonged to Indrani Yogasundram, who lived in many different countries with her husband, Yogaraj, during his decades-long career as a Sri Lankan diplomat. In addition to the heirloom jewelry she possessed, Indrani acquired jewelry, art, and ornaments while stationed in China (1960 - 63), Sri Lanka (1963 - 65), and Iraq (1965 - 1967). Henri…
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A 3.80-carat Ceylon blue sapphire ring is a leading lot in the Important Fine Art & Design Auction, October 22, offered by Auctions at Showplace. It is a platinum ring, brightly polished, featuring a centered cushion-mixed-cut blue sapphire. The sapphire is accompanied by an AGL report indicating the sapphire is natural from present-day Sri Lanka. The centered sapphire is surrounded by 16 round brilliant-cut diamonds. The total weight of the diamonds is approximately 0.48 carats. It belonged to Indrani Yogasundram, who lived in many different countries with her husband, Yogaraj, during his decades-long career as a Sri Lankan diplomat. In addition to the heirloom jewelry she possessed, Indrani acquired jewelry, art, and ornaments while stationed in China (1960 - 63), Sri Lanka (1963 - 65), and Iraq (1965 - 67). Femme au Collier is a Post-Impressionist oil painting on canvas by Joseph Henri Baptiste Lebasque (French, 1865 - 1937). The portrait depicts a fashionable young Black woman, likely in Bohemian Paris in the 1920s. She dons an Art Deco costume comprising a blue cloche hat, reddish-orange flapper dress, gold earrings, and a coral necklace. The vibrant mix of colors in the painting exudes Post-Impressionism, which rejected objective recording of light and nature in favor of more ambitious expression using brilliant colors. It is signed to the lower right and housed in a gilt wood frame. Notable lots include some up-close pictures of Pablo Picasso by André Villers (French, 1930 - 2016) and Michael Coffey's "Menage a Trois" vanity & stool designed in 1992 of carved Mozambique wood. View the complete catalog of the Important Fine Art & Design Auction, October 22 and find other online auctions by visiting Bidsquare.
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Alvin Sterling’s 1905 Orange Blossom Silverware, Bulgari Carnelian Earrings Available in New York City Estate Auction
Alvin Sterling Silver's orange blossom 122-piece dinner service is a key lot in the New York City Estate Auction, soon to be presented by Auctions at Showplace. This dinner service set with the Gothic monogram "S" in the Orange Blossom pattern was introduced in 1905 by Alvin Sterling Silver. It also has "sterling" and "patent" marks found in many Art-Nouveau part dinner services. Each piece comes stamped. The set includes everything from seafood to luncheon forks, cream soup spoons to serving spoons, and even a cake slicer. The auction will also offer 18-karat rose gold earrings from Bulgari Diva's Dream collection. Two bright red carnelian cabochons, cut in Bulgari's signature triangular design, are set in the earrings. The two carnelians weigh 4.00 carats in total. They are adorned with 26 round brilliant-cut diamonds weighing approximately 0.33 carats. The Diva’s Dream collection offers a charming interplay of textures, shapes, and nuances, with artfully cut colored stones combined with high-quality diamonds. An Omega 14-karat yellow gold dress watch featuring a Florentine-finished dial and bracelet is another notable lot in the catalog. The auction also offers fine art, decorative art, furniture, Asian works of art, and watches. View the complete catalog of the New York City Estate Auction and find other online auctions by visiting Bidsquare.
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Showpieces From Buccellati & Tiffany & Co. Shine in Auctions at Showplace’ New York City Estate Auction
The Buccellati style is an evolution born from its originator, Mario Buccellati. The “Prince of Goldsmiths” founded the Maison in 1919. Since its beginning a century ago, the Buccellati family firm has become synonymous with tradition, creativity, and skill. Buccellati's craftsmanship revolves around intricate textural details inspired by Venetian lace, Etruscan patterns, Italian vegetation, insects, and animals. Born and nurtured during apprenticeship with his father Mario, Gianmaria Buccellati (Italian, 1929 - 2015) began his love affair with stones. This led Gianmaria Buccellati to found the Italian Gemological Institute (IGI) with some of his colleagues. Gianmaria would preside over the organization for 25 years. A silver and malachite centerpiece by Gianmaria Buccellati is available in the upcoming New York City Estate Auction, presented by Auctions at Showplace. Building on the iconic Buccellati leaf jewelry and silver pieces, this unusual hand-signed piece incorporates a large-sized malachite specimen issuing a cornucopia of harvest fruits. It is a unique piece. A group of nine diminutive Georgian period taper candlesticks with some later examples is another notable lot. It comprises a pair of George II silver sticks with double crested wells and maker's marks of John Cafe, London, 1744. A George II silver stick with detachable nozzle and maker's marks of Ebenezer Coker (London 1757), alongside four American silver-gilt sticks from Tiffany & Co. (New York, 20th century), are included. The auction will also offer fine art, furniture, jewelry, Asian art, and more. View the complete catalog of the New York City Estate Auction and find other online auctions by visiting Bidsquare.
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Charles Eames and Ray Eames were industrial designers who contributed greatly to modern architecture and furniture. Herman Miller is the sole authorized manufacturer of furniture designs by the American couple for all markets, with the exception of Europe and the Middle East. The upcoming sale, offered by Showplace Antiques, will feature a Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller mid-century modern lounge chair and ottoman. It is fashioned with a wooden frame and tufted black leather upholstery, swivel bases, and Herman Miller label on the underside. Another striking contemporary piece is an Italian modern mosaic glass sideboard cabinet. It is adorned with a geometric design in reverse painted glass panels in black, white, blues, and grays. The cabinet has two central doors opening to two shelves, flanked by two doors with two short drawers above. With brass bar pulls, the body is mounted on four tapered gold-tone brass legs. An Isamu Noguchi Akari series model UF3-Q modernist sculptural floor lamp also leads the listings. It features the Washi paper on bamboo ribbing and metal frame structure, with markings and the designer’s signature on the shade. To view the complete catalog and register to bid in the upcoming New York City Estate Auction, September 10 sale, visit Bidsquare and browse other online auctions.
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Auctions at Showplace’s upcoming sale, featuring works from estates in New York City and the surrounding areas, will present over 200 lots of fine and decorative art by the likes of Annette Ollivary and Nguyen Thanh Binh. Leading the sale is a mixed-media painting by Annette Ollivary, a French artist. Ollivary’s paintings portray a world that is reminiscent of a lost Eden or a golden age. An artist of naive expression, her works depict bliss and happiness. Ollivary depicts jungle creatures living in peace in her forests and fields, including peaceful lions and tigers living as companions of children in wonder. The available painting, titled Les Belles Histoires (The Beautiful Stories), portrays a woman sharing stories with children outdoors. The piece is signed and titled on the gilt frame. Another notable lot in this sale is an oil painting on canvas after Johannes Evert Akkeringa. The Dutch artist is best known for his depictions of fishing women and children on the sands and the beaches, in addition to beautiful floral still lifes. The present lot portrays a Dutch scene with traditionally-dressed women repairing fishnets amid blue skies and thick clouds. The catalog also includes a diverse selection of fine jewelry, antiquities, silver, lighting, sculptures, and other items. Visit Bidsquare to view the New York City Estate Auction, August 20 catalog and browse other online auctions.
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Manierre Dawson was not confident about showcasing his paintings when asked by Arthur Bowen Davies to participate in the International Exhibition of Modern Art, better known as the Armory Show, in 1912. Nevertheless, Dawson (1887 - 1969) exhibited in Chicago and launched his career as a successful avant garde and Cubist artist. An untitled oil painting attributed to Dawson will lead this upcoming New York City Estate Auction, offered by Auctions at Showplace. It is a wood board painting depicting an abstract Cubist composition dated 1912. It is housed in a carved gilt wood frame. Another leading lot is a set of three 20-karat yellow gold bangles. All three are distinct, with different enamel colors and engraved designs. They can be worn as slip-over-the-wrist fixed bangles. Notable collectibles in the sale include Cedric Hartman bronze model ‘91 CO floor lamps and an antique Persian silver tray. Designed in 1978, the bases of the Hartman lamps are signed "Cedric Hartman Omaha." Hartman (American, b. 1929) is a contemporary artist born in 1929. The lamps available in the sale are made of stainless steel, brass, and aluminum. They have a CO Reflector shield, with 120V Philips dual envelope halogen. The reflector rotates 155 degrees on the socket, and the socket rotates 180 degrees on a vertical pivot. The offered Persian tray has a highly decorated rim with a repousse technique of figures and flowers. The inner surface has incised decoration of foliage and a central motif of warriors and horses, probably from a battle scene. The weight of the silver tray is approximately 38.6 ounces. View the complete catalog of this New York City Estate Auction and find other online auctions on Bidsquare.
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Sèvres Ormolu Porcelain Urns and Dorothy Draper-Inspired Credenza Lead Showplace Antiques’ Upcoming Sale
The history of Sèvres porcelain dates back to 1738. This is when the Marquis Orry de Fulvy acquired the license to manufacture porcelain in the Saxon manner from the French King Louis XV. In those days, Sèvres porcelain objects were often combined with exquisite ormolu decorative mounting. Ormolu is a bronze gilding technique that involves application of a ground, high-karat gold-mercury blend to the surface. The upcoming sale from Showplace Antiques will feature a pair of Sèvres ormolu porcelain urns with gilt bronze mounted bases and handles. Each piece is adorned with hand-painted scenes of landscapes and courting lovers on a cobalt blue background. The covers are ornamented with pinecone form finials. Another highlight is a credenza inspired by Dorothy Draper. The rectangular-shaped black and white credenza has black lacquered corps accented by white lacquered paneling. It consists of three short drawers flanked by two cabinets. An oil on canvas artwork depicting a classical scene of Artemis, goddess of the hunt, also leads the catalog. Most likely a French painting, it portrays three Amazon warriors holding bows and arrows. To view the complete catalog and register to bid in the upcoming New York City Estate Auction, July 9 sale, visit Bidsquare and browse other online auctions.
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The upcoming sale from Auctions at Showplace will present over 200 lots of fine and decorative art, including works by José de Rivera and Winston Roeth. Among the top lots is a 1980 brass sculpture by de Rivera, an Abstract Expressionist sculptor best known for his curvilinear bronze and steel works. De Rivera is renowned for Infinity (1967), a polished steel arabesque constructed from a steel plate and threaded rod. It is installed on the National Mall in front of the National Museum of History and Technology in Washington, D.C. The available work, titled Construction No. 280, is a kinetic sculpture in brass mounted on a motorized pedestal of black lacquer. Using abstract constructions, de Rivera explored space, motion, and light, resulting in commissions for the World's Fair and public works for museums, airports, hotels, and colleges. Other notable lots in the sale include paintings by Winston Roeth. In his paintings, Roeth explores issues of color, light, and space from a phenomenological perspective. In order to experiment with the surface extensively, the artist applies several layers of pigments mixed with polyurethane dispersion and water. In his work, Roeth strives to turn pigments into light by achieving color saturation. This sale features a geometric painting on paper with gold ink. Additional lots of interest include works by Mac Wells, Daryl Hughto, Gaston Sebire, and Charles and Ray Eames furniture. Visit Bidsquare for more information on the upcoming New York City Estate Auction, July 23 and to browse other online auctions.
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Lithograph by Willem de Kooning and Glazed Stoneware by Pierre-Adrien Delpayrat Highlight Showplace Antiques Sale
Although the Steinway Model M piano is popular in home settings, it also possesses the characteristics of grand ones. These include richness, volume, clarity of tone, and technical finesse. Owing to their rich tone and responsiveness, the pianos are also preferred in music schools and conservatories. A Steinway mahogany Grand Model M (circa 1936) is a key highlight of the upcoming sale, presented by Showplace Antiques. The German-American company has been granted 139 patents in piano making. Another noteworthy lot is an Art Nouveau ceramic art glazed stoneware pitcher jug by Pierre-Adrien Delpayrat. The vase is made with mottled turquoise and oxblood glazes. It has a ribbed base below a softly tapering cylindrical neck and a small unglazed handle with hole. French potter Dalpayrat was a major figure celebrated for his creative colored ceramic glazes on stoneware, earthenware and porcelain. A lithograph titled Souvenir of Montauk on Akawara paper by Willem de Kooning also leads the listings. The Dutch-American artist was an Abstract Expressionist noted for his series of black and white paintings using mixed media. To view the complete catalog and register to bid in the upcoming New York City Estate Auction, June 18 sale, visit Bidsquare and browse other online auctions.
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Ilya Yefimovich Repin’s Psychologically Revealing Portrait, George Nakashima Chairs Available With Showplace
The upcoming Important Fine Art & Design Auction from Showplace will feature Portrait of a Young Man in the Artist's Studio, an oil painting on canvas by Ilya Yefimovich Repin. Completed in 1914, this painting depicts a young man with a three-quarter face reclining on a sofa. His head appears to be wrapped in a black bandage. This painting is framed in a period gilt wood frame. Ilya Yefimovich Repin (1844 - 1930) was a Ukraine-born Russian artist. His portraits gained attention for being psychologically revealing. His subjects were political, literary, and artistic figures like Mikhail Glinka and Leo Tolstoy, with whom he had a long friendship. Handcrafted in 18-karat yellow gold, an emerald and diamond encrusted floral brooch is a notable piece of jewelry in the upcoming Important Fine Art & Design Auction. The petals of this floral brooch feature 87 prong-set round brilliant-cut emeralds, weighing a total of 4.35 carats. A 94-bead set of single-cut diamonds weighing approximately 1.88 carats also adorn the brooch. Among these, three are prong-set marquise, brilliant-cut, and fancy yellow diamonds weighing approximately 2.25 carats. This brooch also features a cluster of three green diamonds. For more information on the Important Fine Art & Design Auction, May 21, visit Bidsquare and browse other online auctions.
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Chinese artist Qi Baishi was known for his fanciful and quirky style of paintings. A self-taught painter, he was inspired by the Manual of the Mustard Seed Garden. He traveled to several picturesque locations in China and eventually settled in Beijing. An ink scroll painting of frogs by Qi Baishi is a key highlight of the upcoming sale at Showplace. Illustrating six frogs, the image is signed in calligraphy with two seals. An oil on canvas portraying a still-life illustration of a bouquet of flowers is another noteworthy artwork in the auction. Attributed to Juan de Arellano, the composition includes morning glories, an iris, a peony, and carnations. The Spanish painter of the Baroque era specialized in floral still-life paintings and was highly influenced by the likes of Daniel Seghers and Mario Nuzzi. Two Art Deco sideboard consoles by American industrial designer Donald Deskey also lead the listings. The sideboards feature large drawers and lacquered burlwood. Both were manufactured by Schmieg, Hungate & Kotzian, Inc. in New York City and designed during the 1930s. To view the complete catalog and register to bid in the upcoming New York City Estate Auction, May 7 sale, visit Bidsquare and browse other online auctions.