Auctions at Showplace

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From 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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    Steinway & Sons Grand Piano Starts Off New York City Estate Auction by Auctions at Showplace

    It takes about 11 months to craft just one piano from Steinway & Sons. Auctions at Showplace is offering a Steinway & Sons piano from the Art Deco period of the 1930s in its upcoming sale. It is a cream lacquered Grand Piano Model M. This piano was originally mahogany and was later cream-lacquered. Steinway & Sons are the makers of the most expensive pianos in the world. The brand caters to pianists like Billy Joel and Lang Lang due to the quality of Steinway piano sounds.  Another leading lot comes from Venezuela. Native American tribal chieftains were commemorated on Venezuelan bolívar pure gold coins as a part of a series. A coin commemorating Tiuna chieftain, issued on 1955, is coming to this New York City Estate Auction. This vintage Venezuelan 60 bolívares coin is made of 20 grams of pure gold. The coin is mounted in a hand-crafted, two-color 14-karat gold pendant with wirework and leaf motifs. The coin’s diameter is 30mm. From fine art to Chanel and Gucci handbags, this auction covers many other categories. Find the listed items and more online auctions on Bidsquare.

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    Auctions at Showplace Will Feature 1972 Steinway & Sons Model L Grand Piano

    Among the fine and decorative art, furniture, and jewelry items found in Auctions at Showplace’s New York City Estate Auction is a 1972 Steinway & Sons Model L grand piano, serial number 429905. In 1853, after immigrating himself and his family from Germany to Manhattan, Henry Engelhard Steinway (1797 – 1871) founded Steinway & Sons, a dominant piano manufacturer globally recognized for its high-end quality and superb sound. Steinway pianos are also the preferred choice for musician greats such as Lang Lang, Billy Joel, and Elton John. The Model L, produced from 1923 to 2005, is considered a ‘baby grand’ or ‘living room grand’ piano in size. Measuring 39 inches high, 58 inches wide, and 71 inches in diameter, this model is the fifth largest of the seven basic Steinway grand pianos. Also available in the auction are several paintings by French artist Kayo Lennar (b. 1923) that include Straw Basket, Oysters, Shy Fish and Shells, and a colorful still life oil painting of flowers. Straw Basket from 1990 shows a brown and red colored basket overflowing with yellow, orange, and purple flowers placed on a table in front of a vibrant background. View the entire contents of this sale on Bidsquare and check out more online auctions. 

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    Ken Price Ceramic and Marc Chagall Lithograph Featured With Auctions at Showplace

    Ken Price was a ceramic artist famous for his fired clay sculptures with abstract designs. He added multiple bright paint layers to his sculptures and later sanded them to showcase the underlying colors. Price redefined the traditional ceramic making process by creating clay works combining fine art and craft. The upcoming Auctions at Showplace event presents a notable glazed stoneware ceramic sculpture by Ken Price. The modern abstract art piece depicts his signature bright colors and sleek finish. Cubist Cup is also valuable for its rich provenance, once acquired by Betty Asher, a notable art curator. Another highlight is a lithograph titled Daphnis Discovers Chloe by Marc Chagall. The painting belongs to Chagall’s three-year-long series, Daphnis and Chloe. Among Chagall's most significant works, the lithograph portrays the characters Daphnis and Chloe from Longus’ ancient Greek romance.  Also featured is a Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Moon Phase watch. The Perpetual calendar watches are famous for their high precision, valuable materials, detailed finish, and calibers. The 18-karat yellow gold automatic timepiece features an alligator buckle and strap. The auction also presents a modern Egg chair and ottoman by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen. The architect was famous for his unique and elegant chair designs. Jacobsen’s furniture features intricate details and innovations. The Egg chair and ottoman with red upholstery define his balance between art, design, and architecture. Interested collectors can explore the entire listings online on Bidsquare and check out other online auctions.

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    Puiforcat and Camusso Silverware Featured in Upcoming Auctions at Showplace Event

    Puiforcat was formed in 1820 by Émile Puiforcat. The company was notable for its silver cutlery and flatware with formal designs adjusting forms to match the function. The upcoming Auctions at Showplace event presents a set of Puiforcat French sterling silver cutlery. The monogrammed 150-piece set was commissioned for the Venezuelan President, Guzman Blanco. The cutlery set features clean lines and simplistic patterns. Camusso Peruvian silver chargers with a rising-falling design are also featured.  Another highlight is a 14-karat yellow gold pocket watch by Elgin National Watch Company. The company was notable for its affordable and high-quality watches. The use of machine-made elements in these timepieces facilitated quick assembly and replacement. The available dual dial timepiece has a yellow gold fob chain and a gold spring clip. Also showcased is an oil painting, The Judgement of Paris, by Dutch Golden Age artist Daniel Vertangen. The artwork features “a scene of Paris selecting Aphrodite as the golden apple recipient over Hera and Athena.” Vertangen was famous for his works depicting historical legends in the Baroque style. Also offered are Lalique glassware, Victorian jewelry, porcelain ware, and rugs. Interested collectors can explore the entire listings, register to bid on Bidsquare, and check out other online auctions.

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    Wassily Kandinsky’s Abstract Work and Vintage German Sterling Silver Automaton Box Come to Auction

    Russian painter and theorist Wassily Kandinsky was one of the founding fathers of Abstract Expressionism in the world of Western art. Closely associated with the influential group Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider), he emphasized the power of pure hues. The artist strongly believed in the harmony and spirituality of colors and music. Kandinsky’s untitled 1923 abstract work, portraying bright color swaths, is a key highlight of the upcoming sale at Showplace Antiques. In this watercolor painting and ink drawing on paper, Kandinsky uses boldly-colored geometric shapes to evoke emotions and to communicate the spirituality of music. Another work of interest is French artist René Seyssaud’s impressionistic oil on canvas. With an intense riot of colors, the artist depicts a scene inspired by the landscapes of rural France. Being a harbinger of Fauvism, his color palette was vibrant and unrestrained.  A vintage German sterling silver automaton by Vereinigte Silberwarenfabrik of Hanau leads the decorative art listings. The box is adorned with foliage and repoussé motifs of putti playing instruments. With a bird-shaped key and switch, the oval lid opens to unveil a winged bird with feathers made of polychrome. Visit Bidsquare to view the complete catalog and other online auctions.

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    Etruscan-Style Bracelet to Lead Upcoming Sale at Showplace

    Showplace’s New York City Estate Auction will present an Etruscan-style bracelet for online bidding. The piece is set with round cabochon-cut rubies. For a time, Etruscan art illustrated disparate influences similar to those seen in Greek art. The Etruscan civilization was particularly known for its craftsmanship with gold. At the time, gold jewelry was popularly used as funerary objects. Mostly depicting mythological creatures, such as sphinxes and griffins, Etruscan pieces can be characterized by intricate patterns.   Collectors can also discover Bueche-Girod’s 18-karat yellow gold timepiece. Featuring a mechanical movement, the ladies’ dress watch has an oval tessellated dial. Bueche-Girod was a watchmaking company that was founded in 1947. It was well-known for creating innovative components such as the moon phase and plain calendar. Shortly after its inception, founder Vital Bueche began producing watches for Cartier and Bulova. Also available in the sale is a crystal chandelier and ormolu side table in the style of Louis XVI. View a range of lots and register to bid online on Bidsquare. 

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    Joan Miró Lithograph Presented at New York City Estate Auction

    James Mont started his journey in design when he was working at an electrical supply shop in Brooklyn. At the time, he produced an array of self-designed lamps. It was only then that his workmanship reportedly caught the eye of Italian-American mobster Frankie Yale. He commissioned Mont to furnish his house. Shortly after, Mont became one of the most influential designers in the 20th century. His works predominantly centered on Eastern influences. One of his works will star in the upcoming New York City Estate Auction, presented by Auctions at Showplace. The available piece is a mid-century ebonized chest of drawers adorned with peach lacquer elements.  A Joan Miró abstract lithograph will also be highlighted in the sale. He was a Catalan painter who blended abstract art and Surrealist design. Miró’s later style was based on his perception of the harshness of contemporary life. His trademark biomorphic forms and geometric patterns can be seen in most of his artworks. Produced in 1961, the available lithograph shows a vague figure’s face with a red nose. View more lots of interest and register to bid online on Bidsquare. 

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    Showplace’s First Sale of 2022 Highlights Notable Antonín Chittussi Painting

    After being expelled from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague for being the ringleader of a protest, Czech artist Antonín Chittussi supported himself by making illustrations for magazines such as The Czech Bee (Česká včela). He was soon after influenced by the work of the Barbizon School and became interested in landscapes. Later, after a move to Paris, Chittussi was further influenced by a major Impressionist exhibition. He adopted the style to create his own paintings. One of Antonín Chittussi’s Impressionist landscapes is currently up for bid in the New York City Estate Auction, presented by Showplace. Also available is a set of four seasonal allegory paintings from the French Neoclassical school. Other items in the same sale include a Cartier Panthère yellow gold ladies watch, two large gilt-bronze and painted porcelain ebonized cabinets from the late 19th century, and a set of Reed & Barton sterling silver flatware with 158 pieces. Bidders can also consider several limited edition Montblanc Meisterstuck pens, two English Sheraton manner cabinets, Owens Pottery Arts and Crafts matte green vases, vintage leather gloves, and more. View any of these lots and register to bid on Bidsquare. 

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    Decorative Art by Daum & Louis Majorelle to Appear in Upcoming New York City Estate Auction

    Founded by Jean Daum in 1878, Daum is a glassware manufacturing company. The brand is primarily recognized for its pâte de verre technique. Characterized by meticulous designs, Daum glass items are often associated with the Art Nouveau style. The brand notably collaborated with French decorator and furniture designer Louis Majorelle for a time. An iron and glass lamp by Daum & Louis Majorelle will appear in the upcoming New York City Estate auction, presented by Auctions at Showplace. The piece has a cameo glass shade with floral designs and a wrought iron base.  The sale also features a modern sculpture in the manner of Henry Moore. It is a gilt bronze abstract piece mounted on a stone base. Moore was among the leading European artists of the 20th century. The British sculptor explored the combination of figurative and abstract styles. View more lots of interest in the sale catalog and register to bid online on Bidsquare. 

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    Auctions at Showplace Presents Edwardian Jewelry, Painting, Furniture, and More

    During the short reign of King Edward VII (1901 - 1910), the course of jewelry design shifted. Designers started to incorporate a sense of movement and dynamism, similar to the style of Art Nouveau. During this time, several jewelry-making techniques such as filigree experienced a resurgence. Filigree is one of the most popular techniques still in use today. It is a process of twisting tiny metal threads and welding them together into lace-like motifs. An example of an Edwardian filigree brooch is available in Auctions at Showplace’s early December sale. This brooch features 50 old mine and European-cut diamonds, as well as platinum latticework.   Maurice de Vlaminck’s painting titled Street Scene is another highlighted lot in the forthcoming New York City Estate Auction. Vlaminck was among the prominent 20th-century artists whose works contributed to the Fauvism movement. His paintings often featured thick impasto, bright colors, and swift brushstrokes. Also included is a Steinway Model B grand piano. Manufactured in 1936, it features an ebony finish. View the entire catalog and register to bid online on Bidsquare. 

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    Alexej von Jawlensky’s Lithograph Highlights Upcoming Showplace Auction

    In 1889, Alexej von Jawlensky abandoned his career in the Russian Imperial Guard to apprentice under Ilya Repin, a Russian painter. In 1896, he traveled to Munich, where he came across renowned artist Wassily Kandinsky. Kandinsky went on to influence many of von Jawlensky’s works. Today, he is remembered for his Expressionistic paintings and abstract portraits. Showplace’s forthcoming New York City Estate Sale will offer an Alexej von Jawlensky lithograph. The framed artwork uses clean lines to depict a woman’s frowning face.  The auction also presents a ceramic owl pitcher from Pablo Picasso. While known for his Cubist paintings, Picasso was also a prolific ceramicist. He began working with ceramics in the 1940s and designed around 600 ceramics throughout his career. Titled Hibou, the offered piece has a mark on the bottom that reads “Edition Picasso Madoura.” The pitcher’s spout represents the owl’s beak, and its round eyes appear on either side. View other lots of interest and register to bid online on Bidsquare.

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    Auctions at Showplace Brings Important Fine Art and Design Pieces

    The upcoming Important Fine Art and Design event, presented by Auctions at Showplace, will offer bidders a chance to own items by several notable artists and designers. Featured in the auction is a 1950 painting titled L'entrée du port à Sainte-Adresse by Raoul Dufy. Henri Matisse’s Luxe, Calme et Volupté inspired Dufy’s profound interest in Fauvism. His works were characterized as optimistic, decorative, and celebratory. Saint-Adresse is an oil on canvas that captures the landscape of a French port. The second version of Table Berceau by Swiss sculptor and designer Diego Giacometti is also on offer. The glass top table stands low in height and features patinated bronze legs. A gem-set gold clock by luxury watchmaker Vacheron Constantin is also available. The 18-karat gold-cased clock rests on the paws of a reclining white bear with ruby eyes. A Rolex Oyster Perpetual 18-karat gold wristwatch and Pablo Picasso’s Lampe Femme vase is also on offer. To view the full catalog or to place a bid, visit Bidsquare. 

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    Nicola Simbari’s Contemporary Painting Will Go Under Showplace’s Hammer

    Italian painter Nicola Simbari’s early works mostly depict scenes from his everyday life and Mediterranean landscapes. After exploring several painting movements, he developed his own style, which is today known as Simbaresco. Simbari frequently employed expressive strokes and pastel hues in his paintings. The upcoming New York City Estate Auction, presented by Showplace, will feature an oil painting by Nicola Simbari. The piece shows a view of Ostia Beach in bright shades of blue and ochre. The sale will also feature an oil painting from Surrealist artist Alexie Sundukov. It depicts a round brain in black and white. One notable lot among the 280 available items is Jorge Zalszupin’s T Invertido leather and chrome sofa. Zalszupin was a 20th-century designer recognized for his modern style. In the 1950s, the designer started a furniture manufacturing company called L’Atelier in São Paulo, Brazil. The offered two-seat sofa has a tufted back and stands on a T Invertido base. Register to bid online and view the complete listings on Bidsquare. 

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    Ruth Schloss “Girl with Flower” Painting Leads August Showplace Auction

    Ruth Schloss was a social realist artist who explored fate through painting and illustration. Her work is a reflection of her concern for the human condition, especially the fragility and loneliness of disadvantaged people in society. In Jaffa, she often welcomed mothers and their children to play in her studio while she drew portraits of them. In the upcoming New York City Estate Auction, presented by Showplace, one of Ruth Schloss’ paintings will be available. The oil on canvas shows a girl seated on a chair while holding a flower. The piece features shades of blue, brown, orange, and white. It bears her signature in English on the lower left and in Hebrew on the right.  A Northern European Baroque oil on panel altarpiece from the 17th or 18th century is also available. The offered altarpiece shows several Biblical figures gathered in a dark interior. Sweeping ceilings are visible above their heads. The painted work comes in a gilt frame with a curved top. Those interested in these or any other lots can register to bid on Bidsquare.

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    Tom Slaughter’s Vibrant Painting Available in Upcoming Showplace Auction

    Tom Slaughter was an American artist best known for his brightly colored prints and paintings. He often captured modern urban life through geometric lines and patches of colors. Much like Stuart Davis, Slaughter blurred the line between commercial design and fine art. The upcoming New York City Estate Auction, presented by Auctions at Showplace, will feature an acrylic painting from Tom Slaughter. Executed in 1990, the Pop Art painting depicts a man, house, and water tower. An 18-karat yellow gold ladies dress watch by Bueche Girod is another lot of interest.  Bueche Girod is a watchmaking company established in 1947 by Vital Bueche. Bueche was widely recognized for designing elaborate, jewelry-like timepieces. He also pioneered the moon-phase design and plain calendar feature. The available piece features a florentine textured bracelet and mechanical movement. A Korean ceramic moon jar from the Joseon dynasty is also highlighted. This monochromatic jar is characterized by a settled base and lunar arc. Interested collectors can explore the full catalog and register to bid online on Bidsquare.