Sterling Associates


537 Broadway, Norwood, New Jersey 07648
201-768-1140

About Auction House

Sterling Associates, Inc. is a full service Antique Gallery, restoration facility and Auction House. Sterling’s Antique Gallery specializes in the finest European and American Antiques. Sterling Associates Auction House graciously offers a better estate settlement solution. Stephen is always seeking outright purchases or consignments of entire estates or individual items such as Sculptures, Paintings, Porcelain, Silver, Jewelry, Furniture, Coins, Clocks and much more. Stephen also offers services for Estate and Tag Sales.

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  • Auction Industry, Press Release
    Sterling Associates’ March 13 auction features art, furniture, decoratives and jewelry from Northeastern and Jupiter, Florida estates

    Upscale offerings include Lavern midcentury table, Boisseau bronze, large balloon-form chandeliers, fine art, 19th C. Italian ebony suite, 19th C. Chinese marble-top etagere Philip And Kelvin LaVerne Side Table Philip and Kelvin LaVerne round side table with urn and floral NORWOOD, N.J. – From New England to Florida, Sterling Associates’ truck has been a familiar sight on I-95 over the past few months, transporting estate art, furniture and decorative accessories to the company’s Bergen County, New Jersey gallery. The selection of high-quality goods – which includes such specialty categories as chandeliers and fine jewelry – will be offered in Sterling’s March 13 boutique auction of 177 lots.   The European antique furniture category is led by a 19th-century Northern Italian ebony and bone inlaid marquetry cabinet flanked by a pair of matching armchairs. Stamping in a cabinet drawer indicates the suite was originally retailed by Edwards and Roberts, London. Standing 64 inches tall, it comes to auction with a $3,000-$5,000 estimate. An even earlier production, a 17th/18th-century Italian carved and gilt Rococo throne chair whose seat and back are upholstered in period embroidered fabric with a crown and monogram will be offered with a $2,000-$3,000 estimate. An elaborately carved 19th-century Chinese ebonized and marble-topped etagere display cabinet is carved and pierced with a dragon medallion and mythological faces on its front-leg supports. It is further enhanced by floral and bamboo designs. Standing an imposing 92 inches tall, this piece is estimated at $3,000-$4,000. Many midcentury modern design aficionados long to own a furnishing designed by Philip and Kelvin Laverne, but such items can be cost-prohibitive. For this reason, Sterling Associates’ owner, Stephen D’Atri, believes there will be bidder interest in a Lavern round side table with an urn-and-floral design. “It’s a very attractive table that could be worked into almost any decorating theme, and the price is right,” he said. The pre-sale estimate is $1,000-$2,000. A finely-sculpted bronze group by Emile-Andre Boisseau (French, 1842-1923) is mounted on a marble base and depicts an angel looking down lovingly at two cherubs who sleep peacefully under the shelter of her wing. The artwork…

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    Sterling Associates to auction fine jewelry, art and other treasures from estates and upscale New Jersey-area residences, Nov. 8

    Featured: Gold & diamond snake bracelet, beautiful selection of Tiffany & other floral brooches, diamond dangle earrings, after Rembrandt Bugatti bronze, U-boat torpedo, 40 paperweights NORWOOD, N.J. – Sterling Associates, one of the Northeast’s most trusted specialists in the sale of fine estate and personal property, takes pleasure in announcing highlights of their November 8, 2023 Fall Jewelry and Antiques Auction. Several upscale estates and collections from the New Jersey/New York and Connecticut tri-state region are represented in the 140-lot boutique event, which glitters with exquisite jewelry including designs by Tiffany. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers. The jewelry trove includes more than 50 lots of bracelets, necklaces, earrings and figural brooches, which are currently in high demand with the fashion-forward Hollywood crowd. “They’ve become unisex statement pieces,” said Sterling Associates’ owner, Stephen D’Atri. “It’s even quite trendy for men to wear brooches, now. Football players looking for something different are wearing large, beautiful fine-jewelry brooches on their jackets, along with diamond and black-pearl necklaces.” A stunning rose-form pin brooch by Erwin Pearl, a distinguished and award-winning New York jewelry designer, is made of 18K gold accented by round diamonds with an approximate total diamond weight of .9 carats or 30.1 grams. It measures 66mm by 36.5mm and is estimated at $2,000-$2,500.  Another fabulous bejeweled flower pin has a sinuous shape and is made from 18K gold, spinach jade and crystal, with a cluster of diamonds (.50 carats) at its center and seven pear-shape emeralds (56g gross weight) to simulate anthers. The eye-catching adornment is offered with a $2,000-$3,000 estimate.  Two 18K-gold flower-form brooches by Tiffany will be auctioned as consecutive lots, each carrying a $1,000-$1,200 estimate. Both designs incorporate 9 round rubies, the first having a total gem weight of 14.5 grams, and the second, 16.6 grams. Where you find flowers, you’ll find butterflies, and the November 8 auction is no exception. Lot 8 is a magnificent production created from 18K gold with 18 round diamonds (approximately .60 carats) or G color and SI1 clarity; and six baguette emeralds (20.2 grams). No fine detail or subtle accent has…

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    Sterling Associates’ May 17 auction presents estate-fresh fine art, antiques and top-tier jewelry from upscale residences in New York’s tri-state area

    Featured: Show-stopping GIA 7.11-carat pear-shape diamond ring, Cartier gold and diamond watch, other old-diamond and emerald jewelry, European bronzes, paintings, Apollo XI photos NORWOOD, N.J. – Sterling Associates, one of the Northeast’s most trusted specialists in the sale of fine estate and personal property, takes pleasure in announcing highlights of their May 17 Spring Estate Jewelry and Art Auction. Several upscale New Jersey estates and collections are at the forefront of the 139-lot boutique event, including an array of exquisite jewels from the estate of a Bergen County lady. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers. GIA 7.11-carat brilliant-cut pear-shape diamond ring with central diamond of SI1 clarity flanked by diamond baguettes. Accompanied by GIA Report. Estimate $60,000-$80,000 Leading the jewelry category is a stunning sparkler, a GIA 7.11-carat brilliant-cut pear-shape diamond ring. Its central diamond, graded to be of SI1 clarity, is flanked by diamond baguettes to create a visual display rivaled by few ladies’ rings. Accompanied by its GIA Report, this gorgeous piece is the auction’s top lot, with an estimate of $60,000-$80,000. The incomparable Cartier name is beautifully represented by an 18K yellow gold and diamond Pasha chronograph watch on a red leather strap with an 18K gold Cartier deployant clasp. It features three sub-dials and a date window, and its factory bezel is profusely emblazoned with diamonds that flow over the lugs. This fine timepiece was recently serviced by Cartier and is ready to grace the wrist of a new, discerning owner. Estimate: $10,000-$12,000 Diamonds are compatibly paired with blue sapphires in an elegantly designed 18K yellow and white gold necklace. A “bib” style, the necklace features 69 marquise-cut sapphires weighing approximately 40 carats and 19 round diamonds with a total weight of 1.5 carats. The total approximate weight is 75.1 grams. The pre-sale estimate is $6,000-$8,000. Who isn’t mesmerized by a large, richly hued emerald, especially if surrounded by diamonds and set in a GIA-certified 14K white gold ring? Sterling Associates offers just such a treasure as Lot 27. The emerald weighs in at a hefty 12-13 carats and is encircled by 18…

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    Sterling Associates announces Nov. 9 Fall Art & Antiques Auction featuring estate discoveries from New Jersey and beyond

    Featured: 60+ lots of paintings, portraits, sculptures and editions; bronze mermaid coffee table, regulator clocks, pocket watches and wristwatches; 1821 ship’s log with yacht register NORWOOD, N.J. – New Jersey’s estate specialists, Sterling Associates, will host a November 9, 2022 art and antiques auction featuring a carefully vetted selection of goods from estates and upscale residences in the Garden State and beyond. The boutique auction comprising 178 lots includes an eclectic array of fine and decorative art, furniture, clocks, watches and fine jewelry. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers. Hudson Mindell Kitchell (NY/NJ/RI, 1862-1944), nocturnal landscape, oil on canvas, signed, 23in x 19in (framed size). Estimate $600-$800 The auction includes more than 60 lots of art, including several well-executed portraits. One of them is an oil-on-canvas portrait of a gentleman from Dublin, Ireland. The 34- by 39-inch (framed) painting has writing on verso that shows the sitter’s lineage, including possible identification of the man as G.L. McEntee III. It is estimated at $600-$800. A beautiful nocturnal autumn landscape by Hudson Mindell Kitchell (NY/NJ/RI, 1862-1944) is artist-signed and measures 23 by 19 inches (framed). Its colors are deep green and brown, with a luminescent golden sky, an expression of Kitchell’s leaning toward Tonalism. This attractive painting by an accomplished artist who exhibited at the Society of Independent Artists in the 1920s is estimated at $600-$800. Several interesting sculptures will be offered, led by a Steven Weinberg (b. 1954-) glass cube sculpture with architectural cutouts and internal decoration having a botanical theme. It measures 9 by 9 by 9 inches and is signed and dated 09060. This intriguing form is expected to sell in the $1,500-$2,000 range.  An Eric Hilton etched glass sculpture measures 18 by 12 by 14 inches. It is signed and dated ’93 and will cross the auction block with an $800-$1,200 estimate. A dramatic bronze depicting a nude woman reclining is the work of California sculptor Richard MacDonald (b. 1946-). It is signed and dated 2010 and measures 13 by 10 by 5.5 inches. The work is from a very small edition and is marked…

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    Sterling Associates leaves winter behind with March 2 auction of estate art, antiques and mid-century modern furniture

    Fresh and vibrant 1989 Dahlov Ipcar ‘kaleidoscopic’ painting of African animals attracts strong pre-auction interest NORWOOD, N.J. – On Wednesday, March 2nd, Sterling Associates will bid farewell to winter with a 171-lot auction of fine and decorative art, antiques and mid-century modern furnishings from estates in the NY/NJ/CT tri-state area. Bidders may participate absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers. Dahlov Ipcar (American, 1917-2017), Cherangani, oil-on-canvas, 48 x 40in, signed and dated ‘1989.’ Original artist’s label with title, date, description and $9,000 price. Estimate $10,000-$15,000 The auction’s long list of highlights includes a stunning Dahlov Ipcar oil painting of an African animal scene, a Philip and Kelvin LaVerne “Kang Tao” bronze coffee table, a 1926 Steinway baby grand piano, and a Franz Bergmann cold-painted Austrian bronze and glass lamp. A specialty collection of 15 mid-Victorian portrait miniatures is included, as well. From the first hour of its appearance in Sterling’s online catalog, the Dahlov Ipcar painting was already attracting hits from potential bidders. Ipcar’s work is held in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, and other institutions. Her large, impressive oil titled Cherangani (referring to a hilly region in Kenya) is an exciting depiction of African animals against a landscape typical of the artist’s “kaleidoscopic” style. Painted in 1989, the 48- by 40-inch painting is signed and dated, and has an artist’s label on verso that documents the title and date of creation plus a description (“oil on Belgian linen”) and original fixed selling price of $9,000. It is offered in Sterling Associates’ auction with a $10,000-$15,000 estimate.  “For years, Dahlov Ipcar’s paintings typically sold for $3,000 to $4,000, but she has been increasingly discovered by collectors, and now her paintings can fetch $20,000,” said Stephen D’Atri, owner of Sterling Associates. Among other artworks worthy of special mention are three botanical depictions by Joseph Stella (Italian/American, 1877-1946). His crayon and pencil on paper creation titled Flower Study is estimated at $1,000-$2,000. Also, there is a fine oil-on-board portrait of a youthful, clean-shaven Abraham Lincoln by Franklin C. Courter (American, 1854-1947). Courter painted a number of…

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    Sterling Associates to offer fine estate art, jewelry and luxury goods in curated Oct. 20 auction

    Highlights: Signed Chagall and Grau Sala artworks, 18K gold Rolex Presidential Day/Date Oyster Perpetual wristwatch, 1890 Louis Vuitton steamer trunk, many 18th C. to Mid-century paintings NORWOOD, N.J. – New Jersey’s estate specialists, Sterling Associates, will host an October 20 Fine Art and Antiques Auction featuring a carefully vetted selection of goods from estates and elegant residences in the Garden State, as well as Manhattan, New Orleans, and Jupiter, Florida. The boutique auction comprising 205 lots includes an outstanding array of European, American and Asian art; fine jewelry and coins, furniture, clocks and luxury goods.  Marc Chagall (Russian/French, 1887-1985), ‘Couple et Poisson,’ lithograph on Arches paper from period edition, 107/150, artist-signed and numbered in pencil. Estimate $10,000-$15,000 Among the auction’s highlights are signed artworks by Marc Chagall and Emilio Grau Sala; a men’s 18K gold Rolex Presidential Day/Date Oyster Perpetual wristwatch, and an antique Louis Vuitton steamer trunk. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.   Approximately 100 lots are devoted to oil paintings, watercolors and prints, with a number of works by sought-after names of the 18th century through Mid-century Modern period. A top entry is Marc Chagall’s (Russian/French, 1887-1985) Couple et Poisson (Couple and Fish) a color lithograph on Arches paper from a period edition. After a 1967 Chagall painting of lovers soaring above the Cote d’Azur, the lithograph is artist-signed and numbered (107/150) in pencil. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000 A wonderful painting by Emilio Grau Sala (Spanish, 1911-1975) titled Deauville ’64 depicts horses being lightly exercised on the green at the legendary Deauville La Touques racetrack in Normandy. Spectators in an open-air café look on in this pleasing and quite verdant horizontal composition. Artist-signed at lower left and also signed and titled on verso, it is expected to reach the $4,000-$6,000 range on auction day. In the more traditional taste, a gilt-framed 18th/19th-century oil painting of ruins and several people at an open-air bath, is of Continental origin, perhaps Italian. It is estimated at $2,000-$3,000. Another European scene, an atmospheric oil-on-canvas by Augustus Wall Callcott (English, 1779-1884), is titled Marino di Andora, referring to a town in the province of…

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    Sterling Associates gathers estate art, Chinese accessories, fine jewelry and luxury watches for April 21 auction

    Featured: 1870 Steinway grand piano, vintage Tiffany 18K gold earrings, Cartier and Rolex watches, paintings from estate of artist Luis Cuevas, Chinese boulders and seals Circa-1870 Steinway rosewood grand piano, Serial No. 22700, professionally restored by Steinway approximately 20 years ago. Estimate $10,000-$15,000 NORWOOD, N.J. – Sterling Associates, Bergen County, New Jersey’s foremost estate specialists, will conduct this year’s edition of their popular Spring Fine Art and Antiques Auction on Wednesday, April 21, exclusively through LiveAuctioneers. The sale’s 223 lots include more than 100 artworks, a sizable selection of Chinese decorative art and accessories, and fine jewelry and luxury watches. The main consignments have come directly from estates in Englewood and Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. The extensive fine art category features dozens of high-quality portraits and several artworks by artists with impressive auction records, including Antonio Barone (American, 1889-1971), whose past sales have on occasion landed in the $25,000-$40,000 range. His charming 42- by 76-inch oil portrait of young girl with a Chinese doll, leaning against a Louis XVI chair, has a label on verso from Barridoff Galleries in Portland, Maine. Its pre-sale estimate is $3,000-$5,000. A signed Luigi Cagliani (1910-1987) oil-on-canvas ballroom scene executed in delicate pastels measures 18½ by 15¾ inches, inclusive of its ornate repousse frame. It is expected to make $600-$800 at auction.  Two beautifully detailed floral/waterscape oil paintings by the French artist Michel Henry (1928-2016) came directly form a Manhattan residence. Each is accompanied by a 1978 letter of authenticity from Wally Findlay Galleries Inc., New York. One of the works is titled Les Voiliers (Sailboats) and presents a view of boats on the water, perhaps from the viewpoint of a terrace or waterside table laden with flowers, fruit and bamboo vegetation. The second painting, titled Bugdelias, depicts a butterfly bush flanked by seabirds. Each of the artworks is estimated at $2,000-$3,000.  There are 21 lots of art and sculpture by the Puerto Rican/American artist Luis R Cuevas (1932-2019). All of the works come directly from the Teaneck, New Jersey, estate of the artist and his wife, who recently passed away.  “Luis Cuevas’ art doesn’t…

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    Sterling Associates announces highlights of Estates Auction

    ‘Chips That Pass in the Night,’ oil-on-canvas, 16.5 x 19.5in, possibly American or English. Titled, dated (1898) and artist-signed (indistinctly) on back of frame. Estimate $3,000-$4,000. NORWOOD, NJ.-Sterling Associates, Bergen County, New Jersey’s foremost estate specialists, will conduct this year’s edition of their popular Fall Collectors Estate Auction on Wednesday, October 7 through LiveAuctioneers. The sale’s featured collection consists of 100+ mantel clocks and 100+ American pocket watches from the estate of Phil Greco Jr., of New York. The array of antique and vintage pocket watches spans a timeline of production from the 19th through 20th centuries and includes many sought-after pieces by Waltham, Illinois and Elgin. All are very reasonably estimated. A Hamilton Railway Special pocket watch has oversize numerals and a second hand, while Elgin’s Father Time model displays an especially attractive Greek key pattern around the bezel. Each is estimated at $100-$200. Greco’s remarkable collection of Ansonia mantel clocks includes a handsome and highly ornamental spelter clock with Roman numerals, flanked by the figure of a man dressed in antique style, holding a book and scientific instrument. It is estimated at $100-$200. An ornate vertical Ansonia Rococo clock has a beautiful decorative panel with the painted image of two cherubs in a celestial setting, each holding garlands of flowers. It is also estimated at $100-$200. An eclectic selection of art includes original works by Francisco Zuniga (Mexican, 1912-1997). His signed 1984 watercolor, charcoal and pencil on paper depiction of a pensive woman in traditional Central American attire, seated on stone steps, is among the category’s highlights. It comes to auction with a $2,000-$3,000 estimate. An oil-on-canvas titled “Chips That Pass in the Night” is possibly American or English and depicts five gentlemen in tuxedos playing cards in a library setting. The title, date (1898) and the artist’s name (indistinct) are written in pencil on the back of the frame. The artwork measures 16.5 by 19.5 inches and is estimated at $3,000-$4,000. The Asian art category is led by an 8.5-inch Chinese gilt Guanyin Buddha. It dates to the 19th century or earlier and has old label affixed…