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 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…