The September 4th Fine Furniture, Decorative Arts and Silver auction by Hindman features an astounding 795 lots across numerous collecting categories. The impressive furniture section leads the auction with over 500 highly decorative and elaborate pieces in Continental, English, and French styles, many of which date to the 18th and 19th century. It was during this period that new ways of building furniture became available, leading to the intricately crafted designs that remain both collectible and functional today.
This quality is evident in the carved cherubs and fleur-de-lis sitting atop bed frames and nubile nymphs curling along table legs and chairs, and ensures the Versailles-worthy creations’ status as family heirlooms for generations. Standout furniture includes an 18th century Queen Anne secretary bookcase and a monumental Venetian carved and gilt bed frame. There are several Louis XV style tables as well as Régence style seating and giltwood mirrors.
The auction also contains a strong collection of nineteenth-century statues, many of them bronzed and in diaphanous clothing, as well as other decorative works like an important pair of Neoclassical malachite urns and a Russian enamel drink service. Rounding out the collection is a large Asian art section. The ornamental coral, rose quartz, and porcelain pieces compliment the Western decorative works nicely. For the complete catalogue and to register to bid go to Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (100), 20th Century (2), Decorative Arts (270), Furniture (305), Asian Works of Art (88), Watches & Clocks (19), Couture & Textiles (2), Collectibles (9)
# of Lots:795
Price Range:$150 - $50,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|A Queen Anne Burl Walnut Secretary Bookcase|| Estimate: |
|A Pair of Russian Neoclassical Gilt Metal Mounted Malachite Veneered Urns|| Estimate: |
|A Russian Enameled Silver and Plique-a-Jour Enamel Drink Service|| Estimate: |
|Jean-Baptiste Clesinger (French, 1814-1883)|| Estimate: |
|Attributed to or After Pierre Mignard|| Estimate: |
|A Chinese Carved Coral Figural Group|| Estimate: |
|A Venetian Carved and Parcel Gilt Bed Frame|| Estimate: |