Blending treasured antiques with fresh remakes is not always seamless and well-executed. However, such is not the case with Stair’s upcoming auction, Friday Afternoon at Stair. Over six hundred lots represent a hearty mix of antique fine art, Asian works of art, furniture, and decorative arts. With accessible estimates ranging from $100 to $4,000, this auction presents a singular opportunity to decorate with both pragmatism and whimsy.
It is truly the furniture pieces that stand out in this collection. A luxurious, Chippendale-style bookcase with a silk moiré back panel easily catches the eye, making an understated but elegant statement. The grace of that larger piece can be found throughout the auction, from a set of ebonized and slate-striped chairs to numerous portraits, paintings, and still life from the English school.
While these traditional pieces draw the most attention, several hybrids breathe new life into some of the standard antiques. A set of three Chinese porcelain vessels have been transformed into lamps, with their detailed blue and white bodies forming unusual and unexpected light fixtures. The diverse nature of this auction is ideal for interested collectors and eager decorators alike. View the complete catalog and register for bidding on Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (148), 20th Century (7), Decorative Arts (245), Furniture (190), Asian Works of Art (84), Collectibles (13)
# of Lots:640
Price Range:$100 to $4,000.
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|George III Mahogany Slant-Front Bookcase|| Estimate: |
|Set of Four Regency Style Ebonized Chairs en Gondole|| Estimate: |
|English School: Portrait of a Gentleman|| Estimate: |
|Three Chinese Glazed Porcelain Vessels, Mounted as Lamps|| Estimate: |
|French Balloon Form Painted Metal Six-Light Chandelier|| Estimate: |
|Pair of Chinese Silk Embroidered Lotus Shoes|| Estimate: |