In the 1950s, June Greenwald found what she could in yard sales for her family of five children. After flipping a piece to an antique dealer, she realized there were opportunities in the industry. Greenwald began her antiques business in 1959. The June & Larry Greenwald Collection event, presented by Treadway, brings to auction 293 lots from a lifetime of curating decorative and fine art. The auction is also a testament to the long friendship between June Greenwald and the event’s host, Don Treadway, who first met 35 years ago at the Miami Beach Antique Show.
Seven Tiffany Studios lamps will cross the auction block, including a Peony table lamp. The shade combines rippled and confetti glass on top of a bronze base. Bidders will also find a Tiffany Studios Pony Wisteria lamp. Black, root-like lines weave across the lamp’s top. Blue and white glass pieces hang down to evoke the wisteria plant’s flowers. Like several other available lots, this Tiffany Studios lamp was exhibited at the Cleveland Museum of Art in 2009.
Highlighting the event’s fine art offerings is an untitled painting by Arthur Elsley. Despite losing much of his eyesight as a child due to measles, Elsley attended the South Kensington School of Art and excelled. His work is known for chronicling the everyday lives of Victorian-era families in England, particularly featuring children. The piece available in this auction shows a child seated on her mother’s lap. She is shown offering a treat to two competing dogs.
Those seeking decorative art pieces beyond Tiffany Studios can also consider a vase from the Quezal Art Glass and Decorating Co. Named after the quetzal, a brightly-colored South American bird, the company produced Art Nouveau pieces in the early 20th century. Green swirls loop across the vase’s middle, while gold lines provide contrast on the bottom half. Those interested in this or any other piece can register to bid on Invaluable.
Lot Categories:Asian Art & Antiques (38), Collectibles (8), Decorative Art (92), Dolls, Bears & Toys (2), Fine Art (1), Furniture (26)
# of Lots:293
Price Range:$50 - $250,000
Interesting lots include:
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|Tiffany Studios Elaborate Peony Table Lamp|| Estimate: |
|Tiffany Studios Pony Wisteria lamp|| Estimate: |
|Arthur J. Elsley Painting|| Estimate: |
|Louis Comfort Tiffany Vase|| Estimate: |
|Louis Comfort Tiffany vase|| Estimate: |
|Quezal vase|| Estimate: |
|Prosper Lecourtier sculpture|| Estimate: |
|Steuben vase|| Estimate: |