An American fashion photographer and director, Herbert “Herb” Ritts Jr. (1952 – 2002) was best known for his black and white photography that emphasized the human figure. A gelatin silver print of his Fred With Tires piece is one of the highlights in the upcoming Online Only Decorative Arts auction, presented by Pook & Pook, Inc. The photograph shows a muscular young man wearing only a pair of slightly sagging jeans. This piece quickly shot to fame and changed the course of fashion for years to come. Another lot of interest in the auction is an R.J. Horner mahogany center table designed with four carved female figures on the columnar base.
The sale also showcases a mid-19th century Gerhard Sohlke parlor suite of mahogany dollhouse furniture, with elaborate ormolu mounts and cabriole legs. The set includes a sofa, a table with six chairs, a desk, and a hall mirror. Another key lot is a French bisque socket head doll from the early 20th century with blue jewel eyes, a smiling mouth, and a knit suit. The doll comes with its original wicker basket filled with period clothes and accessories. To view the complete catalog and register to bid online, visit Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (46), Decorative Arts (241), Furniture (40), Couture & Textiles (27), Collectibles (141)
# of Lots:500
Price Range:$20 - $1,500
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Herb Ritts gelatin silver print.|| Estimate: |
|R.J. Horner mahogany center table, ca. 1870|| Estimate: |
|French bisque socket head doll, ca. 1910|| Estimate: |
|Carved pine figure of a young man, 19th c.|| Estimate: |
|Set of six George III mahogany dining chairs|| Estimate: |