200 Rare Napoleon III-era Exotic Boxes are Among the Summer Treasures for Sale on iGavelAuctions.com, June 12

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Pair of Napoleon III Gilt Bronze Rococo Revival Oil Lamps, Gagneau, circa 1860-1880 (Estimate: $25,000-30,000)
Pair of Napoleon III Gilt Bronze Rococo Revival Oil Lamps, Gagneau, circa 1860-1880 (Estimate: $25,000-30,000)

New York, NY and New Braunfels TX: Lark Mason Associates heads into summer with two exceptional sales. The first, Exquisite Boxes, Furniture and Works of Art will open for bidding on June 12 and run through June 27 on igavelauctions.com.

With more than 360 lots, the standouts include a monumental collection from a professional conservator of over 200 Napoleon III-era and earlier exotic inlay and gilt bronze mounted jewelry and glove boxes. Together with lap desks and ink stands, the collection is estimated at approximately $90,000-150,000. Also included is a pair of Napoleon III Gilt Bronze Rococo Revival Oil Lamps, Gagneau, circa 1860-1880 (Estimate: $25,000-30,000).

Other notable items are: Petit Soleil, a glazed ceramic tile, by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) (Estimate: $4,000-6,000); a 17th century Aubusson Landscape Tapestry (Estimate: $10,000-15,000); a group of four 16th-17th century Brussels Tapestries, each estimated between $7,000-10,000, two 18th century oil paintings of hunt scenes by George Morland: Meet by the Farmhouse and Death in a Rocky Clearing, Provenance Christies, December 6, 2000, lot 29 (Estimate: $5,000-8,000) and Ceramique from Ceramiques de Miro et Artigas, a lithograph by Joan Miró (1893-1983) (Estimate: $3,000-5,000).

Furniture highlights include a Neoclassical Marquetry Commode by Giuseppe Maggiolini, (Estimate: $8,000-12,000), and a French Regence Ebonized Wood Commode (Estimate: $5,000-8,000).


Among the knockouts in the second sale, Jewelry, Silver and Works of Art from a Prominent Collector–which opens for bidding on June 18 and runs through July 2–are a Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Card Box and Cover, dated 1947, from the collection of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor  (Estimate: $2,000-4,000); a Pair of Sterling Silver Art Nouveau Five Light Candelabra, by Koch & Bergfeld, Bremen, circa 1900 (Estimate: $1,500-2,000); a Roger Skeet Navajo Native American Sterling Silver and Turquoise Concho Belt (Estimate: $1,000-1,500); a Native American 14K Gold, Turquoise and Claw Necklace (Estimate: $700-1,000); and a Japanese Komai Gold Damascene Iron Barrel Form Box & Cover, Signed Komai Otojiro, Meiji Period (Estimate: $500-800).

Noted Lark Mason: “From a Tiffany Sterling silver card box once owned by the Duke and Duchess of Windsor to a collection of Napoleon III-era boxes,  a charming Picasso ceramic tile, or 17th century Aubusson Landscape Tapestry, these sales offer a unique opportunity for collectors and enthusiasts.” 

The lots from “Exquisite Boxes, Furniture and Works of Art” can be viewed by appointment in New York City at 229 East 120th Street and in New Braunfels, Texas at 210 West Mill Street from June 12 to June 26, Monday to Friday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 

For “Jewelry, Silver and Works of Art from a Prominent Collector” the lots can be viewed by appointment in New York from June 18 to July 1, Monday to Friday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 

To arrange an appointment in New York City, contact: [email protected] or for the New Braunfels sales room, contact:[email protected]. For additional information or to place bids, visit www.igavelauctions.com or phone 212-289.5524.

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