Lark Mason Associates Sale of Furniture, Fine and Decorative Arts Now Live on

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New York: Lark Mason Associates announced that their Furniture, Fine and Decorative Arts on goes live on September 22 through October 11. Among the 250 lots offered is an important collection of fine 18th century Venetian furniture and mid-20th century pieces by Eero Saarinen and Charles Eames. Running concurrently is Rugs and Carpets from the Collection of Barry MacLean, which goes live on October 4 to 22. 

“We are delighted to present this eclectic sale of furniture, paintings and decorative arts, which dates from the 18th century through the mid-20th century,” says Lark Mason.  “It’s rare to have such a fine quality group of Venetian furniture come up for sale.” According to Mason, the auction also includes a large selection of rugs as well as mid-century furniture.  “This is an ideal opportunity for design aficionados s to acquire furnishings at accessible estimates.”

A pair of armchairs and ottoman by Eero Saarinen for Knoll (Estimate: $500/800)
A pair of armchairs and ottoman by Eero Saarinen for Knoll (Estimate: $500/800)

Among the highlights are a pair of 18th century Italian Console Tables, (Estimate: $8,000/12,000); a set of eight 18th century Venetian Italian Red and Gilt Chairs, (Estimate: $12,000/18,000); a Genovese Italian Burl Walnut and Fruitwood Bureau Bookcase, circa. 1740-1750 (Estimate: $10,000/15,000); a pair of Italian Venetian Carved Giltwood Girandole Mirrors, circa 1750-1760 (Estimate: $2,000/3,000); an 18th century Milanese Italian Giltwood Console with Faux Marble top (Estimate: $5,000/8,000); a pair of 18th century Italian, Red-Painted Consoles with Faux Marble Top (Estimate: $8,000/12,000); and an 18th century Italian Giltwood Mirror, circa. 1730-1740 (Estimate: $700/1,000).

Mid-twentieth century furniture designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll includes a yellow upholstered executive side chair (Estimate: $300/500) and a pair of armchairs and ottoman (Estimate: $500/800). Two modernist fiberglass shell chairs by Charles Eames for Herman Miller (Estimate: ($300-500) are also in the sale.

Additionally, the sale includes a woodcut by Albrecht Durer (1471-1528), called The Birth of the Virgin, Dated 1503 (Estimate: $1,500/2,500); an etching with a unique collage, by the Spanish artist Manolo Valdés (1942-), Meninas Infanta II, 1992 (Estimate: $7,000/10,000); and an Emerald-in-Matrix Intarsia Box by Konstantin Libman, the renown Russian lapidary artist (Estimate: $2,000/4,000).

Among the rugs and carpets are a late 19th century Bordjalou Kazak Wool Rug, Southwest Caucasus, (Estimate: $5,000/7,000; a Peking Blue Ground 5-clawed Dragon Decorated Wool Carpet, Qing Dynasty, ($3,000-5000); and a late 19th century Sultanabad Wool Carpet, West Persia, (Estimate: $6,000/8,000).  

The salesroom in New York is open by appointment only, while the New Braunfels Texas exhibition, located at 210 W. Mill Street, is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, phone 212-289-5588.

About Lark Mason

With locations in New Braunfels, Texas and New York City, Lark Mason Associates, the eponymous, auction house specializing in Asian, ethnographic, and ancient works of art, was founded by Lark Mason after many years as an expert at Sotheby’s New York.

Mason served as a General Appraiser from 1979 until 1985, and as a Senior Vice President and specialist in Chinese art with Sotheby’s Chinese Works of Art Department from 1985-2003.  From 2000-2003 he concurrently was a Director of Online Auctions for Sotheby’ He also served as a consulting curator at the Trammel and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art in Dallas, Texas from 2003-2009. He is a generalist in American and European works of art and paintings, as well as an expert in the field of Chinese art and has valued and advised many private collectors and institutions.

Lark Mason Associates regularly hosts auctions on the iGavel Auctions platform and has an established history of record sales of Chinese and other works of art and holds the record for the highest price achieved for any work of art in an online sale, for a painting sold in May 2014 that realized close to $4.2m. Mason, the owner and CEO of iGavel Auctions, is noted for his regular appearances on “The Antiques Road Show.”  For more information visit: www.larkmasonassociates or

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