Salamagundi Benefit & December Great Estates Auction

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Lincoln Park, NJ – Willow Auction House is proud to present the Salmagundi Benefit & December Great Estates Curated Auction

Ben Kmatz Oil on Canvas Mt. Chocorua
Ben Kmatz Oil on Canvas Mt. Chocorua

Willow Auction House is proud to present The Salmagundi Club Benefit & December Great Estates Auction. Taking place on December 2, 2021, at noon Eastern, absentee, phone and internet bidding will be available. The sale features more than 300 lots, including over 100 items from the Salmagundi Club, as well as a large selection of furniture and decorative objects from the Roman and Williams designed at 211 Elizabeth Street in New York City.

Bidders will find mid-century and Danish modern furniture, artwork including paintings, prints and sculptures, as well as a selection of jewelry, silver, bronzes, and rugs.

The first portion of the sale will benefit the Salmagundi Club, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit artist’s club in New York City. Created in 1871, Salmagundi is one of the oldest arts organizations in the United States. Featuring furniture, as well as curator selected artwork and additional items donated by patrons, the sale of these pieces will benefit the club. 

Among the lots donated for auction, several pieces by Kipp Soldwedel, including a large oil on canvas titled Captain Cook: Australia Bound (lot 1, estimated $400-600). Soldwedel was a well-known American artist and member of the Salmagundi Club. There are also several furniture pieces from the club’s historic building at 47 Fifth Avenue, including two tambour writing desks (lots 59 and 66, each estimated $200-400) and a pair of mahogany settees (lots 13 and 14, each estimated $100-200). Bidders will also find sculptures, decorative objects, and a selection of designer handbags, all of which will be auctioned off to support the 150-year-old club. 

Beginning at lot 200 is Willow Auction House’s final curated auction of 2021. The sale’s highlights include a selection of items from a condominium at 211 Elizabeth Street in New York City. The building itself, as well as the storefronts and interiors, were all designed by the renowned Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors. The Arne Norell Kontiki sofa (lot 287, estimated $2,000-2,500), as well as the Bruno Mathsson bentwood Eva chair (lot 285, estimated $400-600) were both featured in the book Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors: Things We Made. In addition to the furniture, the auction includes a variety of decorative objects, including several industrial items, as well as a set of 8 dried flower botanical specimen pages (lot 215, estimated $800-1,000). A walkthrough of this amazing space can be found on the Willow Auction House YouTube page (https://youtu.be/-iwJoZHT37A).

The auction also features a pair of modern lounge chairs by Percival Lafer (lot 290, estimated $1,100-1,500) and Peter Lovig Danish modern desk (lot 279, estimated $1,000-1,500), as well as a large selection of artwork. Among the highlights are a large oil on canvas by Alice Baber (lot 322, estimated $1,000-2,000), a Henry Moore lithograph (lot 310, estimated $1,000-1,500), a Sol LeWitt silkscreen (lot 312, estimated $2,000-3,000) and a hyperrealism sculpture by Carole Feuerman (lot 331, estimated $4,000-5,000). Also on offer are pieces by Heather Marcus, Marcelo Bonevardi, John Cross, Doris Caesar, Richard Anuszkiewicz and Mylo Quam. 

Rounding out the sale are a selection of Caucasian and Persian rugs, jewelry, bronzes, and silver.

For More Information about the Salmagundi Club Benefit & December Great Estates Auction and to view the complete auction catalogue and calendar, please visit www.WillowAuctionHouse.com.

Videos from discovery days at Salamagundi Club and Roman and Williams – can be found on our YouTube Channel – https://bit.ly/3wYq6Zt

Online catalog and registration can be found by visiting

https://www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/224814_salmagundi-benefit-and-december-great-estates/

Willow Auction House brings years of Art and Antiques consulting and handling experience to an auction venue. As pioneers in the Move Management Industry, we have continued to grow and expand, offering everything our clients need when moving, downsizing, and handling estates.

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Jill Iorio862-895-5700
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