The Magnificence and Success of Emporium Premier Auction
The glory and grandeur of the choicest antique jewelry, paintings and furniture were evident in the recently concluded Premier Emporium auction. The grand success of this auction was testimony to the connoisseur’s interest in unique and priceless pieces. The finesse and intricate detailing of the items at the auction were a fine balance with their pricing. The auction catalogue was replete with finest antique jewelry, timeless furniture, exquisite clocks, glorious paintings, watches and precious stones.
The entire process of managing the auction and ensuring its smooth discourse was handled impeccably by Brunk Auctions, which truly justified the decades of experience by the manner in which the pieces were assessed, priced, and auctioned. The detail of the catalogue and its online management was facilitated by Bidsquare.
Here are some stellar pieces that were in the limelight in the auction.
It was not surprising that the fabulous Russian Imperial Porcelain Factory figurine was among the finest pieces to be sold off at the Premier Emporium auction. The grandeur and charm of the colonial world was fabulously depicted in this porcelain magic. This Saint Petersburg figurine, dates circa 1902, and is marked “Tsar Nicholas II cypher/1902” at its base. The figurine of a military leader on a rearing horse marked with a Romanov imperial cypher at the saddle is made in parcel-gilt and accentuated with polychrome decoration. It was in a good restored condition and had no apparent breaks, except for the missing tassel of the hat. The dimensions of the figurine were 15-1/4x12x7-1/2 inches. This exquisite and rare figurine was sold for $27,060.
The French Carved Oak Dining Suite represented the colonial charm coupled with the intricate carving details that elevated the beauty of the ensemble many folds. Created in Brittany, circa 1880, and having the signature stamp “Jn le lait/ Vannes”, depicting provincial scenes in high relief. The set comprised of one extension dining table along with six later leaves, having a non-extended dimension of 29x57x52 inches; eight side chairs with plush leather seats with brass tacks, measuring 44-1/2 inches; a twin set of cabinets, one with a variegated marble top, of dimensions 69×23 inches and 110x73x26-1/2 inches; one large mirror of dimensions 73-1/2x48x7 inches. This magnificent ensemble was sold for $22,140.
Another priceless piece that stole many hearts at the Premier Emporium auction was this authentic French clock set. Created in the late 19th century, this clock set comprises of a central clock, with a barometer and a thermometer at its either side. The body is impressive and classy, and the upper square-shaped sections have paneled sides. The engraved silvered dial set with champlevé columns adds a touch of magnificence to this elegant classic. The ensemble is made complete with champlevé columns, a pair of onyx shelves, a vitrine section and a square base cast with flower festoons, shaped plinth and fluted feet. The dimensions of the piece were 58-3/4x20x20 inches. This beauty was sold off to the highest bidder at $13,530.
Patrons with an eye for class and quality found this exquisite twin set and Pair Monumental Louis XV Style Figural Torchères at Brunk Auctions to be the perfect addition to their collection. Only a few things can match the charm of this continental candelabra set held by a timeless and elegant maiden in bronze. The maidens are surmounted on a figured marble base that is rosso antico. The distinct and charming ormolu mounts and paw feet add to the charisma of this beautiful work of art and finesse. The selling price for this exquisite set was $20,910.
The timeless beauty and elegance of diamonds are what make them a symbol of eternal and undying love. This exquisite 2.38 ct. diamond piece was a show-stealer in the latest Brunk Auctions. This round, brilliant cut diamond weighed a massive 2.38 cts, and the accompanying ring mounting had the stamp “Jabel, 18K”. the ring mount was made of white gold and was size 6, having a weight of 3.6 grams. The diamond came with GIA certification number 1196978735 and specifications as: G, SI1. The piece showed light wear scratches in accordance with the age and regular usage. The starting bid price for this breath-takingly beautiful piece of jewelry was sold for $17,220.
For the ones who love timeless pieces of jewellery, the most exquisite piece at the auction was the Antique Platinum, Sapphire & Diamond Pendant which was sold off for $49,200
The exquisite Monumental Napoleon III Mahogany Breakfront in solid mahogany was the cynosure for all eyes at the Premier Emporium auction. This original French work of art dates back to the 19th century. The entire case set is adorned with majestic gilt bronze decorations, two glazed doors in the center, open to the adjustable shelved space in the interior. These are flanked on both sides by additional glazed doors. The ensemble is tastefully placed on paw feet, making the total dimensions 103-3/4x107x23 inches. It was in great condition and had only very faint shrinkage cracks and surface wear. It was sold for $10,455.
Another historical piece with the signature of F. Linke (1855-1946) was the François Linke Louis XVI Style Cylinder Desk. An exclusive desk with fitted interiors and sliding writing surface, this piece was sold for $13,530.
As is evident by the diversity of pieces showcased at Bidsquare before the event, this auction was ideal for collectors with all ranges of budget. The pieces highlighted above are just the tip of the iceberg, and the total list of sold items is like a vast ocean of diverse treasures.