BELLE EPOQUE: 19TH & 20TH CENTURY DECORATIVE ARTS


 

Auction

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 10am

CONSIGNMENTS ARE CURRENTLY
BEING ACCEPTED

To have your property evaluated for possible consignment in the next auction, please contact:

Malcolm N. MacNeil
Vice President, Appraiser
212-427-4141, ext 218


Media Contact

Louis LeB. Webre
SVP, Marketing & Media
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Including Property From

A Gentleman's Estate, Washington, DC
Estate of A. Harry Fishman
Estate of Emanuel Schaeffer
Estate of Francis L. Pagani, Jr.
Estate of Georgine Goodman
Estate of Gertrud G. Wilkinson
Estate of Gertrude H. Engelberg
Estate of Jules Klein
Estate of Murray L. Nathan
Estate of Robert Makla
Estate of Susan Erpf Van De Bovenkamp
Estates of M. Michael Eisenberg and Barbara Yetka-Eisenberg
Property of a New York Collector
Property of a New York Gentleman Collector
Property of a New York Lady
Property of a Palm Beach Estate
Property of a Private Collector
Property of a Texas Estate
The Rumsey-Harriman Collection; Estate of Mrs. Charles C. Rumsey


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RUSSIAN SILVER FLATWARE SERVICE ACHIEVES $53,125 AT DOYLE NEW YORKS SEPTEMBER 18, 2012 BELLE EPOQUE SALE

Egyptian Revival Chaise Longue Sells for $40,625

Sale Totals a Strong $861,750

We Invite You to Contact Us for a Complimentary Auction Evaluation of Your 19th and 20th Century Furniture, Decorations and Paintings


Doyle New York's Belle Epoque auction on September 19, 2012 showcased fine and decorative arts reflecting the opulence of the Belle Epoque. Elegant furniture and decorations of the Louis XV and XVI Revivals, Victorian, Art Nouveau and Art Deco eras were offered, as well as art glass, porcelain, silver, marble statues, bronzes, ivories, clocks, sconces, chandeliers, rugs, and a selection of Tiffany Studios articles. Complementing the furniture and decorations were an assortment of fin de siecle paintings.

With competitive bidding from the salesroom, the telephones and the Internet, the sale totaled $861,750 against a pre-sale estimate of $638,050-970,550, with 82% sold by lot and 91% sold by value.

The top lot of the day was a late 19th/early 20th century Russian silver flatware service retailed by C.E. Bolin, offered together with a group of Russian and other silver articles, that sold for $53,125, far surpassing its estimate of $5,000-7,000. Furniture was highlighted by an unusual Egyptian Revival bone inlaid mahogany chaise longue inspired by furnishings discovered in the tomb of Tutankhamun. The chaise longue was almost identical to a piece used in the 1956 epic film, The Ten Commandments. Estimated at $1,500-2,500, the chaise longue achieved a strong $40,625.

All prices include the Buyers' Premium.


NEXT BELLE EPOQUE AUCTION: February 2013
Consignments are currently being accepted for the February 2013 Belle Epoque auction. We invite you to contact us for a complimentary auction evaluation. Our specialists are always available to discuss the sale of a single item or an entire collection. For information, please contact Malcolm MacNeil at 212-427-4141, ext 218, or email BelleEpoque@DoyleNewYork.com

Images and interviews are available upon request.

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Louis LeB. Webre
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Louis@DoyleNewYork.com

FURNITURE

Lot 395
Egyptian Revival Bone Inlaid Mahogany Chaise Longue
The panels decorated with seated pharaonic figures, kneeling attendants and Horus surrounded by scales, raised on front lion monopode legs and rear monopode legs with lion tails. Length 7 feet 3/4 inches.


Sold For $40,625
Lot 290
Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Tall Case Clock
The stepped rectangular hood surmounted by a sphere, serpent and winged hourglass, enclosing a circular white enameled dial with black Roman numerals signed Durand A Paris, above a case with a chinoiserie decorated black lacquered door, the base with a bas relief depicting a merman riding two dolphins restrained by cupid, ending in a plinth. Height 7 feet 9 1/2 inches, width 23 1/8 inches, depth 12 1/4 inches.


C Estate of A. Harry Fishman
Sold For $13,750
Lot 130
Louis XV Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Marquetry Inlaid Mahogany and Fruitwood Console
The serpentine-shaped mottled mauve and white marble top above a frieze drawer decorated with blossoms, raised on cabriole legs ending in scrolling foliate sabots. Height 35 inches, width 48 inches, depth 21 1/2 inches.


Sold For $11,875
Lot 95
Transitional Louis XV/XVI Style Gilt-Bronze and Sevres Style Porcelain Mounted Walnut and Kingwood Bonheur du Jour
The galleried superstructure with two banks of two drawers centering a cupboard door, above a rectangular top and a frieze drawer, raised on cabriole legs ending in foliate sabots. Height 46 1/4 inches, width 35 3/4 inches, depth 19 1/2 inches.


C Estate of Gertrude H. Engelberg
Sold For $10,625
Lot 75
Steinway & Sons Ebonized Grand Piano
Circa 1903
Model O, serial no. 108048. Length 70 3/4 inches; Together with an Upholstered Bench.


Sold For $9,375
Lot 284
Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Mahogany Commode a Vantaux
After the model by Guillaume Benneman and Joseph Stokel, late 19th/early 20th century
The white and gray stepped rectangular marble top with rounded front corners, above a conforming case enclosing a pair of frieze drawers over a pair of cupboard doors opening to reveal six sliding drawers, flanked by half-round clustered arrow-form columns, raised on hairy paw and bun feet, decorated on the front with a central oval shield with the head of Medusa, arrow filled quivers, flags and swords, the principal mount stamped KAHN. Height 38 3/8 inches, width 6 feet 1/2 inch, depth 27 inches.
The original is in the collection at Fontainebleau
Doyle New York sold a similar cabinet Belle Epoque, June 9, 2010, lot 515


Sold For $8,750
Lot 326
Napoleon III Gilt-Metal Mounted Marquetry Inlaid Walnut, Tulipwood and Ebonized Center Table
Circa 1880
The shaped oval top with a central reserve depicting a multi-hued floral spray, continuing to a border decorated with cattails, lizards, pearl swags and scrolling acanthus leaves, above a serpentine-shaped frieze drawer with a central female mask flanked by foliate reserves, raised on flared cabriole legs surmounted by female term figures with plumed headdresses and ending in foliate sabots. Height 31 inches, width 60 inches, depth 36 1/2 inches.


C Property of a Palm Beach Estate
Sold For $7,500
Lot 77
Steinway & Sons Ebonized Grand Piano
Circa 1929
Model M, serial no. 268417. Length 69 inches.


C Estate of Georgine Goodman
Sold For $7,500
Lot 320
Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Mahogany Center Table
After a design by Adam Weisweiler
The rectangular mottled mauve, gray and white marble top with ovolo corners, above a frieze drawer decorated with confronting winged sphinxes centering a female mask, raised on female term legs joined by an interlace stretcher and ending in cap feet. Height 30 3/4 inches, width 33 1/2 inches, depth 19 3/4 inches.


Sold For $7,500
Lot 74
Lyon & Healy Sitka Spruce, Tiger Maple, Rosewood and Parcel Gilt Harp Circa 1926
Style 22, serial no. 3006. Height 70 1/2 inches.


Sold For $7,500

SILVER

Lot 216
Russian Silver Flatware Service
Retailed by C.E. Bolin, late 19th/early 20th century
Comprising thirty-six dinner forks, six strawberry forks, eighteen salad forks, eighteen ice cream forks, eighteen tablespoons, eighteen teaspoons, eighteen soup spoons, eighteen ice cream spoons, eighteen demitasse spoons, five salt spoons, thirty-six dinner knives, eighteen fruit knives, eighteen cheese knives, six silver mounted cut glass open salts and nineteen serving pieces; Together with a Group of Russian and Other Silver Articles. Including a partial flatware set, approximately twenty pieces; and seven other items. Total approximately 431 ounces, weighable.


Sold For $53,125
Lot 198
Puiforcat Silver and Ivory Tea Service
Comprising a teapot, hot water kettle on stand, two-handled covered sugar bowl, creamer, waste bowl and a two-handled shaped rectangular tray, each with paneled sides. Height of kettle on stand 17 1/2 inches, length of tray over handles 27 1/2 inches, total approximately 336 ounces, all in.
Provenance:
Gallery Sixty-Eight Auctions, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1970


C Property of a New York Gentleman Collector
Sold For $11,250
Lot 163
Assembled Set of Twelve Gorham Sterling Silver Service Plates
Circa 1920-31
In the Maintenon pattern, each shallow center continuing to a chased and repousse wide border, with cartouche-shaped reserves and stylized foliate motifs, laurel leaf decorated rim. Diameter 11 1/4 inches, total approximately 292 ounces.


C Property of a New York Gentleman Collector
Sold For $10,000
Lot 218
Russian Silver Tea and Coffee Service
Pavel Sazikov, Moscow, circa 1870-80
Comprising a teapot, coffee pot, creamer, milk pot, cake bowl and a covered sugar bowl, each of ribbed gourd form. Height of coffee pot 8 1/4 inches, total approximately 85 ounces.


Sold For $8,750
Lot 207
Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Flatware Service
After 1945
In the Beaded pattern, comprising sixteen dinner forks, twenty-six salad/pastry forks, sixteen dessert/soup spoons, sixteen teaspoons, sixteen citrus spoons, sixteen hollow handle dinner knives, butter knife and three serving pieces, each with a handed hammered surface. Total approximately 128 ounces, weighable.


Sold For $8,125
Lot 209
Russian Cloisonne Enameled Silver Cigarette Case
Decorated with a portrait of Napoleon and scrolling foliate motifs. 4 3/8 x 3 1/4 Inches.


C Property of a New York Gentleman Collector
Sold For $6,875
Lot 158
Sterling Silver Coffee and Tea Service
Comprising a coffee pot, teapot, hot water kettle on stand, covered sugar bowl, creamer, waste bowl and sugar tongs and tray. Height of coffee pot 10 1/4 inches, length of tray over handles 25 1/4 inches, total approximately 219 ounces.


Sold For $6,875
Lot 175
George VI Silver Presentation Ewer and Basin
Crichton Bros., London, circa 1939-40
In the Renaissance style, the ewer with a caryatid handle, chased and repousse with masks, dolphins and strapwork against a stippled ground, the basin with conforming decoration. Height of ewer 16 1/4 inches, diameter of basin 19 1/4 inches, total approximately 132 ounces.
Provenance:
M.P. Levene, Ltd., London
Sotheby's, Belgravia


C Property of a New York Gentleman Collector
Sold For $6,875

DECORATIVE ARTS

Lot 312
Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Temple Vase
First quarter of the 20th century
Of baluster form, with a petaled rim and kylin-form handles, decorated with reserves depicting figures in a palace setting against a floral ground. Height 53 inches.


Sold For $13,750
Lot 262
E.F. Caldwell & Co., Inc. Gilt and Patinated-Bronze Photograph Frame
First quarter of the 20th century
Of rectangular form, with a pair of grotesque decorated copper and silver plated doors flanked by winged caryatids, surmounted by a putto finial, on a stepped rectangular base with figures of a seated man and woman and inset with lapis lazuli, carnelian, adventurine and agate. Height 18 1/4 inches, width 12 inches.


C Property of a New York Gentleman Collector
Sold For $10,625
Lot 147
Tiffany & Co. Makers 18 Kt. Yellow Gold Flatware Dessert Service
Comprising eleven demitasse spoons and a pair of sugar tongs. Length of spoon 4 inches, total approximately 102 dwt.


Sold For $8,125
Lot 331
Galle Acid Etched Cameo Glass Plafonnier
First quarter of the 20th century
The domed shade in semi-translucent amber colored glass cased in orange-red, decorated with flowering branches, inverted floral-shaped ceiling cap. Height of shade 5 1/2 inches, diameter 15 3/4 inches.


Sold For $7,500
Lot 94
Pair of Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze and Marble Urns
Each domed cover with an acorn finial and terminal, on incurved legs surmounted with ram's heads and ending in hoof feet, on a triangular base. Height 23 3/4 inches.


Sold For $6,875

FINE ART

Lot 25
Luigi Sorio
Italian, 1835-1909
Italian Street Scene
Signed L. Sorio (lr)
Oil on canvas
24 1/4 x 40 3/4 inches


Sold For $7,500
Lot 40
Charles Bigonet
French, 1861-1929
Seated Girl
Signed Bigonet and stamped cire perdue Valsuani on the base
Bronze with dark brown patina
Height 11 3/8 inches


C The Rumsey-Harriman Collection; Estate of Mrs. Charles C. Rumsey
Sold For $7,500