Dallas Auction Gallery will follow their $1.6 million dollar November 16th auction with an outstanding Fine and Decorative Art Auction on February 29th at 6pm CST. This sale will feature exceptional signed French furniture from a local private collection. The collection includes a Paul Sormani Louis XV style commode, a Linke mahogany Louis XV style vitrine, a Grohe Freres Louis XVI style writing table, an Andre Lardin Regence style tulipwood commode, and much more.
Scott Shuford, President of Dallas Auction Gallery, said, “We are pleased to offer an impressive collection of signed French furniture in this auction, along with a wonderful mix of high-end paintings, fine estate jewelry, and silver. Dallas Auction Gallery is looking forward to celebrating our ten year anniversary this year, and we are always welcoming quality consignments for our 2012 auction schedule.”
Bidding is available live, by phone, by absentee bidding, or online through liveauctioneers.com.
Highlights from the February 29th auction include:
1. Lot 170: Paul Sormani Louis XV style commode, the shaped and molded breche d'alep marble top over a bombe shaped two drawer cabinet, inlaid with elaborate floral marquetry and mounted with exceptional quality dore bronze. The lock plate of top drawer stamped, "Paul Sormani 10r Charlot, Paris" and "P. Sormani Paris" stamped into the top of the front legs under the marble. Paul Sormani (Italian/French, 1817-1877).
Provenance: Ex Coll: Baroness Leigh who maintained residences in Geneva, Penzance and New York. By repute, this commode was purchased directly from Sormani in Paris in the 1860's for the family residence in Geneva and later moved to Penzance.
2. Lot 164: Linke mahogany Louis XV style vitrine the shaped marble top over a dore bronze mounted frieze, a single long door framed in dore bronze and a shaped apron centered by a large dore bronze plaque. Curved glass in door and side panels. Signed on bronze mount, "F. Linke". Francois Linke (French, 1855-1946).
3. Lot 138: Grohe Freres Louis XVI style writing table, the body of tulipwood veneered oak on turned legs of solid purpleheart wood. The top with leather writing surface over two writing slides and a long drawer, the frieze with a continuous gilt bronze border of cherub and foliate scrolls, and the fluted legs mounted with gilt bronze ending in stiff leaf sabots. Stamped twice "GROHE Fres". Grohe Freres (French, 1829-1885), established by brothers Guillaume and Jean-Michel Grohe, participated in major exhibitions throughout the second half of the 19th century and supplied furniture to major royal households in France and England, including Napoleon III's apartments at the Louvre.
4. Lot 156: Andre Lardin Regence style tulipwood commode with molded breche violette marble top over two short, two long and a secret top center drawer, having ornate bronze pulls, escutcheons and mountings. Stamped "Lardin" and "JME". Andre Antoine Lardin, Parisian cabinetmaker of the latter 18th century.
5. Lot 176: Ivory inlaid oval shaped center table, the birdseye maple top with an undulating border and elaborate floral and scroll pattern ivory inlay, the banded border with additional ivory inlay, the aprons with heavy floral and swag ivory inlay, standing on four square tapered legs with stippled panels, carved shells and ivory bell flowers.
6. Lot 127: 14K and 1.95 ct. fancy yellow diamond (GIA) ring the central round brilliant cut, internally flawless fancy yellow diamond, 1.95 cts., flanked by a pair of pear shaped diamonds, 1.10 cts. approximate total, G-H color, VS clarity, in a 14K white and yellow gold mount. Stamped, "14K". 2.9 grams. GIA report #13686808.
7. Lot 174: 14K gold and 2.28 ct. diamond (GIA) ring, the 2.28 ct. round brilliant cut diamond, I color, VVS2 clarity, in a 14K white gold mount. GIA report #110204027731. Stamped, "14K". 2.8 grams.
8. Lot 169: Henry Stull, "Heads Apart" oil painting on canvas depicting a race at Queens County Jockey Club on October 25, 1898 between: Kinnikinic, Warrenton and Swiftmas. Canvas: 25''H x 30''W; Frame: 38''H x 43.25''W. Signed lower right, "Henry Stull Copyright 1898". Henry Stull (American, 1851-1913).
9. Lot 159: Tiffany & Co. mantle clock with enameled decoration to the top and three sides; an ornate finial on a domed top; the four corners with urn finials- the front two crowning canted corners concealing a pair of cherubs flanking a gilt dial with Roman numerals, marked Tiffany & Co.; over an inset panel decorated with enameled cornucopia; the whole supported by four scrolled feet. Movement is a circular brass French style with coiled gong strike on hour and half hour. In working condition with pendulum and key. Movement marked, "Tiffany & Compy 3965 7 7" and a circular mark that reads, "Medaille d'Argent Vincenti 1855".
10. Lot 165: Tiffany style stained glass window having three panels depicting a winding stream within a wooded landscape, the trees parting to reveal a lakeside mountain in the distance. Metal tag signed, "Tiffany Studios New York" on lower left panel. Glass: 61.5''H x 59''W; with frame: 69.5''H x 66''W.
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