Weschler's Spring Furniture and Decorations Auction Set for May 14

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  • May 09, 2011

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A Portsmouth, New Hampshire Federal inlaid and crossbanded figured birch and maple bow-front chest of drawers, circa 1810, holds a $6,000-$8,000 pre-sale estimate.
A pair of Royal Worcester gilt decorated moon flasks, dated 1877, are expected to bring between $2,000-$3,000.
An ormolu sculpture by Italian artist Benedetto Boschetti (c. 1820-1870) of a classical maiden holds a $2,000-$3,000 pre-sale estimate.

Featuring Property from a Corporate Collection

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) -- Weschler's May 14th auction of European and American Furniture and Decorations, including Asian Works of Art, will feature a wide selection of furnishings, decorations and fine art from various local estates and private collections. Exhibition for the May 14th auction begins Saturday, May 7th in Weschler’s downtown Washington, D.C. gallery.

Highlighting the sale is a selection of furnishings from a local corporate collection.  Among the offerings are a pair of George II giltwood marble top console tables, circa 1750, carrying a pre-sale estimate of $20,000-$30,000; a George III mahogany kneehole writing desk, last quarter 18th century ($10,000-$15,000); a mid-18th century Louis XV ormolu mounted parquetry kingwood and tulipwood cartonnier, stamped IDUBOIS Jme ($10,000-$15,000); a Regency satinwood crossbanded and inlaid calamander and rosewood pivoting fold-top games table, circa 1815 ($2,000-$4,000); and a New York Federal satinwood inlaid mahogany serpentine sideboard, 1790-1805, which holds a $5,000-$7,000 pre-sale estimate.

From the same collection, the decorative arts portion of the sale is highlighted by a large selection of Baccarat ‘Harcourt’ crystal bar and stemware, which carry estimates ranging from $400-$7,000.  Additional offerings include a Louis XV ormolu mounted tortoiseshell bracket clock by Louis Joüard, Paris, mid-18th century ($2,000-$3,000); a George III two-color giltwood mirror, circa 1800 ($3,000-$5,000); a pair of Royal Worcester gilt decorated moon flasks, dated 1877 ($2,000-$3,000); and an Ashworth ironstone ‘Japan’ part dinner service, last quarter 19th century, which is expected to bring between $1,500 and $2,500.

Other furniture offerings on the auction block include a German Renaissance Revival walnut and leaded glass musical tall case clock, Symphonion Musikwerke, Leipzig, last quarter 19th century ($8,000-$12,000); a Charles X style figured amboyna silvered foil glass top console by Jacques Adnet, circa 1940 ($10,000-$15,000); a Portsmouth, New Hampshire Federal inlaid and crossbanded figured birch and maple bow-front chest of drawers, circa 1810 ($6,000-$8,000); a New England Queen Anne cherry highboy, 1760-1780 ($4,000-$6,000); and a Baltimore Federal satinwood inlaid mahogany demilune fold-top card table, 1790-1800, which is estimated to bring between $3,000-$5,000.

Highlighting the silver offerings is a Schofield Co., Inc. Baltimore repoussé sterling ‘Castle’ pattern five-piece coffee and tea service, first quarter 20th century ($4,000-$6,000); a Tiffany & Co. sterling presentation trophy bowl, New York, 1873-1891, with applied fish and lily pads and engraved seaweed decoration ($3,000-$4,000); an American Egyptian-Revival silver footed dish, probably by John Cook, New York, circa 1880 ($1,000-$1,500); a George III silver oval cake basket by Samuel Herbert & Co., London, 1762 ($3,000-$5,000); a Tiffany & Co. ‘Audubon’ pattern 74-piece sterling flatware service ($4,000-$6,000); an impressive Persian silver large samovar set, Khordani, Isfahan, Qajar Dynasty, first quarter 20th century, weighing approximately 800 oz ($50,000-$70,000) and a selection of silver-plated Christofle serving pieces round out the offerings with estimates ranging from $500-$4,000.

Standouts among Asian works of art are two 18th-19th century jade ritual cups ($1,000-$2,000); two late 19th-early 20th century Indonesian daggers (Kris) with chased silver sheaths, Madura and Sumatra ($800-$1,200); a selection of Japanese woodblock prints by Hiroshi Yoshida (Japanese 1876-1950) ($800-$1,200); and a Chinese Export parcel gilt 'Blue Fitzhugh' part tea service from the Jiaqing Period (1796-1820) ($1,500-$2,500).

Fine Art will feature an oil attributed to German artist Johann Georg Walte (1811-1890) of a river landscape with sailboats and cottages, which is expected to bring $1,500-$2,500 and two sculptures by Italian artist Benedetto Boschetti (c. 1820-1870) of a classical maiden ($2,000-$3,000) and a bust of Emperor Augustus ($2,000-$4,000).

A second quarter 20th century Indian rug, consigned by the corporate collection ($3,000-$5,000) and a Serapi rug, circa 1880 ($8,000 to $12,000), are two of among the nearly 30 rugs to be offered.  Other popular rug styles include Shiraz, Oushak, Heriz and more.

For more information, contact our specialists at (202) 628-1281 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            (202) 628-1281      end_of_the_skype_highlighting. The items may be viewed online at www.weschlers.com.

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Since 1890, Weschler’s is one of the leading auctioneers & appraisers of fine art, jewelry, furniture, decorations and Asian works of art.

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