Lark Mason Associates is pleased to offer a diverse selection of works of art, paintings, furniture, textiles, metalwork, and ceramics from the Byzantine period through the early 20th century. The auction is now online at www.iGavelauctions.com, and runs through November 14, 2018. The exhibitions can be seen at two locations: 210 West Mill Street in New Braunfels, Texas and in New York at 227 East 120th Street.
Says Lark Mason: “This is a fantastic sale that includes wide swathe of period furniture and decorative arts. Many of the lots are being offered without reserve, giving new collectors a marvelous opportunity to buy authentic and important items.”
Consigned by prominent American collectors, highlights include a Dutch School oil on canvas of the Flight from Egypt, estimated at $20,000-40,000; a Rare and Large Byzantine Bronze Cross estimated at $20,000-30,000; an Amsterdam Inlaid Ebony and Rosewood Cabinet on Stand, 17th century, estimated at $15,000-25,000; a large group of textiles including several Flemish tapestries and tapestry fragments and ecclesiastical textiles.
Other highlights are an elaborate George III Silver Gilt Tray, London, 1806; a set of Four George III Silver Gilt Wine Coasters, Sheffield; a fine Inlaid Fruitwood Swiss Rococo Secretaire Bookcase, circa 1760; South German and other Baroque walnut and ebony furniture; and numerous accessories.
The sale exhibition in New York City is open through November 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed Sunday). The New Braunfels, Texas exhibition, at 210 West Mill Street runs November 6 through 14, from 10 a.m. - 4p.m. (closed Sunday). The Texas gallery space is housed in a recently restored 1850’s German farmhouse. For more information or to bid visit: www.iGavelAuctions.com or phone 212-289-5524 or 830- 201-1175.
About Lark Mason:
With locations in New Braunfels, Texas and New York City, Lark Mason Associates, the eponymous, auction house specializing in Asian, ethnographic, and ancient works of art, was founded by Lark Mason after many years as an expert at Sotheby’s New York.
Mason served as a General Appraiser from 1979 until 1985, and as a Senior Vice President and specialist in Chinese art with Sotheby’s Chinese Works of Art Department from 1985-2003. From 2000-2003 he concurrently was a Director of Online Auctions for Sothebys.com. He also served as a consulting curator at the Trammel and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art in Dallas, Texas from 2003-2009. He is an expert in the field of Chinese furniture, having responsibility for this area during his tenure at Sotheby’s. As an Asian works of art specialist he has valued and advised many private collectors and institutions.
Lark Mason Associates regularly hosts auctions on the iGavel Auctions platform and has an established history of record sales of Chinese and other works of art. Mason, the owner and CEO of iGavel Auctions, is noted for his regular appearances on PBS series, “The Antiques Roadshow.”