Lark Mason Associates Announces Sale of French Furniture and Chinese Decorative Art from a Prominent New York Collector Now Live on

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  • January 15, 2021

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Pair of Louis XVI Tulipwood Marquetry Corner Cabinets, P. Roussel
Lark Mason Associates
A large Chinese pottery prancing horse, Sichuan Provence, Han Dynasty
Lark Mason Associates

Lark Mason Associates sale of French Furniture and Decorative Arts from a prominent New York collector is now live on The sale, which closes on January 26th, consists of just under 50 select lots of French furniture, Chinese tomb pottery, and decorative arts. The collection which was housed in an elegant apartment designed by a well-known Washington DC-based interior designer includes a fine pair of Louis XVI Tulipwood Marquetry corner cabinets, made by Pierre Roussel (Estimate: $15,000-25,000), and a Louis XVI Mahogany and Inlaid Tulipwood Wood Desk (Estimate: $2,000-3,000).  Among the superb Chinese tomb pottery wares are a pair of Tang Dynasty Chinese painted pottery Lokapala (Estimate: $7,000-10,000) and a large Chinese pottery prancing horse, Sichuan Provence, Han Dynasty (Estimate: $5,000-8,000). 

“This sale is an eclectic blend of French furniture and Chinese decorative arts that reflects the taste and connoisseurship of a sophisticated collector,” says Niki Tiliakos, who oversees the sale. “Estimates are very accessible for such an excellent range of items.”

Among some of the other notable offerings are an elaborately carved mahogany Steinway & Sons custom Tudor-style grand piano and bench, 1911 (Estimate: $20,000-30,000 two large Chinese green and amber glazed and painted pottery figures of Officials, Ming Dynasty (Estimate: $1,500-3,000); and a Chinese green jade carved table screen, Qing Dynasty (Estimate: $1,000-5,000).

French Louis XVI Mahogany and Inlaid Tulipwood Wood Desk
Lark Mason Associates

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 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 a generalist in American and European works of art and paintings, as well as an expert in the field of Chinese art and 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 and holds the record for the highest price achieved for any work of art in an online sale, for a painting sold in May 2014 that realized close to $4.2m. Mason, the owner and CEO of iGavel Auctions, is noted for his regular appearances on "The Antiques Road Show."  For more information, visit

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