Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd. to Hold Important Summer Catalogue Auction on June 18th

  • HILLSBOROUGH, North Carolina
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  • June 02, 2011

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Grandma Moses (NY/VA, 1860-1961), "The Red Bridge," retaining original card from the artist (est. $10,000-$20,000)

Over 700 lots of fine and decorative arts will be offered at LLAES Ltd.’s major Summer Catalogue Auction.  Starting promptly at 9AM, the event will be held at the firm’s state of the art gallery in Hillsborough, NC.

Representing several major estates, Leland Little states, “this is one of our finest offerings in a single catalogue auction to date.”  The auction will feature national and international level silver, fine art, furniture, mid-century modern, Asian art, militaria, fine jewelry, and other choice decorative arts.  Little elaborates, “with internet bidding by LiveAuctioneers.com and in house bidding, combined with telephone and absentee bidding, we expect to receive a great deal of interest in this important sale.”

At 9AM on Saturday, June 18th over 700 lots of art and antiques will be offered, starting off with fine silver, in particular an outstanding Georg Jensen Sterling Silver “Grape” Pitcher (est. $3,000-$5,000).  The silver department at LLAES, Ltd. consistently brings exceedingly fine offerings to market.  Over 100 lots of fine silver will be offered at this sale and are sure to draw international attention.  Offerings include an exuberant hand-chased Art Nouveau Whiting Sterling Silver Tea & Coffee Service (est. $8,000-$12,000) and a George V English Sterling Silver Epergne by Stewart Dawson Ltd. and retailed at their Regent Street address (est. $1,000-$2,000).

LLAES, Ltd. continues to bring fresh Asian art offerings to market.  This sale is no exception.  One unique and exciting lot of note is a Qing Dynasty Chinese Ivory Doctor’s Model, complete with small bound feet (est. $600-$1000).  A 19th century Carved Jade Censer with Cover (est. $500-$1000) carved from a single piece of chloromelanite jade, ranging in color from a semi-translucent milky white to deep green to tan to an opaque almost black, will garner much interest.  Other lots of note include a pair of 19th century Chinese Porcelain “Chicken Skin” Vases (est. $1,000-$1,500) and an important watercolor on paper by Bunsai Loki (Japanese, 1863-1906), entitled, “Rinno-ji Temple” (est. $6,000-$9,000).

American Art offerings will be confidently led by a Grandma Moses (NY/VA, 1860-1961), oil on cardboard entitled, “The Red Bridge”  (est. $10,000-$20,000).  This lot retains the original card from the artist dating the painting to circa 1940 and titling the work, “The Red Bridge, Cambridge, New York.”  Also offered are a Pair of Portraits attributed to Sheldon Peck (est. $10,000-$20,000) and three Adele Williams (VA, 1868-1952) works, two oil on canvases, “Provincetown” (est. $3,000-$5,000) and “The Garden Hat” (est. $2,000-$4,000), and one Still Life watercolor (est. $800-$1,200).

English and Continental Art offerings will certainly be a highlight of the sale.  An Edouard Cortes (Fr., 1882-1969), entitled, “Porte St. Denis” (est. $15,000-$25,000) will undoubtedly cause excitement.  Other strong lots include and oil on canvas by Antoine Bouvard (Fr., 1912-1972), entitled, “Doge’s Palace” (est. $6,000-$9,000) and an oil on canvas by Carlo Grubacs (It., 1802-1878), entitled, “View of Venice” (est. $10,000-$20,000).

The Mid-Century Modern Department at LLAES, Ltd. offers five important fresh to the market lots of furniture crafted by George Nakashima (Japanese-American 1905-1990), who is known for his balance between art-form, everyday use, and respect for the beauty in nature.  These five lots include the Minguren I Table (est. $10,000-$20,000), Trestle Table (est. $8,000-$12,000), Six Grass Seat Chairs (est. $5,000-$10,000), Two Grass Seat Stools (est. $2,000-$4,000), and a George Nakashima Hanging Wall Case (est. $3,000-$6,000), all from an original owner collection. A letter of provenance accompanies each lot.  Another lot to watch is an original Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair (est. $5,000-$8,000).

American Furniture will be led by an outstanding circa 1840 Paint Decorated Blanket Chest (est. $10,000-$15,000) from Chatham County, North Carolina.  Another important lot is a Philadelphia, PA Arm Chair (est. $10,000-$15,000) attributed to William Savery (1721-1787).  Other fine offerings include a North Carolina Inlaid Sugar Chest on Stand (est. $4,000-$8,000), circa 1820-30, with a Western Piedmont origin, a 19th century North Carolina Corner Cupboard  (est. $2,000-$4,000) attributed to Yadkin County, and a 19th century North Carolina Child’s Tiger Maple Chest of Drawers (est. $800-$1,500).

The Jewelry Department at LLAES, Ltd. again brings exceedingly fine estate jewelry and watches to market.  Highlighted by an untreated Natural Blue Sapphire Pendant (ext. $7,000-$14,000), weighing 5.01 carats, the jewelry offerings will create excitement on sale day.  Other pieces of note include a Pair of circa 1930 Platinum and Diamond Floral Spray Design Clips/Brooches (est. 3,000-$5,000), an Art Deco Diamond and Sapphire Brooch/Pendant (est. $3,500-$6,500), a French Art Deco 14KT Gold and Sapphire Compact (est. $2,000-$4,000), and a Platinum and Royal Asscher Cut Diamond Ring (est. $3,000-$6,000).

A highlight of note includes two important military collections, one a US Civil War collection including a Pennsylvania Civil War Regimental History (est. $600-$900) and a 19th century Eastern NC Archive and Sword from Beaufort and Hyde Counties (est. $200-$400), the other a Napoleonic collection including a French Cuirass and Helmet ($1,200-$1,800) and a Napoleon a First Consul Document (est. $600-$900), signed, “Bonaparte,” Paris, August 22, 1800.

Rounding out the sale will be exciting art glass offerings highlighted by a piece by Dale Chihuly (b. 1941) entitled, “Five-Piece Seaforms Set” (est. $8,000-$12,000), a strong collection of lighting led by an early 20th century Tiffany Favrile Fabrique Glass Table Lamp (est. $8,000-$12,000), and according to Leland Little, “one of the finest collection of 15th -18th century brass candlesticks we have ever had.”

Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd.’s Fall Catalogue Auction will be held on September 16th and 17th, 2011.  LLAES, Ltd. is always seeking quality consignments, whether it be an entire estate or a significant item. If you would like to discuss selling please call at 919-644-1243 or email at info@LLAuctions.com.  To learn more about Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd. please visit their new website at www.LLAUCTIONS.com.

Leland Little
Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd.

Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd.
620 Cornerstone Court
Hillsborough, North Carolina
About Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd.

Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd. specializes in consigning and auctioning estates and collections of various assets including but not limited to: furniture, fine wine, collectible cars, military paraphernalia, silver, fine art, pottery, porcelain, jewelry, and coins. Our fine offerings represent various styles, cultures, and histories.

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