Kaminski Auctions, one of Massachusetts’ premier auction houses, announces its November Estates Auction, to take place in their new state-of-the-art auction gallery. This important auction features a single-owner collection from an estate in La Jolla, California, including exceptional 18th and 19th Century European furnishings, Persian carpets and antiquities and a wide selection of fine art. The auction takes place November 27-28, 2010 at Kaminski Auctions' new auction gallery, located at 117 Elliot Street, Beverly, MA. Bidding commences at 10am on both days and auction previews will be offered. Online bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers. Visit www.KaminskiAuctions.com for information and a complete online auction catalog.
Highlighting this exciting two-day auction is a painting by American artist George Inness (1825-1894). “Autumn Landscape” (est. $15,000-$25,000) is a fine example of Inness’ affinity for picturesque landscapes, having been influenced by both the Hudson River and Barbizon schools. The piece measures 38 x 43 inches and is in its original frame, which boasts a hand-carved holly leaf and berry design. Inness’ works are highly sought-after and have realized five and six-figure prices at recent auctions.
Also featured is a pair of 19th Century Italian neoclassical gilt wood pedestals ($8,000-$12,000). These highly ornate pieces feature a swag drape decoration and stand just over four feet tall.
A rare Mohtashem Kashan pictorial carpet (est. $15,000-$25,000) is also offered. Mohtashem Kasham rugs are highly prized by collectors for their signature use of Manchester wool, noted for its softness when compared to traditional Iranian rug wool. This particular example features a detailed landscape scene with a large figure seated at the center. The carpet measures 6’ x 4’3” and is in good condition.
Additional highlights include an impressive collection of Persian gold coins; dozens of rare tapestries and carpets; bronze, marble and terra cotta sculptures; Italian and Austrian furniture, and paintings from artists around the globe. The estate collection was housed in a sprawling mansion overlooking the Pacific Ocean designed by Eric Lloyd Wright. A printed full-color catalog of the auction is available.
The sale takes place at Kaminski Auctions’ newly built auction gallery, located less than two miles from Kaminski Auctions headquarters in Beverly, MA. The facility boasts 6,500 square feet of floor space, a comfortable and spacious auction gallery and ample parking for bidders. A Grand Opening will also take place after the Preview hours on Friday, November 26 and the public is invited to attend.
“In addition to the wonderful single-owner collection featured in our November auction, we’re also thrilled to debut our brand new auction gallery,” comments Frank Kaminski, owner of Kaminski Auctions. “This highly adaptable space will give us the opportunity to expand our auction inventory, providing our loyal bidders with an even wider selection of fine art and antiques.”
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