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  • October 03, 2012

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Property of a Kalorama Estate

Weschler's is happy to offer a delightful selection of furniture, porcelain, fine art and silver from a Washington, D.C. estate on October 19th at 10am.  The contents of the stylishly decorated four-story townhouse paint a portrait of the owner as the consummate entertainer with fine porcelains, silver and glassware.  Her love of romantic portraits is well represented by numerous images of young women in white dress, and her appreciation for the whimsical is exemplified by a set of six Tiffany & Co. gilt sterling owl-form salt and peppers.   The collection will go on exhibit beginning Saturday, October 13 at Weschler's Washington, D.C. gallery.


Highlights from the collection include a Venetian baroque style painted and decorated wood blackamoor, first half 20th century ($3,000-$5,000); a William and Mary satinwood inlaid walnut chest-on-stand, predominantly early 18th century ($3,000-$5,000); a Charles X figured walnut marble top buffet, circa 1820 ($2,000-$4,000); an Italian rococo style rose Japanned bureau bookcase, 20th century ($1,500-$2,000); a Louis XV style giltwood and gesso mirror, early 20th century ($1,000-$4,000); bouillotte lamps ranging from $300-$900; and a selection of Louis Vuitton leather goods, ranging from $200-$400.


Tortoiseshell and Chinese export lacquer were clearly favorites of the consignor and figure prominently in the auction. Included are seven groups of tortoiseshell boxes including a tea caddy, sewing box, card and cigarette cases, ranging from $500-$900;  two lots of two Chinese export gilt decorated black lacquer tea caddies, both mid-19th century, are estimated at $700-$900 and $800-$1,200 respectively.


A decorative selection of fine art features an oil on canvas, Manner of John Michael Wright (British, 17th-18th century), Portrait of King Charles II ($2,000-$3,000); a Still Life with Fruit in a Basket ($1,000-$2,000), oil on canvas attributed to Henry Clare (British 19th-20th century); and an oil on panel by French artist, Francois Adolphe Grison (1845-1914), Priest Seated on a Bench with Cat, estimated to fetch $700-$900.


The items may be viewed online at www.weschlers.com. For more information please contact Weschler's at (202) 628-1281 or email info@weschlers.com. We invite you to contact us for auction-value estimates of a single item or an entire collection. Our next Capital Collections Estate Auction will be held November 16th. 


Weschler's Auctioneers & Appraisers
909 E Street, NW
Washington, DC
About Weschler's Auctioneers & Appraisers

Capital Collections Estate Auctions are held approximately 6 times a year and combine American & European furniture & decorations, Asian works of art, jewelry, coins & watches, paintings, prints, drawings & sculpture and 20th century decorative arts. The auctions are held on Fridays and are available for exhibit the Saturday prior to the sale through Thursday. An illustrated catalogue accompanies each sale and is available for purchase and online viewing.

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