Auction Featuring the Estate of Joseph T. Gorman

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  • October 23, 2014

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lot 50. Edmund Adler (Austrian, 1876-1965) $10,000/15,000
Aspire Auctions, Inc.
lot 44. Eugenio Zampighi (Italian, 1859-1944) $20,000/25,000
Aspire Auctions, Inc.
lot 399. Franco Lafini Silver Plated Food Trolley $3,500/5,500
Aspire Auctions, Inc.

Aspire's October online auction of fine art, antiques and decorative arts features the estate of Joseph T. Gorman, who was the former chairman and chief executive officer of TRW Inc. Moxahela, the name of his estate in Gates Mills Ohio, designed by the well known architectural firm of Walker & Weeks, sold recently for $3.65 million. 

Well appointed with fine furniture and paintings, Moxahela was elegant, yet comfortable. The warmth of the oyster burled chest between the mica shade torcheres in the entry hall gave a hearty glow, contrasting the sweet subjects in such paintings by Edmund Alder and Eugenio Zampighi. An avid rider and hunter, Mr. Gorman favored a hunt theme throughout most of his mansion. The dining room featured an exceptional silver plated meat trolly by Franco Lafini, with a large naturalistic figure of a fox on the lid. Everwhere you turned, and every room entered, offered a fine suprize, such as KPM plaques he collected over the years, placed in pleasently awkward spaces that begged you to move closer for a more detailed look. Moxahela was, and still is, a fine jewel in Northeast Ohio. We are honored to handle Mr. Gorman's lifetime collection and we warmly invite you to participate in this auction. The catalogue may be viewed at Bidding opens 10/24 and lots close over three days; 10/30, 10/31 and 11/1. 

Aspire Auctions, Inc.
2310 Superior Ave. East, Ste. 125
Cleveland, Ohio
About Aspire Auctions, Inc.

Aspire Auctions, Inc. is the largest fine art and antiques auction house in Northern Ohio, predicated on sales results. Headquartered in Cleveland Ohio, Aspire has a second gallery in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, and representation in Atlanta Georgia. Aspire provides certified appraisals, adhering to USPAP standards, and offer free auction estimates daily, either in person at home, in the gallery or via email. The auction gallery is located in the Historic Bloch Building, listed on the National Registry, in a renovated salon with large viewing rooms with natural light. All factions of the business including shipping, website, software, photography, et al, are directly handled by Aspire Staff without any third party involvement. We currently work with museums, individuals, banks, attorneys and trustees to realize the full potential of property through our auction venue.

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