Gray's Auctioneers Fine Furniture and Decorations Auction

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  • September 16, 2010

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Lot 100 : A Rococo Revival Bronze Wall Mounted Fountain, 20th Century, with stylized dolphin shell and frog motif. h:35 w:34 d:13.75 in. Estimate $ 3,000-5,000

Gray’s Auctioneers announces its Fine Furniture and Decorations auction to be held Thursday, September 30th, 2010, at 1 pm.  This sale features 276 lots with a concentration of English and American furniture produced in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Lots of note include, Lot no. 1, a stunning and rare Gothic Revival Carved Oak Cabinet on Chest.  With carved animals and stylized foliage throughout, it features two sets of turned columns and beautifully carved animal motifs on two panel doors.  This Lot 1 is estimated conservatively at $1,000 to $1,500.  Other furniture of particular interest include four finely carved mid-20th century pieces by Fundacao that include Lot no. 15 an Empire Style Rosewood and Gilt Bronze Writing Table, a pair of Louis XVI Style Mahogany Marble-Top and Gilt Bronze Mounted Console Tables.

Outstanding among the decorative arts is Lot no. 100, an extraordinary Rococo Revival Bronze Wall Mounted Fountain.  A beautiful blue-green patina enhances the stylized dolphin shell and frog motif. It is estimated at $3,000 to $5,000.  Among the finest of the rugs to be auctioned is Lot no. 205, an early 20th century wool Farahan Sarouk.  Its overall floral pattern is complimented by mounted and standing figures woven in deep reds and soft blues.  Adding a touch of delicacy to the auction is Lot no. 103, a striking pair of Continental Carved Ivory Figures dressed in 17th century fashion. 

As Gray’s Auctioneers enters its fourth year, owner Deba Gray anticipates that the fall season will be an exciting one for auctions in general.  Fine Furniture and Decorations is Gray’s 37th auction.

Auctions are held live monthly in our Cleveland auction showrooms with simultaneous global on-line bidding and telephone bidding.  Live on-line bidding is available through Gray’s Live and Gray’s also offers other convenient options that include absentee bidding on our website, by phone, in person, via email, or by fax. 

The complete illustrated September 30th, 2010 can be found on Gray’s website at or please call 215-458-7695 for additional information.

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