Weschler’s October Estate Auction to Feature Property from Two Capitol Hill Estates

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  • October 03, 2014

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Berthe Vermorchen (Belgian 19th-20th Century), Cloth Table Top Still Life of Peaches and Grapes, oil on canvas ($2,000-$3,000)

[Washington, D.C.]— Property from two notable longtime Capitol Hill collectors will be part of Weschler’s Estate auction, held on Friday, October 24, 2014. The sale will feature a wide array of rugs, European and English silver, American and English furniture, and 18th-19th century European and American oil paintings.

Two handsome 18th century George III pieces are among the highlights of the sale: a satinwood and rosewood inlaid mahogany chest-on-chest ($1,500-$2,500) and a feather inlaid yewwood and oak dressing table ($1,200-$1,800). A lovely still life, Cloth Table Top Still Life of Peaches and Grapes, by the turn-of-the-century Belgian artist, Berthe Vermorchen ($2,000-$3,000) well represents the fine art selections along with the charming, The Sewing Lesson, by the British artist John Seymour Lucas depicting an English scene of girl and her governess as is typical of his work ($1,500-$2,500).

Other standouts include a 19th century pair of German Rococo style silver shell-form footed dishes by Wilkens & Sohne ($2,000-$3,000); a George II silver coffeepot, London, 1750 ($1,000-$2,000); and a 135-piece Royal Crown Derby ‘Red Aves’ dinner service decorated with orange peacocks and floral sprays ($1,500-$2,500). A selection of over 25 rugs will be on offer including a blue ground Tabriz rug ($800-$1,200).

Exhibition for the sale will be held October 18—23 on Weschler’s second floor gallery, located at 909 E Street, NW, Washington, D.C. Exhibition hours, a complete illustrated catalogue, and online bidding options are available online at www.weschlers.com.

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