Clarke Auction To Showcase Impressive Array of Lots October 27th.

  • LARCHMONT, New York
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  • October 25, 2013

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Picabia, Oil on Canvas.
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To begin the sale, Clarke will present an impressive selection of estate fresh fine art and prints. The featured lot will be a historically and artistically valuable work by Parisian artist Francis Picabia. The oil on canvas Parisian scene entitled “Ponte Marie” is a fine example of the artist’s transitional period in post-impressionism shortly before his involvement in the Dada movement. The work was executed between 1902 and 1908 and has an estimate of $15,000 to $25,000.

Several modernist works come to market at Clarke on October 27th as well, including three works by jazz musician and artist Lloyd McNeill. The featured work by McNeill is a modernist figural painting estimated at $1,000 to $1,500.

In more traditional subject matter, a figural genre scene by Frederick R. Pickersgill entitled “Jealousy” will be presented at a $4,000 to $6,000 estimate on October 27th at Clarke.  Print selections include Picasso, Miro, Rockwell Kent, Hayter, Tarkay and more. There are over 50 lots of fine art and prints of note and they will be offered as the primary lots to begin the sale.

1968 Chrysler Imperial Convertible.
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If any bidder was in need of transporting their art, maybe even the largest of such, Clarke Auction is offering a highly collectible 1968 Chrysler Imperial convertable on October 27th. According to a 1968 issue of Popular Mechanics, the Imperial has a “slight grille change, stepped-up engine performance, and new interior fabrics and trim…” This particular Imperial has a deep red interior and applied red accent stripes and is offered at a $6,000 to $9,000. The automobile is a head turner and is already drawing considerable interest for the upcoming sale.

Impressive art will be followed by impressive and early midcentury furniture design including several important pieces by Paul McCobb. From a collector’s estate in New Rochelle, NY comes a fine selection of early Paul McCobb for Planner Group.

Rare Tiffany Lamp.
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      A Paul McCobb ten drawer credenza on iron legs is the featured item from the estate and will be offered at a conservative $600-$900 estimate. Also from that estate, a set of gorgeous upholstered and teak two piece sofas at $400 - $600 and many other McCobb pieces including several spectacular and early iron, bamboo, walnut constructed end tables and servers.

      Also in the midcentury selection, several lots of Florence Knoll and Knoll International including a beautiful and rare Knoll chrome mirror estimated at $600 to $900, a cane front Knoll server also offered at $600 to $900, a set of Eero Saarinen for Knoll executive armchairs together with a possibly Knoll rolling office chair estimated at $400 - $600, and more.

      A tubular chrome and smoke glass dining set with six brown suede and chrome side chairs will also be sold on October 27th at a conservative estimate of $800 to $1,200, as well as a perfectly maintained and signed Silas Seadel mushroom coffee table with an extremely conservative estimate of $400 to $600. Clarke has had supreme success in past sales this year with original Silas Seadel design and hopes to continue in the same fashion in October.  Other notable midcentury designers and manufacturers coming to market through Clarke are Paavo Tynell, Eero Saarinen, Finn Juhl, John Dickinson, Eames, Thonet, Thema and more.

       Jewelry and sterling silver selections are also gaining some pre-sale excitement and make up some of the most exciting and magnificent lots of the sale. An antique diamond and platinum ring is the featured item in the selection. The ring is “set in the center with 2 old mine cut diamonds and throughout the mounting with 6 round cut brilliant and 14 single cut diamonds,” according to the accompanying 2012 appraisal. A single mine cut diamond in the ring weighs approximately 2.1 carats. The estimate will be $12,000 to $15,000 and hardly represents the “wow factor” of viewing the piece in person.

      Also in jewelry and sterling silver, a men’s stainless oyster perpetual Rolex watch will be offered with a conservative estimate of $1,500 to $2,500. Sterling silver lots include a marvelous Georg Jensen center bowl estimated at $3,000 to $4,000, a large set of Georg Jensen Acorn Pattern flatware offered at a $4,000 to $5,000 estimate, a lot of 12 scalloped edge bread plates estimated at $800 to $1,000, a large Tiffany & Co. oval tray estimated at $1,000 to $1,500, a large round Gorham tray estimated at $800 to $1,200, a pair of Tiffany & Co. vegetable bowls with an estimate of $1,000 to $1,500, and multiple lots of flatware, serving pieces, and miscellaneous sterling.

      Decorative and antique selections include many bronzes including an Edward Kemey’s relief of a Native American which will be presented at a reasonable $1,200 to $1,500 estimate. Also in the selection is a fantastic Austrian bronze and ivory figure of a reclining woman at a $2,000 to $3,000 estimate, an industrial bronze of an iron worker estimated at $1,000 to $1,500, and many other figural and finely cast bronze works.  Decorative works also include several abstract marble sculptures, lighting, chandeliers, porcelain figures, porcelain services and more.

      The continued demand for Asian antique and objects will be met on October 27th and Clarke will offer several notable pieces including a highly carved Cinnabar vase together with a Famille Noire vase at a conservative estimation of $400 to $600, a Chinese Jadeite carved object estimated at $800 to $1,200, several large Asian screens, and more.

      Clarke Auction will present over of 400 lots on Sunday, October 27th at 12pm EST. In house previews will be held on Friday October 25th and Saturday October 26th from 12pm to 6pm EST. Online catalog is updated daily and available 24/7 on

Keane Ryan
Clarke Auction

Clarke Auction
2372 Boston Post Road
Larchmont, New York

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