3-Session Fine Estates & Collections Auction
Ahlers & Ogletree’s three-session Fine Estates & Collections auction, June 9-11, will be a feast for the eyes and a veritable trip around the world for bidders looking to add quality items to their homes or collections. Start times all three days are 10 am Eastern time, including on Ahlers & Ogletree’s new online bidding platform, bid.AandOAuctions.com. The three-day auction, with more than 1,200 lots total, will feature categories that include Folk and Outsider Art, Modernism, Asian, French, Italian, Continental, English, American, silver, jewelry and more. In addition to bid.AandOAuctions,com, online bidding will be available on LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. Telephone and absentee bids will also be taken. Session 1, on Thursday, June 9th, will feature the collection of Ruth West, plus additional modern art lots – including modernism, folk art and outsider art - plus important works by Kara Walker, Thornton Dial, Alice Neel, Howard Finster and other noted artists, with plenty of discovery opportunities for local and upcoming Georgia artists – 361 lots in all. Session 2, on Friday, June 10th, will feature much in the way of English, American, silver and jewelry items. An expected top lot is the Gorham repousse two-handled silver tureen in the “Tudor” pattern, created for (and exhibited at) the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris. The tureen boasts a lid having an urn form finial, and a body and cover decorated with ornate bands. It has a total weight of 80.325 ozt. and should bring $8,000-$12,000. Session 3, on Saturday, will showcase Asian, French, Italian and Continental items, a headliner being the antique hand-knotted Sultanabad carpet, executed around 1900 in wool on cotton with some natural dyes and having an allover design of large floral motifs on a rust field. The 14 foot 5 inch by 10 foot 3 inch rug is estimated at $10,000-$15,000. Live, in-person previews will be held June 6-8, from 10-5 all three days, in the Ahlers & Ogletree showroom, located at 700 Miami Circle in Atlanta, Ga. To learn more, visit www.aandoauctions.com.
- Elizabeth Rickenbaker