Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Upcoming Auctions May/June

Summer does not mean a slow down in the auction schedule. All the auction houses that are usually featured in this blog have sales on the calendar.

  • New York: American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture sale will be May 26 at 4pm. This is a higher end sale with a very nice selection of American art. Would be worth taking a look for some familiar names. I have always liked Childe Hassam as a as a representative of American Impressionism.

Bonhams NY - Childe Hassam (1859 - 1935) Lot 16 $400k - $600k

Christie's New York

Christie's has a number of sales in June in NY ranging from Antiquities to 20th Century decorative arts. I highlight just a couple here that caught my attention. Check their web site for other sales.
  • June 17th Important 20th Century Decorative Art and Design. Preview from June 12. You can drool over the gorgeous representatives of design from Tiffany Studios to Giacometti. This chest of drawers would be a wonderful focal point in a living room or bedroom. 

Christie's NY - Lot 89 Macassar Ebony Chest $5k - $7k

  • June 24 and 25 Interiors Sales. This is usually a terrific sale for decorating. The catalogue is not yet on line. 
Clarke Auction, Larchmont NY
  • June 7th Estate Antiques Auction with previews beginning June 5th.This is usually a very affordable selection. This sofa is a great example of Empire style. 

Clarke Auction - Empire Scroll Arm Sofa $800 - $1,200

Copake Auction, Copake NY
  • June 26th 5pm Copake will have an Unreserved Catalogue Estate Sale with previews beginning June 24 up until the time of the sale. As always you can expect a selection of Americana including quilts, weather vanes, and country furniture. We got some real bargains at the May sale.
Doyle New York
Doyle NY - Lot 379 French Art Deco Mirror $1.5k - $2k

  • June 23 Doyle @Home Auction with preview from June 19 - 22. This is usually a very good sale for decorating your home. On-line catalogue is not yet available. 
Sotheby's New York
Sotheby's has a number of sales in NY in June. One in particular caught my eye for Auction Decorating.
  • June 16 Important 20th Century Design with previews from June 12 - 15. There are very high end examples of great design, including Gustav Stickley, Frank Lloyd Wright, Josef Hoffmann, and Tiffany Studios. 
Stair Galleries, Hudson NY
  • June 26 the sale will be of the Collection of Douglas Cramer and Hubert Bush with preview beginning June 11th (check the specific schedule). The preview photos look like the two had great taste, and includes a lot of garden decoration as well as furniture. 

Stair Galleries Preview of June 26th Auction

Wright 20th Century, Chicago IL
  • June 8 Important Design. Wright 20th C has a steady offering of great 20th century design. The prices reflect the quality. A well selected investment piece like this cabinet would be a great design element in a room.
Wright 20th C Lot 666 - Paolo Buffa Cabinet c. 1940 Italian $10k - $15k

Have some fun visiting an auction this month, either on-line and/or in person. Find one near you and explore.

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