The Auction Block
SOTHEBY’S Junko Mori Plants Exotica, Chatsworth Chandelier Modern Makers As part of the Devonshire Collection, Sotheby’s will host Modern Makers, a selling exhibition of contemporary art in Chatworth’s galleries. Leading international artists have created furniture, textiles, ceramics and metalwork for the exhibition. Featured is “Plants Exotica,” one of two chandeliers designed by Junko Mori, this one created in response to the Devonshire family’s history of and passion for collecting exotic plants. The collection is currently on sale through Dec. 23.
BONHAMS An antique turquoise and diamond brooch, circa 1840 Auction Date: Oct. 17 Estimate: $ 8,000 - 10,000 What’s selling: Bonham’s Fine Jewlery auction will feature an antique brooch from the early 19th Century. Estimated total diamond weight: 10.00 carats; mounted in silver and 14 karat gold; length: 1 ¼ in. What sold: Chased brass overlaid teak side chairs designed by Lockwood de Forest estimated at $50,000- $80,000 sold for $242,500.
CHRISTIE’S Dewitt Limited Edition Semi-Skeletonized Tourbillion Wristwatch Auction Date: Oct. 29 Estimate: $40,000 – $60,000 Christie’s Important Watches auction will feature modern and vintage watches, from leading brands such as Cartier, IWC, Rolex and Tag Heuer with estimates ranging from $1,500 - $60,000. This rare 18K pink gold and titanium limited edition semi-skeletonized Tourbillion watch with a 5-day power reserve and signed by Dewitt and was made around 2011.
FREEMAN’S Stanley William Hayter “Tangram I” Auction Date: Nov. 3 Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500 What’s selling: Freeman’s will auction selected works from the distinguished collection of Domini Morrell in a Modern & Contemporary Art auction on Nov. 3. This oil on canvas by British artist Stanley William Hayter is signed and dated ’83, from the estate of Robert G. Luckie, Tuscon, Ariz.
DOYLE NEW YORK Classical Carved Mahogany Settee Height 37 inches; length 82 1/2 inches; depth 24 1/2 inches Auction Date: Oct. 16 Estimate: $5,000 - $10,000 What’s selling: Doyle New York’s will auction American Furniture, Decorative Arts & 19th Century Paintings from the Colonial period through the Federal and Classical styles. This settee, attributed to Samuel Field McIntire (1780-1819), Salem, Mass., features intricate carved detail above a loose cushion seat with acanthus carved arms. The sette is raised on reeded acanthus carved sabre legs ending in brass paw casters. What sold: Cartier, Diamond Bracelet-Watch, estimated at $6,000 - $8,000, sold for $34,375.