“I’ve held great auctions before but this one’s going to be exceptional, maybe our best sale ever,” said Robert Ahlers of Ahlers & Ogletree. “Headlining this event will be some really great estate items from a consignor on West Paces Ferry Road in Atlanta, near the Governor’s Mansion, plus hand-selected items from other prominent estates and collections. Everything is top quality.”
The renowned 19th century French artisan Émile Gallé (1846-1904) was a master glass designer and a major force in the French Art Nouveau movement. Lots bearing the Gallé name will include a cameo art glass table vase made circa 1900, a cameo art glass lamp with butterfly and floral motif, a fine signed marquetry inlaid carved and burl walnut cabinet also crafted circa 1900, and a pair of signed Gallé floral inlaid and decorated side tables.
Lamps and lighting will feature a Tiffany gilt bronze abalone and nautilus shell lamp, A Tiffany bronze turtleback table lamp, a pair of Duffner & Kimberly gilt bronze and leaded art glass table lamps (both circa 1910), and a Pairpoint puffy gilt bronze table lamp. Another lot from the Tiffany Studios is an eight-piece enameled and gilt bronze desk set crafted circa 1928.
Original artworks will include an oil on canvas figural rendering by the French painter Paul Émile Chabas (1869-1937), titled Jeune Femme Parmi Les Plants Aquatiques, an equestrian oil painting by the British artist Edward Neale (1869-1898), and a large 19th century oil on canvas Ecclesiastic depiction of the Presentation of Baby Jesus in the Temple, by an Italian painter.
Two other noteworthy artworks are a watercolor on paper rendering by Red Grooms (Am., b. 1937), titled Corsica and depicting five figures on a boat in the Mediterranean Sea, framed and dated (“7/24/94”);
Antique clocks will feature a Federal eagle inlaid and figured mahogany tall case clock attributed to Matthew Egerton, and a lovely gilt bronze and marble mantel clock. Wonderful mirrors will include a pair of Regency gilt wood and ebonized convex girandole wall mirrors and a Federal gilt wood and églomisé (painting on glass clock face) wall mirror, made in New York circa 1815.
Period furniture category will be highlighted by a circa-1775 George III satinwood marquetry demilune (half round) console table; a pair of Regency gilt accented upholstered benches; a fine Queen Anne carved and figured mahogany wood bonnet-top high chest of drawers made circa 1740; and a mid-to-late 19th century Victorian papier-mâché
Fine estate jewelry items will feature a dazzling 5.53-carat oval brilliant cut diamond and platinum ring with a pavé diamond accented band, a lion’s head stylized 18kt yellow gold choker necklace, a heart-shaped light blue sapphire and diamond necklace, and a fine David Webb Stargazer lily brooch with diamond accents.
Additional lots will include a hand-woven animal motif silk throw rug, an ivory and ebonized wood lamp desk, a signed Carlos Bugatti (It., 1856-1940) parchment and inlaid ebonized wood chair (circa 1880-1900), a pair of Neoclassical style satinwood and rosewood jardinières, a large Chinese carved stone sculpture of a standing Quanyin figure, and a black lacquered stand with chinoiserie decoration and gilt feet, elaborately patterned and styled and with Chinese influence.
Start times both days will be 11 a.m. Internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. Bidders who wish to participate online are encouraged to register with their platform of choice up to 24 hours prior to the auction. Phone and absentee bids will be accepted up to 24 hours prior to sale. Bid by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (404-869-2478)
Previews will be held Wednesday through Friday (June 4-6), from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. all three days, and on auction days (June 7-8) from 10 a.m. until the start of sale at 11 a.m. (EST). A wine and cheese reception and preview will be held on Thursday, June 5th from 5-9 p.m. A buyer’s premium (on a sliding scale, depending how an item is bid on) will be applied to all purchases.
Ahlers & Ogletree is a multi-faceted, family-owned business that spans the antiques, estate sale, wholesale, liquidation, auction and related industries. Ahlers & Ogletree is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To consign an item, an estate or a collection, you may call them at (404) 869-2478; or, you can e-mail them at consignments@
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