Neue Auctions' online Pandemic Relief Fund, May 30th, will benefit antiques and arts dealers in Ohio
Proceeds from the auction will go to support local antiques and fine arts dealers in and around the Cleveland area. It will consist of many "old new stock" antiques, decorative art, fine art and jewelry, consigned by local northeast Ohio dealers,
By: Neue Auctions
"Many shops have had to close and many shows have been cancelled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic," said Cynthia Maciejewski of Neue Auctions. "We have a reduced seller rate for these dealers, so bidders can rest assured that any participation in this sale will directly impact these dealers who will realize a greater portion of proceeds from each lot purchased."
In addition, one of Neue's bidding platforms – Liveauctioneers.com – will donate 80 percent of proceeds from all first-time online purchases to the Meals on Wheels COVID Response Fund and the World Health Organization COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. "Please help support our local economy and your favorite dealers by participating in this auction," Maciejewski said.
With a pre-sale estimate of $4,000-$6,000, a dazzling Tiffany 14kt white gold and diamond ring is a strong candidate for top lot of the auction. The 1.2-carat diamond is beautifully set in 14kt yellow gold expandable shank. Also, a Potter and Mellen necklace, boasting 57 sterling silver 8mm hammered balls on an 18 ½ inch strand, marked "925 Dobbs" on the clasp, should bring $250-$350. The necklace, with Potter and Mellen folder, is polished and in very nice condition.
The fine art category is plentiful and will feature an oil on canvas painting of Two Pigeons on a Ledge, signed and dated lower right ("1879") by Italian artist Marz Sofra and nicely housed in a heavy gilt frame, 23 inches by 29 inches (est. $1,500-$2,500);
To learn more about Neue Auctions and the Saturday, May 30th online-only Pandemic Relief Auction at 11 am Eastern time, please visit www.neueauctions.com.