World Auction Gallery's Important Estate Auction, November 7, has 700 lots in an array of categories
The sale could be one of the company's best ones ever, with original paintings by listed artists, French Art Nouveau glass, silver, porcelain dinner services and Chinese and Japanese antiques. It is online, plus live (but limited) gallery bidding.
By: World Auction Gallery
The auction will be held online and live in the World Auction Gallery showroom, located at 228 East Meadow Avenue in East Meadow, a hamlet in the town of Hempstead on Long Island, about 30 miles outside of Manhattan. The in-person auction, however, will be limited to ten people and must be booked at least a day in advance. To book a reservation, call 516-307-8180.
"This promises to be one of our best auctions ever and includes items from various New York City, Long Island, New Jersey and Connecticut estates," said Ben Nejat, the owner of World Auction Gallery. "People can bid online through LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com or our website, www.worldauctiongallery.com. Telephone and absentee bids will also be accepted."
The French Art Nouveau glass will feature names such as Galle, Daum Nancy, A. Walter Nancy, Argy Rousseau, Tiffany, Lalique, Loetz, Muller and other fine makers, including miniatures. Several important collections will come up for bid, to include antique continental and American bronze sculptures; Russian glass and enameled silver items; fine silver; and fine Asian antiques.
The original artwork category will be highlighted by an exceptional and very large painting of Napoleon at the End of the Battle of Waterloo by Lemmo Rossi Scotti (Italian, 1848-1926). Scotti is best known for painting battle scenes in a late-Romantic style. His grandiose military depictions garnered him commissions from the Royal family, which gave him the title of Count.
Another monumental painting is by a follower of Guido Reni (Italian, 1575-1642), an artist of the Baroque period, although his works displayed a classical manner. The painting up for bid reflects his influence and style. Reni painted primarily religious works, but also mythological and allegorical subjects. He was famous as the predominant figure in the Bolognese School.
There are two large bronze sculptures in the auction, one by the Russian-born French artist and designer known as Erté (real name, Romain de Tirtoff, 1892-1990). The other is by Dennis Smith (American, b. 1942).
To learn more, visit www.worldauctiongallery.com.