The Asian art collection of Marvin Drucker, with French furnishings, will be sold online June 25th
The auction will feature bronzes, porcelains, carved hardstones, lacquer ware, cloisonné, snuff bottles, Wedgwood, Luster ware, Lalique glass, 18th century English porcelains and much more. Internet bidding will be available on three platforms.
By: Neue Auctions
Internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Bidsquare.com.
"A lifelong love of Asian art resulted in an enormous collection displayed beautifully in an East Side of Cleveland luxury apartment that housed the collections of Marvin and Sandy Drucker," said Cynthia Maciejewski of Neue Auctions. She added, "The collection is heavily populated by artistic artifacts from both China and Japan. Many are affordable and will be sold in group lots."
Maciejewski said the items up for bid "are perfect for those looking for decorative accessories."
Highlighting the sale is a diminutive, late 18th century boulle marquetry secretary bookcase in outstanding condition, 61 inches tall by 32 inches wide. The piece features a rectangular top with a pair of hinged glazed doors opening to a mirrored back and glass shelf. The interior has a fitted leather writing surface and three small drawers.
Other furniture items include a Georgian style mahogany secretary bookcase vitrine of breakfront form in three sections, with glazed mullioned doors opening to a silk lined interior with glass shelves, 80 inches tall by 82 inches wide; and a George III mahogany bookcase in two parts, 85 inches tall, made circa 1800, the upper section over a pair of hinged doors, the lower section with two short drawers over two graduated long drawers.
Figural animals, so prominent in Asian culture, will feature a Chinese bronze striding tiger, 10 inches long, featuring coiled decorative patterns on the tiger's back that emulate archaic motifs on ancient bronzes; and a Thai antique brass lion, 6 ½ inches tall, with wing-like accents to the chest and eyebrows that enhance its mythological and decorative significance. The protective lion originated in China but is revered throughout all of Asia.
Neue Auctions will follow this sale with an auction featuring the lifetime collection of rare and exquisite Moser glass pieces of Carol and Leslie Gould on Saturday, July 30th. To learn more, visit www.neueauctions.com.