Ahlers & Ogletree will hold a Modern & Contemporary Art + Design auction, online and live in Atlanta, June 26th

Expected top lots include a hard-to-find 1976 Philip & Kelvin LaVerne 'Chan Li' cabinet and an oil on canvas landscape painting by Kim Douglas (K.D.) Wiggins (American, New Mexico, born 1956). Online bidding is available on multiple platforms.
By: Ahlers & Ogletree, Inc.
Borge Mogensen (Danish, 1914-1972) Hunting Chairs.
Borge Mogensen (Danish, 1914-1972) Hunting Chairs.
ATLANTA - June 14, 2024 - PRLog -- A rare circa 1976 Philip & Kelvin LaVerne 'Chan Li' cabinet and an oil on canvas landscape painting by K.D. Wiggins (N.M., b. 1956) are just a couple of the wild and wonderful items bidders will find in Ahlers & Ogletree's Modern & Contemporary Art + Design auction scheduled for Wednesday, June 26th.

The auction, starting at 10 am, online and in Ahlers & Ogletree's Atlanta gallery, contains 337 lots of Modernism and Outsider art, including original paintings, important furniture and decorative arts.

Highlights include a large collection of works by Philip & Kelvin Laverne, some with the original paperwork, a pottery jug by Pablo Picasso, original works by Steve Penley and Todd Murphy, a pair of Hunting Chairs by Borge Mogensen, tapestries by Jon Eric Riis and a Paradise Persian by American glassblower Dale Chihuly. A preview will be held at the gallery, June 24th and 25th, from 10am-5pm Eastern time.

The Philip LaVerne (American, 1907-1987) and Kelvin LaVerne (American, b. 1937) bronze and pewter chinoiserie 'Chan Li' cabinet from around 1976, boasts figural decoration and four doors, rising on meandering legs. The piece should bring $30,000-$50,000.

The oil on canvas by Kim Douglas (K.D.) Wiggins, a 1991 landscape work titled The Scarecrow, is signed and dated lower right and measures 30 inches by 40 inches (canvas, less the frame) (est. $12,000-$24,000).

There are several other fine offerings in the sale from Philip and Kelvin LaVerne, including these:
  • A bronze and pewter chinoiserie 'Spring Festival' low console table from the second half of the 20th century, 56 inches wide, having figural decoration and rising on square legs, signed in mold and retaining a Philip LaVerne Galleries Ltd. label to the underside (est. $8,000-$12,000).
  • A bronze and pewter chinoiserie 'Kuan' (or 'Kuan Su') mirror frame, second half 20th century, overall 27 ½ inches by 23 ¾ inches, having a repeating diapered pattern. The mirror originally contained a pastel by Philip LaVerne, dated 1978, not included in the lot (est. $6,000-$8,000).

The live auction will take place in the Ahlers & Ogletree gallery at 1788 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd. NW in Atlanta. Online bidding will be provided by Auction Mobility (bid.AandOAuctions.com), plus LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. Telephone and absentee bids will also be accepted. To learn more, please visit www.aandoauctions.com.

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