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JACOBSEN, FOSTER, STARCK AT DUBLIN DESIGN SALE

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Swan chairs by Arne Jacobsen, a table by Sir Norman Foster, fauteuils by Georges de Bardyere and assorted designs by Starck all feature at de Veres auction of classic 20th century design and contemporary furniture and lighting.  The sale of 350 lots at The Pavilion, Leopardstown Racecourse in Dublin takes place on April 13.  Rory Guthrie of de Veres said:  This is our biggest design auction to date.  There has not been a sale quite like it in Ireland before”.

UPDATE:  The auction was 75 per cent sold and brought in just over 200,000.  The top lot was an Aubusson tapestry by Louis le Brocquy which made 40,000.

ONE OF A PAIR OF SWAN CHAIRS, BY ARNE JACOBSEN FOR FRITZ HANSEN (1,500-2,500).

ONE OF A PAIR OF SWAN CHAIRS, BY ARNE JACOBSEN FOR FRITZ HANSEN (1,500-2,500). UPDATE: SOLD FOR 1,500

THE NOMOS TABLE, BY SIR NORMAN FOSTER (B.1935), FOR TECNO ITALY. (!,500-2,000).

THE NOMOS TABLE, BY SIR NORMAN FOSTER (B.1935), FOR TECNO ITALY. (!,500-2,000). UPDATE: SOLD FOR 2,400

ONE OF A PAIR OF ART DECO MAHOGANY AND VELVET FAUTEUILS, by Georges De Bardyere, c.1925 (8,000-12,000).

ONE OF A PAIR OF ART DECO MAHOGANY AND VELVET FAUTEUILS, by Georges De Bardyere, c.1925 (8,000-12,000).  UPDATE: UNSOLD, BUT UNDER ACTIVE NEGOTIATION AFTERWARDS.

The Eros chair by Philippe Starck for Kartell, one of a set of six (600-1,000).

The Eros chair by Philippe Starck for Kartell, one of a set of six (600-1,000). UPDATE: SOLD FOR 550.

STRONG SALES AT BADA FAIR IN LONDON

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
BADA COMMODE

The earliest known portrait of the Duke of Wellington, aged 19, was shown at the Loan Exhibition.

The earliest known portrait of the Duke of Wellington, aged 19, was shown at the Loan Exhibition.

Strong sales showed plenty of signs of market recovery at the British Antique Dealers Association (BADA) Fair in London. The post fair consensus was that this event,  which is exclusive to members of BADA, was the best for some years. Visitor numbers reached 18,500 and many exhibitors commented on knowledge, commitment, wealth and cosmopolitan nature displayed by those who attended.

Strong furniture sales led to talk of a resurgence of interest in English furniture and pictures from all periods sold well.  Jewellery, ceramics and needlework also attracted significent attention.  BADA 2015 takes place from March 18-24.

STRONG SALES, RECORD CROWDS AT TEFAF

Monday, March 24th, 2014
This rare foliate rim Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368) dish was sold to a Chinese collector.

This rare foliate rim Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368) dish was sold to a Chinese collector.

A soup tureen on stand bearing the makers mark of Jacques- Nicolas Roettiers, Paris 1770 was sold by Koopman Rare Art, London to a private buyer.

A soup tureen on stand bearing the makers mark of Jacques- Nicolas Roettiers, Paris 1770 was sold by Koopman Rare Art, London to a private buyer.

Strong sales and record crowds made for a vintage year at Maastricht in 2014. With collectors from more than 56 countries The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) showed a truly global market.  There were 74,000 visitors and a record 375 private jets at Maastricht-Aachen airport. Many dealers recorded sales to museums and institutions across the globe and many more talked of sales to new clients.

One of the highlights at the Fair, the rare foliate rim Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368) dish shown by Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art, London and New York  with an asking price of 15 million euros was sold a Chinese art collector.   Another major piece, Moulin de la Galette by Vincent van Gogh (1835-1890) was brought to the Fair by Dickinson, London with negotiations for sale at an advanced stage.  Galerie Odermatt-Vedovi sold a hanging mobile by Alexander Calder (1898-1976) entitled Black 2-2-6, 1965, which had an asking price of 2.6 million euros to a private European collector.  A magnificent soup tureen on stand bearing the makers mark of Jacques- Nicolas Roettiers, Paris 1770 was sold by Koopman Rare Art, London to a private buyer.  The piece had been given by Catherine II, Empress of Russia (1729-1796) to Count Orloff in 1772;   it was reacquired by Catherine II in 1784 and remained in the imperial collection until 1917.

INTEREST PERKS UP AT ANTIQUES AND INTERIORS FAIR AT THE RDS

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Despite a prevailing economic gloom in many parts of Ireland interest was definitely on the up at the antiques and interiors fair at the RDS.  Outside the capital people are prone to remark that while the recession may be over in Dublin it is still jobless and cashless around here. These impressions are gleaned from a much reported improvement in property prices in certain parts of the city, fuelled by a strong pent up demand and an acute shortage of supply.  At the antiques and interiors fair now in full swing at the RDS where well heeled buyers are in evidence in some number, one dealer concurred with the impression that, in Dublin at least, the recession over.  There is plenty to drool over and the fair runs until March 23.  Here is a minute selection showing some rather special antique furniture and a large Chinese screen:

A rare George I Irish card table in original condition with scallop shell motif at Niall Mullen Antiques.

A rare George I Irish card table in original condition with scallop shell motif at Niall Mullen Antiques.

The c1740 Irish card table opened.

The c1740 Irish card table interior.  It is priced at between 10,000-20,000.

An early 19th century Irish American circular centre table at Niall Mullen Antiques.

An early 19th century Irish American circular centre table at Niall Mullen Antiques.  It is priced at between 20,000-30,000.

An exceptional late 19th century satinwood side cabinet with a design by Thomas Sheraton at Connaught Antiques.

An exceptional late 19th century satinwood side cabinet with a design by Thomas Sheraton at Connaught Antiques.  It is priced at between 20,000-30,000.

An early 19th century hand painted Chinese six panel screen priced 8,500 at John Carroll.

An early 19th century hand painted Chinese six panel screen priced 8,500 at John Carroll Antiques.

ANTIQUES AND INTERIORS AT THE RDS THIS WEEKEND

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
Pierre Laurel - "Tambourine Dancer" c1930 at Niall Mullen Antiques at the fair.

Pierre Laurel – “Tambourine Dancer” c1930 at Niall Mullen Antiques at the fair.

The Antiques and Interiors Fair at the Main Hall of the RDS in Dublin from March 21-23 will offer a variety ranging from antique furniture to contemporary art and interiors.

 

This fair has evolved to cater for eclectic contemporary tastes.  Nowadays the trend is for collectors to mix and match and draw from a wide variety of sources.  The fair will fit into this aesthetic with a number of contemporary interiors galleries side by side with more traditional and established antiques dealers.

 

As usual there will be a selection of contemporary Irish art on offer from a number of different galleries. It promises to provide an interesting mix and a hunting ground for collectors of all sorts.

ALADDIN’S CAVE OF TREASURES AT TEFAF

Friday, March 14th, 2014

AN enormous Aladdin’s Cave of treasures has opened up in Maastricht where The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) gets underway today. With more than 35,000 works strictly vetted by 175 experts the fair is full of fabulous objects of astonishing quality.  Organisers say that TEFAF 2014 challenges assumptions that supply is drying up and that there are a very limited number of truly important objects left.  TEFAF runs until March 23.  Here is a minute selection:

Zsolnay Manufacture glazed ceramic vase decorated with a frieze of red enamel, kneeling women picking tulips in a bucolic landscape with iridescent colors and stormy sky, as a nabi landscape at Galerie Mathivet.

Zsolnay Manufacture glazed ceramic vase decorated with a frieze of red enamel, kneeling women picking tulips in a bucolic landscape with iridescent colors and stormy sky, as a nabi landscape at Galerie Mathivet.

Diego Giacometti (1902-1985)  Coffee-table in “X” shaped, second version  Bronze with brown and green patina at L'Arc en Seine.

Diego Giacometti (1902-1985)
Coffee-table in “X” shaped, second version
Bronze with brown and green patina at L’Arc en Seine.

Hashiguchi Goyô (1880-1921) Young woman in a summer kimono  woodblock print, mica ground. Galerie Tanakaya

Hashiguchi Goyô (1880-1921) Young woman in a summer kimono woodblock print, mica ground. Galerie Tanakaya

Kohl flask in the shape of a palm column  Core-formed glass  Egypt, New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, circa 1350 BC Harmakhis Gallerie

Kohl flask in the shape of a palm column
Core-formed glass Egypt, New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, circa 1350 BC Harmakhis Gallerie

Simon Hantai (1922-2008)  Meun at Paul Kasmin Gallery.

Simon Hantai (1922-2008)
Meun at Paul Kasmin Gallery.

Van Cleef & Arpels  Earrings, yellow gold, platinum, round diamonds, green agate, kite-cut citrines and 2 briolette-cut citrines, white gold.  Yellow gold, platinum, round diamonds, green agate, kite-cut citrines and 2 briolette-cut citrines, white gold.

Van Cleef & Arpels
Earrings, yellow gold, platinum, round diamonds, green agate, kite-cut citrines and 2 briolette-cut citrines, white gold.
Yellow gold, platinum, round diamonds, green agate, kite-cut citrines and 2 briolette-cut citrines, white gold.

Serge Poliakoff (1900-1969)  Abstract composition  at Applicat-Prazan.

Serge Poliakoff (1900-1969)
Abstract composition at Applicat-Prazan.

NATIONAL ANTIQUE AND ART FAIR IN LIMERICK THIS WEEKEND

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

LIMERICK, currently European Capital of Culture, is the place to be this weekend.  Not only is the weather set fair for St. Patrick’s Day – remarkable in Ireland – but the city is to be the venue for the two day National Antiques and Art Fair.  More than 100 dealers will be in attendance on March 15 and 16.  They will offer jewellery, furniture, art, silver, glass, porcelain, vintage pieces, banknotes and a huge array of collectible items. The venue is the South Court Hotel.  Here is a small flavour of what is in store for treasure hunters.

A diamond and sapphire ring.

A diamond and sapphire ring.

A centre table.

A centre table.

A Killarney box.

A Killarney box.

A Lady Lavery 100 pound Irish banknote.

A Lady Lavery 100 pound Irish banknote.

DEALER VIEWS OF TEFAF, MAASTRICHT, MARCH 14-23

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

DEALER views of TEFAF, the European Fine Art Fair, which runs at Maastricht, The Netherlands from March 14 to March 23.

ITS MARCH, SO ALL ROADS LEAD TO MAASTRICHT

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014
More than 250 of the world’s most prestigious dealers are preparing to travel to Maastricht for The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) this month. The fair, which brings curators and major collectors to Holland annually, runs from March 14 to March 23.  It is divided into sections such as paintings, antiques, modern and contemporary design, classical antiquities, haute joallerie and paper.

TEFAF’s ground-breaking vetting system involves no fewer than 175 international experts in 29 different categories, who examine every work of art for quality, authenticity and condition.  Even modern and contemporary art is vetted.  Here are slideshows of the Classical Antiquities and Antiques sections at TEFAF this year:

STAGE SET FOR NYC WINTER ANTIQUES SHOW AT THE ARMOURY

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

FROM Audobon art to Federal furniture, Sevres to a 45 star American flag the stage is set in New York for the Winter Antiques Show from January 24 to February 2 at the Park Avenue Armoury at 67th in Manhattan.  Celebrating its 60th year as America’s most distinguished antiques show it will feature exceptional objects from 73 specialists in American, English, European and Asian fine and decorative arts from antiquity to the 1960′s.  Here is a small selection (click on any image to enlarge it):

Suzanne Courcier-Robert W. Wilkins. Shaker Rocker. Harvard, MA, c. 1830. Outstanding original condition.

Suzanne Courcier-Robert W. Wilkins. Shaker Rocker. Harvard, MA, c. 1830. Outstanding original condition.

Nathan Liverant and Son LLC. A diminutive Federal Mahogany Sideboard, featuring a serpentine front, straight tapered legs and unusual floral and stringing inlay decoration. Portsmouth, New Hampshire or possibly Rhode Island, 1785 - 1810. Mahogany with Eastern White Pine secondary wood.

Nathan Liverant and Son LLC. A diminutive Federal Mahogany Sideboard, featuring a serpentine front, straight tapered legs and unusual floral and stringing inlay decoration. Portsmouth, New Hampshire or possibly Rhode Island, 1785 – 1810. Mahogany with Eastern White Pine secondary wood.

 

Aronson of Amsterdam. Delft Puzzle Jug, with Chinoiserie garden. c. 1725.

Aronson of Amsterdam. Delft Puzzle Jug, with Chinoiserie garden. c. 1725.

David A. Schorsch-Eileen M. Smiles American Antiques, Inc. Forty five star American National flag two-sided sign board. American, 1902. White pine, original painted decoration, and gold metallic paint. 14 in. x 24 in.David A. Schorsch-Eileen M. Smiles American Antiques, Inc. Forty five star American National flag two-sided sign board. American, 1902. White pine, original painted decoration, and gold metallic paint. 14 in. x 24 in.

Cohen & Cohen. Two rare Chinese polychrome models of Immortals, each standing wearing flowing robes, decorated with phoenix and Buddhist lion dogs, flowers and cloud scrolls, one holding a lingzhi fungus, the other a peach branch. Ming Dynasty, Jiajing period (1522-66). 11 1/2 in. h. Provenance: ex-collection of Elliott Whitney

Cohen & Cohen. Two rare Chinese polychrome models of Immortals, each standing wearing flowing robes, decorated with phoenix and Buddhist lion dogs, flowers and cloud scrolls, one holding a lingzhi fungus, the other a peach branch. Ming Dynasty, Jiajing period (1522-66). 11 1/2 in. h. Provenance: ex-collection of Elliott Whitney

Allan Katz Americana. Step-Back Cupboard. Attributed to Mennonite craftsmen. Wayne County, Ohio, c. 1840. Completely original red and blue paint.

Allan Katz Americana. Step-Back Cupboard. Attributed to Mennonite craftsmen. Wayne County, Ohio, c. 1840. Completely original red and blue paint.

 

Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Inc. John James Audubon (1785-1851). Wild Turkey Cock, Hen and Young. 1826. Oil on canvas. 47 1/2 in. x 59 1/2 in.

Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Inc. John James Audubon (1785-1851). Wild Turkey Cock, Hen and Young. 1826. Oil on canvas. 47 1/2 in. x 59 1/2 in.

Hyde Park Antiques. A Rare Set of Four George III Mahogany Chippendale Library Armchairs. c. 1775.Hyde Park Antiques. A Rare Set of Four George III Mahogany Chippendale Library Armchairs. c. 1775.

Olde Hope Antiques, Inc. Dolphin Weathervane. American, c. 1880. Molded copper with an exceptional verdigris surface, retaining traces of original gilding. 39 in. l.

Olde Hope Antiques, Inc. Dolphin Weathervane. American, c. 1880. Molded copper with an exceptional verdigris surface, retaining traces of original gilding. 39 in. l.

Delaney Antique Clocks. Tall Clock by William Cummens. Roxbury, Massachusetts, c. 1795. 7 ft 9 ½ in. tall.

Delaney Antique Clocks. Tall Clock by William Cummens. Roxbury, Massachusetts, c. 1795. 7 ft 9 ½ in. tall.

Michele Beiny, Inc. Sèvres Hard-Paste Écuelle, cover and stand (Écuelle ronde tournée, third size, plateau ovale, second size). 1775-1780. Hard-paste porcelain. Écuelle: 17 cm w. x 11 ½ cm h.; Tray 23 3/10 cm x 18 4/5 cm. Marks: Crowned interlaced Ls, painter's mark M for Ambroise Michel, gilder's mark 2000 for Henry-François Vincent.

Michele Beiny, Inc. Sèvres Hard-Paste Écuelle, cover and stand (Écuelle ronde tournée, third size, plateau ovale, second size). 1775-1780. Hard-paste porcelain. Écuelle: 17 cm w. x 11 ½ cm h.; Tray 23 3/10 cm x 18 4/5 cm. Marks: Crowned interlaced Ls, painter’s mark M for Ambroise Michel, gilder’s mark 2000 for Henry-François Vincent.

Arader Galleries. John James Audubon (1785-1851), Wood Ibis from The Birds of America. Engraved by Robert Havell (1793-1878). London, 1838. Aquatint engraving with original hand coloring.

Arader Galleries. John James Audubon (1785-1851), Wood Ibis from The Birds of America. Engraved by Robert Havell (1793-1878). London, 1838. Aquatint engraving with original hand coloring.