DALLAS, Texas — A diverse collection of decorative items, many with an Asian motif, led the way at Heritage Auctions' $1.5 million dollar Fine and Decorative Arts including Estates Auction June 10-12. Nearly 1,500 bidders from around the world bid on the 1,293 lots via phone, internet and HALive!.
An ornate and intricate Chinese Carved, Lacquered and Inlaid Table Cabinet sold for an impressive $45,000, leading the auction. Two other Asian-inspired pieces joined the table cabinet as high value lots: a Large Chinese Carved Coral Figural Group sold for $27,500 and a fine pair of Mintons Partial Gilt Pate-sur-Pate Porcelain Moon Flask Vases realized $25,000.
"We were pleased to see strong results in a wide range of categories from the Asian Art and clocks to English and French furniture," said Karen Rigdon, Director of Silver and Decorative Arts at Heritage Auctions. "We received interest and bids from around the world for this sale and a number of nice pieces, including the Pate-sur-Pate vases and a beautiful late 19th-century German Polyphon Renaissances music cabinet impressed."
Two unique and dramatic paintings also exceeded expectations: Louisa McElwain's dramatic oil on canvas, Silver Rain, hammered for $30,000, and Mihail Chemiakin's Carnival at St. Peter's, 1979-1988, oil on canvas, sold for $20,000.
A beautiful and creative bronze by Salvador Dalí, Le profil du Temps, 1984, sold for $18,750, while an intricate Chinese Carved Rosewood Horseshoe Chair from the Property of a Lady of Title collection garnered $17,500.
Other top lots included, but were not limited to:
- Kyffin Williams, Sunset Over a Patagonian Valley, oil on canvas from a Texas estate: $18,750
- A pair of Louis XV-Style Gilt Bronze-Mounted Mahogany Vitrines: $16,250
- A Louis XV-Style Patinated and Gilt Bronze with White Marble Clock Garniture: $15,000
- A Chinese Huanghuali Altar Table, Property of a Lady of Title: $15,000
Heritage Auctions is the largest fine art and collectibles auction house founded in the United States, and the world's largest collectibles auctioneer. Heritage maintains offices in New York, Dallas, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Chicago, Palm Beach, Paris, Geneva, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.