Neue Auctions' Fine Estates Collection Auction, April 10th, Features Items from Interior Designers
USA - An online-only Fine Estates Collection auction featuring 432 lots of merchandise from the homes of celebrated interior designers, to include personal collections of traditional furnishings and European antiques, is slated for Saturday, April 10th, at 10 am Eastern time by Neue Auctions, based in Beachwood, an upscale suburb located just outside Cleveland.
Two gorgeous oval paintings, both nicely framed, are expected to attract keen bidder interest. One is an 18th century French School oil on canvas portrait of a gentleman, relined, with a canvas size of 28 ½ inches by 23 inches (est. $4,000-$6,000). The other is a 19th century Hudson River School oil painting of a mountainous river landscape with a river, fishermen and a sailboat, in very good condition with some craquelure, 21 inches by 26 inches (canvas) (est. 3,000-$5,000).
A realistically modeled, life-size wood tack shop horse figure made in the early 20th century of wood and gesso, 82 inches tall, painted white, with natural horsehair tail, leather ears, glass eyes and a moveable mouth, has an estimate of $2,000-$4,000; while another equestrian-themed item, a late 19th century plaster sculpture Lady of the Belle Epoque on a Dappled Gray Horse by Henri (Comte) Geoffrey de Ruille (French, 1842-1922), 21 inches tall, should gavel for $1,500-$2,500.
Decorative accessories will feature a pair of American gray painted pine columnar capitals carved in the Corinthian style, originally made around 1900 for a building in the state of Maine, but never used, 21 inches tall each (est. $3,000-$5,000); and a 19th century Scottish mahogany fire screen, framed and carved with an ivy and berry pattern enclosing a petit-point needlework picture of a grandfather leading his granddaughter on a pony, plus two dogs (est. $400-$600).
Internet bidding will be facilitated by Liveauctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Bidsquare.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. Neue Auctions is open for gallery previews, Monday thru Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm, at 23533 Mercantile Rd. (Ste. 119) in Beachwood. All COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place (social distancing etc.). Masks are required of all.
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