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Enamel Gold Knights Templar Medal

This authentic Knights Templar Commander medal will be sold in September at an auction estimate of $900-1,200. The 14 karat yellow gold medal is fashioned as three main articulated pieces, each with a distinct design scheme. The top features garnet cabochons as well as black and white enamel. Upon the middle is a lengthwise nameplate, reading "WOODLAWN." A small red enamel cross then precedes the most substantial link, a large cross bearing elaborate engravings, enamelwork and decoration, finished by a white stone. A pair of small 10 karat yellow gold Sigma Chi fraternity pins completes the lot, lot listed number 180.

Exhibition and Presentation Grade Multi-Blade Knife

This excellent multi-blade exhibition knife is of a fine presentation grade. The piece features engraved bolsters, faceted blades, a variety of accessories and pearl grip panels. One of the most prominent features is the four and a half inch spear point and lockable blade, measuring three-fourths of an inch in width at its widest point. Faceted blades are finely engraved and accompanied by fourteen accessories, including a corkscrew and scissors. This choice multi-blade knife will be sold in Michaan's Fine and Collectible Knives Auction on September the 6th as lot 2295 at an estimate of $30,000-40,000.

Fancy Yellow Diamond, 14k White Gold Ring

The largest diamond presented in Michaan's June Fine Auction of 2014 is found in an approximate 5.19 carat fancy yellow diamond ring. The GIA certified canary yellow emerald cut diamond is graded at a VVS2 clarity and is flanked by two baguette cut diamonds of a total approximate weight of 0.20 carats. The stones are then set in a simple 14 karat white gold mounting, letting the stunning quality of the diamonds command center stage. The fancy yellow diamond ring will be sold on Friday June the 6th as lot 2338 at an auction estimate of $50,000-80,000.

Fine Huanghuali Furniture

Spotlighted furniture in Michaan's June Fine Asian Works of Art auction includes numerous offerings of fine huanghuali furniture. Both lots 7290 and 7291 feature paired huanghuali horseshoe back armchairs accompanied by singular side tables. Each of these sale lots will be offered at an estimate of $50,000-70,000 a piece. Lot 7292 is a straight back armchair of an angular design scheme, centering three panels of a twisted rope motif. This huanghuali armchair will be sold at an auction estimate of $30,000-40,000. Huanghuali continues to be a highly prized material, for its rarity as well as its beauty of natural swirling patterns and a translucent, shimmering appearance.

Frank Lloyd Wright Leaded Glass Panel

This circa 1902 to 1903 Frank Lloyd Wright leaded glass panel carries with it quite a distinguished provenance. Once held at the Ward W. Willits residence, the piece was part of the iconic structure known as Wright’s first true Prairie style house. It then made an appearance at Christie's, New York in 2009 and continued onto Japan's famed Garden Museum Collection. The geometric design panel measures approximately 67 inches in height with a 30 inch width and remains in excellent condition. The Frank Lloyd Wright leaded glass panel will be offered in Michaan's October Arts and Crafts Auction as lot 3102 at an estimate of $25,000-35,000.

Erle Loran, "The Docks," Oil Painting

Erle Loran's "The Docks" will be sold in Michaan's October estate auction as lot 115. Loran was a local art fixture in the Bay Area, becoming the leader of a group of painters known as the "Berkeley School." He was also the head of the Berkeley Art Department for approximately 30 years, with his painting students including Richard Diebenkorn and Sam Francis. Loran's work has been held by the Smithsonian Institution, the Los Angeles County Museum and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. "The Docks" will be auctioned at an estimate of $800-1,000.

Famille Rose Porcelain Plaques

This delightful screen featuring fourteen individually decorated porcelain plaques will be sold in Michaan's June Fine Asian Works of Art auction as lot 7431. The molded decorations on the plaques include depictions of flowers, insects, birds, landscapes and figures set upon a lustrous background of a rich turquoise hue. Each plaque is impressed with a four character Wang Bingrong mark upon the bottom, with the marks indicating the age to about the 19th or 20th century. This folding screen bears a total approximate measurement of 83 by 79 inches, to be sold at an auction estimate of $20,000-30,000.

Federal Mahogany Tall Case Clock

A top lot in Michaan’s December fine auction is found in this Aaron Willard Federal tall case clock at an estimate of $20,000-30,000.  The groundbreaking Willard Brothers manufactured the clock in the early 19th century.  The company not only dominated clock making in the Boston region, but their production efforts are largely responsible for pushing the timepiece into mainstream society.  The quality of Willard’s tall case clocks remain vastly superior, with an elevated level of craftsmanship and refined proportions that continue to dominate in today’s market.  The Aaron Willard Federal tall case clock will be auctioned on Monday, December the 8th.

Finn Juhl Carved Wooden Bowl

Highlighting September's modern design lots is this Finn Juhl carved wooden bowl. The sculptural salad bowl is fashioned in lathe turned solid teak and is of its original finish. The classic design bears an undulating rim and flared body, all resting upon a circular plinth. This Danish modern bowl was created from a single piece of wood, making it an especially coveted collector piece. Manufactured by Magne Monsen for Kay Bojesen in the 1960s, the piece bears an original stamp denoting "Design Finn Juhl, Teak, Kay Bojensen, Denmark." The Finn Juhl bowl is slated for sale as lot 786 at a very conservative auction estimate of $2,000-2,500.

Cased George Wostenholm 1851 IXL Tortoiseshell Knife

This rare and highly important George Wostenholm tortoiseshell exhibition sports lockback knife stands at the forefront of Michaan's Fine and Collectible Knives Auction. The fine piece, which holds twenty-three varied implements, will be accompanied by an original exhibition case and copy of the "Sheffield Exhibition Knives Book." Exhibited at the 1851 Crystal Palace Exhibition, the piece was also shown at the 1855 Paris Exhibition where it was awarded the Gold Medal of Honor; the only one presented for English cutlery. This coveted knife will be sold on September the 6th as lot 2127 at an estimate of $30,000-50,000.

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