Themes and Variations Auction: 200 Years of Decorative Arts
Friday, October 15 at 10am
Thursday October 14, by appointment
Friday October 15, 9am - 5pm
Michaan’s Auctions is pleased to introduce a new series of specialty sales in addition to its regular roster of auctions.
Theme and Variations: 200 Years of Decorative Arts featuring Property from a Distinguished Alameda Estate includes fine furniture and decorative arts from 1820 to today, property from a collector of Napoleon-related porcelain; bronze and miniature articles; as well as Aesthetic Movement; Neo-Grec; and designer furniture & decorative arts from an Alameda collector; featuring a bamboo bed suite made for Menlo Park’s historic Thurloe Lodger; and fine furniture and decorations in styles as diverse as Georgian, Art Deco and Art Nouveau styles.
Please note: the complete catalogue for this sale will post the 2nd week of October.
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The special auction event on October 15 includes fine furniture and decorative arts from 1820 to today, in styles as diverse as Georgian, Art Deco and Art Nouveau. Among the highlights: the fabulous circa 1873 bedroom suite of fine maple, with marquetry and faux bamboo details ($4,000-$6,000). Iron torcheres attributed to Edgar Brandt are estimated at $2,000-$3,000 for the pair. A good Wooton desk is offered at $5,000-$7,000. The selection of Neo-Grec furniture from a private collection in Alameda, CA includes a fine music cabinet ($3,000-$5,000). A Tiffany Studios glass cameo vase is estimated at $6,000-$8,000. From the collections of the historic Filoli estate in Woodside, CA, a tall sterling silver vase by Shreve & Co. is offered at $4,000-$6,000. Dirk van Erp’s riveted oak tree motif bowl will be sold, estimated at $1,500-$1,800. From the great American decorative arts firm, Bradley & Hubbard, the Aesthetic movement brass and enamel four-legged stand is estimated at $2,000-$3,000. Property from a collector of Napoleon-related porcelain will be offered, as will Royal Copenhagen's 'Flora Danica' and several fine 19th century plaques signed by Austrian porcelain masters.