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Previous Auctions

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Fletcher Benton Graphite Studies, 1985 graphite on paper
January 18, 19, 20 Annex Auction
Sunday, January 17, 10am - 5pm
Day of sale, beginning at 9am and by appointment.
Monday, January 18,10am (lots 1- 929) Tuesday, January 19, 10am (lots 930 - 1859) Wednesday, January 20, 10am (lots 1860 - end)
Tom DOnofrio Anthropomorphic Mixed Wood Table.
December 19 Gallery Auction
Auction: December 19, 10am Previews: December 18 by appointment.
Attributed to Giuseppe Castiglione (Lang Shining): Horizontal Scroll of Snowy Landscape.
Winter Fine Sale December 18
Auction: December 18, 10am Previews: December 16 & 17, by appointment
Style of Luca Cambiaso Study for Saint or Apostle pen and ink on pape
December 14, 15 & 16 Annex Auction
Sunday, December 13, 10am-5pm
Day of sale, beginning at 9am and by appointment.
US 1889 CC Morgan Dollar
November 21 Gallery Auction
November 21 at 10am
November 18 & 19: by appointment only
November 20, 12pm - 5pm
Day of sale, beginning at 9am and by appointment.
Mixed Metal Hanging Parrot Sculpture, Signed Carlos Del Conde.
November 16, 17 & 18 Annex Auction
November 16, 17 & 18 at 10am
Sunday, November 15, 10am - 5pm
Day of sales, beginning at 9am until end of sale.
US 1893 CC Morgan Dollar
October 23 and 24, 2020 Gallery Auction
Auction: October 23 & 24, 10am
Previews: October 21 & 22, by appointment only
Friday, October 23, 9am - 5pm
Day of sale, beginning at 9am and by appointment.
Jean-Charles Decoudun Kitchen Interior watercolor and pencil
October Annex Auction
Tuesday, October 13, 9am - 5pm
Sunday, October 18, 12pm - 5pm
Day of sale, beginning at 9am and by appointment.
Tiffany Studios Curtain Border Hanging Lamp 1615-21.
September Gallery Auction
September 23 & 24: by appointment September 25: 9am - EOA September 26: 9am - EOA
September Gallery Auction (Two Sessions) Friday September 25, 10am Furniture and Decorative Arts: Lots 1 - 307 Fine Art: Lots 311 - 410 Saturday September 26, 10am Jewelry and Timepieces: Lots 411 - 517 Coins and Stamps: Lots 521 - 535 Asian Works of Art: lots 536 - end
Mixed Metal Hanging Parrot Sculpture, Signed Carlos Del Conde.
September Annex Auction
September 20, 10am - 5pm
Day sof sale, beginning at 9am and by appointment.
Pair of Impressive Sapphire, Diamond, 18k White Gold Ear Clips.
August Gallery Auction
Sunday, August 16, 9am - 5pm
Friday, August 21, 12pm - 5pm
Day of sale, beginning at 9am and by appointment.
Style of Maurice de Valminick Portrait oil on board
August Annex Auction
Tuesday, August 11, 9am - 5pm
Sunday, August 16, 12pm - 5pm
Day of sale, beginning at 9am and by appointment.
After Zhang Daqian (1899-1983): Scholar in Landscape.
July Gallery Auction
July 22 - 23 by appointment
Friday, July 24, 12pm - 5pm
Day of sale, beginning at 9am
Mid-Century Walnut Cabinet with Brass Cross Banded Upper Doors.
July Annex Auction
Tuesday, July 14, 9am - 5pm
Sunday, July 19, 12pm - 5pm
Day of sale, beginning at 9am and by appointment.
The Pinto Horse and The Phantom Bull First Editions, Charles Elliott Perkins
June Annex Auction
Please join us for our premier online gallery auction. Property can be previewed online June 15 through June 22.
Preview: Saturday June 20, 9am - 3pm
Attributed to Pu Ru (1896-1963): Flower and Butterflies
June Gallery Auction
Auction: Saturday, June 20 - 10:00 a.m. Required for entry into our showrooms, everyone must wear a mask
Monday June 15, through Thursday, June 18, by appointment only.
There are so many reasons to discover Michaan’s Auctions this month. The colorful Kandinsky woodcut and the linocut by Louise Nevelson, Chiura Obata’s 1948 ink on paper “In the Clouds,” and “Cowboy on Horseback” by California artist Edward Borein (1872-1945). The charming lady carved of alabaster by a 19th-century Florentine sculptor, and “Boxing Match,” the oil and pastel by Edy-Legrand, dynamic 20th- century French illustrator and painter. In fine jewelry, gold is abundant and colorful precious gemstones lead the highlights. Ruby, tanzanite and Tahitian black cultured pearl rings are offered. The 14k yellow gold necklace features thirty-seven bezel-set stones including pink tourmaline, blue topaz, amethyst and citrine. Estate jewels include the pendant brooch of emeralds and diamonds surrounding a stunning emerald cabochon. Great style is easily found in the furniture department, with a red leather English library chair, brightly-painted Dutch armoire and Karl Springer’s fabulous snakeskin tables on offer this month. Fine silver, gilt mirrors, handmade carpets and porcelain by Meissen, Locre and Rosenthal are among the auction’s many fine estate pieces.
Rare and Fine Chinese Copper-Red Apple-Shaped Water Coupe
Summer Fine Sale
Auction: June 19th - 10:00 a.m. Required for entry into our showrooms, everyone must wear a mask. Previews: Monday, June 15 through Thursday, June 18, by appointment only.
<a href=""><i>Michaan's LIVE! (our new online bidding platform for this auction)</i></a> A Kashmir sapphire ring, rare snuff bottles from a distinguished private collection, and iconic works by M.C. Escher are just a few of the treasures offered in Michaan’s highly anticipated Fine Summer Auction. Jewelry lovers will delight in the sterling suite by Antonio Piñeda, Chanel’s J12 black ceramic and stainless steel wristwatch and the big, beautiful pear-shaped diamond solitaire ring. Fine American paintings from the 20th century include “Wading Through the Water” by Carl Oscar Borg, renowned landscape painter of the Southwest, and “City Storm” by the American Impressionist, Guy Carleton Wiggins. Browse the fine selection of works by diverse European painters. An imperial yellow silk Tibetan dragon robe and an exceptional copper-red glazed Chinese porcelain water pot are among the Asian Art highlights. Tiffany Studios, Lalique and Wedgwood are featured. Fine silver includes Gorham’s Maintenon tea and coffee service, circa 1920. A patinated and etched bronze 1960s ”Chan” table by Philip and Kelvin Laverne is a furniture highlight, as is the early 19th-century dining table by Philadelphia cabinetmaker Anthony Quervelle.
Emerald, Diamond, 18k Gold Ring.
May Gallery Auction
Brighten your outlook and feather your nest with great finds from Michaan’s! Offered for online and absentee bidding only, Michaan’s May Gallery Auction brings you Louis Icart’s glamorous Art Deco etchings, fine Chinese porcelains, estate diamonds and rare books of the Old West. M.C. Escher and Peter Max are among the featured artists. Fine art works by American women are highlighted, including the innovative woodcuts of Bertha Lum (1869-1954). Chinese porcelains include the lustrous jade green Lung Chu’an vase, the black Ding ware Yuhuchun vase and a selection of fine blue and white pieces. May’s estate jewels include the gorgeous solitaire diamond ring of nearly three carats and the stunning white gold bib necklace dripping with fine diamonds. A collection of two MidCentury sterling bracelets by Georg Jensen & Wendel is a highlight. Colored gemstones, fine gold, lovely period jewelry and a superbly carved jadeite jade pendant are offered. Among the many wonderful decorative art finds are the grand Rococo Revival carved wood wall mirror and the vintage mixed metal hanging parrot sculpture. The E. Howard banjo wall clock is an American classic. Michaan’s Auctions would like to thank you for your continued support through these unprecedented times. We are respecting the Governor’s shelter-in-place policy but are still finding ways to work remotely. This month there is no Annex auction. The May 15 online-only Gallery auction starts at 10:00 a.m. PST. Absentee bids can be placed through our website. You are invited to bid dynamically through LiveAuctioneers.
Dutch Staartklok wall clock.
April Auction
French Edgar Brandt and Daum Six Light Chandelier.
April Gallery Auction
Sunday, April 5, 9am - 5pm
Friday, April 10, 12pm - 5pm
Day of sale, beginning at 9am and by appointment.
Pair of Chinese Bronze Ritural Wine Vessels, FangHu
March Gallery Auction
Sunday, March 1, 9am - 5pm
Friday, March 6, 12pm - 5pm
Day of sale, beginning at 9am and by appointment.
Treasures from a distinguished San Francisco private collection anchor the offering of Asian art in March. American art includes two William Keith paintings and fine works on paper by Dale Chihuly, Jim Dine and the great sporting watercolorist Chet Reneson. Featured artists include Carl Morris (American, 1911-1993) whose works range from WPA murals to Abstract Impressionism, and Kim Frohsin (b. 1961), a San Francisco painter and assemblage artist. Also offered are Miro's "L'Homme au Balancier” and a number of contemporary fine art photographs. In fine jewelry, Boucheron ladies’ wristwatches are featured. Diamonds and sapphires bedazzle the leaf motif ear clips attributed to Tiffany & Co. There are cabochon rings of tourmaline and jadeite, a carved jade butterfly brooch and gorgeous gold necklaces. Period jewelry includes fine Victorian pieces. Modernist and contemporary furniture includes the puzzle chair by Eugenia Butler, shelves by Castelli and the Eames black leather lounge chair and ottoman.
Nathan Oliveira Untitled Figure mixed media .
March Annex Auction
Wednesday, February 26, 9am - 5pm
Monday, March 2, 12pm - 5pm
Day of sale, beginning at 9am and by appointment.
Tiffany Studios Curtain Border Hanging Lamp 1615-21.
February Gallery Auction
* Special Preview Hours
Sunday, February 2, 9am - 2:30pm
Friday, February 7, 12pm - 5pm
Day of sale, beginning at 9am and by appointment.
*Note: Special Sunday February 2 Preview Hours: 9am - 2:30pm
Tibetan Gilt Bronze Figure of Bodhisattva
February Annex Auction
Monday, February 3, 12pm - 5pm
Day of sale, beginning at 9am and by appointment.
Pair of Chinese Doucai Porcelain Cups
January Gallery Auction
Sunday, January 5, 9am - 5pm
Friday, January 10, 12pm - 5pm
Day of sale, beginning at 9am and by appointment.

January Annex Auction
Sunday, January 5, 9am - 5pm
Monday, January 6, 9am - 5pm
Days of sale, beginning at 9am and by appointment.
Pair of French Neoclassical Style Dore Bronze and Cut Crystal Ten Light Basket Shaped Chandeliers
December Gallery Auction
Sunday, December 1, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 5, 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, December 6, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 7, 9:00 a.m. concluding at the end of the auction and by appointment.

Auction Date and Time:
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 10:00 a.m.
Robert Indiana PREM, steel sculputure
Winter Fine Sale
Preview Dates and Times:
Sunday, December 1, 9am - 5pm
Thursday, December 5, 12pm - 5pm
Day of sale, beginning at 9am and by appointment.

Auction Date and Time: December 6, 2019 - 10:00 a.m.

Spectacular diamond jewelry, museum quality modern art and exceptional Art Deco furnishings will be sold at Michaan's Winter Fine Sale featuring property from the Sylvia Blumenfeld Trust. Highlights include the platinum ring centering a pear-cut fine diamond of nearly 8 carats (estimated at $80,000-$120,000). A large untitled abstract acrylic painting ($150,000-$200,000) by Sam Francis (1923-1994) tops the list of fine artworks by influential modernists from California and beyond. Sylvia Blumenfeld (1921-2018) was a talented collector whose education and world travels shaped her interests and tastes. Her estate includes jewels by designers such as Van Cleef & Arpels and Buccellati, as well as luxury timepieces. Beautiful furniture and decorations from the Blumenfeld Trust include Baltic Neoclassical pieces from the early 19th century. Fine art includes works by the Bay Area Figurative Movement painters Nathan Oliveira, Elmer Bischoff and James Weeks. In this sale Michaan's also offers a superb collection of art and Art Deco furniture and decorations from a San Francisco apartment designed by Steven Volpe and featured in Architectural Digest, August 2017. A second, complementary Art Deco collection includes the designs of Adnet, Ramsay, Coulon and Maison Baguès. In addition to the Sylvia Blumenfeld Trust property, which includes watercolors by Diego Rivera and Toulouse-Lautrec, this sale offers fine Russian paintings from the turn of the 20th century and etchings by Durer. A very special highlight is “PREM" by Robert Indiana. This large steel sculpture is a variation on the theme of Indiana's iconic "LOVE," with the word for "love" spelled in Hindi; estimated at $250,000-$300,000.
Chaise Lounge and Sofa Furniture Suite.
December Annex Auction
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 10:00a.m

Sunday, December 1, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday, December 2, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 3, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 4, 9:00 a.m. to the conclusion of the auction.
Diamond, 18k Gold Ring.
November Gallery Auction
Sunday, November 3, 9am - 5pm
Friday, November 8, 12pm - 5pm
Day of sale, beginning at 9am and by appointment.
Auction Date and Time: November 9, 2019 - 10:00 a.m.
Chinese Lapis Lazuli Carving
November Annex Auction
Sunday, November 3, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday, November 4, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
November 5, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
November 6, 9:00 a.m. to the conclusion of the auction
Auctions Dates and Time: November 5 (lots 1 - 1,000) & 6 (lots 1,001 - 2,016), 2019 - 10:00 a.m.
Chinese Gilt Bronze Automaton Musical Clock.
October Gallery Auction
Sunday, October 6, 9am - 5pm
Friday, October 11, 12pm - 5pm
Day of sale, beginning at 9am and by appointment.
Diamonds and pearls, designer fine jewelry, American paintings and a spectacular automaton clock are just a few highlights of the October 12 Gallery Auction. This sale is bursting with exciting lots in every department. Cartier, Hermès and David Yurman are featured in jewelry, along with a strand of GIA-certified natural saltwater pearls ($5,000-$7,000). You’ll also find Native American and Mexican silver jewelry, fine timepieces and vintage estate jewelry. For the art collector there is an excellent selection of American paintings such as the compelling landscapes by Fern Coppedge (1883-1951) and Ralph Blakelock (1847-1919). The 1958 silkscreen “Red Sea” by Wayne Thiebaud is another great find. “American Grotesque” photographer William Mortensen is featured. The sale includes wonderful Mid-century modern art and furniture. An 1814 Pennsylvania German deep red, fraktur painted wood chest is offered at $3,000-$5,000. The “Audubon” flatware service by Tiffany & Co. is among the sterling silver lots. Over 200 lots of Asian art are in this sale: fine porcelains, large cloisonné enamel pieces, carved jade and Japanese woodblocks to name just a few. The Chinese six-panel screen is decorated with exquisite jade and multicolor hardstone overlaid on black lacquer. Visitors to Michaan’s auction gallery will be delighted by the chinoiserie automaton clock ($60,000-$80,000), a wind-up mechanical marvel with a waterfall and boats on a river, crowned by a lovely pagoda where a tiny figure rings a bell.

October Annex Auction
Sunday, October 6, 9am - 5pm
Monday, October 7, 9am - 5pm
Days of sale, October 8 and 9 beginning at 9am.
Offering over 2000 lots of property from various estates throughout the Bay Area, including furniture, glassware, porcelain, clothing, armoires, bedroom sets, couches, chairs, records, books, toys and more.

September Gallery Auction
Sunday, September 1, 9am - 5pm
Friday, September 6, 12pm - 5pm
Day of sale, September 7, beginning at 9am and by appointment.

September Annex Auction
Sunday, September 1, 9am - 5pm
Monday, September 2, 9am - 5pm
Days of sale, September 3 and 4 beginning at 9am.
John Erichsen, The Science and Art of Surgery..., 1854.
August Gallery Auction
Sunday, August 4, 9am - 5pm
Friday, August 9, 12pm - 5pm
Day of sale, August 10 beginning at 9am and by appointment.
In August Michaan’s offers works of fine art from the Renaissance to the present. Tie Feng Jiang, Roy de Forest, George Bellows and Rufino Tamayo are among the featured 20th century artists. Sculptures include Benjamino Bufano’s bronze “Snail.” Highlights in jewelry: diamonds and peridots, jade and coral, vintage Rolex watches and a fabulous necklace by Surrealist artist and designer Eric de Kolb. A Yuhuchun openwork vase and an ‘oil spot’ tea bowl are among the Chinese porcelains from a distinguished private collection. Fine textiles from Europe include Fortuny gowns and a 17th Century Flemish tapestry with an allegorical theme. A jade green Sandwich glass lamp is offered from the collections of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

August Annex Auction
Sunday, August 4, 9am - 5pm
Monday, August 5, 9 am - 5pm
Days of sale, August 6 and 7 beginning at 9am
Two day auction located in our Annex building. Unique finds newer and antique household items.