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Previous Auctions

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Pair of Chinese Doucai Porcelain Cups
January Gallery Auction January 11, 2020
Sunday, January 5, 9am - 5pm
Friday, January 10, 12pm - 5pm
Day of sale, beginning at 9am and by appointment.

January Annex Auction January 7 - January 8, 2020
Sunday, January 5, 9am - 5pm
Monday, January 6, 9am - 5pm
Days of sale, beginning at 9am and by appointment.
Collard  Collard Neoclassical Style Grand Piano.
December Gallery Auction December 7, 2019
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 December 6, 2019
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 December 3 - December 4, 2019
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 November 9, 2019
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 November 5 - November 6, 2019
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 October 12, 2019
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 October 8 - October 9, 2019
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 September 7, 2019
Sunday, September 1, 9am - 5pm
Friday, September 6, 12pm - 5pm
Day of sale, September 7, beginning at 9am and by appointment.

September Annex Auction September 3 - September 4, 2019
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 August 10, 2019
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 August 6 - August 7, 2019
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.