Works by Hockney, Simbari, Mouly and even Dr Seuss are in Ahlers & Ogletree from April 9-10 online…
ATLANTA, Georgia — A 1984 photographic collage by David Hockney, a monumental 19th-century Georgian facade, and a 17th-century landscape attributed to Herman Saftleven are some of the top lots expected from the two-day, two-session Ahlers & Ogletree Spring Estates & Collections Auction scheduled for the weekend of April 9-10. More than 1,000 lots will be offered at auction.
Also on display will be fine antique rugs, a selection of estate jewelry and watches, examples of mid-20th century design, artwork by listed artists, sterling silver and Boston silver , period antiques from America, the UK and Europe, and several works by Marcel Mouly, Nicola Simbari and Dr. Seuss. Departure times both days are at 10 a.m. Eastern Time.
There will be no in-person bidding, but bidders can register on one of three online platforms: LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Bidsquare.com. Telephone and correspondence offers will also be taken. In-person previews will be held (walk-in) Monday, April 4-8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Ahlers & Ogletree Gallery at 700 Miami Circle in Atlanta.
Session 1, Saturday, April 9, will be filled with Asian arts, modern and mid-century art and design, silver and estate jewelry – a total of 507 lots in all. Today’s featured lot (actually the expected flagship lot of the auction as a whole) is a photographic collage by British artist David Hockney (b. 1937) of a desk with a vase on top, titled The Office, July 1 (est. $60,000 to $80,000).
The collage (or “join” as Hockney called it), is titled, dated, signed, and numbered (“8”) from an edition of 20. The entire work measures 48 inches high by 49 inches wide. large. Hockney was an important contributor to the pop art movement of the 1960s and is considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century. His artistic creations are highly sought after by art collectors.
The painting attributed to Herman Saftleven (Dutch, 1609-1685) and the Georgian breakfront are the winning lots from Day 2, which features works of art and antiques from America, the United Kingdom and Europe – 568 lots in total. The magnificent early 19th century Georgian mahogany and mahogany veneer marquetry measures 114 inches high by 134 ½ inches wide (est. $15,000-$30,000).
The oil on wood panel attributed to Herman Saftleven the Younger is titled Rhenish landscape with castle and measures 9 ¾ inches by 11 inches (minus frame) (est. $10,000-$20,000). It comes from the estate of a prominent Atlanta businessman and its provenance dates back to London and Paris. Saftleven was a painter of the Baroque period and one of the best-known Dutch artists.
Some other Day 2 highlights include the following bundles:
- An oil on canvas painting by Frank Virgil Dudley (American, 1868-1957), titled Winding river at dusk (1907), signed and dated, 28 ¾ inches by 37 ¾ inches (minus frame) ($8,000-$12,000). Dudley was a landscape painter best known for his scenes of the Indiana dunes.
- A semi-antique hand-knotted Persian Bakhtiari panel garden rug, wool on cotton, with repeating medallions of alternating cedars and roses on a red floral background with a Herati border, 17 feet 11 inches by 9 feet 9 inches ( $6,000 – $8,000).
- A 1957 Coca-Cola 10-Cent vending machine, Vendo model 81d with classic 1950s curved lines and spaces for small bottles, 58 inches high by 27 inches wide, with two bumps on the back and a possibly repainted facade ($5,000 – $7,000).
Returning to Day 1, there are four works of art in the sale by Marcel Mouly (French, 1918-2008). An example is the 1994 oil on canvas titled The sails, depicting an abstract boat with figures and many large, colorful sails against a cobalt sky (est. $5,000-$7,000). The work is signed by the artist on the lower right and on the reverse and overall (with frame) measures 39 ½ inches by 26 ½ inches.
Nicola Simbari (Italian, 1927-2012) is represented seven times in the auction, including a 1971 oil on canvas titled Ischia (est. $5,000 to $7,000). The abstract beach scene is signed and dated and measures 50 inches by 83 ½ inches (with frame). Simbari is known for his Mediterranean landscapes and paintings of contemporary European life. His work is in museums around the world.
Everyone knows the American artist Theodor Seuss Geisel (1904-1991), better known as Dr. Seuss. His two whimsical creations in the auction include a hand-painted and hand-signed cast resin sculpture, circa 1994, from his Unorthodox Taxidermy collection, titled Fawn with semi-normal green lid (#58 of 850), in original 50 by 53 ½ inch frame (est. $4,000-$6,000).
A Pratone lounge chair by Ricardo Rosso, Piero Derossi and Georgio Ceretti for GUFRAM (Italian, 1971), in lacquered polyurethane foam in the shape of a lawn, stamped “Gufram Multipli 131/200 Pratone”, is estimated at $6,000-$8,000 ; while a group of four pieces by Eames for Herman Miller – 670 and 671 armchairs and ottomans, each with a rosewood veneer shell and black leather upholstery, branded on the underside, is expected to fetch between $4,500 and $6,500 $.
A 180-piece sterling silver flatware set by Towle (American), mostly in the “King Richard” pattern (first introduced in 1932), having an approximate total weight of unweighted items of 123.40 ounces, should reach $5,000-$7,000. In addition, a monumental pair of male and female Chinese Sancai glaze ceramic seated Buddhist lion figures on stands, 57 inches tall, the male standing on a brocade ball and the female with her cub, is expected to fetch between 4 $000 and $6000.
An untitled abstract oil on canvas by Syd Solomon (American, 1917-2004), in celadon, peach, rust, and cobalt and signed lower center, in a frame measuring 31 ¼ inches by 35 ¼ inches, has an estimate of 4 $000 to $6,000; like an Ilfochrome print by Loretta Lux (German, b. 1969), titled Isabella (2001), #6 of 7, representing a blond child, the print (unframed) 14 ¾ inches square, the artist is signed, titled and numbered on the reverse.
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