Archive for the 'Furniture' Category



25
Mar
13

Consign Asian Art

Michaan’s is actively seeking quality consignments for the upcoming fine sale season of June 2013.  Fine auction property is considered to be high-end, top tier items for the discriminating buyer.  Whether it is fine art, period furniture and decorations, jewelry or Asian works of art, Michaan’s is looking to find the best of the best.  This blog series from our in-house experts provides insights as to what they are seeking in order to present exceptional fine auctions to the bidding public.

Asian Art Specialist Harry Huang:
“When I think fine sale, I think of top performers at auction that will please my most discerning clients.  Pristine celadon and white jade carvings in numerous forms are usually a sure-fire bet.  Chinese paintings remain a rising star in the Asian artworks market.  Fine classical Chinese paintings from acclaimed artists such as Ou Haonian and Pu Ru remain strongly optimistic with today’s buyer and beyond.  Asian furniture is another worthwhile category at auction.  Pieces of larger stature with fine craftsmanship made from materials such as huanghuali are a welcome find for my department.  In my personal experience at auction, museum quality cloisonné pieces have also been excellent performers.  In our last fine sale this was evidenced in a Qianlong period bell, tripod censer and decorative box bearing vibrant cloisonné workmanship.”

Soapstone Figural Carving Depicting Tang Ying

An Exceedingly Rare and Important Soapstone Figural Carving Depicting Tang Ying, the Qing dynasty imperial porcelain kiln supervisor. To be offered June 23 at Michaan’s Auctions.

Mr. Huang can be reached at (510) 227-2535 or at harry@michaans.com.

Information regarding Michaan’s Auctions fine sales will be posted on the web at www.michaans.com.  Michaan’s Auctions is located at 2751 Todd Street, Alameda, CA  94501.

21
Mar
13

Consign Furniture & Decorative Arts

Michaan’s is actively seeking quality consignments for the upcoming fine sale season of June 2013.  Fine auction property is considered to be high-end, top tier items for the discriminating buyer.  Whether it is fine art, period furniture and decorations, jewelry or Asian works of art, Michaan’s is looking to find the best of the best.  This blog series from our in-house experts provides insights as to what they are seeking in order to present exceptional fine auctions to the bidding public.

Furniture & Decorations Specialist Elizabeth Dalton:
“A great thing about the Furniture and Decorative Arts Department is that we are driven by fresh, exceptional estate property.  Outstanding antique silver has consistently proved to be one of our strongest categories, evidenced in offerings of Modernist and Tiffany & Co. pieces as well as in Chinese and Japanese export silver such as Arthur Bond.  European and American period furniture and fine clocks are quite popular with our bidders from around the world too.  Substantial, ornate, period French furniture of quality is an impressive contender at auction.  Large European china service does great numbers, including Meissen and Royal Copenhagen, especially in the Flora Danica pattern.  Specialty decorative pieces are wanted as well.  From fine Obesan tapestries to Russian icons to American folk items, I want to please many different collectors on the highest level possible.”

Lalique Vase

R. Lalique Opalescent Bacchantes Vase, model created 1927, Marcilhac 997, stencilled R. Lalique, France. To be offered on June 7 at Michaan’s Auctions

Ms. Dalton can be reached at (510) 740-0220 ext. 127 or at boo@michaans.com.

Information regarding Michaan’s Auctions fine sales will be posted on the web at www.michaans.com.  Michaan’s Auctions is located at 2751 Todd Street, Alameda, CA 94501.

04
Dec
12

Snapshots from the Sale: Modern Furniture and Decorations

20th Century Modern Design Specialist Greg Favors:
“This is a truly special piece from an iconic artist.  This John Dickinson game table is from the private estate of his longtime friend and business associate, Larry Maloney. Dickinson’s signature use of white lacquer atop hardwood is classic in its understated  style.  The provenance alone should have bidders clamoring for the piece.”  Lot 3421, $3,000-5,000.

John Dickenson Gaming Table

John Dickenson Gaming Table

Fine and Modern Furniture and Decorations and Fine Jewelry
Auction: Friday, December 7, 2012
Previews: November 30 through December 2

29
Nov
12

Snapshots from the Sale: Fine Furniture and Decorations

Furniture and Decorations Specialist Elizabeth Dalton:
“I was thrilled to secure this 19th century Napoleon III bonnetiere for the fine auction.  It is one of many impressive French furniture pieces in the sale from several Bay Area estates.  The ebonized wood coupled with the gilt bronze work is beautifully complimentary.  I also love the boulle work and the detailed depictions of Greek figures, including Ceres and Diana.  For a furniture piece of this quality and size, I believe the estimate of $6,000 to $8,000 to be quite conservative.”  Lot 3191, $6,000-8,000.

Massive Napolean III Gilt Bronze Boulle Ebonized Bonnetiere

Massive Napolean III Gilt Bronze Boulle Ebonized Bonnetiere

Fine and Modern Furniture and Decorations and Fine Jewelry Auction
Sale date: Friday, December 7, 2012
Previews: November 30 through December 2 and by appointment




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