The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Monday, August 19, 2019


Finn Juhl furniture skyrockets past expectations setting new US auction record at Clars May 2018 Sale
This ‘Judas’ rosewood dining table, circa 1950, by Finn Juhl doubled its high estimate selling for $34,650.


OAKLAND, CA.- Clars Auction Gallery hosted their Important Fine Art, Decorative Art, Furniture, Jewelry and Asian Art Auction on May 20th, 2018. While strong prices were seen across the board, Decorative Arts & Furnishings led the sale with several lots going for well over estimate and numerous Fine Art offerings surpassing high estimates as well.

THE DECORATIVE ARTS & FURNISHINGS
Furniture designs by Finn Juhl (Denmark, 1912-1989) stole the show on Sunday, May 20th at Clars with both pieces offered setting a new US auction record. Juhl, the renowned famous Danish architect, interior and industrial designer, is credited for introducing Danish Modern to America. Presented at the sale was his ‘Judas’ rosewood dining table, circa 1950. Estimated to achieve $10,000 – 15,000, bidding drove the final sale price on this lot to over twice high estimate commanding $34,650.

Next, a lot of 8 Finn Juhl for Niels Vodder Egyptian rosewood chairs, each upholstered in blue was offered. This set was expected to sell for $20,000 – 30,000 but once bidding started, the battle began driving the final sale price to over twice its high estimate to $75,600.

Musical instrument collectors bid strongly on several important lots offered. Topping the music category was a Boesendorfer Model 290 Imperial Concert grand piano that sold for over high estimate for $51,425. Following suit, guitar collectors vied heavily for two offerings. A 1939 CF Martin acoustic guitar tripled high estimate selling for $19,360 followed by a 1959 Fender Jazzmaster that also surpassed expectations going off at $10,890.

A Meissen porcelain group, which depicted the Triumph of Venus, circa 1800, doubled expectations when it sold impressively for $15,730.

Rounding out the highlights from this category was an American Studio Furniture roll top desk, attributed to Michael Coffey, that sold for $10, 285. Topping the sterling offerings was a pair of French House of Maison Puiforcat candelabras, executed in the Rococo style, which sold for $10,800.

THE FINE ART
Fine Art had several exciting sales. Topping this category was an oil on canvas by Maqbool Fida Husain (Indian, 1915-2011) titled Dame with Elephant, 1975 which sold nicely within estimate for $54,450.

Works by Paul Sawyier (American, 1865-1917) experienced high demand at this sale. Presented first was his watercolor titled Evening on the Elkhorn that carried an estimate of $10,000 – 15,000 but soared past that selling for $22,620. His oil on board titled Fountain and Formal Rose Garden also performed well earning $20,570.
A number of Latin American works from the Mexican Museum of San Francisco were offered. The highlight of this collections two works by Byron Galvez (Mexican, 1941 - 2009). The first, Untitled (los tres bailarines), 1986, an oil on canvas, sold for $10,080. Commanding the same price was another oil on canvas titled Love, 1987

Works by Peanuts creator, Charles "Sparky" Schulz (American, 1922-2000) continue to captivate the world as was evidenced by the seven (7) original inks on paper, United Features Syndicate, Inc. daily comics, that were offered. These original works came from the estate of Lorraine Webster who was Shulz’s personal secretary for 28 years. Offered separately, the collection sold for an impressive $67,920.

Rounding out the top sellers in Fine Art was the oil on canvas titled Balinese Dancer by Roland Strasser (American/Austrian, 1895-1974) which earned $24, 200. From artist Paul Wonner (American, 1920-2018), his oil on canvas titled Still Life with Femme au Coq, circa 1953, sold for $15,120. Snow Leopard by American artist Ira Yeager (b. 1938) sold for nicely over estimate at $10,890 and by Robert William Wood (American, 1889-1979) his lovely oil on canvas titled Polychrome Meadows (Blue Bonnets) earned $10,285.

A surprise was had during the Saturday session on an 18th century European School painting titled Old Testament with Wheat from the Harvest. This work was conservatively estimated to sell for $500 – 700, but in an exciting turn of events, heated bidding drive this piece to the final sale price of $8,820.

THE JEWELRY & TIMEPIECES
The jewelry offerings were highlighted by a diamond and 18k yellow gold bracelet which featured 33 full-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 8 cts. Selling over estimate, this piece achieved $7,865.

Selling for 6 times high estimate was a Marco Bicego diamond and 18k yellow gold bracelet which featured 45 full-cut diamonds and (8) 18k yellow gold textured and articulated strands. Estimated to bring $1,200 – 1,600, this stunning bracelet sold for $7,260.

THE ASIAN ART & ANTIQUES
Once again in May, Himalayan Thangkas were the highlight in this category. A pair of painted thangkas, Eighteen Arhats, surpassed estimate selling for $8,470. Coming to Clars June 17, 2018, will be more thangkas as well as a group of Huanghuali furniture.





Today's News

May 28, 2018

Peruvian scientists use DNA to trace origins of Inca emperors

France weighs how to return Africa's plundered art

Dino-killing asteroid shaped tree of life, modern birds

Troubled exhibits: five disputed museum treasures

Artcurial announces highlights from its Post-War & Contemporary Art sale

Collections from Neolithic to Modern provide depth and choice in Gianguan Auctions' June 9 sale

Flashback to Roman Catholic times and iconoclasm in a red church

Sikkema Jenkins & Co. opens a solo exhibition of new work by Sheila Hicks

A swarm of muslin and steel locusts fills the Crocker Art Museum's third floor galleries

LOVE, CECIL: A documentary film by Lisa Immordino Vreeland to premiere in Los Angeles in July

Art, humour, politics and history: How the pictorial map has helped shape our view of the world

Original Hamilton-Burr dueling pistols on rare public display

Malmö Konsthall opens the largest solo exhibition so far for the Norwegian sculptor Siri Aurdal

Exhibition at The Approach combines the works of Patrick Procktor with drawings by Neil Haas

Waddesdon Manor opens exhibition of works by Michael Eden

Exhibition of new work by British figurative painter Claerwen James on view at Flowers Gallery

Finn Juhl furniture skyrockets past expectations setting new US auction record at Clars May 2018 Sale

Ketterer Kunst's Auction of 19th Century Art totals almost €800,000

A solo exhibition by the painter Bobbie Russon opens at bo.lee gallery

Aspire Art Auctions to offer two 'fresh to the market' Irma Stern paintings

Foam Talent: Exhibition at Frankfurter Kunstverein offers a unique look at current artistic trends

Luce Meunier's third solo exhibition at Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran on view in Montreal

Australian Pavilion in Venice transformed into a field of vegetation

National Pavilion UAE's exhibition explores the interplay of architecture and social life

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Conservation reveals Wellington Collection work was painted by Titian's Workshop

2.- New dinosaur discovered after lying misidentified in university's vaults for over 30 years

3.- Unseen Texas Chainsaw Massacre outtakes and stills sold for a combined $26,880

4.- National gallery reveals conserved Italian altarpiece by Giovanni Martini da Udine

5.- London's Tate Modern evacuated after child falls, teen arrested

6.- Bavarian State Minister of the Arts restitutes nine works of art

7.- Boy thrown from London's Tate Modern is French tourist visiting UK

8.- Child thrown from London gallery has broken spine, legs and arm

9.- £10 million Turner masterpiece may leave British shores

10.- Tourists banned from sitting on Rome's Spanish Steps



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 



Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful