A Gilt Bronze Marble centerbowl from an elite Dallas, Texas, collection brought $32,500 to lead Heritage Auctions
The Curated Home Auction to $1,435,074.50 in total sales Sept. 16 in Dallas.
The quality of the lots and private collections in this auction prompted eager bidding and resulted in excellent prices, Heritage Auctions Silver and Decorative Arts Director Karen Rigdon said, and serves as a great springboard into our already-anticipated Dec. 4 Decorative Arts Holiday Auction.
Multiple bidders drove Pair of Monumental French Sèvres-Style Bronze Mounted Porcelain Vases, circa 1900 past its estimates until it finished at $35,000.
Meanwhile, the Gilt Bronze Mounted Marble Centerbowl, 20th century headlined the collection from the Property of the Estate of Stuart Cutshall in Dallas. The dazzling bowl sparked a flurry of competitive bidding until it found a new home at $32,500, more than nine times its high pre-auction estimate.
An Erard Gilt Bronze Mounted Mahogany Veneered Grand Piano, 19th century by the important late 19th century ebenist, Francois Linke, crossed the block at $30,000, while a Pair of Monumental Italian Carrara Marble Busts of King Ferdinand V and Queen Isabella of Spain, 19th century drew a winning bid of $22,500, and multiple bidders chased a Pair of Monumental French Empire-Style Porphyry Urns with Gilt Bronze Mounts up to $21,250.
Other collections that fared well included the Collection of Dr. Terry Bereth of Palm Springs, California, as well as premier estates from California, New York and Houston, Texas.
The auction included a collection of finely crafted object d'art in the manner of Fabergé from New York. These intricately chased gold, enameled and jeweled works were made in the last quarter of the 20th century, and rival the work coming from pre-Revolution Fabergé during the reign of Nicholas II. Highlights from the collection included a 14K Vari-Color Gold, Guilloché Enamel, Diamond, and Cabochon-Mounted Box in the Manner of Fabergé, late 20th century which nearly tripled its high pre-auction estimate when it went for $17,500, Two Hardstone, 14K Vari-Color Gold, Guilloché Enamel, Diamond, and Cabochon-Mounted Boxes in the Manner of Fabergé, late 20th century, which nearly doubled their high estimate when they brought $9,375, and Two Guilloché Enamel, 14K Vari-Color Gold, Diamond, and Cabochon-Mounted Portrait Frames in the Manner of Fabergé, late 20th century and a Gilt Silver and Other Metals, Guilloché Enamel, Diamond, and Cabochon-Mounted Clock in the Manner of Fabergé, late 20th century, each of which changed hands at $6,875.
Other top lots included, but were not limited to:
An Italian Semi-Precious and Hardstone Inlaid Ebonized Cabinet on Stand with Gilt Bronze Mounts, 18th century and later $20,000
A Pair of French Louis XV-Style Patinated and Gilt Bronze Figural Pedestals on Marble Bases $17,500
A Pair of Les Freres Delisle Louis XVI-Style Gilt Bronze Mounted Marble Four-Light Candelabras, Paris, 19th century $16,250
An Italian Roman-Style Marble Torso on Marble Base After the Antique $16,250