GLEN COVE, NY.- Roland Auctions NY
in Glen Cove, NY is presenting a very special two-day auction event featuring the Collection of prominent Southampton, NY antiques dealer Jay Waldmann, whose shop Waldmann Jewelry and Antiques graced Main Street in Southampton Village for over twenty years, on Friday, November 5th and Saturday, November 6th at 10am (ET).
Previews for this auction event, offering over 1,000 lots, will be held Wednesday November 3rd & Thursday November 4th from 10:00AM to 6:00PM at Roland Auctions NY. As many are aware, Waldmanns was the premiere dealer in the Hamptons, specializing in 18th & 19th Century fine paintings, decorative arts, silver and estate quality jewelry. After being a Hamptons mainstay since 1998, Jay Waldmann just recently sold the building in Southampton and is now offering his exquisite collection for the first time in auction.
Mr. Waldmann started his highly successful antiques business in Dusseldorf, Germany in 1975, building his reputation as one of Europes top dealers. He began to summer in Southampton and later opened the shop there, open mainly in the summer months, offering world-class antiques, fine art and decorative items to a very high-end clientele.
As his antiques business developed, he focused more and more on jewelry, becoming known for bringing over the finest pieces from Buccellati, Van Cleef & Arpels and other top jewelers in Europe. While none of his jewelry will be offered in this auction at Roland, Jay Waldmanns superb taste carries over into this highly- curated collection of antiques, silver, bronze, fine art and other decorative items. Every piece we have is unique, says Jay Waldmann, who continues
Being in Southampton these past 24 years has enabled my family and I to enjoy wonderful friendships and be part of a thriving social community. My friends and clientele there accepted us in those early years and were very helpful to me in working through all the steps and procedures involved with running a business in that beautiful town. I look forward to many visits back there in the coming years.
As part of the same auction event, Roland Auctions NY will also feature a large collection of fine jewelry from a private Upper East Side collection, while some of the more unique pieces from the Jay Waldmann collection include a very rare large scale American Whalebone Ship Model c.1850, Monumental carved bone ship model, of Maritime interest, possibly a prisoner-of-war accented with a 37-star and stripes U.S. flag, with bone, cord and iron details, on a wood plinth. 2nd half of 19th century. [42" H x 54" W x 18" D], estimate $30,000-50,000,. a Suit of Armor, Nuremberg, Germany Circa 1570 Complete suit of armor for field use, made in Nurnberg (Nuremberg), Germany, circa 1570, original in all parts; the helmet with a one-piece forged bell and a pointed visor, the chest piece with rust hook and rosette-shaped forge's mark, the entire arm and leg set with shoulder. Nurnberg inspection mark on the arm. This is an extremely rare and, in its completeness, high-quality German suit of armor, of museum importance. Estimate $20,000-30,000, and a Heyman Dullaert (1636-1684) St. Jerome in his Study, Oil on Panel 17th century oil on board painting of Saint Jerome in his study, being an interior scene with trompe l'oeil elements, the Saint in Cardinal's attire reading a book in Latin and attended by his loyal lion, whose paw he healed. Affixed panel to reverse. [Sight: 38 1/4" H x 49" W; Frame: 42 1/2" H x 53). Estimate $8,000-12,000.
Also in the Fine Art arena, Roland is offering an Attributed to Pieter de Hooch (Dutch, 1629-1684), Courtyard Scene, oil on canvas, 17th century painting of a courtyard scene of a festive gathering around a table with figures enjoying music and seafood, Provenance: Galerie G. Paffrath, Dusseldorf, Germany. [Sight: 36 1/2" H x 53 1/4" W; Frame: 47 1/2" H x 63 3/4" W], estimate $40,000-60,000 and an Adolph Schreyer, (German 1828-1899) Arabs on Horseback, oil on Canvas painting of an Orientalist scene of Arab men on horseback, signed lower left, by Adolf Schreyer (German, 1828-1899), circa 1870. [Sight: 34" H x 48 1/2" W; Frame: 42 3/4" H x 57 1/4" W]. Estimate $5000-8000.
Other highlights include a Vintage Louis Vuitton trunk, early 20th century Louis Vuitton monogram canvas steamer trunk, with overall hand-stenciled monogram logo with leather and wood accents, yellow stripe and initials "J.N.W.", the interior fitted with six drawers, pant hanger rod and rotating shoe compartment. [43 3/4" H x 21 3/4" W x 21 3/4" D]. Estimate $5000-8000, a large Architectural Model of a Spiral Staircase, the carved oak model with tapered balusters and curved banister rails, terminating with newer posts. [82" H x 24" Diam.], estimate $800-1200, a pair of Painted Metal Orange Trees, Tole and wrought iron stands whimsically figured and painted as orange trees with root form bases. Bases with drill holes for installation. [66 1/4" H x 34" W x 11" D]. Estimate $1,000-2,000, a large pair of Tang Dynasty Style Ceramic Horses, glazed earthenware models of Ferghana horses, after the Tang Dynasty tomb figure examples. [30 1/2" H x 29 1/4" W x 10 1/2" D]. Estimate $1000-2000 and a Chanel classic leather handbag, vintage Chanel black quilted leather handbag with chain and leather strap. Estimate $2500-3500.
Also offered is one of 7 Vintage gilt wood Vitrines from Caldwell Jewelry Co. All Louis XVI-style mirror back glass case with lift front door, on gilt carved stand with shell front skirt and knees. Door on weighted pulley system. [72" H x 36" W x 25" D]. Estimate $1,000-1500 for each, along with a Professor Josef Wackerle fine painted Nymphenburg porcelain vase, parcel gilt paint decorated porcelain urn, of vase form and with lid, the body with floral motifs over a striped ground with black borders, marked to base and signed by Professor Joseph Wackerle. [Overall 20 1/4" H x 11 1/2" diameter]. Estimate $800-1200 and a rare Tiffany bronze planter, large Neoclassical style bronze footed jardinière with articulated rim, overall with Classical motifs, the border with mascaron accents, raised on winged lion monopodia feet. Signed to base "Tiffany". [Overall 16" H x 12 1/2" diameter]. Estimate $600-800.
This auction of the collection of Jay Waldmann is one of many Roland Auctions single-owner, specialized sales throughout the year, in addition to monthly estate sales. After more than four decades based in Manhattan, Roland Auctions relocated to Long Islands North Shore, the historic Gold Coast in 2018.