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Asian Art and Antiques from The Living Estate of Mr. Richard S. Ravenal will be Auctioned October 2nd by EstateOfMind

Middletown, NY, USA, September 10, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- Items from the living estate of Mr. Richard S. Ravenal – the now long-retired purveyor of Asian art and antiques and former owner of Asian Gallery in New York City – will headline a two-session auction planned for Saturday, October 2nd, by EstateOfMind, online and live in the Middletown gallery at 195 Derby Road. A preview will be held at 7 am Eastern.

Session 1, beginning at 10 am, will feature more than 100 lots of guns, ammunition and other militaria. Session 2, starting an hour later, will be the main sale, with the Mr. Richard S. Ravenal collection and other fine items pulled from prominent local estates and collections. Internet bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be taken.

Also offered will be exceptional estate jewelry and watches, original artworks ranging from Old Master paintings to mid-20th century fare, sterling silver that includes flatware services as well as individual pieces, signed baseball memorabilia and hard-to-find baseball cards, coins and stamps, musical instruments, American furniture items from the 19th and 20th centuries, and collectibles.

Items from the Mr. Richard S. Ravenal collection will feature a rare, 13th or 14th century Chinese Ming Dynasty gessoed, straw-bound mud-head of Kuan-Yin, with appliqué painted lacquer over straw and mud and inlaid agate eyes. It comes from a temple in northwest China and shows the influence of the Silk Route Sung/Yuan Dynasty. It is also in a remarkable state of preservation.

Also from the Mr. Richard S. Ravenal collection is a 12th century Khmer Dynasty bronze of the Cambodian Buddhist deity Mahayana; a fine Chinese glazed pottery Buddhist priest from the Ming Dynasty, 16th century, with provenance; and a rare Shiva-Linga carved stone one-face column from the 2nd or 3rd century. Any one these would make a fine addition to any collection.

The watches category will feature a Patek Philippe 18kt gold watch, a Tiffany & Company 18kt gold watch, a rare C.L. Guinand 14kt gold chronograph pocket watch, and a 14kt gold repetition-chronograph with hunt case, 18 SZ. Jewelry will be highlighted by a 14kt gold Art Nouveau plique-a-jour necklace with diamonds and pearls, and nice large 14kt gold aquamarine rings.

Other jewelry will include a 19th century early fire opal, diamond and enameled ring; a rare 14kt Victorian mourning ring complete with a hair locket; a 14kt Art Nouveau dragonfly diamond, ruby, sapphire, opal and emerald brooch, white and yellow gold signed; 18kt Art Deco diamond and cultured pearl earrings; and a 14kt Art Deco two-carat natural sapphire brooch (unheated).

Artworks and paintings will be led by a pair of circa 1830 portraits attributed to Ammi Phillips (American, 1768-1865); a Dutch Old Master painting signed Willem Van Aelst (1626-1683); a winter scene by Emil Carlsen (American, 1853-1932); a group of works by 19th century British painter Homer Smith; a 1950s ink and paper work by John E. Heliker (N.Y., 1909-2000); and a circa 1925 watercolor signed Norman Lindsay (1879-1969), titled Other Wives and Husbands.

Silver will include a circa 1960 Danish Modern flatware service for 12 by Frigast in the Princess Furhsia pattern; a circa 1960 service for 12 by Gorham in the La Scala pattern; a circa 1950 service for 12 by Lunt in the Madrigal pattern; a circa 1940 Hallmark service for eight; a Persian silver tray weighing 55 troy oz.; three 19th or 20th century Russian silver and gold enameled teacup saucers; a large 19th century Persian Niello silver bread tray; a 19th century Persian repousse silver vase, and other pieces. Fans and collectors of silver will have much to consider.

Sports collectors will be treated to a Jackie Robinson autographed photo with certificate of authenticity; a baseball signed by Mickey Mantle with certificate of authenticity; and many baseball cards, including Roy Campanella, Hank Aaron and other stars. Collectibles will include a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 comic book (1984, graded 9.0), and a Flaming Carrot comic.

Coins and stamps will feature a 1984 Olympic proof set with gold; a 1925 Peace Dollar graded MS-66; a 1955 Mexican Cinco Pecos gold coin; a large complete coin set collection, including uncirculated (stamp series) Morgan silver dollars; a complete block of four presidential series stamps from 1938 and 1939 (Scott’s #803-834); and other philatelic and numismatic offerings.

Period American furniture will include a circa 1815-1820 birdseye and mahogany four-drawer chest (North Shore, Mass.); two Gustav Stickley side chairs; a circa 1950 Paul McCobb Planner Series table and chairs; an 18th century Hudson Valley pine tavern table; a circa 1820 classical New York Empire Cornucopia sofa; and a circa 1915 McHugh Arts and Crafts kneehole desk.

The musical instruments category is impressive and includes a rare 19th century violin bow by G. A. Pfroteschner; a violin by Joseph Odoardi with a bow by A. Schroetter; a circa 1950 Framus Barcelona model #5/26 classic tiger maple acoustic guitar; a circa 1980 Yamaha APX-4 acoustic and electric guitar; a Fender Squire 5D-7 model acoustic guitar; a Nord Electro 5-D keyboard; a Yanagisawa saxophone; two Chateau saxophones; an Andreas-Eastman straight sax; an SE custom electric guitar; assorted high-end new speakers; and other instruments and accessories.

Live, in-gallery bidding is available, but seating will be limited and all CDC, state and local regulations with regard to the COVID virus will be strictly enforced. Bidders can view lot photos and get more information at www.EstateOfMind.biz and at AuctionZip.com (ID # 11093).

Live, in-gallery previews will be held on Friday, October 1st, from 11 am-5 pm Eastern time, and Saturday, October 2nd, the date of auction, from 7 am-9 am, or by appointment. To schedule an appointment, you may call EstateOfMind at 845-386-4403. Masks are required at the previews. To learn more about EstateOfMind and the live and online estates auction slated for Saturday, October 2nd, please visit www.EstateOfMind.biz.

About EstateOfMind:
EstateOfMind was officially born in 2009 after more than 20 years of providing estate services through a former company, American Antiques & Fine Art. Owner and president Darrell Dirr, a proprietor of fine art, antique and estate sale businesses, holds a Certificate of Recognition. Mr. Dirr was nominated by the OCDSS for being a valuable community partner of PSA for 20 years. EstateOfMind is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To inquire about consigning an item, an estate or a collection, you may call them at 845-386-4403; or, you can send an email to EstateOfMind2009@yahoo.com. To learn more about EstateOfMind, please visit www.EstateOfMind.biz.

Neue Auctions will Hold An Online-Only Summer Estates Auction on Saturday, July 24th; 380 Quality Lots will be Offered

Beachwood, OH, USA, July 13, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- Neue Auctions has a Summer Estates auction planned for Saturday, July 24th, at 10 am Eastern time, and the emphasis will be on sterling silver, fine art glass, lighting, modern and antique furniture, fine carpets, porcelains, glassware, garden sculptures and planters, fine jewelry and decorative objects for the home. Nearly 400 lots will be sold.

The auction is online-only. There is no competing floor audience; however, bidding is offered across three platforms: Liveauctioneers, Invaluable and BidSquare. Absentee bids are always welcomed and phone bidding is available on select lots. Both must be received by or scheduled at the latest 24 hours in advance of the auction or by 5pm Friday July 23rd. The auction gallery is open for preview Monday July 19th through Friday July 23rd, 9am-5pm daily, or by appointment.

Fine jewelry always does well at auction. A dazzling diamond ring boasting a 2.5-carat natural solitaire diamond, prong set in 14kt white gold, graded SI-2 and H for color, about a size 5, has a pre-sale estimate of $6,000-$9,000; while a natural diamond tennis bracelet with a total of 47 ten pointers totaling 4-4.5 carats, bead set in 14kt marked white gold, should garner $1,000-$2,000.

Tops in the furniture category is a 19th century Empire mahogany bureau plat (French flat-topped writing table), with gilt bronze mounts in the form of wreaths and palmettes (estimate: $4,000-$6,000); and, just consigned, a Bernhard Rohne for Mastercraft bronze etched credenza with a brass panel top over three pair of hinged doors, raised on squared legs (estimate: $3,000-$5,000).

Furniture from England will feature a mid-19th century Regency secretary bookcase, having a pull-out writing surface over two long hinged cabinet doors, 84 inches tall by 72 inches wide; and a circa 1830-1850 Regency flame mahogany sideboard with molded backsplash centered by a carved scallop shell motif, 102 inches in length. Both are expected to reach $3,000-$5,000.

A Reed and Barton sterling tea service with matching sterling silver tray, pattern 910, having a kettle on a stand, 10 ½ inches to the top of the finial, with a total weight of 287 oz. troy, should fetch $4,000-$6,000. Also, a Whiting sterling silver flatware service in the Lily pattern, 112 pieces in all, having a total weight of 129.90 oz. troy, is expected to finish at $2,500-$4,500.

They say good things come in pairs. A pair of American carved and gray painted pine columnar capitals in the Corinthian style, circa 1900, originally carved for a building in Maine, is expected to ring up $3,000-$5,000; while a pair of early 20th century cast stone recumbent lions, each one resting on a rectangular plinth, 24 inches tall (less custom wood bases) should hit $2,500-$4,500.

Fans of gorgeous glass pieces will have much to consider. A few examples are as follows:

  • A large Daum Nancy glass vase of baluster form, 21 inches tall with a tall extended neck, colorfully decorated gray glass walls, cameo carved with a river landscape with tall trees, signed Daum Nancy with the Croix de Lorraine in cameo. Estimate: $2,500-$5,000.
  • A George Bucquet (American, b. 1954) cast glass sculpture with a wide, heavy bowl form on opalescent lavender glass with cast copper iridescent handle forms, signed “Bucquet ‘03” to the metal clad base, 8 ¾ inches in height. Estimate: $1,500-$3,000.
  • A Stefano Toso Murano blown glass sculpture in the form of a cube balancing on a pyramidial base in clear glass, internally decorated in translucent white, cobalt blue and ultramarine with undulating forms, signed, 20 inches tall. Estimate: $1,200-$2,000.
  • A Murano Battuto glass stoppered bottle, 16 ½ inches tall, the shouldered form tapering toward the base, in ruby red glass cased in pale yellow, signed and dated “Murano 2011”, artist signed, with authenticity label for Vetri Artistico Murano. Estimate: $1,000-$2,000.
  • A Michael Pavlik (Czech., b. 1941) glass sculpture, blown internally decorated and cut glass, 1982, signed, dated and numbered (#1735), 7 inches tall. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Persian carpets will also be plentiful and will include a thick plush wool on cotton weft Kermin palace runner, 5 feet by 20 feet, overall cream in color with a muted palette of floral sprays (estimate: $2,500-$3,500); and a handwoven wool antique Sarouk carpet, 14 feet 7 inches by 9 feet 5 inches, with floral urns on a red field and a floral scroll border (estimate: $2,000-$4,000).

One of the more visually arresting lots in the sale is a carved marble bust of Antonius, unsigned and raised on a small marble socle, in very nice condition (estimate: $1,500-$2,500). Also sold will be an early 20th century bronze figural group by Joseph D’Aste (French, 1905-1935), cast as a group of Dutch children clambering over a fallen tree trunk, signed (estimate: $1,800-$2,500).

A Chinese five-panel wallpaper screen, circa 1800, hand-decorated with a flower and bamboo garden with birds and insects on a pale blue ground, each panel 87 ½ inches tall by 18 inches wide, should go for $3,000-$5,000; and a squared oval form “Okkintok” stoneware vessel by Claude Conover (American, 1907-1994), 19 inches tall, decorated with impressed circular patterns and a free form hatch pattern, signed and titled to the base, should hit $2,000-$4,000.

To learn more about Neue Auctions and the Summer Estates auction planned for Saturday, July 24th at 10 am Eastern time, please visit www.neueauctions.com. Updates are posted frequently.