Now, a portion of that fine selection is crossing the auction block once again, as Cordier prepares to sell 4 pieces from the Benkendorf collection in its February 2019 Fine and Decorative Arts Auction. Stand out lots will include a figural clock signed Robert A. Paris, and a cathedral clock signed Potonie.
The February 9 auction will include the continually popular jewelry and sterling categories, which feature a 1.36 carat pear cut diamond ring, as well as Chinese export silver place card holders in the form of spiders sitting on delicately spun webs. Highly collectible coins will also be sold, including a 1937-D three legged Buffalo nickel.
True to the name of the auction, dozens of pieces of fine art will be presented, including a monumental oil on canvas after the painting “Charity” executed in 1613 by Flemish master Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577 – 1640). An oil on canvas attributed to George Healy (American, 1813 – 1894), a large scale bronze ballerina after A. Fayral, and a colored print signed in pencil by Francoise Gilot (French/American b. 1921) also highlight this category.
Antique and high-end modern furniture scheduled to be offered includes a collection of pieces from Thomasville’s art deco style Bogart collection which was described by Brandweek reporter Sandra O’Loughlin as steeped in “old Hollywood glamour.” Cordier’s offerings feature the brand’s vanity and stool, a leather-topped writing desk, and several others. A gothic revival cabinet stands out among the antique offerings.
Bidders are invited to participate both live and online, with the complete catalog available at www.CordierAuction.com. A live preview will be held at Cordier’s Harrisburg, PA auction house on Friday, February 8, from 12-4 PM.