Cordier’s November 14 and 15 auction in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania will feature more than 1000 lots including fine jewelry, Mid-Century Modern furnishings, and an excellent selection of fine art. Auction highlights include an 8.24 ctw diamond pendant, Heywood-Wakefield, and the reported last painting by Russian-American Artist David Burliuk.
Day one of the two day auction will feature over 100 lots of jewelry including an 8.24 ctw diamond pendant with center 2.72 carat VS1 emerald cut center diamond ($10,000-$15,000), and rings including a 4.78 carat ruby & diamond ($10,000-15,000) and a 5.53 carat emerald and diamond ($10,000-20,000). Also offered will be several lots men’s cufflink sets featuring a Buccaletti dress set.
In silver, bidders will find a four piece S. Kirk & Son repousse tea set ($2,000-3,000). A LaPaglia Mid-Century sterling pedestal bowl ($800-1,200) and Russian silver-gilt and cloisonné basket by Petr Petrovich Fariseev ($1,000-1,500) are certain to attract bidders.
Collectors will not want to miss the more than 60 lots of Hummel figurines as well as a large collection of salts. Other highlights are a Scott & Co. silk plush top hat ($300-500) and a prohibition-era smuggler's briefcase ($200-400). Coins will feature an 1894 Morgan silver dollar PR64 ($3,000-6,000) and an 1881 Morgan silver dollar PR64 ($2,000-3,000).
Day two will open with furniture, featuring Mid-Century Modern pieces such as a Heywood-Wakefield Sculptura bedroom set ($800-1,200) and a set of four Koefeds Eva dining room chairs ($500-1,000). More traditional furnishing will also be sold, including an inlaid 18th century walnut bureau bookcase on stand ($3,000-5,000).
In decorative arts, over 20 lots of pewter will be offered; porcelain will feature an unusual 19th C Mettlach/Villeroy & Boch Ceramic Punch Set ($2,000-4,000). Highlights in Ethnographic and Asian arts include more than 50 lots of African figures and masks as well as a Chinese Qing rock crystal covered urn ($2,000-4,000).
In the fine art category, three paintings by David Burliuk (Russian-American 1882-1967) will be presented including Winter’s Tale 1966, reportedly the last painting he completed before his death in 1967, purchased from ACA Gallery in 1967 ($30,000-$50,000). Other fine art offerings include six etchings from the early- to mid-1900s by John French Sloan (American, 1871-1951) consigned as collection as purchased by consignor’s parents ($4,000-6,000). A landscape by Johann Bernard Klombeck (German, 1815-1893) is also slated to cross the block ($4,000-6,000).
Clocks and lighting will conclude the auction. Among the lighting will be a massive Italian Mid-Century Venini chandelier ($2,000-4,000). Among the clocks will be a Herschede nine tube tall case clock ($1,000-2,000) and a J.E. Caldwell retailed Gothic tall case clock ($3,000-5,000).
Russian Cloisonne Basket