Previews at Showplace Antiques + Design Center:
March 2nd through March 15th
On March 15th Auctions at Showplace will present choice selections of fine art, furniture, silver, jewelry, and decorative arts all fresh to the market from New York City estates.
This auction will highlight Asian art and decorative arts including two exceptional Hasui Kawase (Japan 1883-1957) woodblock prints, from the "20 Views of Tokyo" series 1925, published by Watanabe. Other important works include an Indian or Southeast Asian carved pink / red sandstone stele, probably 10th-12th century, depicting the dancing Ganesha, a Chinese bronze figural sculpture depicting deity Amitabha, a Thai bronze figure of a standing Gautama Buddha from the 18th / 19th century, a large Tibetan gilt bronze figure of Hevajra, a pair of Japanese Meiji Period bronze figural candlesticks, a Ming Dynasty large Chinese gilt copper figure of Buddha Shakyamuni, a fine collection of rose medallion Chinese export porcelain and other important vessels, carved hardstone figures, cinnabar vessels, a fine Japanese Tsuba, a Chinese archaistic bronze bell, and much more.
Fine art includes a Tiepolo "Nymph and Satyr" etching, a J.M. Carrick Analucian landscape oil on canvas, a 19th century Georgian silk and watercolor oval tapestry, an antique Venetian canal scene along with a 19th century mythological scene, and works by Dorothy Grotz, Lazzaro Donati, Armand Guillaumin, Leonard Baskin, LeRoy Neiman, Erin McParland, Jean R. Simpson, and others.
Superlative mid-century modern furniture includes a Peter Lovig Nielsen Danish tambour front modern credenza, an Enrique Garcel modern tessellated bone side table, a Charles Hollis Jones cocktail table, a Lion in Frost "Iceberg" coffee table with sculptural acrylic base, a Josef Hoffmann for Wittmann Viennese Secessionist "Fledermaus" table, a set of four Cassina modern dining arm chairs, a pair of Diego Giacometti style arm chairs and a stone top side table, and a wide selection of modern floor lamps, table lamps, and wall sconces.
Those in search of more traditional furnishings will find a handsome Venetian Italian secretary desk or trumeau cabinet, a 19th century Louis XV style carved wood and marble top console table, a French empire style pedestal with planter, a pair of Chinese Huanghuali hardwood armchairs a Korean Bandaji wood blanket chest, and an Italian modern Murano glass chandelier with eight scroll arms.
Fine jewelry for auction includes a dazzling assortment of rings, earrings, bracelets, and pendant necklaces along with fine silver including a four piece Buccellati tea service with hand-hammering, a Cartier teapot and Paul Revere small handled cup, a Tiffany & Co. trumpet vase and other pieces by Gorham, Michael C. Fina, and other reputable makers.
Showplace is again excited to offer fabulous costume jewelry from important designers such as Yves Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Karl Lagerfeld, St. John, Gianni Versace, Nina Ricci, and MV Vellano, along with a selection of 12 Hermes scarves, and fashion by Christian Dior, Oscar de la Renta, Bill Blass, Gucci, Loro Piano, Christian Ruperto, and more.
Showplace Antiques is located at 40 West 25th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. For more information, please visit www.nyshowplace.com, or call (212) 633-6063, ext. 808.