Painting, furniture and interior furnishings sold by auction

Clock. E. F. Caldwell & Co. Copper, ivory. Early 20thC. Lot sold for $7500. Doyle at Home Fine furniture, decorations and paintings. New York, July 16

On July, 16 the Doyle at Home Fine furniture, decorations and paintings auction sales took place in New York. The sales featured over 600 works of graphic and applied art including furniture, sculpture and antiquarian carpets.

The still-life of the beginning of the last century became one of the auction top lots. The canvas attributed to “the French school of the early 20th century” was sold by auction for $7000 (estimate: $800–1200).

Another interesting work – a still-life by the French expressionist Claude Venard (1913–1999) was sold for $3500 having exceeded the estimate a little.

The pair of magnificent armchairs in Louis XV style made in about 1950 and decorated with a rich carving became the most expensive lot in the Furniture category.

The round neoclassical table with a marble table-top on the metal basis is another highlight. The lot was sold for $900 (estimate: $500–700). The pair of the semicircular carved consoles made in the beginning of the 20th century in Rococo style was sold for $1200.

The elegant fireplace clock from copper and ivory made in the early 20th century was among the highlights. The white dial plate is decorated with a floral ornament and geometrical patterns. The case is marked with the manufacturer’s label “E.F. Caldwell & Co”. The lot was sold for $7500 having exceeded the estimate in three times (estimate: $2500). Venetian mirror fetched $3250.

Doyle New York established in 1963 is considered one of the largest auction houses in the USA specializing on painting, furniture and interior furnishings. It is situated in New York, it holds over 40 large auctions in a year. Doyle has got its world popularity after the sales of things of the Hollywood celebrities and musicians.

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