Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Auction Results From The Estate of William F. Reilly



The auction total came to a Sale Total: $6,523,312 (U.S. dollars). Quality retains its value. Take a look.

I was stunned by the beauty of this collection and picked but a few things that really caught my eye. Most are very expensive but there are a couple of pieces that while truly great looking are within the reach of this shanty Irishman, or you should you be so tempted. The full catalogue is here and will have you salivating at his good taste.


A FRENCH CUIR BOUILLE PORTRAIT OF LOUIS XIV
AFTER FRANCOIS GIRARDON, EARLY 18TH CENTURY, THE FRAME SECOND QUARTER 18TH CENTURY
Depicted in profile, wearing armor, within a Louis XV giltwood frame with partial printed paper label for CH. POTTIER EMBALLAMEUR-PACKER/PARIS, and with a further paper label with painted '2919', the leather rebacked
28 in. (71 cm.) high, 22½ in. (57 cm.) wide (the portrait), 36 in. (91.5 cm.) high, 30½ in. (77.5 cm.) wide, overall
$20,000.00 - $30,000.00
SOLD FOR $37,500.00



A DIRECTOIRE ORMOLU BOUILLOTTE LAMP
LATE 18TH CENTURY
With a green tôle shade and pierced circular base, shade redecorated, electrified
26 in. (66 cm.) high, overall
$7,000.00- $10,000.00
SOLD FOR $5,250.00. STILL, ONE EXPENSIVE LAMP.



A PAIR OF TOLE PEINTE LEMON TREES
20TH CENTURY
23½in. (59.5cm.) high (2)
$600.00 - $800.00
SOLD FOR $4,375.00. OH MY GOSH!



A PAIR OF GEORGE II GILTWOOD DOLPHIN-FORM WALL CARVINGS
MID-18TH CENTURY
Each grimacing dolphin with upright scrolling tail
33 in. (83.8 cm.) high (2)
$20,000.00 - $40,000.00
SOLD FOR $50,000.00. THOSE DOLPHINS AREN'T GRIMACING TONIGHT.



A PAIR OF GILT-METAL TABLE LAMPS
20TH CENTURY
Each stem in the form of an armilliary sphere
12 in. (31 cm.) high (2)
$700.00 - $900.00
SOLD FOR $30,000.00. I CHECKED! AND DOUBLE CHECKED, THAT'S WHAT IT SAYS!!!


A COLOSSAL ROMAN MARBLE PORTRAIT HEAD OF THE EMPEROR TRAJAN
REIGN 98-117 A.D.
His long wavy locks combed forward over the crown of the head, their pointed tips curving left across the forehead, the locks defined by deep drill-work and incision, the large almond-shaped eyes framed by thick lids, the inner canthi deeply drilled, the modelled brows overhanging the inner corners of the eyes, with vertical furrows above the nose, the thin lips pursed, the outer corners slightly downturned and framed by pronounced nasolabial folds, the muscular neck rippled from the slight turn to his left
19½ in. (49.5 cm.) high
$100,000.00 - $150,000.00
SOLD FOR $146,500.00. RIGHT ON THE MONEY. OF COURSE ST. LAURENT IS DEAD.



A PAIR OF BLACK-PATINATED BRONZE MODELS OF THE WARWICK VASE
19TH CENTURY
With masks and loop handles, on a square red marble plinth
18½ in. (47 cm.) high, 16 in. (40.6 cm.) wide (2)
$7,000.00 - $10,000.00
SOLD FOR $6,000.00. NOW THERE WAS A DEAL.



AN ATTIC BLACK-FIGURED AMPHORA
CIRCA 540-530 B.C.
The obverse with a nude youth on horseback in profile to the right, riding one horse and leading a second horse beside, both horses with their heads lowered, flanked by two large draped youths, a fillet in the field; the reverse with a nude youth on horseback; alternating red and black tongues above, a lotus and palmette quatrefoil on the neck, details in added red
14¾ in. (37.5 cm.) high
$20,000.00 - $30,000.00
SOLD FOR $32,500.00



AN IRISH GEORGE III MAHOGANY HUNT TABLE
LATE 18TH CENTURY
The hinged oval top above double gatelegs
29 in. (73.5 cm) high, 101½ in. (258 cm.) wide, 57 in. (145 cm.) deep
$30,000.00 - $50,000.00. Dont'ya love Irish furniture.
DID NOT SELL



A PAIR OF IRISH GEORGE III BRASS-BOUND MAHOGANY BUCKETS
LATE 18TH CENTURY
Each with engraved brass banding, bail handle and removable brass liner
17 in. (43 cm.) high, 15½ in. (39.5 cm.) diameter (2)
$15,000.00 - $25,000.00. Wow what a way to serve Guinness.
SOLD FOR $17, 500.00




A VICTORIAN BLACK, GOLD AND RED JAPANNED PAPIER MACHE GLOVE BOX
LATE 19TH CENTURY
Decorated with figural cartouches
8¾ in. (22 cm.) wide
$400.00 - $600.00
SOLD FOR $1,250.00



A FRENCH PATINATED WROUGHT-IRON AND GLASS LOW TABLE
MODERN
Rectangular, on curule frame
$1,000.00 - $1,500.00. That's the piece I want!!! So we'll see how much it goes for with great interest.
SOLD FOR $625.00. DAGNABBIT!!!**** THERE WAS A DEAL!!!



A GEORGE II BLACK-AND-GILT JAPANNED LINEN PRESS
ATTRIBUTED TO GILES GRENDEY, CIRCA 1740
The dentil-carved cornice above cartouche-paneled doors and two short over a long drawer on ogee bracket feet, decorated throughout with Chinoiserie vignettes and animals, pulls and locks later, refreshments to decoration
$80,000.00 - $120,000.00
SOLD FOR $134,500.00. SUCH A PRETTY PIECE


A LATE GEORGE III MAHOGANY THREE-TIER WHATNOT
LATE 18TH CENTURY
Square, with a mahogany-lined medial drawer
$4,000.00 - $6,000.00
SOLD FOR $3,750.00. VERY FAIR



AN IRISH GEORGE II MAHOGANY SERVING-TABLE
CIRCA 1760
The shaped top pierced with quartrefoils over a fluted and paterae-carved frieze on molded legs with guttae feet
$20,000 - $30,000.00
SOLD FOR $27,500.00

4 comments:

Mrs. Blandings said...

The table's terrific. It's the darned linen press that is calling me, though the tole lemon trees are delightful.

Off the List said...

I smell a rat - will you be bidding on the most spectacular table in the sale????

Lot 202 is probably my favourite table to ever have come onto the market:

http://www.christies.com/LotFinder/lot_details.aspx?from=salesummary&intObjectID=5246509&sid=131b7dfd-e4f1-41e7-9148-5190fd962491

Not least because I wrote my dissertation on the gardens of Sezincote (and was ticked of by the ex-matriach in the process).

I couldn't agree more - a truly spectacular selection / collection.

Off the List said...

Incidentally and entirely wishful thinking, I've asked for lot 58 for my birthday!

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