Auction begins at 10:00 AM
This auction will feature an array of impressive Fine & Decorative Arts items.
800+ lots will be presented.
The event includes fine works from artists including S. George Phillips, Joseph Meierhans, Lloyd Ney, Morgan Russel, Dwinell Grant, William Mason Brown, Josef Zenk, and 18th century Old Masters, among many others. This auction also presents collectors a spectrum of exquisite decorative arts, silver, glass, and furniture at a full range of price points. All items from this sale are on display in Morphy’s auction gallery and available for preview now.
This auction hits the ground running with almost 100 lots of important 17th to 20th century fine art paintings. Collectors will undoubtedly fall in love with lot #28, Martha Walter’s “Roses.” This 15-3/4” x 19-3/4” oil on board work features a glorious bouquet of pink and red flowers in a cobalt blue vase and is estimated at $5,000 to $7,000. And lot #104, George Henry Bogert’s “Moonlight Over Venice” may too inspire a little romance. This 28” x 48” oil on canvas painting, which sold in 2004 for $10,200 at Sotheby’s, perfectly captures the flirtation of sky and water at night. It is estimated at $8,000 to $12,000.
Collectors seeking that perfect home accent or focal point piece will delight in this sale’s nearly 400 lots of spectacular decorative items. World-class examples from popular collecting categories, including glass and crystal, silver, pottery, porcelain, carvings, and sculptures, are all on offer. Things are twice as nice with lot #382, a pair of signed Dame Nancy cameo glass vases. These twin white frosted vases feature pinkish-red and gold floral motifs and are estimated at $1,500 to $3,000. It’s back to the future with lot #729, a mid-century modernistic aluminum sculpture, estimated at $1,000 to $2,000. And no item in this event is more deserving of Presidential treatment than lot #543, a sculpture of the Kennedy family. This 27 – 1/4″ plaster rendering of JFK, Jackie, and their two children was made by ceramics sculptor Wayland Gregory and is estimated at $1,000 to $3,000.
Collector looking to feather – or refeather – their nests with the finest antique and period furniture need to look no further than this sale. Bird’s the word with this event’s 75 lots of chairs, tables, display cases, and other statement pieces on offer. Things are looking up in regards to lot #648, a late 19th century French gilt onyx pedestal. This handsome, 43 – 3/4″ tall pillar certainly supports its $800 to $1,600 estimate. Lot #696, an 18th century Italian presentation cabinet with its original paint, is estimated at $2,000 to $4,000. This ornate, beautifully decorated unit measuring 69″ x 53″ is as eye catching as anything it could possibly display. And lot #694, a painted mermaid folding screen by W. C. Ostrander, is certain to make a splash. This unique 64 – 1/2″ x 82″ room divider, featuring a carved wooden frame and a beautifully painted centerpiece of a nude mermaid, is estimated at $10,000 to $15,000.
According to Dan Morphy, President of Morphy Auctions, “We are thrilled to present this third and final event featuring this breathtaking Palm Beach collection of fine and decorative arts over 30 years in the making. The beauty, rarity, and quality of the paintings, furniture, and antiques in this sale is second to none. The more you study the remarkable lots on offer, the more that call to you. Come discover a new “crown jewel” for your home, office, or collection at this can’t-miss fine and decorative arts event!
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