Throughout the month of March, six major auction houses are gearing up for important furniture and antique sales across the country and abroad. Here’s a look at what’s coming up from Bonhams, Christie’s, Doyle, Hutter, Rago and Wright.
Doyle at Home (March 11, New York)
The popular Doyle At Home Auction is back this month, beginning Tuesday, March 11, at 10:00 a.m. The auction features fine furniture, decorations and paintings from prominent estates and collections including prints, porcelain silver and rugs. Highlights include a pair of William IV style tufted leather armchairs, a Chinoiserie decorated painted chest of drawers and a red velvet upholstered wrought iron and brass throne chair.
Wright’s Design Sale (March 27, Chicago)
This month, Wright presents the first Design Sale of the season, beginning at noon on Thursday, March 27, an auction comprised of more than 200 works by the 20th century’s best known designers. The sale will feature American, French, Italian and Scandinavian classics along with works from Brazil by Joaquin Tenrerio, Sergio Rodrigues and Jorge Zalszupin. Works from Don Powell’s acclaimed interior also stand out among the offerings in this sale.
Hutter's Asian, Continental & Modern Estates Auction (March 15, New York)
Hutter's Asian Continental & Modern Estates Auction begins at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 15, and features fine pieces of silver, furniture, jewelry and art. Highlights of the sale include a pair of drapery panels, a Ferraghan carpet, a pair of Indian metal lamps and a Chinese console.
Rago Arts' Great Estates Sale (March 22, New Jersey)
Rago Arts' Great Estates Sale begins at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 22, and features antique furniture and accessories from the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. Highlights of the sale include a French tiled stove, Italian carved figures, a pair of Enterprise coffee grinders and Louis Vuitton suitcases.
Bonhams’ Fine English Furniture, Sculpture & Works of Art (March 12, London); Fine European Furniture and Decorative Arts (March 17, San Francisco); Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpet (March 18, Los Angeles); Fine Arts & Antiques (March 19, Oxford); and Period Art & Design (March 30, San Francisco)
The Fine English Furniture, Sculpture & Works of Art sale begins at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 12, with “The Collection of an Architect: The Old Rectory, Kent” featuring pieces from rooms created by Britain’s great William Kent. The sculpture and art pieces will follow at 2:00 p.m. Key pieces up for auction include a George II walnut double chair-back settee, a George I walnut armchair and a Queen Anne walnut and feather banded double domed bureau bookcase.
The Fine European Furniture and Decorative Arts sale begins at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 17, and features a fine Regency style Yewwood inlaid mahogany triple pedestal dining table, a fine pair of George III mahogany library chairs and an important Francois Linke Louis XV style gilt bronze mounted marquetry.
The Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets sale begins at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18, and features antique carpets from areas of Persia and India.
The Fine Art & Antiques sale begins at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 19, and features art pieces from the 1800-1900s including an Alfred Augustus Glendeninbg and a Jan Meyer. The furniture highlights include a Victorian mahogany extending dining table and an Archie Shine sideboard from the Planar Range.
The Period Art & Design sale begins at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 30, and features a range of items including Chinese porcelain, painting, furniture and rugs. Highlights include a blue and white jar and cover with figural decoration, an Italian Baroque style parcel gilt commode and a Chippendale mahogany serpentine chest of drawers.
Christie’s Interiors Sale begins at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 11, and runs through the following day. Items up for auction include 18th and 19th century furniture, art, lighting and accessories. Highlights include a pair of Hongmu chairs, a pair of gilt and patinated bronze candlesticks and a brass and nickel-plated drinks trolley.
Christie’s Interiors Sale Including Tessa Kennedy Collection begins at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 18 and features pieces from interior designer Tessa Kennedy’s collection. Kennedy’s career spanned 50 years and she created homes for Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, George Harrison and Pierce Brosnan. Items up for auction include furniture from her Knightsbridge apartment as well as tokens from her person life.