Friday features a Miniature Train Company, ‘Grand Scale’ rideable miniature diesel locomotive, which is 9’ 8” in length and 20” wide with three passenger cars plus three sections of ‘grand scale’ track. It operated at the Boblo Island amusement park in the Detroit River. Nautical items including a French cast brass ship’s telegraph and a brass ‘Tyfon’ vintage fog horn. Artwork including an Edouard Vuillard (French 1868-1940), pastel entitled: “La Tourelle”, David Becker (Amer. B1937), oil on canvas, a Chinese Shang River picture book, Thai bronze buddhas, one seated and one standing. Jewelry items including a gentleman’s 14kt yellow and white gold bracelet, a .30 ct natural fancy yellow round cut diamond ring, size 5.75 and a gentleman’s 4.00ct natural Australian opal ring. Fine furniture including traditional and modern including a Vladimir Kagan for Roche Bobois, circa 2003 sofas with central circular ottoman; a circular granite table and Brueton chrome plated tubular chairs also a Maurice Barilone for Roche Bobois Murano glass cocktail table, with two tone glass legs. Fine Persian rugs and runners including Kilim, Dagestan, Kashan, Savonnerie and Hamadan to name a few. Sterling silver items including a Spanish Galleon, 12” H. x 14” L. Porcelain items including a 19th c Chinese blue and white porcelain vase, Herend Hungarian ‘Chinese Bouquet, Rust’ serving pieces and plates; a Wedgwood dinner set, Japanese satsuma and more. Pottery pieces including Pewabic, Weller and Stangl. Lighting fixtures including a Tiffany style leaded glass table lamp and a Dresden style porcelain lamp; also chandeliers. Memorabilia items including a collection of Muhammad Ali signed and unsigned items. A color photo of John Wayne and a lobby poster from the movie “The Alamo”. Finally, firearms including a .30-30 Winchester model 94 rifle; over/under and side by side shotguns, including an over/under Stoeger Franchi, 20 gauge, a Belgian side by side and a Charles Daly/Miroku single barrel trap, 12 gauge.
Our Saturday auction is pleased to present a collection of fine arts, furnishings, sterling silver, and decorative porcelains from the Estate of Palmer T. Heenan of Grosse Pointe Park. Beginning the sale, we offer everything necessary for a properly appointed table, including Waterford ‘Alana’ and ‘Lismore’ crystal collections; English and American sterling silver tea and coffee services, and sterling flatware sets including: Wallace ‘Grand Colonial’, Easterling ‘Helene’, and Westmoreland ‘Lady Hilton’; fine porcelain services and serving pieces by Meissen in the ‘Swan’ motif, a gorgeously gilt painted fish serving set after S.A. Kilbourne, alongside other services by Herend, Limoges, and Wedgwood; the glass sculpture ‘Bel Fiore’ by Dale Chihuly; Lalique frosted glass ‘Bacchantes’ vase and the ‘Ganymede’ champagne cooler; Tiffany Favrile and iridescent art glass vases; fine estate jewelry including an Angelus foliate style 14kt yellow gold lady’s wrist watch, Kurt Wayne 18kt gold owl form cufflinks, Chanel gripoix brooches, and rings of sapphires, rubies, and other sparkling gems to accessorize; antique and modern handwoven Persian and Turkish carpets; furnishings in the English, French, and Revival tastes, featuring a beautifully carved Rococo Revival walnut dining suite, and a monumental gilt wood Italian mirror; closing the sale we have a beautiful vintage navy quilted Chanel bag, lovely hand-painted porcelains, and sterling silver and plated serving articles to add to your home.
The primary focus of the Sunday session is the fine arts offerings of paintings, watercolors and drawings, graphics and sculptures. A partial list of some of the more important offerings include works by: Michel Delacroix, Harry Leith-Ross, Raphael Soyer, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Jacques Villon, Maurice de Vlaminck, Pablo Picasso, Romero Britto, Peter Max, Ludwig Bemelmans, LeRoy Neiman, Marc Chagall, Joan Miro, J. Dalbreus, Donald de Lue, Wojciech Kossak, Edward Sheriff Curtis, Jo Powell, Bradley Jones, Jerome Ferretti, T. Faed, Dave McGary and an attributed to Joseph Whiting Stock oil painting. Also of note: Inuit and native Canadian sculptures and other items; a 19th c. Viennese tall case clock; 20th c. furniture; autographs by Muhammed Ali, Theodore Roosevelt, George Tooker, Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and a Calvin Coolidge authograped banjo; oriental rugs including several semi-antique Sarouks; Herend porcelain and fine jewelry.