NEW YORK, NY.- New York City’s newest full-service boutique auction house, La Belle Epoque Auction Gallery is presenting their premiere auction on Saturday, February 5th at 11 am in Manhattan, offering a friendly new auction experience to art and antique lovers, dealers, collectors, first time buyers and consigners. The inaugural auction at La Belle Epoque Auction Gallery’s welcoming two-level, 5,000 square foot Meatpacking District/West Village location at 71 8th Avenue in Manhattan will be open to in-person auction lovers, with masks required, while being presented online through Live Auctioneers and Bidsquare.
In-person previews for the auction will take place on Thursday, February 3rd from 1pm-7pm and Friday, February 4th from 12 noon – 5pm, with masks required. The premiere auction will feature a selection of hundreds of items including fine and contemporary art, antiques, furniture, Mid Century Modern decorative items and collectibles from multiple estates. Highlights being offered in the Fine and Contemporary Art arena will include a Byron Browne, “Sunset on the Beach”, 20th Century Modernist Abstract painting, signed lower and titled on the verso, Cape Cod, Massachusetts 1958, 19.5” x 26” Estimate $8000 – $12000, a 20th C. Oil on Canvas Polychromed South African painting signed Gregoire Johannes Boonzaier (1909 – 2005 South African). Signed lower right, Approx. 24” x 35”, Estimate $2000 – $3000, and a French 19th C. Oil Painting of Venice in gilt frame by Paul Charles Emmanuel Gallard – Lepinay (1842 – 1885), signed lower left, crazing, 18″ x 28”, Estimate $1500 – $2000.
Also featured is an exquisite Ligue Vinicole Original Vintage Poster c. 1900 by Orazi (1860 – 1934), Depicts the little cherub dipping his arrow of love in freshly squeezed wine, promoting the French guild. Printer Charles Verneau, Paris 40” x 55” Estimate $6000 – $9000, a Charles Levier AKA “Villard” (French 1920 – 2003) Early/Mid 20th century polychromed oil of 2 Women on canvas, framed in a molded wood frame 24” x 19” Estimate $1500 – $1800 and an oversized photograph of Joan Crawford by George Edward Hurrell (American, 1904 – 1992) which has been flush mounted to archival foam board with Hurrell’s signature and edition notation 35/50 in ink on recto, printed c. 1980, 36” x 48”. Estimate $800 – $1200.