NEW YORK, NY.– New Yorkers and auction lovers can now welcome back and once again enjoy La Belle Epoque Auction House, the eye catching, yet welcoming, neighborhood jewel at 71 8th Avenue on the border of the Meatpacking District and the West Village in Manhattan, for their upcoming “Grand Reopening MultiEstates Auction” on Saturday, March 18th at 11am. Their first new auction will offer an impressive collection of fine art, antiques, silver, mid-century modern furniture, jewelry, fashion, lighting, memorabilia, collectibles, decorative items and more. Previews will be held Thursday March 16th 12-5pm and Friday March 17th 12-5pm.
Leading the way at the La Belle Epoque Auction House Grand Reopening auction is an exquisite early 18th Century French Regence Period Commode, finely carved fruit wood commode with a thick molded marble top which was part of the collection of Mrs. Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan, the former Duchess of Marlborough, and previously Matthew Shutz in NYC. Approximate size 30 1/2″H x 43″W x 24″D. This rare piece is estimated at $4,000-$6,000. Another antique furniture standout is an 18th century, Louis XVI French Bergère , Fruitwood chair raised on fluted legs. Approximate Size: 37″H x 26″W x 27″D. Estimate $1200-$1500 and the Italian 19th Century Savonarola Open Armchair, Renaissance revival style. Carved walnut, over upholstered leather seat and back rest. Ramshead arm supports, 34.5” H x 25.5” W x 18D. Estimate $300 – 500.
Contemporary art highlights include an unusual “Bronze Clad” Sculpture of Female Torso – Mid to late 20th century modern patinated aged “bronze clad” sculpture of a nude woman. Signed bottom right of base. Approximately 30″ in height. Estimate $1200-$1500, along with a Drawing of a Woman, Signed Miro 1917 – Attributed to Joan Miro (Spanish-Catalan, 1893-1983) drawing of a woman signed and dated Miro lower right 1917. Approximate site size 7″H x 6.5″W. Estimate $700-$1000. Also offered is a Piranesi Style Print – Two sheet 18th century Piranesi style engravings of the Vatican. Partial gilt mahogany frame with a double mat. Provenance following Central Park West Estate. New York City. Approximate overall size 39″H x 50″W. Estimate $1500-$1800.