Ahlers & Ogletree Auction Gallery is pleased to present its annual New Year's Signature Estates Auction on January 6 & 7, 2018 at its showroom on Miami Circle in Atlanta, Georgia. 1,079 will be offered in two sessions with Session 1 focusing on American art, furniture, and dec arts as well as modern design and contemporary art, and Session 2 will focus on furniture, art, and dec arts from the continent and England. Offerings comprise fine original art works, period antique furniture, antique lighting and textiles, a large collection of important black and white photography, significant pieces of sterling silver, and more.
Highlights for Session 1 include "River at New Hope", a signed original oil by John Folinsbee included as #698 in the artist's catalogue raisonne; a signed watercolor by Abdur Rahman Chughtai from the Private Collection of the artist's son; a superb Reed & Barton sterling silver tea service in the Francis I pattern; an incredible collection of black and white photography including signed works by Robert Mapplethorpe, Joel-Peter Wiltkin, John Coplans, Jimmy de Sana, George Platt Lynes, and others; two large sets of sterling flatware by Tiffany & Co. in the Chrysanthemum pattern; several original signed works by William Tolliver; a supremely scarce set of "Black Shoulder" china designed by Van Day Truex for Tiffany & Co.; two Cassina for Louis Vuitton limited edition LC4 lounges; a collection of original works by Iraqi modernist Saadi Abbas Babely; several original collage works by Portuguese artist Juliao Sarmento
Highlights for Session 2 include an incredible and important 18k yellow gold emerald and diamond necklace and pendant set; a bench made replica of Chippendale's violin cabinet; 2 significant works after Pietro Liberi's "Battle of the Fists, an engraving and a signed oil; an early 18th C. English William & Mary Japanned collector's cabinet; Important tureen on stand by Copeland Spoke after the original Mecklenburg service commissioned for King George III and Queen Charlotte; original signed works of art by Raoul Maucherat de Longpre, Fernand Toussaint, Quinquela Martin, Louis Vigee, Hendrik de Meijer, Harriet Frishmuth, Emile Deckers, and Philip Augustyn Immenraet