NORWOOD, NJ – Sterling Associates of Bergen County, New Jersey’s top real estate specialists, will host this year’s edition of their popular Spring Fine Art and Antiques Auction on Wednesday 21 April, exclusively via Live. The 223 lots for sale include more than 100 works of art, a large selection of Chinese decorative art and accessories, as well as fine jewelry and luxury watches. Major shipments come direct from estates in Englewood and Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.
The broad category of fine art includes dozens of high-quality portraits and several works of art by artists at impressive auctions, including Antonio Barone (American, 1889-1971), whose past sales have sometimes reached between 25,000 and 40,000 dollars. Her charming 42-by-76-inch oil portrait of a young girl with a Chinese doll, leaning against a Louis XVI chair, is labeled on the back of the Barridoff Galleries in Portland, Maine. His pre-sale estimate is $ 3,000 to $ 5,000.
An oil on canvas ballroom scene by Luigi Cagliani (1910-1987) executed in delicate pastels measures 18½ by 15¾ inches, including its ornate embossed frame. It is expected to fetch $ 600-800 at auction.
Two beautifully detailed floral / aquatic oil paintings by French artist Michel Henry (1928-2016) came directly from the Manhattan residence. Each is accompanied by a 1978 Letter of Authenticity from Wally Findlay Galleries Inc., New York. One of the works is titled The Sailboats (Sailboats) and features a view of boats on the water, perhaps from the vantage point of a terrace or a waterfront table laden with flowers, fruits, and bamboo. The second painting, titled Bugdelias, represents a butterfly bush flanked by sea birds. Each of the works of art is estimated between $ 2,000 and $ 3,000.
There are 21 art and sculpture lots by Puerto Rican / American artist Luis R Cuevas (1932-2019). All works are sourced directly from Teaneck, New Jersey, owned by the recently deceased artist and his wife.
“Luis Cuevas’ art is unlike anyone else’s, which is what makes it so interesting to collectors,” said Sterling Associates owner Stephen D’Atri. “It’s modern and quite beautiful, but also radically colorful and reflecting the artist’s roots. Cuevas was expertly trained at the California School for Fine Arts and the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles, and he created the art of illustration for commercial clients. He was extremely versatile and an artist I would describe as an unknown name from the mid to late 20th century worth discovering. Maybe this will happen as a result of our auction. “Each Luis Cuevas bundle is estimated to be between $ 300 and $ 500, including a group bundle containing several hundred high-quality screen prints.
Very beautiful pieces of jewelry will be offered, starting with an 18k yellow and white gold link necklace with 19 round diamonds (approximate weight 1.5 carats) and 69 blue marquise sapphires (approximately 40 carats). “It was definitely a custom made necklace. It was definitely not a production piece, ”D’Atri noted. With an approximate total weight of 75.1 grams, it could order between $ 6,000 and $ 8,000 on the day of the auction.
Seven sets of vintage Tiffany & Co earrings and a brooch, most in old Tiffany velvet boxes, feature 18k gold designs in the form of starfish, earrings, buttons or flowers, or with decorations in basket weave or Roman numerals. A pair of 18-karat gold and Alpine Rose diamond earrings is branded on each clip “Tiffany & Co. 750.” The total weight of the pair is 20.6 grams and the pre-auction estimate for the lot is $ 1,000 to $ 1,500.
Several remarkable timepieces will be offered, including a Rolex two-tone gold and stainless steel Oyster Perpetual Date automatic wristwatch for women, from $ 1,000 to $ 1,500; and a Waltham Maximus Riverside Railroad 23 jewel 14k gold pocket watch, from $ 800 to $ 1,200. At the head of the group is a superb 18-karat gold Cartier Tank Americaine ladies’ wristwatch with a quartz movement and a sapphire cabochon set in the crown. The watch is fully marked and has been recently serviced by Cartier. It comes up for auction with an estimate of $ 10,000 to $ 12,000.
The Chinese decorative arts and accessories section contains Chinese rocks, carved stone seals, carvings, porcelain, jade ware, and teapots. All of the rocks are shown on carved wood stands and, in general, carry individual estimates of $ 400 to $ 600. Likewise, the seals come with wooden stands and are priced between $ 200 and $ 400 each.
A very special entry is an 1870 Steinway rosewood piano, serial number 22700, which was professionally restored by Steinway about 20 years ago. Measuring 7 feet 3 inches in length and 4 feet 6 inches in width, this piano comes from an estate in Englewood, New Jersey, and carries an estimate of $ 10,000 to $ 15,000.
The Sterling Associates Spring Fine Art and Antiques Auction on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 will begin at 5 p.m. EST. Sterling Associates, Inc. is a full-service auction house whose auctions are conducted online, much like a gallery auction, but without a live audience. Bidders can participate while absent or live via the Internet via Live. All items can be viewed in the Sterling Associates gallery prior to auction day by appointment, with masks required. Winning bidders have the option of picking up their auction purchases at the premises of Sterling Associates at 537 Broadway, Norwood, NJ 07648. Alternatively, the goods can be shipped anywhere in the world.