Proving once again that global demand for the best and most unique property is as strong as ever, the sale of property from OHaras Gallery realized $1,539,060 at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
on January 22-24. The extraordinary results of the sale were largely due to strong online activity, with an average of nearly 800 bidders each day.
The highlight of the sale was a Chinese carved hardwood opium bed with inset marble panels that sold to a bidder in Hong Kong for $53,680 after much competitive bidding. Fine European furniture also realized exceptional prices. A suite of French giltwood parlor furniture decorated with Vernis Martin lacquer work sold for $23,180, and an impressive pair of Empire gilt bronze thirty-six-light chandeliers brought $21,960.
Prices throughout the sale were outstanding for Sèvres-style porcelain and Continental champlevé items, many of which doubled and tripled their estimates. A pair of gilt bronze mounted cobalt urns brought $10,370 and a French champlevé and porcelain mounted mantel clock brought $9,300.
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers next sale of Fine Furniture and Decorative Arts takes place February 12-14. That auction will include additional items consigned by OHaras Gallery. For more information or to order a printed catalogue for the sale, please call 312-280-1212 or click here to browse the on-line catalogue.
For three decades, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers has been an industry leader combining recognition as one of the nations foremost fine art auctioneers with a global base of buyers. Founded in 1982, sold to Sothebys in 1997 and reopened in 2003, Leslie Hindman has remained a constant force behind high profile auctions of everything from contemporary paintings and fine jewelry to French furniture and rare books and manuscripts, and always achieves the highest prices while maintaining the highest levels of integrity and customer service.