The Auction Block


Bringing the Hammer Down

Final selling prices for last month’s featured Auction Block items.


James Edward Buttersworth, (British/American, 1817-1894)

“The America’s Cup yacht Vigilant”

Oil on canvas

Auction Date: June 25

Estimate: $200,000 – $300,000

Final selling price: $305,000


Edouard Leon Cortes (French 1882-1969)

“Place St. Michel”

Oil on canvas

Auction Date: June 17

Estimate: $20,000 – $30,000

Final selling price: $43,750


Louis XV Ormolu-Mounted Chinese Lacquer Commode circa 1745, Stamped P. Roussel

Auction Date: June 9

Estimate: $150,000 – $250,000

Final selling price: $281,000

Doyle New York

Regence Style Walnut Marble Top Commode

Auction Date: July 16

Estimate: $1,200 – $1,800

The popular Doyle at Home auctions attract savvy buyers with an endless diversity of stylish furniture, elegant decorations and attractive works of art from prominent estates and collections across the country. Designers, architects, magazine editors and other trend-setters look to the Doyle at Home auctions as a resource for exceptional objects that combine quality, value and style. These auctions have also become popular venues for the sale of property from designers’ own collections or for furnishings that they have incorporated into projects for their clients. This auction of Fine Furniture, Decorations and Paintings from Prominent Estates and Collections, includes an impressive collection of furniture, prints, porcelain, silver and rugs.


Vasudeo S. Gaitonde (1924-2001)

Oil on canvas

Auction Date: September 17

Estimate: $300,000 – $500,000

Following a record-breaking auction of Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Art in March, Bonhams New York announces it will offer two seminal works by one of India’s most important modern artists, V.S. Gaitonde. The masterworks by Gaitonde will headline a special section of Modern South Asian Art and will be on preview in New York from September 14-17. Signed and dated 1961 and 1963, respectively, the paintings stem from the artist’s much coveted and pivotal ‘non-objective’ series. With record prices achieved at auction over the past six months, and an upcoming retrospective opening at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York in October, Bonhams is anticipating strong international interest. This 1961 canvas, estimated at $300,000-$500,000, has a dramatic tonal variation with an abyssal vertical band of blue interrupting the median horizontal line.


Brian Belott

Untitled, 2014, mixed media and reverse glass technique, 40 1/4 by 32 1/4

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S|2 is Sotheby’s Contemporary art gallery, offering year-round exhibition programming and bespoke private sales. With dedicated gallery space in New York, London and Hong Kong, S|2 presents selling exhibitions exploring the work of celebrated artists. In collaboration with curator Ryan Steadman, Save It For Later is a selling exhibition of paintings and sculpture created for this show by a group of young and emerging American artists working in a consumer environment of disposable goods. The exhibition features artists that work with salvaged materials and incorporate reuse and recycling in their practice. Featured artists include Brian Belott, Graham Collins, Rachel Foullon, Jack Greer, Dave Hardy, Jo Nigoghossian and Jack Siegel.

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