Auction Block, Nov. 2022

Our November Auction Block features a Van Cleef & Arpels diamond brooch that sold for over $50,000, a sugar and honey bowl set gaveled at 40-times its asking price, a 19th century Poisot oil painting and a late Victorian era sofa. 


Jean-Baptiste Poisot (French, 19th Century) Oil on Panel 

Estimate: $800-$1,200 

Sold for: $4,375 

This 19th century painting sold in overall good condition. It has minute flaking loss to paint in the upper-right corner and a faint mark to the lower right corner from abrasion against the top varnish layer. There is also some minor differentiation in color, most likely due to instances of in-painting when examined under UV light. 




Van Cleef & Arpels Platinum, Diamond and Ruby Swan Clip-Brooch 

Estimate: $15,000-$20,000 

Sold for: $50,400 

Property from The Monroe and Elizabeth Dreher Family Collection, this beautiful diamond-bound piece measures approximately 10.15 carats with single-cut diamonds and one round ruby eye.  



Eleven Clarice Cliff Honey and Sugar Bowls 

Estimate: $30-$50 

Sold for: $2,000 

One honey bowl in generally good condition, along with one sugar bowl having a chip to its lid interior, sold for 40-times its asking price. It was part of Weschler’s Metro Online Auction: A Timed Auction in Rockville, Md. 


A Late Victorian Mahogany Sofa 

Estimate: $8,000-$12,000 

Sold for: $214,200 

Acquired from the Ann and Gordon Getty Collection, this sofa was the property of the Viscount Astor, removed originally from Cliveden, The Melbury Sale from Christie’s House Sale in October 1996. Their October auction achieved a total of over $150 million with all proceeds benefitting the couple’s foundation for arts and science organizations. 


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