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.
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.
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.
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.
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.