Auctioneer Press Release Rafael Osona Auctions

Fine Art, Decor and Antiques from Nantucket Estates & Collections

Oct 01,2019 | 12:00 EDT By Rafael Osona Auctions

Nantucket, MAOn October 12, 2019 Rafael Osona Auctions will offer its Annual Columbus Day Weekend Auction.

Live Auction begins Saturday, October 12 at 9:30 EST in their Nantucket Gallery as well as online at Preview Gallery is open Thurs. & Fri. October 10 & 11 from 10am to 5pm, at American Legion Hall, 21 Washington Street Nantucket, MA.

What do Louis Vuitton and Nantucket Baskets have in common? They are products of master handcraft and symbols of connoisseurship. Patek Philippe was ahead of its time with their circa 1970 solar powered desk clock, offered alongside works by Cartier, Buccellati and Tiffany Studios.

Lot 70a, Rare and Unusual Covered Round Swing Handle Nantucket Basket, circa 1850-60; Estimate $15,000-$25,000

Connoisseurship abounds in the range of offerings during Rafael Osona’s October 12th Columbus Weekend Auction.  From Meissen porcelain to a Louis XVI Lady's Mechanical Cylinder Desk; four swagged and gadrooned rams head and urn circa 1816 English Sterling candlesticks, to an impressive assortment of Regency tortoiseshell tea caddies and a 56 piece set of master glassmaker René Lalique’s Phalsbourg, collectors of Continental antiques will be well rewarded.

Here in America, not long after Eadweard Muybridge earned his place as the father of motion pictures, an 1889 upstart dubbed ‘Regina’ was mastering their music boxes. This vibrant box in bird’s eye maple includes twenty-five 15 ½ inch music discs. 

American Tiger and Bird’s Eye Maple is well represented at the hands of 20th century craftsmen. Offered is an Eldred Wheeler Dunlap Highboy and a stunning corner cabinet with 2 arched and 22 glazed panels. The auction also offers a varied collection of both signed and unsigned Steuben crystal, including an early pair of green jade and alabaster candlesticks.

Lot 108a, Robert Stark Jr. "Red Sail Rounding Great Point," Oil on Canvas; Estimate $10,000-$12,000

Fine art maritime paintings by Antonio Jacobsen, John Joseph Enneking and Robert Stark Jr. contrast a folk culture apparent in whaler made baleen pantry and panbone ditty boxes & scrimshawed sperm whale teeth. Shadowbox dioramas and Tambua from aboriginal Fiji conjure the spiritual values of 19th c whaling. 

Among several vintage Sarouk, Heriz and other Persian rugs is a geometrically appealing antique Kazak.

Gilt or guilt? You might find yours rooted in a vermeil kissed 19th century ice cream set or your sudden, undeniable obsession to preen leisurely at a splendid ormolu mounted Louis XV style vanity.

By Rafael Osona Auctions