NANTUCKET, MA. NOV. 16, 2020 - On a paradise island that’s among the most expensive zip codes in the US: Estate jewelry, heirloom furniture, fine art and furs top Rafael Osona’s 40th Annual Nantucket Noel Auction, Dec. 5th in Nantucket, MA. Now open for absentee and online bidding on Bidsquare.
A stunning selection of estate jewelry includes diamond brooches, multiple Tiffany & Co. classics, including Elsa Peretti, and a singular 18K yellow gold sculpted seashell brooch, 2.875” in length. Look for a dazzling pair of diamond & pearl earclips. Also, of note are 3 lots by iconic pioneering Greek jeweler, Ilias Lalaounis, alongside various and fine South Sea pearls; all elegant accents for a show stopping Valentino mink; among several fur coats offered.
Lot 26, 16mm - 12.5mm South Sea Pearl Lariat Necklace
There’s High Jing Qi (vital force or energy) in rare Pat Tseng art jewelry, featuring antique jadeite amulets sure to transcend the metaphorical. The artist’s signature silk cords provide a fluid connection among traditional Chinese forms: double rings (eternity), bi discs (heaven), and square cong (earth). Each placement among yuan jade hoops, Ts’ung tubes, or archer's thumb rings is made in distinct harmony. These are singular and stunning statement pieces that symbolize good fortune.
Lot 53, Jan Pawlowski Oil On Canvas "Panoramic View of the Town Of Nantucket From Monomoy"
Fine art spans the 18th-21st centuries, with William Ferdinand Macy’s 1885 oil, “Sankaty Light, Nantucket” lighting the way. Copley Society Master, Yankee Sagendorf and the Grumbacher Medal award winner, Frank Corso’s circa 1980’s oils, “Misty Morning” and “Low Tide” are solid; as is Salvatore Colacicco’s classic “China Trade Shipping Scene.” Look for multiple offerings from among Nantucket’s most sought after artists, including Jan Pawlowski, Mellie Cooper, James Cromartie, Illya Kagan, Ruth Haviland Sutton and John Austin.
A colossal 10 ft. long American cherry huntboard will deck the halls with style, among 10 lots by Stephen Swift Furniture, including meticulously bench-crafted dining tables, armchairs, bedframes and more. From Stephen Swift, “Craftsmanship is based on an honest relationship between design and material. One person constructs each piece from start to finish …with individual attention and care. Each of us derives great satisfaction from the completion of a piece and the renewed anticipation of working on the next."
Call it Boudeuse, dos-à-dos or downright sulky, a Scalamandré down & feather back-to-back settee, characteristic of Napoleon III second Empire aristocracy’s obsession with courtly discretions contrasts this auction’s offerings among 20th c., vintage and antique American and Continental furnishings, including Diamond & Baratta carpets, Palecek bamboo, and a Georgian satinwood chest of drawers - all dressed out in its inlaid quarter fans and seashells, repousse hardware and escutcheons, with fluted corners on fluted square plinth legs.
For collectors there are walking sticks, sterling silver, 18th c. Battersea Boxes, English Tea Caddies, Candlesticks, American patchwork quilts, pipes and Steuben. Décor includes oriental carpets, needlepoint and hooked rugs, period fireplace equipment, porcelains, pottery, lamps, objets d'art and more!
Rafael Osona is a third-generation antiquarian, a respected expert in the field of maritime arts, and 40-year master in the discrete sale of privately-owned antiques, fine art and custom décor to global patrons. The auction house is a family enterprise.
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