Auction Description

Unanticipated receipt of a unique estate and preparation for our "Cleveland School" Exhibition this July has prompted this exciting auction. The estate is comprised of art, antique furniture and decorative arts from Brittan, Europe and Asia, and will be augmented by a small collection of 20th century American paintings, which will round out this online only sale. American paintings include a terrific circus scene by gifted artist and Saturday Evening Post illustrator Henry James Soulen (American, 1888-1965) and an early 20th century eye popping impressionist landscape by Henry MacGinnis (American, 1875–1962). Examples of rare Chinese embroidery include an intricate monumental, 19th century stitched composition of exotic birds within a plush landscape of pulsating flora and fauna reaching 15 feet in length. Other quite interesting decorative arts include the most graceful large Portuguese silver swan by Luiz Ferreira (Portuguese, 1909–1994) Within the grouping of Continental and British furniture is a superb early Italian walnut side table and various English bachelors chests, game tables and early cabinets. The body of the collection is extremely eclectic and interesting with even the least expensive works having charm and pizzazz. A catalogue in progress for this online only sale will be posted on May 4, 2018 and can be viewed online at as well as on LiveAuctioneers and Bidquare. WOLFS will take proxy bids and telephone bids through Friday, May 11th. Telephone bidding is only available for items estimated over $2,000 The auction will close on Saturday May 12, 2018. Auction Preview: Friday May 4th and Saturday May 5th from 11-5pm. Tuesday May 8th – Friday May 11th from 11-5pm. For questions and additional information, please call us at 216-721-6945 or email us at
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Wolfs Gallery
13010 Larchmere Blvd
Cleveland , OH 44120
United States


Buyer’s Premium

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$0 20.00
$15,000 20.00

Bid Increments

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For purchases from the auction, packing and shipping is the responsibility of the buyer. We are happy to consult with successful bidders on the shipment of their purchases and will work with you to ensure successful shipment after the sale. All items will be stored by WOLFS until they are packed by the third party shipper of your choice. Don and Cynthia Czapski have 15 years experience crating and packaging antiques and fragile items and are available for packing purchases from the auction. (216)-561-1740. Relion Trucking If you are the high bidder on an item that requires trucking from Cleveland to the North East Coast or back and onward to the Chicago area, please contact Relion for additional information and cost. (773) 875-6178 (847) 397-1001 Another alternative nationwide is Craters and Freighters. Renee Dublo 888-272-8311 IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS WHATSOEVER ON PACKING, SHIPPING AND WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE SALE PLEASE CONTACT US AT 216.721.6945 or
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Terms & Conditions

1. All property is sold AS IS and neither we nor the consignor makes any guarantees, warranties or representations, expressed or implied, with respect to the property or the correctness of the catalog or other description of the authenticity of authorship, physical condition, size, rarity, importance, provenance, exhibitions, literature or historical relevance of the property. No statement anywhere, whether oral or written shall be deemed such a guarantee, warranty or representation. Prospective bidders should inspect the property before bidding to determine its age, condition, size and whether or not it has been restored. We and the consignor make no representation or warranty as to whether the purchaser acquires any reproduction rights in the property. 2. We reserve the right to withdraw any property before the sale. 3. Unless otherwise announced, all bids are per lot as numbered in the catalog. 4. We reserve the right to reject any bid. The auctioneer will accept bids from internet bidders and proxy bidders, participating by telephone is only available on items estimated over $2,000 or who leave written order bids with Wolfs in advance of the auction. The highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer or auction platform will be the purchaser. 5. Certain of the lots are offered subject to a reserve, which is the confidential minimum price below which such lot will not be sold. If the auctioneer decides that any opening bid is below the value of the article offered, he may reject the bid and withdraw the article from sale, and if, having acknowledged an opening bid, he decides that any advance thereafter is insufficient, he may reject the advance. 6. Sizes and weights are approximate 7. All transactions must be complete before property is removed from WOLFS. Possession of purchased property will not be turned over to the purchaser until checks have cleared or arrangements for payments have been made with WOLFS. Cash, certified check, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, wire transfer or personal checks with prior approval are acceptable terms of purchase. A 2.8% credit card fee will be assessed at the time of purchase. Purchases made by order bids, telephone or Internet must be paid in full no later than fourteen (14) days after the date of the auction or the sale will be considered cancelled. In the event of a cancelled sale, the purchaser will be responsible for the 20% buyers premium on the sale. 8. All merchandise must be picked up as soon as practicable following the sale, in no case later than fourteen (14) calendar days from the sale date. Merchandise not picked up in time will be resold without reserve or further notice to the purchaser and deposits will be forfeited. Further, in the event of such resale, the original purchaser will be liable for any deficiency and expenses of both sales. 9. The Auction House has engaged the services of third party online bidding platforms called Bidsquare and Live Auctioneers ("bidding platforms"). Please proceed to Live for all necessary information on how to bid and buy online using their systems. The user of the bidding platforms indemnifies and holds WOLFS and its consignors harmless against any claim arising out of or resulting from use of the bidding platform sites, including all losses, damages, liabilities, and all fees (including attorney’s fees), costs, and expenses incurred in connection with any claim. Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall WOLFS and its consignors be liable for lost profits or any special, incidental, or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the bidding platforms site. If you place absentee bids with WOLFS and/or the bidding platforms and also bid in person, by phone or any other means, it is solely your responsibility to cancel these absentee bids prior to the start of the auction. If you do not or cannot, regardless of reason, you will be held responsible for the property purchased. 10. Bidding on merchandise automatically constitutes agreement with these terms. 11. IMPORTANT NOTICE: A premium of 20% of the highest bid will be applied to all property sold, to be paid by the purchaser as part of the purchase price.