Around the Block
• Announcing Two-Day Auction of Inventory from Eron Johnson Antiques June 23-24
Share this article!
Denver, Colorado - May 24, 2012 - Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, one of the nation’s leading fine art auction firms, is delighted to conduct an auction and tag sale of inventory from Eron Johnson Antiques, Ltd. This unprecedented auction and tag sale, being held in Denver on June 23rd and 24th, will include over 1000 lots of antique furniture and decorative art belonging to one of the preeminent dealers in the West. The inventory features 17th, 18th,19th and 20th Century English, Continental and American furniture and decorative arts, European and American paintings and prints, Asian works of art, architectural antiques including American and European garden statuary and fountains, marble, limestone and carved wood fireplace surrounds, wrought iron, interior and exterior lighting, doors and much more.
Eron Johnson Antiques is known amongst the collector and design community worldwide. The esteemed antiques purveyor opened his 20,000 square foot showroom in 1995. In 2008, the firm opened a second 30,000 square foot warehouse to house the extensive selection of architectural salvage purchased by Johnson from all over the globe. After over 30 years in the antiques business, Eron Johnson has decided to refocus and streamline his inventory. “I have enjoyed buying and selling fine furnishings and decorative arts for most of my life and I have watched many trends in design and collecting come and go. Over the next few months, we will be recreating the Eron Johnson name, incorporating ‘Centuries of Design’. We will continue to deal in antiques and decorative arts spanning the 17th to 19th centuries, while expanding and diversifying our inventory to include everything from fantastic relics of antiquity to high-end, iconic mid-century modern furnishings and contemporary art. I am looking forward to working with Leslie Hindman Auctioneers and beginning this transformation towards a more design-focused look,” says Eron Johnson, owner of Eron Johnson Antiques, Ltd. “We are honored Eron Johnson contacted our firm with this exciting sale opportunity,” says Leslie Hindman, president and CEO of the auction house.
Highlights among the over 1000 lots in the auction include a Biedermeier style inlaid birch settee, circa 1820; an Italian Empire style marble top inlaid fruitwood commode, circa 1790; a Dutch marquetry mahogany center table, circa 1850; an Adams style giltwood oval mirror, circa 1890 and a Swedish Mora style painted tallcase clock, circa 1840. Also being featured is a Contemporary gilt mounted rock crystal horn on stand; a19th century French sterling silver figural pepper mill, depicting cherubs; a Tiffany & Co. sterling silver jersey cream jug, circa 1920; a George III sterling silver sugar tongs, Hester Bateman, circa 1790; a Chinese Qing Jiangxi province baluster vase, circa 1880; a Sévres style porcelain five-light chandelier, circa 1900; a monumental marble sculpture by Henri Crenier, a Baccarat Napoleon III crystal 24 light chandelier, circa 1876 and a 19th century Meissen porcelain desk set. Among the architectural highlights in the auction is a French Rouge Royale marble fireplace surround, circa 1870 and an American carved marble figure of Eve by Thomas Ball dated 1867.
Previous entry: Bouguereau Paintings Sell For $1.2 Million in Leslie Hindman Auctioneers 19th Century Paintings Sale | Next entry: Fine Jewelry and Timepieces Summer Auction Realizes Over $2.6 Million