Consignments from St. Louis Perform at Auction  

Consignments from St. Louis Perform at Auction

Distinguished Consignments from St. Louis Attracting Bidder from Around the World at Auction

roman marble torso

On April 29, the Fine Furniture and Decorative Arts department at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers sold numerous collections, including antiquities from the estate of John M. Harney, who was born in St. Louis in 1924. Mr. Harney was a true academic and an astute collector, studying first at Princeton and then at Harvard and the Fogg Museum.


After serving in the Navy during World War II, Mr. Harney became involved in his family’s design firm, Warfield, Inc., which opened its doors in 1912. He eventually took over the business and spent the rest of his life furthering his knowledge of antiquities and design.


The ten objects from Mr. Harney’s estate handled by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers consisted of terra cotta, marble and bronze figures. A Roman marble torso sold for $80,500 and a Roman ionic capital sold for $47,500.

The Harney collection is one of the many important St. Louis collections handled by the auction house. Another example is the Louis Daniel Brodsky collection, a highly successful single-owner auction of Art Nouveau that took place this past February.


The auction firm has also been working with St. Louis based Brown Shoe Company on their corporate collection. A featured work from this collection, Ralston Crawford’s Pennsylvania Barn, is estimated between $200,000-400,000 and will be sold in the upcoming American and European Art sale in Chicago on May 20.


Leslie Hindman Auctioneers is proud to be a leading resource for St. Louis area collectors, estates and individuals. The works of art, furniture and decorative objects from the region are rich in history, provenance and aesthetics. Consignments are well served in departmental auctions as well as in the firm’s regional offices, such as St. Louis, that each hold approximately three auctions per year.


Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ Clayton saleroom will be conducting a spring auction on May 6 and is currently seeking consignments for future sales across all collecting categories. Appraisals and auction estimates are complimentary and can be requested using the number below.




369_191          A Roman Marble Torso sold for $80,500

372_215          Ralston Crawford, Pennsylvania Barn, 1937, estimate $200,000/400,000

ralston crawford
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