Florida Collections of Hirshhorn and Bolander at Auction  

Florida Collections of Hirshhorn and Bolander at Auction

Collections from Lars Bolander and the Estate of Olga Hirshhorn Included in Upcoming Palm Beach Collections Auction

The December 1 and 2 Palm Beach Collections auction at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers will feature furniture, decorative arts and fine art from the collections of Lars Bolander and the estate of Olga Hirshhorn. Kicking off a busy 2016-2017 auction season, the two-day sale will be conducted in Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ West Palm Beach saleroom and online. The preview opens November 18.


Olga Hirshhorn was a significant and generous supporter of the arts, especially in Southwest Florida. Most notably, she served on the Artis—Naples museum board committee and Friends of Art, an auxiliary group of The Baker Museum at Artis—Naples. She donated 400 works from her private collection to the Museum, as well as several sculptures to the Naples Botanical Garden. Mrs. Hirshhorn was also integral to the early stages of the Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center.

olga and joe hirshhorn georgia o'keefe
Gershon-Iskowitz Painting
joe hirshhorn henry moore london

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers is offering a selection of artwork, furniture, decorative objects and silver from “Sweet Spot Cottage,” her home in Naples, where Mrs. Hirshhorn split her time between Martha’s Vineyard and Washington, D.C. Examples of items to be sold include rare and personal photographs of prominent artists, a collection of Georg Jensen silver, antique weather vanes and artwork, such as an abstract by Canadian artist Gershon Iskowitz, which has a presale estimate of $10,000 – 15,000.


Property from the collection of prominent designer Lars Bolander will also be included in the December sale. Mr. Bolander has been referred to as one of Sweden’s foremost interior designers and a pioneer of Swedish design. Yet, by virtue of his diverse history and education, one cannot pinpoint his exact style, a style that has been featured in publications such as House Beautiful, Vogue and Elle Décor, to name a few.

Camel Back Upholstered Sofa

Items to be sold from Mr. Bolander’s collection include a set of lacquered goat-skin side chairs after Karl Springer ($800 – 1,200), a Swedish painted writing desk ($600 – 800), a camel-back upholstered sofa ($500 – 700), a Louis XVI style gilt metal and beaded glass chandelier ($500 – 700) and various mixed media works by La Roche Laffitte (French, b. 1943), such as two works titled Shells ($1,000 – 2,000).


The extended preview opens November 18 and is open the Friday and Saturday following Thanksgiving. For the full preview and auction schedule, please visit lesliehindman.com where you can also view the complete catalogue for the upcoming Palm Beach Collections auction.

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