Kansas City Appraisals  

Kansas City Appraisals

Ask the Experts | January 12, 2016

Kansas City is a city of jazz music and barbecue; the home of Walt Disney and Thomas Hart Benton; a city rich in culture and with a deep appreciation for the arts. 

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ specialists travel throughout the year for appraisal days and special events from coast to coast. We have worked with collectors and dealers in Kansas City for decades; however, with the opening of our St. Louis regional office, we have been able to handle more fine art, jewelry and furniture than ever before. Our presence brings Kansas City collectors unprecedented access to experienced specialists serving an international audience.

Specialists from the Fine Jewelry, Fine Furniture and Decorative Arts, Asian Works of Art and Fine Art departments will be in Kansas City on Thursday, January 28 to visit with collectors and to offer valuations at the Webster House. For complimentary and confidential advice from one of our specialists, please contact Bridget Melloy at bridgetmelloy@lesliehindman.com or 314.833.0833.

In addition to the appraisal day, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers is co-hosting a Fine Jewelry Preview event with Bessemer Trust the evening of January 28. The preview event will showcase fine jewelry and timepieces that will be included in our upcoming auction on April 4-5 in Chicago, allowing an exclusive look at some of the sale’s highlights.

Here are just a few examples of property we have handled from the Kansas City area:


Robert Henri, (American, 1865-1929), Bridget Lavelle, 1926. Sold for $362,500. Part of the Levin Collection.

The Carol H. and Richard M.  Levin collection was comprised of 35 works of art and featured prominent American artists including works from Ashcan School painters best known for portraying city and modern life of the early 20thcentury in rejection of the more genteel, polished movements of the time. The sale occurred in May and realized over $2 million.



A Collection of Ceramic Dinnerware. Sold for $9,375. James J. McKiernan Trust, Kansas City, Missouri.


A Chinese Bronze Figure of Guanyin. Sold for $20,000. James J. McKiernan Trust, Kansas City.


A Louis XV Style Boulle Marquetry Bracket Clock. Sold for $4,500. James J. McKiernan Trust, Kansas City, Missouri

A Kansas City Designer’s Personal Collection: The Estate of James J. McKiernan was held in November 2014 and featured  Continental, English and Asian art and antiques. McKiernan’s superlative eye and lifelong pursuit of international travel was reflected in this extensive collection which realized over $400,000.


Thomas Hart Benton, (American, 1889-1975), Burning of Chicago (sketch for Hollywood, 1937-1938). Property from the Collection of the Anne P. Foster Trust, Kansas City, Missouri. Sold for: $36,250.


An American Silver Six-Piece Tea and Coffee Set with Matching Tray. Sold for $10,000.


A Louis XV Gilt Bronze and Lacquered Commode, Andre-Antoine Lardin and Claude-Charles Saunier. Property from The Estate of David Stickelber, Kansas City, MO. Sold for $56,250.



A Pair of 18 Karat Yellow Gold, Cultured Pearl, and Diamond Earclips. Sold for: $5,250.


For a complimentary and confidential evaluation from one of our specialists, please contact Bridget Melloy at bridgetmelloy@lesliehindman.com or 314.833.0833.



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