Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ October 14–15 Fine Furniture and Decorative Arts auction realized over $1.79 million. The sale saw competitive bidding across all categories, from clocks to furniture, on the telephones, online and in the saleroom.
A George II walnut bracket clock by Henry Jones sold for $146,500 on Monday with nine international phone bidders competing from England, Germany, France, Canada and Florida. The clock finally sold to a New York bidder in the sale room.
The auction saw extraordinary prices throughout the two day sale and attracted bidding in every category from around the world. A marble bust, which was reputed to have come from a Chicago institution, sold for $98,500 to a European buyer who came to Chicago to bid in person. The bust had been in private hands for approximately fifty years, having been passed to the present owner by family descent; bidders from Massachusetts, New York, Belgium, England, France and Italy were on the telephones.
Demonstrating a strong demand for the finest quality objects, a lacquered commode sold for $42,500 to a buyer in Luxembourg, and a Mohtashem Kashan rug sold for $37,500 to a buyer in Germany.
Our upcoming 20th Century Decorative Arts auction is scheduled for October 23. We are currently accepting consignments through December 20 for the February 10 Continental Furniture and Decorative Arts auction, and the February 12 English and American Furniture and Decorative Arts. For more information please contact Corbin Horn at 312.280.1212.
For over three decades, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers has been an industry leader combining recognition as one of the nation’s preeminent fine art auctioneers with a global reach of buyers. Founded in Chicago in 1982, sold to Sotheby’s in 1997 and reopened in 2003, Leslie Hindman has remained a constant force behind a company that benefits from an impeccable reputation and a team of professionals who have the ability to effectively market and conduct high profile auctions. From contemporary paintings and fine jewelry to continental furniture and rare books, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers continues a practice of achieving the highest prices while maintaining a high standard of integrity and quality customer service.