Kaminski's Annual New Year's Auction Features Saint-Gaudens Bronze, Estate Jewelry, American Period Furniture, and More, 12/29

Beverly, MA

Kaminski's Annual New Year's Auction will take place this year on December 29th and feature a wide array of fine furniture, art, silver, jewelry and decorative items.

Among a selection of exceptional bronzes from the collection of Hyatt Lemoine is an Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907) bronze head of Nike-Eirene, estimated at $70,000 to $80,000. The collection also includes bronzes by French artist Alexandre Falguiere with Thibalt Freres foundry marks. Falguiere's sculpture of Diana is estimated at $4,000 to $6,000, while his "Feme au Paon" is estimated at a slightly higher $5,000 to $7,000. The collection also includes pieces from artists Edouard Drouot, Paul Aichele, Emile Pinedo, and Paul Silvestre.

From a local estate in Hamilton, MA comes a collection of American and English period furniture. Highlights from the estate include an English Georgian oak secretary and an 18th century American Federal New England Queen Anne chest. The secretary features a flat top and two doors over a slant lid desk with four drawers and bracket feet. The piece retains its original brasses and is estimated at $1,000 to $2,000. The Queen Anne chest is made from cherry wood with seven drawers, and features a fan carving as well as dovetail and pegged joinery. The chest is valued at $1,500 to $2,500. The collection also includes a seven drawer New Hampshire Queen Anne Dunlap school chest on stand, valued at $1,500 to $2,500.

The highest valued painting in the auction is a work by Edouard Leon Cortes, depicting a Paris street scene from a Chicago, IL estate. The impressionistic painting from the 20th century artist is estimated at $17,000 to $22,000.

Jewelry in in the sale will include a stunning 16.9 carat natural emerald pendant necklace set in 18K gold and framed by a diamond setting and hung from a ribbon of diamonds. The piece is accompanied by a GIA certificate that notes the total 10.14 carats of diamonds. The beautiful necklace is predicted to fetch between $15,000 and $20,000. Other jewelry items in the sale include a pair of diamond hoop earring from Raymond Yard estimated at $9,000 to $10,000 and another pair of Bulgari diamond earrings valued at $5,000 to $6,000.




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