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On Saturday, January 23rd, fine art and antiques take center stage during the Winter Gallery Auction atSelkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers (4739 McPherson Ave., 314-696-9041). The collection includes more than 400 items.
“It is a museum-like, very intentional, curated mix of property ranging from fine art to furniture and decorative arts, Asian works of art and jewelry,” says Shane Hall, Selkirk director.
A preview of the collection will begin at 9 a.m. the day of the auction; the auction starts at 10 a.m. Hall encourages serious buyers and those simply interested in browsing to attend.
We surveyed the auction house's’ catalog and highlighted pieces that illustrate both the breadth and depth of the collection. Stop by Selkirk’s between now and the auction date to peruse the items in person.
Monumental Gilt Frame Pier Mirror
Formerly found inside the entry hall of a family home on Pershing Place in the Central West End, this mirror is set in an elaborate plaster frieze decorated with a center urn and flowers flanked by griffins and flowers. Family lure says the mirror was purchased in New Orleans and brought up river specifically for the home. “It would be a great addition to any double-height great room, or even a intimate dining room,” says Hall.
American, 19th century, 144"h. 104"w.
Louis XVI Style Giltwood Canape
This elegant couch has a carved crest, original gilding, delicate circular tapering legs, and has been updated with black linen upholstery. “It would be a beautiful addition to a foyer, living area, or even a bedroom. It would also mix well with a range of styles and objects.”
France, 20th century, 43"h. 54"w. 24"d.
Chinese Jade Plaque
“This piece is sculptural and would add a bit of bling as well as a well-traveled feel to any home…a focal point to any mantel or sideboard that could even add depth to bookcases or shelving,” says Hall. Its pale green-white jade is considered a very desirable color.
Early 20th century. 16"h. 9.5"w. overall.
New England Summer By Joe Jones (American, 1934-1993)
Artist Jones was born in St. Louis and is considered a preeminent regional painter of the 20th century. Painted from a heightened perspective overlooking a village along a body of water, Hall says this work “…was most likely completed early in Jones’ career, and would be a cherished focal point in any St. Louis home.”
Oil on canvas, signed lower left. 25"h. 26.25"w. in gilt frame.
Sheraton Style Sideboard By Berkey & Gay
This piece has a lovely ox bow form, interesting central faux tambourine cabinet doors, and delicate tapered legs with spade footing. “It’s great, traditional form and ample storage space would make it a perfect addition not only to a dining room, but also to a foyer or hall,” says Hall.
American, 20th century, 38.5"h. 69"w. 24"d.