October Auction: Princess-Worthy Pieces, Splendid Art & Unique Furniture & Decor

Our upcoming October 2nd auction features many unique lots including dazzling diamond rings, a Cinderella carriage for your little princess, and several wonderful pieces of fine art. With over 438 lots of fine art, furniture, decorative art and jewelry to choose from, we’re sure there is something for everyone. All items come from estates across the US, including paintings and furniture from a prominent Vero Beach, Florida estate and a fine collection of Asian decorations and an extensive selection of fine furniture. This auction’s highlights feature a stunning Van Cleef and Arpels limited edition Alhambra necklace and a vibrant abstract silkscreen on paper by American artist Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011).

Highlighting the fine jewelry category is the Van Cleef and Arpels lapis-lazuli and 18kt yellow gold Alhambra necklace, a limited edition, 20-motif necklace made in France circa 1970. The necklace is famous for the four petals of its clover motif, which symbolize luck, health, fortune and true love. It was worn and popularized by the American actress and Princess Grace Kelly (est. $10,000-$15,000).

VAN CLEEF AND ARPELS ALHAMBRA NECKLACE.  Estimate:  $10,000  -  $15,000 .  Lot #208  View Lot >

VAN CLEEF AND ARPELS ALHAMBRA NECKLACE. Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000.

Lot #208 View Lot >


The screen print in colors on wove paper by Helen Frankenthaler is titled Southern Exposure (2005) and carries a pre-sale estimate of $7,000-$9,000. The work is framed, signed, numbered (#9/128”) and dated (“’05”) lower left, and measures 30 ½ inches by 37 inches. Ms. Frankenthaler was an abstract expressionist painter and a major contributor to the history of post-war American painting.

There are several artworks by Charles Lapique (French, 1898-1988) in the auction, including a pair of aluminum and clear acrylic sculptures, one titled Gloucester (1970) and the other Le Cavalier (2007). Both are signed lower right on the base and are from limited editions of eight pieces each. Gloucester is 21 ½ inches tall, while Le Cavalier is 47 ½ inches in height. Both are estimated to bring $2,000-$4,000.

HELEN FRANKENTHALER, (AMERICAN, 1928-2011) - SOUTHERN EXPOSURE, 2005.   Estimate:  $7,000  -  $9,000 . Lot#23      View Lot >

HELEN FRANKENTHALER, (AMERICAN, 1928-2011) - SOUTHERN EXPOSURE, 2005.

Estimate: $7,000 - $9,000. Lot#23 View Lot >

CHARLES LAPIQUE, (FRENCH, 1898-1988) - GLOUCESTER, 1970 .  Estimate:  $2,000  -  $4,000 . Lot#81      View Lot >

CHARLES LAPIQUE, (FRENCH, 1898-1988) - GLOUCESTER, 1970.

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000. Lot#81 View Lot >


GOLD AND DIAMOND WEDDING RING SET .  Estimate:  $4,000  -  $6,000 .  Lot#206      View Lot >

GOLD AND DIAMOND WEDDING RING SET.

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000.

Lot#206 View Lot >

Returning to jewelry, a 14kt white gold and diamond wedding ring set, boasting one princess cut diamond weighing approximately 1.01 carats (with F color and VVS-2 clarity), should slip onto a new finger for $4,000-$6,000. The ring is also set with two princess cut diamonds of about 0.20 carats each (G-F color and Vs-1/VS-2 clarity) and 21 small princess cut diamonds weighing .04-.07 carats each.


An oil on canvas painting by Joseph B. O’Sickey (American, 1918-2013), titled Garden Variations – Trellis, Sunflowers, Victorian Chair (1977), signed and dated, is expected to reach $3,000-$5,000. The 60 ½ inch by 72 inch work is from the collection of Joel O’Sickey, the artist’s son. Joseph O’Sickey was an Ohio artist who often depicted his backyard garden in Twin Lakes as an earthly paradise.

An oil on panel painting by Hungarian artist Ferenc Rosenmayer (1864-1912), titled Market Scene with Horses and Figures, signed lower right, carries an estimate of $2,000-$4,000. The 15 ¼ inch by 22 ¼ inch painting is nicely housed in a frame. Also, an oil on canvas Beach Scene by Emile Gruppe (American, 1896-1978), artist signed lower right, should change hands for $2,200-$3,200.

An acrylic painted on canvas wrapped around tube construction by George Snyder (Fla./W. Va., b. 1951), titled Paid the Premium (1992), signed, dated and titled, should command $800-$1,200. The work measures 33 inches tall by 75 inches wide. Snyder is an innovator in the use of acrylics. His style and pioneering techniques are captured in Nicholas Roukes’ book Acrylics Bold and New (1990).

JOSEPH B. O'SICKEY, (AMERICAN, 1918-2013) - GARDEN VARIATIONS-TRELLIS, SUNFLOWERS, VICTORIAN CHAIR, 1977 .  Estimate:  $3,000  -  $5,000 .  Lot#13      View Lot >

JOSEPH B. O'SICKEY, (AMERICAN, 1918-2013) - GARDEN VARIATIONS-TRELLIS, SUNFLOWERS, VICTORIAN CHAIR, 1977.

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000.

Lot#13 View Lot >

FERENC ROSENMAYER, (HUNGARIAN, 1864-1912) - MARKET SCENE WITH HORSES AND FIGURES .  Estimate:  $2,000  -  $4,000 .  Lot#56A      View Lot >

FERENC ROSENMAYER, (HUNGARIAN, 1864-1912) - MARKET SCENE WITH HORSES AND FIGURES.

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000.

Lot#56A View Lot >

GEORGE SNYDER, (AMERICAN, B. 1951) - PAID THE PREMIUM, 1992 .  Estimate:  $800  -  $1,200 .  Lot#25      View Lot >

GEORGE SNYDER, (AMERICAN, B. 1951) - PAID THE PREMIUM, 1992.

Estimate: $800 - $1,200.

Lot#25 View Lot >


Also up for bid will be a Navajo wool rug from the 20th century, 7 feet 11 inches by 4 feet 10 inches and with a geometric design (est. $2,000-$4,000); a painted wood Cinderella carriage form bed, custom made in the 20th century for a pro basketball star for his daughter (est. $2,000-$4,000); an Asian bronze vessel from the 19th or 20th century, 9 ¾ inches tall (est. $800-$1,200) and many other wonderful items.

NAVAJO WOOL RUG .  Estimate:  $2,000  -  $4,000 .  Lot#270      View Lot >

NAVAJO WOOL RUG.

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000.

Lot#270 View Lot >

CUSTOM MADE CINDERELLA CARRIAGE BED .  Estimate:  $2,000  -  $4,000 .  Lot#398      View Lot >

CUSTOM MADE CINDERELLA CARRIAGE BED.

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000.

Lot#398 View Lot >

ASIAN BRONZE VESSEL .  Estimate:  $800  -  $1,200 .  Lot#157      View Lot >

ASIAN BRONZE VESSEL.

Estimate: $800 - $1,200.

Lot#157 View Lot >


CHARLES LAPIQUE, (FRENCH, 1898-1988) - LE CAVALIER, 2007 .  Aluminum and clear acrylic sculpture by Charles Lapique (French, 1898-1988) in the auction, titled Le Cavalier (2007), signed lower right on the base and from a limited edition of 8.  Estimate:  $2,000  -  $4,000 .  Lot#82      View Lot >

CHARLES LAPIQUE, (FRENCH, 1898-1988) - LE CAVALIER, 2007.

Aluminum and clear acrylic sculpture by Charles Lapique (French, 1898-1988) in the auction, titled Le Cavalier (2007), signed lower right on the base and from a limited edition of 8.

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000.

Lot#82 View Lot >

EMILE GRUPPE, (AMERICAN, 1896-1978) - BEACH SCENE .  Oil on canvas Beach Scene by Emile Gruppe (American, 1896-1978), artist signed lower right.  Estimate:  $2,200  -  $3,200 .  Lot#14      View Lot >

EMILE GRUPPE, (AMERICAN, 1896-1978) - BEACH SCENE.

Oil on canvas Beach Scene by Emile Gruppe (American, 1896-1978), artist signed lower right.

Estimate: $2,200 - $3,200.

Lot#14 View Lot >

These, among many other lots, can be viewed in the catalogue which is now online.