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Fine & Decorative Arts from North Carolina Estates Featured in Leland Little Auction

by WorthPoint Staff (03/11/10).

This oil-on-canvas portrait of William Whiteright, Jr. by William Merritt Chase (NY, 1849-1916), is estimated to bring between $20,000-$30,000 at the March 20, 2010 Fine & Decorative Arts Cataloged Auction, hosted by Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd.

This oil-on-canvas portrait of William Whiteright, Jr. by William Merritt Chase (NY, 1849-1916), is estimated to bring between $20,000-$30,000 at the March 20, 2010 Fine & Decorative Arts Cataloged Auction, hosted by Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd.

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. – Nearly 800 lots of fresh-to-the-market merchandise from prominent local estates will be sold at a Fine & Decorative Arts Cataloged Auction slated for Saturday, March 20, 2010, to be facilitated by Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd.

“This sale will complete our first year at the new gallery, and by all accounts it has been a very successful venture,” said Leland Little, owner of the firm, located at 620 Cornerstone Court in Hillsborough. “It’s not only a better work facility for the team, it has provided easier access off the Interstate for customers and offers better presentation for the sellers.”

Little said the new gallery will be enhanced with a planned 50 percent expansion of the building in late 2010 and early 2011. The added space will be used for more storage space, a professional photography studio, a larger gallery space for future auctions and a bigger kitchen. “The principles behind our decision to build the new gallery have proven to be successful for our company and both sellers and buyers,” Little said.

Online bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com and the Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd. Web site.

Many of the expected top lots at the March 20 auction will be in the fine art category. Two works especially worth watching will be a large oil portrait of Mr. William Whiteright, Jr., by William Merritt Chase (NY, 1849-1916), signed and dated 1886 (est. $20,000-$30,000), and an oil painting of a skater by William Frerichs (NC/NY, 1829-1905), signed (est. $10,000-$15,000).

An American School oil-on-canvas (lined) portrait of a lady (circa 1900), with illegible signature, will also be on auction.

An American School oil-on-canvas (lined) portrait of a lady (circa 1900), with illegible signature, will also be on auction.

Other artworks of note will include a circa 1900 American School oil on canvas portrait of a lady, with an illegible signature and in a gilt wood frame (est. $6,000-$9,000); an oil on canvas by Claude Howell (NC, 1915-1997) titled “US 17 South” (est. $4,000-$8,000); and an 1830 full-length figural silhouette by Augustin Edouart (Am., 1789-1861), framed (est. $400-$800).

Period furniture is also expected to do well. Examples include a fine Connecticut bonnet-top Chippendale secretary (circa 1760-1780), two-part form, cherry with white pine and chestnut secondary woods (est. $6,000-$9,000); and an early-19th-century American Federal triple-pedestal dining table with Classical elements, mahogany and mahogany veneers (est. $3,000-$5,000).

Also from the period furniture category: a North Carolina Edgecombe County china press (circa 1820-1830), vernacular Neoclassical form, walnut with poplar and yellow pine secondary (est. $3,000-$5,000); and a 19th-century Southern inlaid bonnet chest, river birch with yellow pine secondary and two deep side-by-side drawers over three graduated drawers (est. $1,200-$1,800).

This rare and large Japanese Sumida Gawa masterpiece vase, made in the late 19th century, may bring between $6,000 and $9,000 at auction.

This rare and large Japanese Sumida Gawa masterpiece vase, made in the late 19th century, may bring between $6,000 and $9,000 at auction.

Asian antique decorative arts will be plentiful. Star lots promise to be a rare and large late 19th century Japanese Sumida Gawa masterpiece vase (est. $6,000-$9,000); an unusual pottery-themed Satsuma lidded jar from the Tasho Period (1912-1925), signed (est. $3,000-$5,000); and a 19th century Qing Dynasty Chinese ancestral portrait on silk (est. $2,000-$4,000).

From the same category: a Chinese Yongzheng bottle vase, monochromatic egg-shell blue glazed earthenware on a footed base (est. $1,000-$2,000); a Chinese Export armorial teapot in the rare bell shape, circa 1750 and made for the American market (est. $300-$500); and a Chinese Export porcelain chocolate pot, circa 18th century and quite small (est. $300-$500).

Recently, Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd. established a vintage wines department. More than 50 lots of wine will be featured in the Mar. 20 sale, an example being a bottle of 1966 Krug vintage Champagne, blanc de blanc, one of only about 500 bottles made (est. $6,000-$9,000).

Vintage clocks will include a LeRoy & Fils French Empire bronze mantel clock made circa 1830-1840 (est. $2,000-$4,000); a late-19th-century French tortoise shell mantel clock made for Tiffany & Co. (est. $2,000-$4,000); an early-19th-century English twin fusee bracket clock by Lambert of London (est. $1,000-$1,500); and a William Black bracket clock (est. $1,000-$1,500).

This Tiffany floriform Favrile vase, 11 inches, gold with light green iridescence, signed L.C. Tiffany, are among the 800 lots up for auction March 20,2010.

This Tiffany floriform Favrile vase, 11 inches, gold with light green iridescence, signed L.C. Tiffany, are among the 800 lots up for auction March 20, 2010.

Silver pieces will include a Tiffany & Co. rare and monumental (circa 1894-1901) sterling silver meat platter, oval form with central well and tree (est. $1,500-$2,500); and an important 19th-century coin silver mug by B. Dupuy of Raleigh, N.C. (est. $1,000-$2,000).

Estate jewelry, a hallmark of many Leland Little auctions, will feature an onyx and diamond ring of chic contemporary form, inlaid with two black onyx stones in a fanned-out design (est. $600-$900); and a Tiffany & Co. 14kt gold tank watch with black lizard strap (est. $400-$600).

This pre-Columbian Nayarit pottery warrior from Mexico, circa 3rd century B.C. - 3rd century A.D, is expected to bring $2,000-$4,000.

This pre-Columbian Nayarit pottery warrior from Mexico, circa 3rd century B.C. - 3rd century A.D, is expected to bring $2,000-$4,000.

Rounding out the day’s expected top lots: a Tiffany floriform Favrile vase, signed (est. $1,000-$2,000); a Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica soup tureen, oval lidded form with applied crabstock handles (est. $3,000-$5,000); a pre-Columbian Nayarit pottery warrior made in Mexico sometime between the 3rd century B.C. and the 3rd century A.D. (est. $2,000-$4,000); a pair of early Victorian cast-iron Continental garden chairs, ornate black (est. $1,000-$2,000); and a gorgeous early 20th century antique area rug from Northwest Persia (est. $800-$1,200).

Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd. is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To more about this auction, call 919.644.1243, e-mail to info@LLAuctions.com or visit the Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd. Web site.

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