Here Are 5 Not-to-Miss Lots From Showplace’s Upcoming Estate Auction, From a Bronze Portrait of Renoir to a Dapper Daumier Painting

Showplace's New York City "Estate Auction" takes place on October 24.

Aristide Maillol, Portrait Of Auguste Renoir Bronze (circa 1906–07). Estimate $15,000–25,000.
Aristide Maillol, Portrait Of Auguste Renoir Bronze (circa 1906–07). Estimate: $15,000–25,000.

New York’s Showplace is among the city’s unique art venues offering a wealth of fine art, design objects, jewelry, and luxury fashion, as well as a mix of vintage ephemera to in-the-know collectors. A true gem of the city, Showplace’s auctions draw deeply from the spectacular collections of New Yorkers. Its upcoming New York City Estate Auction (October 24), an expansive 280-lot sale, brings together fine art by Honoré Daumier, 19th-century French artist Aristide Maillol, and work from the school of Guido Reni, along with decorative art by Tiffany, Sevres, and more.

While collectors can certainly bid online, those in New York are welcome to preview lots at Showplace’s newly renovated galleries on 25th Street, where the auction will take place live. Below, check out five lots you won’t want to miss.

 

Attributed to Sir Peter Lely
Portrait Of A Noblewoman
Estimate: $30,000–50,000

Attributed to Sir Peter Lely, Portrait Of A Noblewoman. Estimate $30,000–50,000.

Attributed to Sir Peter Lely, Portrait Of A Noblewoman. Estimate: $30,000–50,000.

This 17th-century portrait of a noblewoman is filled with rich jewel tones. She wears a dress of burnt orange and blues and is surrounded by flowers. The lovely portrait bears a seal from Galerie Sedelmeyer in Paris, an Old Masters gallery operated by Charles Sedelmeyer between 1884 and 1916. He became a trusted art advisor to collectors including Maurice Kahn and J. Pierpont Morgan. This painting is being sold from a Park Avenue estate where it hung for three generations. 

 

Honoré Daumier
Portrait of a Man in Top Hat
Estimate: $20,000–40,000

Honoré Daumier, Portrait of a Man in Top Hat. Estimate $20,000–40,000

Honoré Daumier, Portrait of a Man in Top Hat. Estimate $20,000–40,000

Coming to auction from a Fifth Avenue estate, this painting attributed to Honoré Daumier shows a gentleman in a top hat looking out at an unknown scene. The lavish gilt frame comes from the famed framing company House of Heydenryk, which has been in business for more than 170 years.

 

Ida Bagus Tilem
“Sleeping Figure” Carved Teak
Estimate: $5,000–10,000

Ida Bagus Tilem, "Sleeping Figure" Carved Teak. Estimate $5,000–10,000.

Ida Bagus Tilem, “Sleeping Figure” Carved Teak. Estimate $5,000–10,000.

Made in 1978, this carved teak wood sculpture of a reclining figure was made by the Indonesian artist Ida Bagus Tilem and is signed on the underside. A similar work by the artist was sold at Christie’s in 2015. 

 

Richard Hayley Lever
Early Morning St. Ives
Estimate: $30,000–50,000

Richard Hayley Lever, Early Morning St. Ives. Estimate $30,000–50,000.

Richard Hayley Lever, Early Morning St. Ives. Estimate $30,000–50,000.

Australian-American artist Richard Hayley Lever (1876–1958), worked as an etcher, lecturer and art teacher. His works were well known for his paintings depicting competitions at the 1928 Summer Olympics and the 1932 Summer Olympics. This vibrant canvas filled with lush swirls of blues and turquoise shows boats at dawn near St. Ives off the coast of Cornwall, England.

Aristide Maillol
Portrait Of Auguste Renoir Bronze (circa 1906-07)
Estimate: $15,000–25,000

Aristide Maillol, Portrait Of Auguste Renoir Bronze (circa 1906–07). Estimate $15,000–25,000.

Aristide Maillol, Portrait Of Auguste Renoir Bronze (circa 1906–07). Estimate: $15,000–25,000.

Made by French artist Aristide Maillol, this bust of the famed Impressionist Auguste Renoir show the artist donning a hat and is filled with dynamism. Similar busts are held in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum. Maillol’s monogram—an “M” within a circle—is incised on the base. 


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