Great Estates & Fine Art Curated Auction

Lincoln Park, NJ – 3/14/24 Willow Auction House is proud to present the Great Estates and Fine Art Curated Auction.

Willow Auction House will hold its Great Estates and Fine Art Curated Auction on Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 12 P.M. Eastern. Absentee and internet live bidding will be available. The sale features 70 lots of artwork, jewelry, watches, stained glass, books, maps, and more.

Starting off the sale is a selection of stained glass, including a Tiffany-style panel of Mary Magdalene (lot 6, estimated $200-400), as well as several 18th and 19th century panels featuring armorial and religious scenes. The highlight of the collection is The Annunciate Angel, dated to the 15th century (lot 8, estimated $2,000-3,000).

The centerpiece of the auction is a painting by Swiss-American artist Kurt Seligmann. Titled Little Initiation and dated 1955, this oil on wood panel depicts two of the surrealist figures often seen in Seligmann’s work (lot 39, estimated $40,000-60,000). Hot Springs, New Mexico, an oil on canvas by David Burliuk, is another highlight (lot 44, estimated $3,000-5,000). Additionally, the sale features an oil on canvas by Louis Comfort Tiffany. Perhaps best known as a designer of stained glass and jewelry, Tiffany started out as a painter before branching out into other mediums. The painting included here is a prime example of one of Tiffany’s early landscapes (lot 48, estimated $6,000-8,000). 

The sale also includes an abstract watercolor by Paul Jenkins (lot 43, estimated $5,000-6,000), a screenprint by Friedensreich Hundertwasser (lot 38, estimated $800-1,000) and several paintings by American artist Molly Luce (lots 40-42, as well as a selection of pieces by Andy Warhol, Will Barnet, Henry Scott and Jan Van Gool. An “artist’s fan” featuring oil painted panels from 11 different Austrian artists is also among the selection of artwork up for auction (lot 67, estimated $1,500-2,000).

Beyond art, the sale also features a selection of watches and jewelry, including a Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso (lot 22, estimated $1,000-2,000) and an Omega Speedmaster (lot 25, estimated $1,000-2,000). A vintage Van Cleef & Arpels 14 karat gold and diamond brooch (lot 21, estimated $3,000-5,000) is another highlight. 

Also included in the auction are antiquarian books, as well as selection of maps, including a 16th century example by the Belgian cartographer Abraham Ortelius (lot 16, estimated $1,000-2,000), and a map of Louisiana and Mississippi by John Senex, circa 1721 (lot 19, estimated $800-1,000). 

The collection of English tea caddies includes two examples done in quillwork. This art form utilizes tightly rolled paper to create mosaic-like patterns (lot 29, estimated $300-500 and lot 30, estimated $800-1,000). A Danish modern sterling silver flatware set in the Trinita pattern (lot 33, estimated $3,000-4,000), a copy of Interview magazine signed by Andy Warhol (lot 34, estimated $200-400), and a selection of bronzes, including a large piece by Bruno Lucchesi titled Procession (lot 61, estimated $1,000-2,000) round out the sale.