A vintage Chinese hardwood peach-form table and chairs set sold for $16,250 at an Antiques & Fine Art Auction held Oct. 29 by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers in Cranston, R.I. Also, a French bronze equestrian group of Louis XIV, after a model by Martin van den Bogaert (1637-1694), fetched $15,000; an Impressionist painting of a nude by Charles Hawthorne (1872-1930) realized $9,375; and a landscape painting by Robert Van Boskerck (1855-1932), titled Lazy River, went to a determined bidder for $2,500. Prices are inclusive of the buyer's premium.


Bo Bartlett painting, Lifeboat, $296,000, Clars Auction Gallery

A painting by Bo Bartlett (Am., b. 1955), titled Lifeboat, which previously graced the interior of the yacht The Maltese Falcon, formerly owned by the late San Francisco venture capitalist Thomas J. Perkins, sold for $296,000 at an auction held Nov. 12-13 by Clars Auction Gallery in Oakland, Calif. It was a new auction record for a painting by the artist. Also, three silkscreens from Andy Warhol's Sunset series sold for a total of $111,925; and an 1874 painting by Jasper Francis Cropsey (Am., 1823-1900) brought $84,700. Prices include the buyer's premium.


Ivory wedding dragon boat, $7,670, Cordier Auctions

A Japanese pre-ban carved ivory wedding dragon boat from the Meiji period (1868-1912) sold for $7,670 at an Antique & Fine Art Auction held Aug. 13 and 14 by Cordier Auctions & Appraisers in Harrisburg, Pa. Also, a pair of Russian portrait oklad icons found a new owner for $5,428; a Japanese Okimono of a performer with monkeys hammered for $3,304; two pottery pieces by George Ohr rose to $3,422; and a large and beautiful Victorian watch chain with slide went to a determined bidder for $2,478. Prices include an 18 percent buyer's premium.