Fifth Avenue Estate Gallery’s next big auction, on December 17th, will be filled with treasures

FA image 1 KPM hand-painted porcelain portrait plaque of a woman, signed Wagner lower right, set in a gilt wood frame and measuring 17 ¼ inches by 14 ¾ inches (est. $4,000-$5,000).

Fifth Avenue Estate Gallery’s next auction, on Sunday, December 17th, will feature fine antique items and other rarities gathered from prominent local estates and collections, online and in the firm’s gallery and retail storefront at 1960 NE 5th Avenue in Boca Raton, Fla. Recognizing quality antiques from around the world is second nature to Richard and Melanie Weit, owners of Fifth Avenue Estate Gallery. They were collectors for over 40 years before finally parlaying their passion for fine antiques into a business venture. They’d often go on shopping junkets to France, Austria, Amsterdam and elsewhere, purchasing at every stop.

FA image 2 Boulle inlaid bronze mounted Italian mantel clock depicting a figure in the face and measuring about 21 ½ inches in height and 14 inches wide by 7 inches deep (est. $2,000-$3,000).

Fifth Avenue Estate Gallery is a multi-faceted business, located in the center of Boca Raton. It’s an auction gallery and retail store, housed in a 3,000-square-foot space, but there is also a professional in-house photographer, ready to take photos of consignors’ treasures for sale, and in-house licensed real estate brokers, who are there to assist in selling or auctioning a client’s estate. Fifth Avenue Estate Gallery isn’t only licensed and insured, it’s also bonded, having gone through an extensive background check to qualify. A bonding company guarantees the promise to fulfill work for clients and pay them for their consignments. For more info, click here.

FA image 3 Lovely Rene Lalique crystal poisson vase with smoky oxidation leafy design, about 9 ½ inches tall and approximately 9 inches in diameter (est. $3,000-$4,000).





Two great auctions on non-consecutive days, December 14 & 16, at Alex Cooper Auctions

AC image 1 Circa 1900 Tiffany turtleback table lamp in the old font style with patinated bronze base having a band of 12 shaped Favrile glass tiles, twice marked, 23” tall (est. $45,000-$50,000)

Alex Cooper Auctions (based in Towson, Maryland) has a pair of sales planned for non-consecutive days – on Thursday, December 14th, beginning at 12 noon Eastern, and Saturday, December 16th, starting at 10 am. The Thursday auction will feature fine jewelry, including Art Deco diamond rings, 14kt and 18kt gold, and Tiffany & Gents Rolex watches; American sterling repousse and continental silver; silver coins and more. The auction will be held online and in Alex Cooper’s gallery located at 908 York Road in Towson. Previews will be held Tuesday thru Friday, December 12th-15th, from 10 am until 4 pm.

AC image 2 Mixed media collage (acrylic, enamel and aluminum construction on canvas) by Sam Gilliam (Am., b. 1933) titled In the Making (1988), signed and dated (est. $15,000-$30,000)

Saturday’s sale will feature Oriental rugs; modern and contemporary art (including works by Andy Warhol, Helen Frankenthaler, Frank Stella and Sam Gilliam); decorative arts (including two Tiffany lamps and four Joe Brown bronzes); Asian objects; American period, contemporary and reproduction furniture; and automobiles, including a 1969 Corvette Stingray barn find. Same preview dates and times apply. Alex Cooper Auctions was founded by Alex Cooper in 1924. It’s moved several times over the years, and today the renovated York Road location houses a real estate division, large antique gallery and a rug gallery. Click here to find out more.

AC image 3 Ladies’ circa 1910 Art Deco platinum diamond ring featuring an Old European cut diamond weighing 4.51 carats, with 10 additional surrounding diamonds (est. $40,000-$60,000)