Pair of fauteuils a la reine, $225,000, Nye & Company

Pair of fateuils a la reine

A pair of French 18th century Louis XV giltwood fauteuils a la reine armchairs, circa 1755-1760, sold for $225,000 at an Estate Treasures Auction held March 14-15 by Nye & Company Auctioneers in Bloomfield, N.J. Also, two etchings of the same 17-year-old girl by Gerald Leslie Brockhurst (British, 1890-1978), brought $15,000 and $3,400; a ceramic head pitcher and plate by Picasso for Madura hit $4,400; and a Russian icon, Christ the Pantocrator, realized $5,300. Prices include the buyer’s premium.


Andy Warhol attribution, $32,400, Woodshed Art Auctions

Andy Warhol attribution

A gouache, watercolor and ink on paper attributed to Andy Warhol (Am., 1928-1987), titled Chanel No. 5, sold for $32,400 in an online-only Private Art Collections & Estates Discoveries Auction held March 15th by Woodshed Art Auctions, based in Franklin, Mass. Also, Illustrations of Tintin original ink drawings on paper by Georges Remi Herge (Fr., 1907-1983), brought $21,875; and a study for The Scream attributed to Edvard Munch (Norwegian, 1863-1944) hit $13,200. Prices include the buyer’s premium.


Roger Medearis landscape, $81,250, Doyle

Roger Medearis landscape

An oil and egg tempera on Masonite landscape painting by the American Regionalist painter Roger Medearis, titled Loading Fodder (1947-48), sold for $81,250 at a Fine Paintings Auction held March 13th by Doyle’s in New York City. Also, a 1957 view of Poitiers by the Modernist painter Janice Biala brought $23,750 (a new world auction record for the artist); and a 1988 seaside view by the French artist Roger Muhl, titled Bretagne, Le Finistere, changed hands for $22,500. Prices include the buyer’s premium.


Chinese beds and tables, $141,600, Abell Auction

Chinese beds and tables

A pair of Chinese hardwood lohan beds with matching hardwood Kang tables sold for $141,600 at an auction held February 11th by Abell Auction Company in Los Angeles, Calif. Also, an 18kt gold and diamond engagement ring slipped on a new finger for $212,400; an oil on canvas painting from around 1904, signed by Walter Launt Palmer and titled Oaks in Winter, realized $41,300; and a Raymond Yard diamond, platinum and chrysoberyl brooch topped out at $67,850. Prices include the buyer’s premium.


Zhang Daqian painting, $6.55 million, Sotheby’s

Zhang Daqian painting

An ink and color on paper horizontal scroll painting by Zhang Daqian, titled Water and Sky Gazing After Rain in Splashed Color, sold for $6.55 million at a sale of the Chew family collection of Chinese paintings and calligraphy held March 22nd by Sotheby’s in New York City. Also, an ink and color on paper hanging scroll by Zhang Ling, titled Scholar Gazing at Farmlands from a Pavilion brought $615,000; and Ma Shouzhen’s Orchid, Bamboo and Lingzhi fetched $435,000. Prices include the buyer’s premium.