A wealth of modern design, from red-hot Sam Francis original art to ultra-cool Paul Evans furniture and icy diamonds in platinum, will dominate the day at Palm Beach Modern’s (PBMA) Saturday, November 25th auction, online and in West Palm Beach, Florida. Three Sam Francis original works on paper are backed by scholarship from the Sam Francis Foundation. Each is signed and bears a Sam Francis Estate stamp. The highest-valued painting in the group measures 38 inches by 29 ¾ inches (framed) and comes with a copy of the book Sam Francis: Elements and Archetypes, in which the artwork is depicted.

Also offered will be the Murano glass collection of Sergio Gnesin (from Milan, Italy) and his wife, Yoli (from Miami, Fla.). Sergio is the author of the 2003 Murano reference book Vetri di Ermanno Nason. Pieces from the couple’s collection (both featured in the book) will include a signed Ermanno Nason (Italian, 1928-2013) sculpture/vase, created in 1959, 16 ¾ inches tall and titled Omaggio A Guttuso (Homage to a Water Carrier) (est. 18,000-$24,000); and a signed 10 ¾-inch-high sculptural goat, produced in the 1980s (est. $10,000-$15,000). Over 500 lots of art, designer furnishings and luxury goods will come up for bid. For more info, click here.





Oil on canvas painting by Jasper Francis Cropsey could sell for $200,000-$300,000 in online auction

An oil on canvas painting attributed to the renowned Hudson River School artist Jasper Francis Cropsey (1823-1900) is expected to realize $200,000-$300,000 and several other works have estimates in the six figures in Woodshed Art Auctions’ next Prestige Signature Collection auction, online now and ending Wednesday, November 29th, at 12 o’clock noon Eastern time.

The stunning late autumn Luminist work attributed to Cropsey (Am., 1823-1900) is untitled and is signed lower right (“JF Cropsey”) and dated (“1878”). It is large – 45 inches by 51 inches – and comes with a copy of an appraisal done this year.

The sale is already available for viewing and bidding at www.woodshedartauctions.com. Internet bidding is also available through Invaluable.com. Prestige Signature Collection auctions feature artworks (most of them attributions) by many of the most famous names in fine art, but at attractive price points. This auction, titled Masterworks: 19th & 20th Century Paintings, features paintings and drawings attributed to (or by) Cropsey, Cy Twombly, H. O. Tanner, Edgar Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec, James Buttersworth, William Merritt Chase, Henri-Theodore Fantin Latour, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Marc Chagall. Visit www.woodshedartauctions.com.





Asian objects will be sold with items from the Western culture in an East Meets West auction

An English repousse silver pitcher made by R&S Garrand of London around 1861, a seven-piece sterling silver tea service made in Germany, and a fine selection of Tibetan Buddhist thangkas (religious paintings) are key lots in Converse Auctions’ next East Meets West Sale, an online-only auction scheduled for Friday, December 1st, starting at 10 am Eastern time. Those are just a few items in a 474-lot auction where Asian objects will be sold along with items from the Western culture – hence the title East Meets West. Internet bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and HiBid.com.

The silver plate, hand-chased and repoussed lidded pitcher by R&S Garrand has hunting scenes covering the body. The hallmarks, assay marks and city marks date it to London circa 1861. The German seven-piece sterling tea service includes a teapot, sugar, creamer, coffee and chocolate pot and a large pitcher. Both lots are estimated at $4,000-$6,000. Thangkas are prized by collectors because they are strikingly detailed and beautiful and often quite old. Of the many in the auction, one standout is an 18th century example showing a figure of Yama and his twin, Yami, 49 inches by 65 ½ inches (est. $1,000-$1,500). Click here to find out more.