Our May Auction Sales Highlights

*All Sold Prices Listed Here Include the Buyers Premium.

Ruth Asawa Sculpture

This Ruth Asawa sculpture, Untilted S.391 had never been offered for sale or publicly exhibited prior to our auction. Ruth Asawa bartered this sculpture in exchange for her children's piano lessons. It sold for $210,000.

William Merritt Chase Painting


The sale of this William Merritt Chase portrait was quite thrilling. The bidding began around $6,000 and quickly shot up to a whopping $140,000 across six platforms.

1946 Indian Chief Roadmaster Motorcycle

This Indian Chief Roadmaster Motorcycle is as stylish and bold as when it was built in the 1940s. We found this stunning piece of American History in a garage in Novato CA. It sold for $35,000 to a floor bidder.

Pair of Chinese Shiwan Pottery Figures

This Pair of Chinese Shiwan Pottery Figures stand majestically at twenty nine inches tall, making them unusually large. Their charming features and animated poses captured world wide buyers and sold for $12,000.

Herman Miller Eames Chair & Ottoman

We sold two sets of Herman Miller Eames Chairs with matching Ottomans in this auction. This classic Mid Century aesthetic chair and ottoman sold for $5,500 while the other set sold for $3,500.

Eduardo Ramirez Villamizar Sculpture

Eduardo Ramírez Villamizar was a Colombian painter and sculptor. He is considered a pioneer of abstract, minimalist, and Constructivist art in Colombia, and in Latin America. This work sold for $6,000.

Chinese Coral Figure

This beautiful Chinese Coral figure is from the Mid 20th century. The figure is depicted gazing downward while holding a vase and standing atop a lotus. It stood 9 1/2 inches tall and sold for $12,000.

Mater Danish Modern Bar Stools

These three Mater Danish Modern Bar Stools featured oval leather seats upon splayed chrome legs. They offered a modern and stylish silhouette. They sold for $1,100.

James Everett Stuart Painting

James Everett Stuart studied art with Thomas Hill and William Keith. His early work reflected the mood and mystery of the French Barbizon school. This work is titled, "Sunset, California Oaks, Napa Valley" and is dated 1915. It sold for $1,600.

Nephrite Pendant

This Chinese nephrite pendant was carved and pierced to depict a beast with a bi disc on the opposite side. It featured a 14k yellow gold floral style pendant mounting and sold for $2,500.

Christina Cordova Ceramic Sculpture

Christina Córdova’s work is in the permanent collection of numerous institutions including the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, DC, the Colección Acosta de San Juan, Puerto Rico, the Mint Museum of Craft + Design, NC, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, PR. This ceramic and mixed media sculpture is eighteen inches high and sold for $2,500.

Warren Platner for Knoll Ottoman

We had two Warren Platner for Knoll Ottomans this recent auction. They had a bold space age look and were very comfortable. One of these sold for $1,000 and the other for $900.

Chinese Jadeite Carving

This Chinese Jadeite carving is from the 20th century and
depicts a Phoenix atop a mountain. It stands six inches tall on its hardwood base and sold for $1,500.

Pair of Vladimir Kagan Snail Chairs

This Pair of Vladimir Kagan Snail Chairs, each featured a continuous round form with scrolled ends on a swiveling base. Even with some discoloration they sold for $1,800.

Lyle Ashton Harris Photograph

Lyle Ashton Harris is a professor of Art at NYU and is represented in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. This Untitled photograph is as dreamy in its technical execution as it is brutal in its subject matter. It sold for $1,200.