Ahlers & Ogletree will auction items from the Atlanta residence known as the White Oaks, September 12-13


Portrait of Oonagh Guinness (1910-1995), the Anglo-Irish socialite, society hostess and art collector, by Philip de Laszlo (Austro-Hungarian, 1869-1937) (est. $ 30,000- $ 60,000 ).
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ATLANTA, GA – Items from the spectacular Atlanta estate house known as the White Oaks, featuring decorative arts from high-end retailers and world-class auctions, will be sold at a sale auctioned in two sessions on Saturday and Sunday, September 12 and 13, by Ahlers & Ogletree, live in the gallery at 700 Miami Circle in Atlanta, as well as online through several popular auction platforms.

The White Oaks estate is full of fine decorative arts from names like Steuben, Baccarat, Hermes, Christofle, Tiffany & Company, Lalique, Ralph Lauren Collection, Buccellati, Moser, Fornasetti and Asprey; as well as fine antiques from the Doris Duke collection, acquired worldwide and previously sold at Christies.

An expected upper lot is a portrait of Oonagh Guinness by Philip de Laszlo (Austro-Hungarian, 1869-1937). Oonagh Guinness (1910-1995) was an Anglo-Irish socialite, society hostess and art collector, and the second wife of Dominick Browne, 4th Baron Oranmore and Browne. Until his death in 1995, the portrait hung in Luggala’s living room. It was sold as part of his estate and for years its location was unknown until recently, even by the Laszlo Foundation. The painting, done in 1931, is signed and dated and has a pre-sale estimate of $ 30,000 to $ 60,000.

A monumental pair of Chinese Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) tiles depicting Buddhist lions, from the estate of Doris Duke, is also expected to fetch between $ 30,000 and $ 60,000. The ocher, turquoise and eggplant glazed tiles depict Buddhist lion figures seated on supports, the female with a bear cub under her right paw and the male with her left paw resting on a ribbon of brocade ball. Each is raised on a separate waist plinth. They were last sold at Christie’s in June 2004 for $ 83,650.

The sale includes 11 armorial helmets from Great Britain and Europe. An officer’s helmet of the Saxon Garde-Reiter regiment with a parade lion, made circa 1893-1894 (estimated between $ 7,000 and $ 9,000), should attract the attention of bidders. The Lobster Tail Helmet has a gold metal skull with silver metal trim, topped with a roaring silver lion holding a cartouche with the number “AR” (Augustus Rex). The front star plate shows the arms of Saxony, and there are chin scales on the visor.

Exquisite 28 inch high 20th century Buccellati silver figure depicting an eagle perched on a naturalistic stump, having gilded feet and rare in that it is sterling silver and not 800 silver (est. $ 20,000- $ 30 $ 000).
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An exquisite 20th century Buccellati silver figurine of an eagle perched on a naturalistic stump, 28 inches high, marked on the back of the tail feather with the maker’s mark, rare in that it is in sterling silver, not 800 silver, is expected to reach $ 20,000 to $ 30,000. In addition, a group of three mid-19th century Greco-Roman style sterling silver covered soup tureens with a helmet-shaped finial and ram-head handles, marked “Tiffany & Co” and weighing a total of 100 , 43 ozt, carries an estimate of $ 7,000- $ 9,000.

An hand colored engraving on elephant folio paper by John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851), depicting Washington’s bird or the great American sea eagle, Havell Edition n ° 3, plate 11 of The birds of America, is expected to make $ 6,000 to $ 12,000. Also, an oil painting on canvas of a still life by Peter van Artens (Argentina, 1937-2003), titled Melons, showing sliced ​​fruit, signed lower right and with a gallery label on the back, should cost between $ 5,000 and $ 8,000.

An impressive large-scale 19th century white biscuit (or porcelain biscuit) bust of the French Emperor Napoleon, after Antonio Canova (Italian, 1757-1822) and produced by Sèvres (French, founded 1745), on a gilded bronze plinth, is expected to hit $ 4,000 to $ 8,000. In addition, a René Lalique frosted green crystal centerpiece bowl (French, 1860-1945), the “Languedoc” pattern first introduced in 1929, engraved on the underside with “R. Lalique ”, has an estimate of $ 4,000 to $ 8,000.

An 18th-century scarlet and gilded double-hood continental secretary from the Doris Duke collection, incorporating a double cornice, mirrored doors and a slanted desk decorated with gilded chinoiserie landscapes, is expected to sell for between $ 30,000 and $ 60,000 . In addition, a large pair of Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD) polychrome painted pottery rearing horses, one of three pairs of ancient Chinese pottery horses on sale, bears a pre-sale estimate of 3 $ 000 to $ 6,000.

Monumental pair of Chinese Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) tiles depicting Buddhist lions, from the Doris Duke estate, last sold at Christie’s in 2004 for $ 83,650 (est. 30,000 to $ 60,000).
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A pair of highly carved opposing humidors with eagle-shaped end caps, with oak leaves, four deer heads on the main body and resting on a tree-trunk-shaped base, attributed to the school de Brienz (Switzerland, circa 1900) should end at $ 3,000 to $ 6,000; while a 1960s acid-etched bronze and enamel “Muses” cocktail table by Philip LaVerne (1907-1987) and Kelvin LaVerne (born 1937), retailing for around $ 18,000, is expected to pass to $ 2,000 – $ 4,000.

Online auctions will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com, Bidsquare.com, Invaluable.com and Hibid.com. The auction previews will take place in the gallery by appointment only, from Saturday September 5 to Friday September 11. To make an appointment, call 404-869-2478.

The start times for both days of the auction are 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Ahlers & Ogletree staff will take strict security measures due to COVID-19. Masks are kindly requested. Offers by telephone and correspondence will be accepted. To join the A&O mailing list for more information on upcoming sales, visit www.AandOauctions.com.

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