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Joe Jamail
December 2016


Representing Houston's Finest Addresses

Proudly announce the estate of America’s most celebrated trial attorney, Joe Jamail and his wife, Lee, with additions.

December 8 - December 12, 2016

Multiple treasures from Joe Jamail's former home, shared with his wife Lee, in River Oaks, and also from his downtown One Allen Center headquarters. Included will be special items from his law office, his private library, art collection, sports memorabilia and beautiful furnishings from his home

The generosity of the Jamail family has been and continues to be felt by so many here in our community and the state of Texas. We invite you to enjoy this rare glimpse from the Lee and Joe Jamail’s estate and from other prominent Houston families.

Original oil paintings, watercolors, pencil, pen and ink; signed sculptures in bronze; American, French and English signed and numbered prints, engravings and bookplates; Audubon's “Columbia Jay”, “Wild Turkey; Period Gould prints; Framed and unframed prints from Catlin’s portfolio of N.A. Indian Collection; J. Maurice signed, deaccessioned oil on canvas, entitled “Near Abergganty”; Painting attributed to Giovanni Paolo Pannini; Framed bookplates: “Pyramids of Egypt”; Marble statuary, Lithograph by Felix de Weldon “The Iwo Jima War Memorial”; Artists included in this sale: Charles Umlauf sculpture entitled “The Runner” and original sketch studies for ‘The Runner’, Charles Pebworth, Robert Onderdonk, G.B. Tiepolo, Wayman Adams, Jonas Lie, Otis Huband, Dorothy Hood “Warrier”, Henry Ryland, Foley, Barbara Spencer, Edward Gay; J. Maurice, Angelbert Metoyer “Four Wings”; David Adickes; William Anzalone; Joy Laville; John Barthold Jongkind; David Hickman, J. McConn oil painting entitled “Jamail Brothers’ Produce”

Antique 18th century crystal chandelier with eight candles, original crystals and hurricanes; Lalique stemware and figurines; Baccarat barware and figurines, vase; Steuben “Stardust” old-fashioned glasses and decanter; Waterford; Daum “Corail” stemware; ABC glass; Pairs of crystal and brass sconces; St. Louis “Thistle” decanter and stemware; Set of 12 Murano wine glasses

Pair of Antique Strap-Scrolled Chairs from the Yarnall Homestead, Germantown, featured in the first book on American Philadelphia furniture, PL # 331; Period 18th century English banquet table; Set of six George III dining chairs; Three French chairs and one ottoman covered in Fortuny fabric; Set of 8 Queen Anne Kindel Winterthur reproduction dining chairs; Set of English Centennial Chippendale style dining chairs; American Empire mahogany buffet; Marble topped matching pair of French inlaid buffet servers; English Secretary bookcases, dining tables, banquet tables, occasional tables; English tall clocks; Set of six spider back dining arm chairs; Suite of four Chippendale style dining chairs; Mahogany inlaid oval breakfast tables on pedestal base; Day beds; Wooden tea caddies; “Encased Wag on the Wall” French tall clock with inlaid case and ornate painted brass pendulum; French gilt wood mirrors; Venetian glass mirror; Pair of painted wood ornate mirrors; French Empire style daybed; Pair of Russian papier mache inlaid chairs with Mother of Pearl and gold leaf paint; Papier Mache tray table; antique blue and white Chinese lamps; Decorative lamps; Drop leaf oval harvest table, seats ten; Painted furniture; Corner cabinets

Sterling silver flatware: Georg Jensen “Acorn” table service, 17 12-piece place settings, 204 pieces; Wallace “Rosepoint” sterling, 20th century; Kirk Steiff; Silverplate three-tiered server; Christofle “Vendome” silver plated flatware, 20th century; Large, chased silver plate tray with two handles, suitable for tray table; Set of four heavy plate graduated serving trays; Holloware

Room size and area handmade Oriental rugs: Mokhatassan Kashan, Gaazan Carpet, Inc. room size, mid-1800’s; Tabriz, circa 1900, Mahal, Sarouk, Peking Chinese, Yalamah, Karaman, Yazad, Hamadan, Lilihan, Persian Pak, Afghani, Turkish, and Joshaghan; Decorative area rugs

Chinese Famille Noire large vase, late Qing Dynasty; Pair of 19th century Japanese porcelain plates; Chinese green crackle-glazed vase, 19th century; Black-glazed vase, late Qing Dynasty; Chinese crackle-glazed jar; pair of 19th century Chinese blue and white circular dishes; Chinese blue and white jar from Wanli period; pair of Chinese iron-red decorated jars, 19th-20th century; pair of Chinese Famille Rose celadon-glazed vases, 19th century; Chinese yellow-ground mallet-form vase, 19th century; Chinese ‘Clair-de-Lune’ glazed vase, 19th century; Chinese yellow-glazed bottle vase, 18th-19th century, apocryphal Kangxi blue six-character mark; Royal Worcester hand painted china and serving pieces with English countryside scenes, c1810-1820; Herend “Queen Victoria” dinner service and serving pieces; Wedgwood “Alpine Pink” dinnerware; Royal Crown Derby “1128” and “Border”; Coalport; Antique Japanese Imari pieces; Staffordshire, Christian Dior dinner service; Lenox china; French faience; Boehm; Meissen; Dresden

Signed Russian lacquered boxes with Imperial Crest; Original photograph of John Singer Sargent alongside a handwritten note, signed by John S. Sargent; Pair of British needlepoint and petitpoint 10’ tapestries in the Flemish style; French bronze elk sculpture on oval base inscribed “Barye”, F. Barbedienne, Fondeur (Paris), length 9”; Bronze of horse, signed on base “P.J. Mene”; Marble statuary; Joe Jamail’s brass and leather office rocking chair; Bronze statue of Mr. Jamail, signed Ludtke; Jamail office conference desk and furniture; Japanese lacquered and signed writing box for calligraphy; Pair of life-sized Shi Lions; Ivory Coast Dan Masks: Baule Mask & Dan-N’gere Mask; Eskimo Mask from the Kusquoquin River area; Steuben “Stardust” pattern decanter and matching old fashioned glasses; Scarpa Soriana sofa and matching pair of chairs and ottoman; Pair of Chinese bronze tripod peach-form censers, 18th-19th century; Pair of Chinese roof tiles; Southeast Asian gilt-bronze figure of Hanuman; Dunhill humidor from Mr. Jamail; University of Texas signed footballs and memorabilia; Vintage UT cheerleader’s megaphone; Clemens and Bagwell signed baseballs; Yogi Berra and Joe DiMaggio signed baseballs; Lighted and decorated artificial Christmas trees and Santas; Huck Finn signed sculpture; Pre-Colombian figurine, Ertel & Sohn surveying level; Antique Aubusson pillows; 1979 Hamburg Steinway Grand Piano, model D; Christmas décor: Jay Strongwater ornaments; Cowhide rugs; University of Louisiana Foundation chair with dedication plaque to Mr. Jamail; Tiffany Mantle clock dedicated to Mr. Jamail; Garden furniture and statuary; Oriental bronzes; Bound set of transcripts from the Texaco vs. Pennzoil trial; Mr. Jamail’s reading library, including Mark Twain, Civil War, World War II and Texana; Ten paneled Chinese screen

Ladies’ furs; Designer Handbags and Accessories: Judith Lieber; Chanel; Hermes;

Ladies’ and Gents’ fine timepieces: Cartier, Tiffany and Rolex; Ladies’ diamond necklaces; Brooch and necklace by Iradj Moini

Scroll through our gallery of images below to view pieces featured in this Sale. Click on images you wish to enlarge.


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