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Upper Kirby
May 2024


Representing Houston's Finest Addresses

We are honored to bring you the Estates of
Betsy Bernell
She married the love of her life, Louis Bernell, at her family's home residence in the Warwick Hotel. A special treat was that the wedding dress was designed by her great-uncle Henri Bendel of Lafayette, Louisiana and New York City.
Betsy & Louis enjoyed traveling across the globe, filling their home with art and unique pieces from around the world and around the country.
They were lifetime supporters of the Arts and were longtime supporters of the Houston Symphony, with season tickets for many decades. Above all else, Betsy’s greatest joy was her family.

David S. Miller
He grew up in River Oaks, Graduated Rice Institute (before they changed the name to Rice University) with a Bachelor Degree in accounting.
He was a private pilot, and owned a Cessna 182 which he used to survey family properties from above, as well as for traveling between Houston and Lakeway.

Phase II of
Mrs. Jewel "Julie" Biedenharn Crosswell
A true blessing to the Houston community. Her desire to positively impact the city led her to serve selflessly on countless Boards, just a few of which include: MD Anderson Board of Visitors, the Shepherd Society, Rice University's Music School Governing Council, U of H Graduate College of Social Work, Dean's Advisory Council, University of Texas Health Science Center, Governor's Commission for Women, Alley Theater, & the Houston Ballet. She Especially enjoyed her relationships with Communities in Schools serving as a Board Member for over 20 years.

Several Personal Collections from other
Prominent Houston Families

May 3 - May7, 2024


Fine Art: Original oils by Houston artists David Adickes and Lamar Briggs; Original oil paintings by Texas ArtistsWilliam Anzalone, and J. Howard Rabby; Richard D. Thomas original oil painting; Martin Wilberg original oil; Robert Jessup series of three original oils: “Half Head Cupcake”, “Half Head Ice Cream”, and “Half Head Fat Mouse”; Watercolor by Gustavo Montoya; Original oil by Guiseppe D’Angelico Pino; Prints by Joan Miro, Marc Chagall, and Salvador Dali; Large Bronze relief by Dali; 19th century Rococo style bucolic landscape with very ornate gilt wood frame; 19th Century Old World portraits: J.C. Royds, and some unknown artists; Abstract paintings by Marilyn Biles and Michelle Williams
Bronzes: Bronze boy with his dog, 44”, John Robinson; Polychrome Bronze, “Wind in Her Hair” W. Stanley Proctor; “Danseuse a la Boule” by Lucien Aliot; Bronze sculpture with verdigris patina, “Mother and Child” by Ruth Bloch

Art Glass: Early 20th century Peking glass; Featured artists- Bill Meeks, Toland Sand, Dino Rossin, Grant Miller, Michael Nourot, Shlomi Haziza,

English, French, American, Fine Custom Designer Furniture:; Gold tone Chinoiserie Highboy with broken pediment, dropdown desk, ball and claw feet; Isenhour Custom French style sofa with bench cushion, nailheads, eight legs; A pair of important Centennial Chippendale ribbon-back chairs with carved eagle head armrests; Multiple pairs of richly upholstered Bergeres, Louis XVI carved armchairs, Wingback chairs, Shield back dining chairs, Chippendale dining chairs, Country French dining chairs, Antique English Windsor chairs, Antique blue velvet upholstered French daybed; A pair of Chinoiserie style carved mirror-top coffee/tea tables; Mahogany Georgian secretary bookcase with mullioned glass cabinet doors, drop down desk over three drawers, on bracket feet; A pair of acrylic, glass and brass side tables; A pair of Knoll leather tufted “Barcelona” chairs; A trio of traditional style lighted serpentine glass front display cabinets; Lacquered wood Chinoiserie style eight panel screen with fruit and bird motif measuring, 97” high, each panel is 24”; Gray painted carved wooden double glass door cabinet over double blind cabinet doors; New High back sofa in coral upholstery with slip covers, single bench cushion, splayed feet; A pair of Regency style benches; Highly carved oval side table in bleached wood; Biedermeier style cabinet with mirror; Italian gilt and ebonized wood “Grotto” chair; Round walnut dining table, seating six to eight, on carved wood base; A painted French inspired tapered corner cabinet; Arched doors embellished with baroque gilt carvings; A set of six Italian contemporary dining chairs from A. Sibau Normandy“Wedding Armoire”, highly carved; Post-modern glass top oval dining table on wooden base seating eight to ten; Several Brighton style rattan chairs with cane seats; Contemporary lighted glass display cabinets; Mahogany dining room tables; Matching pair of blue leather Barca lounge chairs; Canopy wrought iron queen size bed; Marble top French Baker’s table with cast iron base; Ornate French brass bed with figural brass plaques; Round glass-top dining table with painted wrought iron base, seats 4-6 people; Baker Furniture red lacquered Chinese style credenza; Zebra striped cowhide bench; Pair of carved wooden consoles with faux painted marble tops; A set of eight Stickley style solid teak wood dining chairs; Solid teak dining table from a 400 year old door, on teak wood base;

Persian, Turkish, Silk Area Rugs, Peking Chinese,

Vintage Wedgwood “Bianca” dinner service; Spode “Indian Tree” dinner service; 68 piece Lenox “Autumn” dinner service; Georges Boyer Limoges; Charles Field Limoges cobalt blue and gold dinner service; Herend: Indian Basket large bowl and platter, Blue Garland leaf dishes, Chinese Bouquet green serving bowl; Royal Doulton “Carlyle” dinner service; Blue, white and polychrome Chinese export; Crown Saffordshire dessert plates; Royal Doulton Exoma Bird buffet set; 100 plus piece Chinese style porcelain dinnerware; Mason’s Ironstone; Lladro figurines; Sevres and Sevres style lamps and urns; Royal Crown Derby Imari pattern; Moschendorf Bavarian fish plates and platter; Large English blue and white serving platters; Majolica plates;

Sterling candlesticks; Sterling coffee and tea services with matching sterling silver trays; Various sterling pattern single serving pieces perfect for gifting; Silver-plate “King Francis” goblets; Wallace “Rosepoint” Sterling goblets; Francis First sterling holloware bowls and trays; Mexican Sterling “Lilvan” coffee and tea service with matching tray; Kirk sterling “Repousse” bowls; Ball and Black sterling serving pieces; Additional Sterling flatware patterns: Towle “Old Master” (43pcs); Towle King Richard (191 pcs), Wallace “Waltz of Spring” (91pcs); An Assembled set of Hester Bateman, Towle “Chippendale” sterling flatware (62 pcs), Large set of Reed and Barton “Burgundy” flatware Sterling silver mint julep cups; Silver-plate Wallace “Baroque”coffee and tea service with tray; Many round silver-plate and rectangular trays, ladles, and pitchers; Silverplate champagne buckets; Cruet sets with Silver-plate stands; Sterling and silverplate candlesticks; Heavy, ornate covered s/p serving dishes, and turkey dome;

Baccarat “Harcourt” stemware; Baccarat vases, decanters and figurines; A pair of large Baccarat cobalt cut to clear vases; Baccarat cobalt crystal stemware with gilt accents; Art Deco Era cocktail shaker; Steuben vases, bowls and stemware Lalique bowls, vases, and figurines; Waterford stemware in the Lismore and Colleen patterns, Royal Leerdam; Waterford and Baccarat decanters; Sabino; Daum; Simon Pierce; American Brilliant Cut Glass; Rosenthal; Peking glass; Val St. Lambert; Tiffany & Co.; Large and important Swarovski crystal collection of figurines, most with boxes; St. Louis stemware;

Bronze and Crystal sconces; Bronze and crystal chandeliers; Large Tole and Iron palm tree; Many wrought iron, tin and wood candle stands; Designer table and floor lamps: Biarritz style flower shaped crystal and bronze chandeliers; Aidan Gray, Waterford; Brass, bronze, wood, iron & crystal traditional & contemporary pairs of lamps; Wood, brass, crystal and wrought iron floor lamps; Large selection of brass fireplace equipment, including ornate fenders, chenets, andirons, screens and tools; Beautiful gilt wood mirrors; Sevres and Sevres style lamps; Pair of Venetian style carved wood mirrors with distressed glass; Silverplate mirrored plateau on a fitted custom made mahogany table base;

TABLE, LAP LINENS AND DRAPERIES: Banquet tablecloths, French Bobbin lace bedspread; Thirty-six matching open-work linen napkins; Antique hand-made American quilts; Ethnic weavings; Edwardian doilies and dresser scarves; Large lot of linen placemats; Vintage cocktail napkins, Print tablecloths from the 40s and 50s; Bridge and Mahjong cloths; Guest towels.

Ladies & Gents watches: Rolex, Cartier, Franck Muller, Piaget; Diamond necklaces; South Sea pearl necklace, Opera length Baroque pearl necklace; Diamond ring with 10.5 ctw center diamond and 1 ctw trillion diamond on each side, Henry Dunay 18K earrings, Diamond stud earrings, Tiffany & Co. necklace; Designer Sunglasses; Designer Shoes: Louboutin, Jimmy Chou; Designer Handbags: Chanel, Gucci, Celine, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Yves St. Laurent ; Designer Scarves; Ladies Fashion; Designer Hats; Furs; Sable, ankle length & walking , Mink full length, Lynx and Fox vest, Jackets, Stoles; Scarves & Wraps: Moschino, Hermes, Burberry, Dior


Several Collections of Chinese Porcelain “Immortal” Figures from 13” to 24”; Chinese Blanc de Chine figures; A full-sized wicker Harley Davidson Motorcycle; Outdoor furniture and statuary; Majolica style elephant seats and side tables; Italian gilt mirrored wall sconces; Decorator lamp pairs; Multiple wrought iron, wooden and painted tin candlestands; Arched Baroque style wooden doors; A pair of gilded wooden church altar doors with hand painted medallions of saints; English pub sign; An eight foot, eight panel Coromandel Screen; “Eight 10 foot black painted fluted wooden columns with gilt Cornish capitals; A large collection of exceptional Santos, both European and Cuzco style from the late 18th century to the 20th century, from 6” to 36”; A pair of fully mature taxidermy peacocks; A painted tole palm tree, approximately 6.5 feet tall; A brass and steel wire ornate fireplace screen; Old Cloisonne; Jade and Jadeite figures and jewelry lamps; Moorish carved wooden door; Brighton style rattan and bamboo chairs; Chinese “Lucky Bat” vase;

!!Many More Items Too Numerous to Mention!!

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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