JUDY ROBINSON ESTATE SALES
Representing Houston's Finest Addresses
the Estate of Dr John E. Weatherford
& the Living Estate of Elva Sanders Weatherford
Their estates represent three generations of Antique collectors. Elva S. Weatherford is the daughter of Charles B. and Elva Sanders, the second owners of #6 Courtland Place. Built-in 1909, #6 Courtlandt Place was the initial home built in the first elite neighborhood in Houston. John and Elva Weatherford inherited many of the furnishings - German porcelain, French Antiques, clocks, and paintings that donned the walls and rooms of #6 Courtlandt Place. In addition, John and Elva also inherited antiques belonging to Elva S. Weatherford's grandparents who were the owners of the historic McKinney-McDonald House on Winnie Street in Galveston - featured most recently on the annual Galveston Historical Homes Tour.
the Estate of Johnette Simpkins
Beloved wife, sister, and dedicated teacher. She & her husband loved traveling, especially to Europe, visiting her favorite city every year– Venice, Italy. She really loved collecting antiques, attending antique shows regularly and purchased many antiques on their travels.
Phase II of the Estates of Jerome & Minnette Robinson
International globe trotters & philanthropists.
Phase II of the Art Collection of Renee Wallace
Co-Founder along with her husband, Stanford, of Vita Living in 1982
Items from the home of Doris Frankel
Several Personal Collections from other
Prominent Houston Families
September 15 - September 19, 2023
THIS FINE SALE INCLUDED:
FINE ART & BRONZES
Fine Art & Bronzes:
Virgil Grotfeldt Mixed Media on Canvas "Chain Reaction" 24”x18”; Michael Rovner Chromogenic Print "In the Field", 16”x19.25”; Gabriel de la Mora 2006 Human Hair on Paper "Sin Tutulo",11.25”x8.25”; Alfred BreanskiOil on Board Landscape of Scottish Countryside, 29”x 49”; Alfred Breanski Oil on Canvas "Autumn - On the Tay”,19.5”x29.25”; Penry Williams Original Oil "Lake Albano",13.5”x23.25”; Penry Williams Original Oil "Tivoli Near Rome”,13.5”x23.25”; Benjamin William Leader Original Oil "Mountainous Landscape with Two Children by Stream",23”x39”; P. Marceglia Oil of French Drawing Room Scene c1880,, 37.5”x54”; George Philibert Charles Maroniez Oil on Board, "Soliel Couchant",11”x14”; George Philibert Charles Maroniez Oil on Board "Claire de Lune",11”x14”; Four Works by Israeli Artist Yigal Ozeri: Young Nude Against the Window, oil on paper, 30”x47.5”, “Hands”, oil on paper, 13.75”x19.75”, “The Wind” oil on paper, 37.5”x35”; “Emerging Head” from Last Supper Restoration Series, 11”x.75”; William Thrasher, Texas Artist, Original Oil of Bluebonnets, 23.5”x35.5”; Hiro Yamagata '73 Original on Canvas "Cafe Chocolat";, 14.5”x17.75”; Danny Rolph Mixed Media "Delta",27.5”x39.5”; Susan Crile Mixed Media "Axial Balance", 50”x8”; Mary Frank Mixed Media on Paper Untitled, 34.75”x54.75”; Gael Stack Oil on Paper Untitled, 16.75”x 12.25”; Marc Seguin, oil on canvas, “MaisonTete”, 19.25”x15”; Small Maritime oil on canvas by George Chambers, Sr., 11.25”x13.25”; Renee Lotenero 2005 Mixed Media on Paper, Untitled, 22.5”x30”; Gregory Amenoff Oil on Panel "View #34", 13.75”x 17.75”; Hilary Wilder Abstract, “Untitled”, 30”x40”; James Magee Watercolor, Untitled 22”:x30”; Begona Egurbide C-Print Hologram, 30”x46”; Harvey Quaytman oil on panel, “Iron Gall” 12”x12”; Other artists include: William Christianberry, Lance Tetscher, James McGarrell, Manuel Acosta, Aldo Longo, Scott Gordon;
Bronzes & Sculptures: Jerry Allen Untitled Sculpture;, Artist Signed Japanese Bronze of Tiger on a Tree Branch Base; Joe Mancuso Wood & Paint Sculpture 1995 "Coil"; Stephanie Trenchard Glass Sculpture; Adela Andea Light Sculpture
English, French, American, Fine Custom Designer Furniture;
François Linke Antique French Table with Marquetry & Ormolu Mounts, Signed; Antique Napoleon III style French Cabinet with Side Shelves, Center Cabinet, and Ormolu Mounts; French Napoleon III cabinet with marble top, ormolu mounts, extensive marquetry on legs & center cabinet door; Late 19th Century Four Poster Bed with Canopy; Center/Entry table with inlaid wood, pedestal base with four feet; Antique Book Press; French Cherry Armoire with French hardware; English Oak Linen Press; Antique mahogany Chippendale style vitrine with 3 glass shelves, cabriole legs on ball & claw feet, lighted; Two custom made sofas by Carlton Cook of Houston, together they make 1 long sectional; Country French style high back sofa with carved frame, down filled single bench cushion; High back three seater sofa with chenille upholstery; Antique burlwood drop leaf table on castors; Chippendale style bench; Antique French Vanity/dressing table with ormolu mounts and marquetry, signed Alph Giroux, of Maison Alphonse Giroux, Paris, 1855-1857; English oak drop leaf table with barley twist legs and stretchers; English Mahogany drop leaf table with hairy paw feet; Inlaid mahogany drop leaf table with marquetry; Marge Carson Luna Sofa; Maitland Smith & La Barge contemporary coffee table; Glass top coffee tables; Kittinger server with brass gallery; Faux marble top coffee table on brass & steel base; Mahogany double pedestal dining table with 3 leaves; Pair of dining tables 54”x74” each of honey Sycamore with lacquered tops and brass details on each pedestal; Mahogany rectangular dining table with 2 leaves, Queen Anne legs with curved knees, matching table pads; English chest on chest; Empire style chest of drawers; Mahogany sideboard with string inlay, 3 drawers over 4 cabinets, & 6 legs; Ambella Home painted wood bow front cabinet; Oak 7 drawer sideboard; Painted weathered sideboard with louvered cabinet doors, matching pair of mirrors; Antique Oak buffet with hutch; Handsome English Oak library table on dolphin feet and long center drawer; Mahogany Desk with 5 drawers, cabriole legs, & gallery top; Bergere with lovely wood frame & nail head trim; Kittinger mahogany three pedestal dining table, removable center pedestal, 4 additional leaves (2 long, 2 short); Set of 12 Kittinger mahogany Chippendale style dining chairs, 2 arm 10 sides; Set of 14 Regency style dining chairs; Pair of French style arm chairs with leather upholstery and nail head trim; Set of 6 Maurice Burke tulip chairs with Maurice Burke tulip table; Set of 8 curved back Chippendale style chairs, slip-covered; Set of 6 Mahogany Chippendale style dining chairs, 2 arms 4 sides; 4 Chippendale style side chairs with green leather seats; Set of 4 French folding slotted bistro chairs; Oriental style display cabinet; Mahogany Book rack; English mahogany revolving book stand with burl veneer; French hand-painted tall clock; Vanities; Upholstered love seats, chaise lounges, & three-seater Sofas
RUGS: ROOM SIZE, AREA, & RUNNERS
Area & Room Sized Rugs: Beautiful Large Room-size Serapi; Turkish Prayer Rug; Bokara; Handmade Rugs:Oushaks; Persians; Lavar Kerman room size rug; Heriz; Sarouks; Aubusson; Needlepoint; Turkish Kilims; Hammadan; Bijar
PORCELAIN, FINE CHINA, ENGLISH IRONSTONE & POTTERY
Set of 13 incomparable Dresden sherbets by Ambrosious Lamm, c 1887, all hand painted, hand enameled in various Watteau style scenes; Set of 13 cups & saucers in Sevres style, highly detailed, hand painted portraits of important women during Napoleon’s time, artist signed G. George; Pair of Hand-painted Sevres Lidded Urns with Ormolu Bordered Plate; Monumental Meissen Figurines: “Capture of the Triton,” “Seated Queen with Lady in Waiting,“ “Broken Bridge” and “Broken Eggs,” “Pygmalion,” “Vision,” “Muse Thalia and Boy Model,” and many others; Ornate German Dresden mirror with matching two-branch mirrored sconces, encrusted with applied flowers and putti;
Fine China Dinnerware Sets: Large collection of Royal Crown Derby Kings Imari: Well & tree meat platter, Oval platter, sauce tureen with underplate, covered dishes, dinner plates, salad plates, and more; Raynaud Limoges “L’Allee du Roi” 48 piece dinner set; Lynn Chase “Fern Fantasy” dinner service for 10; Versace “Russian Dream” 6 cups & saucers; Set of 12 Coalport gilt cobalt floral plates; Pair of Coalport England "Butterfly" Plates; Limoges Havilandoyster plates; Chinese Export bowl & plates; 170 piece set of Haviland “Ranson” China; 74 piece set of Lenox “Vintage Jewel” dinner service; 31 piece set of Villeroy & Boch “Naif” dinner set; Majolica; Pink lusterware dessert set; Kathy Ireland for Franz tea set; 3 serving pieces of Haviland “Monaco” China; 73 piece assembled set of Spode’s “Tower Pink”; Collection of Gaudy Welsh pitchers, jugs & bowls; Collection of lusterware pitchers; Edward Marshall Boehm Bird Plates, Ginori coffee or chocolate set; Collection of Japanese Imari plates, platters, bowls; Delft Lavabo; Blue Willow plates, platters, tureens; Large selection of blue & white Staffordshire transferware; Limoges with rim gold pot de cremes; Set of 22 Schlesische syrup boats and shell underplates; Selection of Chinese Canton Rose Medallion and Famille Rose vases, large bowls, platters, teapots, lamps; Austrian Royal Vienna dessert set with tray; 146 piece set of Royal Crown Derby ”Bali” dinner service with serving pieces; 34 piece set of German Morstenberg “Old Brunswick Gerverot Rose”; 71 piece set of Villeroy & Boch “Siena”; 138 piece set of Limoges Haviland “Rosalinde”; Royal Satsuma orb with phoenix; Large important Sevres style porcelain jewelry casket, hand-painted, signed, & hand enameled and gilded, Portrait inside purportedly of the Princess de Lamballe; Set of 8 deep dish Mason’s Ironstone Ashworth 1834 Imari; Mason’s Ironstone “Flying Bird” platters, plates, and dishes; Large and important collection of Royal Worcester & Cybis birds; Mottahedeh Famille Verte tureen, underplate and plates; Wedgwood fine China dinner services
IMPORTANT STERLING SILVER & SILVER-PLATE FLATWARE & HOLLOWARE
Sterling candlesticks; Sterling coffee and tea services with matching sterling silver trays; Silver-plate goblets; Silver-plate coffee and tea services; Many round silver-plate and rectangular trays, ladles, and pitchers; Silverplate champagne buckets; Cruet sets with Silver-plate stands; Heavy, ornate covered s/p serving dishes
GLASS & FINE CRYSTAL
“Gone with the Wind” rare Fenton ruby electrified oil lamp embossed with irises; Baccarat: Lusters with prisms, Candlesticks, “Missouri” stemware, other decanters & figurines; William Yeoward stemware; Large selection of Waterford: “Powerscourt” pattern stemware; vases, bowls, lamps & stemware; Small Coral Art Glass Vase by Galle, Signed, 6-3/4" tall; Daum Nancy; A book-worthy collection of American Brilliant Cut glass; Dorflinger, Hoave, Hawkes, Meriden, Elmira, Pitkin & Brooks, bowls, platters, vases, decanters, dome lamps, punch bowls, ice cream trays; vanity jars, tumblers, celery dishes, sweet meat dishes, creamers & sugar; Moser hand enameled, hand gilt cranberry glass stemware; Pairpoint “Baltic” pedestal vase; Steuben bowls and vases; Lalique bowls, vases; Early Rene Lalique "Coqs et Raisins" Vase c1928; Faberge green cut to clear crystal wine stems; Cranberry glass stems and plates; Art glass; Murano glass hand blown stems in singles and pairs; Sabino: figurines, bowls
TRADITIONAL & CONTEMPORARY CHANDELIERS, LIGHTING, MIRRORS & ACCESSORIES
Chandeliers: A multi-tiered forty-two light crystal and brass chandelier, 5’x5’, with crystal beads and crystal prisms; A two-tiered twelve-light all crystal chandelier, with crystal arms, prisms; Over eighteen chandeliers to choose from!Brass, bronze, iron, crystal, large, small, traditional, contemporary; Table & Floor Lamps: American Brilliant Cut dome lamps; Pair of Sevres Lamps with Gilt Accents; Gone with the Wind” rare Fenton ruby electrified oil lamp embossed with irises; Mirrors: Monumental French Rococo giltwood framed mirror with original gold leaf, pagoda & dolphin accents, 8’3” tall; Gold Leaf Framed Mirrors; Fine period and reproduction designer mirrors; Cheval mirrors; Wall sconces: Brass, Giltwood, Painted wood; Fireplace screens, Brass fireplace tools, andirons, leather and brass fender; English barometers; Large brass planters; Gilt bronze five branch figural candelabra; Multiple large tea cannister lamps
A Collection of Rare and Historically Important Books: A two- volume, red leather bound set of Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene, Cambridge press, 1909, on handmade paper, edge decorated, one of 350 copies; One of a ten volume set of Breviary Treasures, Selections from the Koran, The Olympic Edition, of which only 12 editions were printed on Royal Japanese Vellum paper, with hand painted gouache illustrations, bound in full polychrome leather; First Edition copy of The Song of Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, bound in full leather, Ticknor and Fields, 1855; Leather bound copy of The History of Louisiana or of the Western Parts of Virginia and Carolina by Du Pratz, translated from the French, including the map, a copy of this book was thought to have accompanied Lewis and Clark on their expedition; A full leather bound, four volume set of Shelley’s Poems, edited by Mrs. Shelley, Edward Moxon, London, 1839; A leather bound two volume set of Infantry Tactics by W.J. Hardee, C.S. Army, third edition, S.H. Goetzel, 1861 both volumes include troop formation diagrams; Carl Sandburg’s extensive six volume biography of Abraham Lincoln, the Sangamon Edition; A fifty volume, full leather set of The Works of Sir Walter Scott, Houghton-Mifflin, 1913; A twenty volume, full leather bound set of The works of Rudyard Kipling, Bombay Edition; Full leather bound sets of the Works of Washington Irving, the Writings of Longfellow, A twenty-two volume set of The Works of Wm. H. Prescott, Montezuma Edition; British Explorer Richard F. Burton’s translation of Arabian Nights, (ten volumes) and Supplemental Nights, (six volumes); Books on Texas History from pre-revolution to contemporary times, biographies of Texas leaders, books by Texas authors, books on Texas cities; A collection of books on Civil War History many from the Southern point of view, including the subjects battles, campaigns, strategies, and leaders of the war
François Linke Antique French Table with Marquetry & Ormolu Mounts, Signed; 19th Century English Time & Strike Tall Clock with Original Key, Nine Tubes, Two Sets of Chimes Westminster & Whittington, Three Weights and Sterling Silver Plaque of Dedication in 1909 to
Sigmund Oppenheimer for his 50th Birthday, Clock originally in #6 Courtlandt Place; Antique Book Press; Custom made Cabinet by Victor Eugene Heath of Heath & Brown Houston Furniture Makers, originally in Courtlandt house; Gilt bronze & crystal 42 light multi-tiered chandelier, 5’ x 5’; Monumental French Rococo giltwood mirrorwith original gold leaf, pagoda & dolphin accents, 8’3” tall; Exquisite Dresden Mirror with Three Branches with Pair of Matching Mirrored Sconces with Two Branches; Rare American Capital Cuff Music Box with Five Cylinders, patented 1889; Pair of 18th Century Italian Gilded Putti with Faux Marble Bases; Antique Napoleon III style French Cabinet with Side Shelves, Center Cabinet, and Ormolu Mounts; Antique French Cave a Liqueur with Hand-painted Porcelain Plaques, Ormolu Mounts, 16 Cordials & 4 Small Stoppered Decanters; Late 19th Century Four Poster Bed with Canopy; Small Coral Art Glass Vase by Galle, Signed 6-3/4" tall; Rare Antique Napoleon I French Porcelain Continental Coffees & Saucers c1800-1820 Cobalt Blue with Gold Lace Design. Each Piece Hand-Detailed with Portraits of Important Women During Napoleon's Reign, and Signed with Artist's Name; Set of Highly decorative sherberts & saucers, hand-painted in Watteau style, c1887 from the Ambrosius Lamm Co in Dresden, Germany; French hand-painted tall clock; 19th Century Depiction of the Virgin Mary "Whose Seed Shall Crush the Serpent"; Moser Bohemian Hand-Gilt & Enameled Cranberry Glass Goblets Each Numbered on Base; Eli Terry & Son Classic Federal Mantel Clock in Mahogany Case c1828-1832; Black Victorian marble & bronze mantel clock; Pair of Rose Mandarin Celadon Vases; Very Large 18th Century Chinese Shallow Bowl, Signed; Pair of Schienholz Blanc de Chine Compoteswith Putti; Pair of Chinese Export Phoenix Birds; Rare Antique Meissen “Allegory of Peace” by Christian Gottfried Juchtzer; Several Antique Meissen figurines; Beautiful Large Room-size Serapi Rug; Set of 6 Maurice Burke tulip chairs with Burke tulip table; American Gold Coins; Taxidermy Mounts: African Kudu shoulder mount, Axis Deer, White Tail Deer; a Collection of Antique American Clocks including a Mantle Clock by Mappin & Webb; Victorian Oil lamp collection; Antique Tea Caddies; Garden Furniture & Statuary; a Fine Collection of Draperies; Fine Table and lap Linens: French bed linens; Banquet, Needlework and Lace Tablecloths; Large assortment of Placemats and Napkins;Many, many Hand towels and Guest towels; Antique Quilts
FINE JEWELRY, TIMEPIECES, & LADIES ACCESSORIES
Ladies & Gents Watches: Rolex, Cartier, Franck Muller, Chronoswiss, Piaget; Diamond Bangles; Diamond tennis bracelets and necklaces, Diamond stud earrings, Diamond Rings; Sterling Silver Jewelry, George Jensen Sterling Jewelry; American Gold Coins; Designer Sunglasses;
Designer Handbags: Chanel; Hermes Kelly Handbag; Gucci; Louis Vuitton; Dior; YSL; Valentino; Alexander McQueen; Judith Leiber; Loro Piana, Prada; Martin van Shaak; Stella McCartney, Hermes, Celine; A Collection of Evening Bags; Large collection of Hermes, Chanel, Pucci, Ferragamo and other Designer scarves
!!Many More Items Too Numerous to Mention!!
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