West Gray September 2017


Representing Houston’s Finest Addresses



Representing Houston’s Pioneering Leaders of Medicine, Business & Culture


The Estates of Dr. Denton & Louise Cooley & Mrs. Mary Ellen Holley with additions


Coming Friday, September 29 thru Monday, October 2, Daily 9-5



This fine sale will include:


FINE ART: Original oil paintings; Signed and Numbered Prints, Lithographs and Engravings; Bronzes; Dutchess from the 2001 Cow parade!! By Artist Sandy Selzer Bryant

Other artists include: Wm. Hemmerling, John Joseph Enneking, J. Maurice, Don Warren, O.T. Clark, Carl J. Smith, Pla Domenech, Pedro Friedeberg, J. Grun, F. Bajen, Wayan Adams, Chagall, Donald Yenn, John Steck, Important Chinese watercolors; David Hodges,


FURNITURE: French, English and American antiques; Traditional, Country French, Transitional, Garden and Mid-Century Modern; Set of ten Chinese red spider-back dining chairs; Mahogany cellarette, English lap desk; Chinoiserie style console/sofa table; a Pair of matching Bombay French cabinets with marble tops; Boston Hitchcock stenciled rocker; a Pair of Country French Bonnetieres; Signed Gunlock desk chair, Herman Miller desk; Anglo-Indian Campaign chest; Many pieces of painted and/or lacquered furniture; G.E. Redfield corner table; Pair of tufted leather sofas; Multiple sets of dining tables with chairs; Bookcases; Beds; Occasional table types: Pembroke, Dropleaf, Gateleg, Tavern, Side, Coffee, Game; Sideboards and Servers; Multiple sets of wrought iron garden furniture;


FINE CHINA, PORCELAIN AND POTTERY: Royal Worcester Evesham, Royal Doulton, Mason’s Ironstone, Royal Crown Derby, Metlox, Herend, Lenox, Lladro, Fine Chinese porcelain from the Republic Period, Spode “Tradewinds” “Christmas Tree”, Old Paris, Imari, Chinese Canton, Mottahedeh, Aynsley, Villeroy and Boch,


CRYSTAL AND GLASS: Waterford flatware, Waterford crystal, American Brilliant Cut glass, Lalique, Baccarat, Steuben, Phoenix glass, Moser, Val St. Lambert, Rosenthal,


STERLING SILVER AND SILVERPLATE: Gorham “Décor” sterling flatware: twelve eight-piece place settings, Wallace “Grand Baroque” sterling flatware, 46 pieces, International Sterling flatware,” Angelique”, Reed & Barton six-piece sterling coffee and tea service, “Hampton Court”, Sterling silver hollowware by Gorham, Alvin, Randahl, and Wallace, Baker Ellis chased silver plate julep cups, Coin silver, Wallace “Rosepoint” sterling flatware,


RUGS AND TEXTILES: Handmade room-size and occasional- size  Oriental rugs, including a large 19th century Moghul style, Iranian Heriz, Chinese Aubussons, Sarouks, Serapi, Camel hair runner, Many contemporary Agras; Fine table and lap linens


DECORATIVE ACCESSORIES AND LIGHTING: Decorator pillows, Celadon lamps, Venetian glass wall sconces, Diminutive pair of hanging French shelves with Sevres inserts, Numerous fine lamps of brass, bronze, marble, cast iron, porcelain; Many chandeliers of crystal, brass, wrought iron, stained glass; Many mirrors- oval and rectangular gilt, Chippendale style, Southwest style with inlay, carved wood, Gilt Trumeau with Wedgwood insert, painted Trumeau with French scene,


LADIES AND GENT’S FINE CLOTHING: Nina Mclemore, Algo from Switzerland, Peggy Jennings, Foxcroft; Furs, Designer handbags: Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Valentino, Hermes, Fendi, Gucci, Gent’s: John Lobb shoes from London, a Selection of clothing from Dr. Cooley’s closet

FINE JEWELRY AND TIMEPIECES: Tiffany 18k yellow gold necklace, Cartier “Love” bracelet and matching ring


SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS: Several Chandeliers, of Swarovski crystal, stained glass, brass, Venetian glass, and wrought iron; Hand carved and painted Carousel Horse; Antique French copper cookware; Two Russian Samovars; Jan Barboglio barware and decorative housewares; Hand carved wooden Folk Art figures, including animals, Santa figures and ethnic masks from Africa and Indonesia; Antique cash register from National Cash Register #1354151; Baby Grand Piano by Harwood, ebony finish, excellent condition; Library from the estate of Dr. Denton and Mrs. Cooley, many signed and dedicated; Library of leather-bound books from the estate of Mary Ellen Holley; An extensive collection of Yard and Garden  Art including Whimsical Bird Houses deaccessioned from The Biltmore, stone and wrought iron statuary, wrought iron furniture, Charleston Battery benches, fountains, decorative orbs; Artist made quilts; a Pair of 19th century French interior doors, 9.5 ft.; a Pair of Art Deco Alabaster urn lamps; Chinese carved panels; Matching pair of marble plinths; Impressive pair of brass altar candlesticks; Many decorative pillows; Matching pair of signed Herend Foo Dogs; Stainless steel flatware, artist signed, by Georg Jensen; Collection of signed antique brass figures and inkwells; a Pair of antique wrought iron jail doors from Mexico made into chest; a Collection of handmade Nativities, including a seven piece Anri set; Collection of Christmas décor from Round top, handmade Santas; MacKenzie-Childs decorative accessories; Collection of Native American sterling silver jewelry, concho belts and purses; Chinese Rose Mandarin Lamps; Very rare teak and forged iron doors from the 1860s; Selection of Tole items- trays, lamps, urns; English tall clock; Collection of Santos and Retablos. Life-size wooden cookie molds from Northern Europe. Many pieces of Louis Vuitton hard case luggage,

Many, 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. 

Cash, checks and credit cards with proper ID

No credit cards will be taken under $200


Police on Duty at all times; All Sales As Is; All Sales Final

No Silver or Jewelry on premises until day of Sale



Please Note

A change in our policies:

We can no longer provide free, unlimited materials or labor for you to package your

purchases.  If you do not bring your own help or materials, they will be available for a reasonable fee.

*Some exclusions apply