Items from the estates of two Texas icons will be sold online September 11-12 by J. Garrett …
DALLAS, Texas – Two prominent areas of Dallas, along with other quality shipments in a wide variety of categories, will be auctioned off in a two-day online, absent-only auction scheduled for the weekend. end of September 11 and 12 by J. Garrett Auctioneers, based in Dallas. The start times for both days will be 10 a.m. Central Time. Almost 1,000 quality lots will be auctioned within two days.
Heading the auction is the collection of oil magnate Jimmy Musselman. “Sir. Musselman has a knack for finding oil and he found accidental fame when he starred in the movie. Big men, produced by Bratt Pitt, ”said Julie Garrett VanDolen, officer at J. Garrett Auctioneers. “We are honored and privileged to sell the contents of his Dallas mansion at the auction.”
The other big estate is that of Onesia Rigney (1940-2020), the famous interior designer whose husband, the late Frank Rigney, founded Anderson’s Furniture in Dallas in the 1960s. “Ms. Rigney was known for her timeless interiors and for maintaining a classic traditional design portfolio, “said VanDolen.” We are pleased to offer the contents of his Dallas home. “
Onesia Rigney graduated from Southern Methodist University with a concentration in interior design. She was hired as a designer intern by Anderson’s Studio and raised to developing residential and commercial clients. In 1976 she married Frank Rigney and continued her family business. Ms. Rigney was a member of the American Association of Interior Designers (ASID).
The auction will include important 19th century oil paintings, a large collection of rose family porcelain, Reed and Barton Francis I and other fine silver objects, two immaculate Lalique Bacchantes bowls, a Steinway piano, a pair of cloisonne pagodas, rubies and diamonds and designer jewelry. by names such as Cartier, Gurhan, Kurt Wayne and Tiffany, as well as wonderful decorative items.
Highlights for Day 1 will include a marine oil painting on panel by Edward Potthast (1857-1927), titled Blue Boats (circa 1920s), signed lower right and beautifully housed in a 14 ¼ inch by 12 ¼ inch frame; and a large Italian landscape in oil on canvas from the early to mid-20th century, signed lower right Beautiful Florence (Belle Florence), impressive at 47 ¼ inches by 71 ¼ inches (view, less frame).
Magnificent French furniture will be offered in abundance, to include these expected star lots:
- An exceptional cylinder desk by Henry Dasson, with detailed gilt bronze mounts, a reticulated gallery and a spun leather writing surface, stamped “Henry Dasson 1889”.
- A beautiful pair of 19th century carved walnut armchairs (armchairs with an exceptionally low and deep seat, with back and sides in braided cane), benefiting from custom designer padding.
- An early 20th century parcel golden sofa, with custom chinoiserie patterned upholstery and bolsters, 72 inches wide and 42 ½ inches high.
A 19th century Italian marble statue of exquisite detail of a young fisherman, signed on the base “Sol Corelli, Firenze” (Florence), measures 46 ¼ inches high, with all fingers and toes intact. Also on sale will be a 19th century bronze and marble French planter centerpiece depicting cherubs and horses with a fish-shaped base, previously used outdoors, and 15 inches tall.
Fine jewelry will be on offer during the two-day auction. Best Expected Day 1 performance includes an 18k gold diamond necklace with 136 diamonds weighing over 20k, 18 inches long (over $ 120,000 retail); and a GIA certified tanzanite pendant on a 17 inch platinum chain, tanzanite surrounded by diamonds to constitute a pendant with a diamond bond (estimated at $ 80,000 retail).
On day 2, where jewelry will also be in the spotlight, with a spectacular 55-inch long Elizabeth Gage pearl and gold necklace with baroque South Sea pearls set in heavy 18k gold caps melted at each end and polished gold jump rings (retailing over $ 160,000) and a pair of diamond solitaire earrings, approx. 3 karat each, set in platinum with screw back (over $ 86,000 retail).
A 7-piece Reed and Barton sterling silver tea set in the Francis I design features a coffee maker, teapot, kettle on stand, covered sugar bowl, cream jug, trash can and serving tray, circa 19341 -1949, weighing approximately 361 troy ounces. A monumental chandelier 7 feet high by 5 feet wide in rock crystal and cut crystal prisms will also be offered.
From France comes a rare Louis Vuitton trunk, custom made and stenciled, with the original label affixed and all the hardware present, plus the original interior tray and a key, all in very good condition; and a 19th century Louis XVI style bronze mounted mahogany display cabinet measuring 88 ½ inches high by 36 inches wide, the interior glass shelves 25 inches in diameter, the cabinet fitted with a light.
Asian Day 2 prizes will include a Chinese pagoda-shaped cloisonne brazier resting on an Imperial Nara deer tripod base, on a 52 inch high pedestal, including the 8 ½ inch high 20th century pedestal; and a monumental early 20th century Chinese lacquer screen depicting a large city scene flanked by dragons and city scenes on the reverse side, each panel measuring 111 ¼ inches by 21 ½ inches.
Online auctions will be facilitated by the popular auction platforms LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com, with telephone and mail order auctions also accepted. In-person premieres will be held on September 9 and 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time each day and the jewelry on display from 10 a.m. to 3 a.m. daily. Meetings will take place in the J. Garrett Auctioneers Gallery at 9203 Diplomacy Row in Dallas. COVID-19 protocols will be strictly enforced; masks are mandatory at all times.