Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Auction Tops $3.2 Million!

Yoshimitsu Bronze Okimono of Standing Archer (est. $5,000-10,000) | Sold for $24,200

Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Auction Tops $3.2 Million!

Pair of Celestial & Terrestrial Globes by John Senex (est. $30,000-50,000) | Sold for $51,425

Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Auction Tops $3.2 Million!

“Inverted Great Star” Abraham Lincoln Funeral Flag (est. $4,000-6,000) | Sold for $20,570

Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Auction Tops $3.2 Million!

Thomas Moran, A Hillside Village at Sunset (est. $30,000-50,000) | Sold for $51,425

Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Auction Tops $3.2 Million!

Martin Johnson Heade, Florida Pastoral (est. $300,000-500,000) | Sold for $359,000

Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Auction Tops $3.2 Million!

Horse & Rider Weathervane by J. Howard & Co. (est. $60,000-80,000) | Sold for $66,550

Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Auction Tops $3.2 Million!

Montague Dawson “The Chariot of Fame, Stunsails Pulling” (est. $25,000-35,000) | Sold for $78,650

The Fine Art, Antique & Asian Department has kicked off 2017 with a fabulous start to the auction season here at James D. Julia, Inc. Our annual winter auction spanned 2-days with over 1300 lots! 6050 registered online bidders representing 56 countries & 611 registered house bidders of which 74 were new bidders to our auction house proving, once again, that fresh, quality items, carrying conservative estimates, combined with the most expansive marketing campaign, guarantees maximum results! Strong sales were highlighted by a wonderful atypical example by Martin J. Heade Florida Pastoral bringing $355,500; Read more…
Julia’s is renowned for having one of the finest antique auctions in New England. Once again, our collection of Asian goods is one of the finest in North America. This, combined with our collection of Fine Art, Antiques and Americana creates an incredible multi-day event. Bill, Tony, Katya and Megan have selected some of the very best to share with you. This is a mere sampling of all the incredible items that are in our auction. Enjoy! We are always looking for more items to add to our upcoming auction. If you are interested in consigning, or if you have any questions, please email us!
Current Highlights

Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt’s Personal Asian Collection was approximately 60 years in the making. She is the daughter of a former prominent German physician and she, together with her father, escaped the Holocaust during World War II. After this traumatic experience, Dr. Wall-Apelt found great solace in the practice of meditation and his involvement in the Asian culture. His admiration, love and passion for the culture and their artistic items transmitted to his daughter, who while in medical school, began collecting Asian items. Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt eventually visited China to expand her knowledge in the art of acupuncture and ancient herbal treatments.
This is James D. Julia’s most expansive division; focusing on Americana, Fine Art, Antiques, Victoriana and Asian items. This unit conducts two auctions per year and has an international reputation for excellence. With sales routinely grossing $3 million to $5 million per auction, this division has established numerous world and national records. With the growth and interest in the Asian Art market continuing to rise, Julia’s has taken a leadership position in this category, and has specialists with national and international experience. This division handles complete estates and high value individual items in almost any antique collectible category.