Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Auction, August 24-26, 2016

Cloisonne Basin (est. $6,000-8,000)

Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Auction, August 24-26, 2016

Carved Jade Ruyi Scepter (est. $4,000-6,000)

Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Auction, August 24-26, 2016

Chippendale Mahogany Block-Front Slant-Lid Desk

Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Auction, August 24-26, 2016

James Bard, Portrait of the Steamboat “Daniel S. Miller” on the Hudson

Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Auction, August 24-26, 2016

Friedrich Wilhelm Kuhnert, Resting Circus Lion Couple (est. $30,000-50,000)

Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Auction, August 24-26, 2016

Edward Willis Redfield, “River Decorations” (est. $80,000-120,000)

James D. Julia’s annual end of summer Fine Art, Asian & Antiques auction spanned 3-days with over 1800 lots! A record of 5,960 registered online bidders representing 48 countries & 729 registered house bidders 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 Edward Redfield painting which sold for $151,875; An exceptional Samuel Robb carved Indian Maiden realized $97,200; and an outstanding pair of Chinese porcelain plaques by Wang Dafan went out at $121,500. This is just a few of the exciting prices achieved in this 3-day event! 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.