July Jewelry, Furniture, Art & Asian Auction Highlights

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Explore a rich variety of collectibles at Clars’ July 19th auction, featuring Jewelry, Furniture, Fine Art, and Asian works. Highlights include contemporary and vintage watches, exquisite gemstones, and a range of European and modern furnishings.

Furniture & Decorative Arts

Notable pieces such as a Napoleon III gilt bronze boulle cabinet and iconic Eames chairs will be up for auction. Of particular interest are eight tole hanging lanterns, originally refurbished by Caldwell & Co. for Marjorie Merriweather Post’s Mar-a-Lago, once owned by Donald Trump and previously sold at Christie’s in 1995.


A Napoleon III gilt bronze boulle cabinet.
A Napoleon III gilt bronze boulle cabinet.
Estimate: $1,500–$2,000
Eight tole hanging lanterns originally redecorated by Caldwell & Co. for Marjorie Merriweather Post's Mar-a-Lago, sold by Donald Trump in 1995 at Christie's.
Eight tole hanging lanterns originally redecorated by Caldwell & Co. for Marjorie Merriweather Post’s Mar-a-Lago, sold by Donald Trump in 1995 at Christie’s.
Estimate: $1,000–$1,500

Fine Jewelry & Timepieces

This sale will showcase a stunning collection of diamonds, timepieces, antique jewelry, and Art Deco pieces.


Clockwise: An Art Deco diamond and platinum brooch. Estimate: $2,500–$3,500; A turquoise, seed pearl and 14k gold ring. Estimate: $500–$700; A pair of tourmaline, diamond and silver chandelier earrings. Estimate: $800–$1,200
Clockwise: An Art Deco diamond and platinum brooch. Estimate: $2,500–$3,500; A turquoise, seed pearl and 14k gold ring. Estimate: $500–$700; A pair of tourmaline, diamond and silver earrings. Estimate: $600–$800

Fine Art

A notable feature of this auction is the Art & Photography Collection from the Estate of Professor Raymond Lifchez of Berkeley, California. Professor Lifchez, who served over 50 years as a Professor Emeritus of Architecture and City & Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley, was a pioneering advocate for accessible design education. The collection includes works by renowned photographers such as Ruth Bernhard, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Harry Callahan, Robert Capa, and others, reflecting Lifchez’s profound impact on design and education.


Sally Mann (American, b. 1951), Listening to Madonna by the Tadpole Jar, 1990, gelatin silver print, 18.875″ x 22.75″. Provenance: Estate of Professor Raymond Lifchez (Berkeley, California).
Sally Mann (American, b. 1951), Listening to Madonna by the Tadpole Jar, 1990, gelatin silver print, 18.875″ x 22.75″. Provenance: Estate of Professor Raymond Lifchez (Berkeley, California).
Estimate: $6,000–$9,000
John Folinsbee (American, 1892–1972), Winter Scene (Study for Snow Patches), circa 1910–1915, oil on canvas, 11.5″ x 15.5″. Provenance: Estate of Professor Raymond Lifchez (Berkeley, California).
John Folinsbee (American, 1892–1972), Winter Scene (Study for Snow Patches), circa 1910–1915, oil on canvas, 11.5″ x 15.5″. Provenance: Estate of Professor Raymond Lifchez (Berkeley, California).
Estimate: $4,000–$6,000

Asian Art

The Asian Art department will showcase a compelling collection of Buddha figures, including a Burmese gilt lacquered wood figure and a standing Burmese wood figure. Additionally, standout items include a Chinese cloisonné enamel dragon wash basin and various porcelain pieces.


A Burmese gilt lacquered wood figure of Buddha, Mandalay period, late 19th/early 20th century, 54″ x 26″.
A Burmese gilt lacquered wood figure of Buddha, Mandalay period, late 19th/early 20th century, 54″ x 26″.
Estimate: $3,000–$5,000
A Chinese cloisonné enamel dragon wash basin.
A Chinese cloisonné enamel dragon wash basin.
Estimate: $1,000–$1,500

The Warehouse Auction

Clars’ Warehouse auction is set to showcase an eclectic range of art, prints, and photographs. Each month, we select paintings, prints, and sculptures in diverse styles from all over the world to offer with accessible estimates. The Warehouse boasts an affordably priced collection that encompasses modern and antique furniture and décor, silver, porcelain, glass, fashion, collectible toys, books, and indigenous arts.

The Asian Art Department presents a curated collection in our July Warehouse Auction, spanning Japanese woodblock prints, ceramics, folding screens, and various decorative pieces. Additionally, our selection includes decorative Chinese furniture, jade and hardstone carvings, and ceramics from various periods.

Bidding for Clars’ July auctions is available by phone, absentee bid, live online at Live.Clars.com and through Liveauctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. Clars Auction Gallery is located at 5644 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609.

Clars Auction Gallery is based in Oakland (CA) and is the largest full-service auction gallery in the Western United States. Clars Auction Gallery has been the chosen auction gallery of a number of institutions and distinguished private collectors across the country, including the Richard Mellon Scaife Estate, the Thomas J. Perkins Estate and The Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC).

In the last 5 years, Clars Auction Gallery has sold well over $150,000,000 of Fine Art, Furnishings, Jewelry, Vehicles and Collectibles and has set multiple new world auction records. Follow Clars on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

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