OMAHA, Neb., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Finest (www.thefinest.com), a sophisticated online Marketplace for fine art, antiques and collectibles, brings two exciting auctions to buyers located across the globe as the spring auction season bursts into full bloom. bfa Auction (www.bfaauction.com) will host its Fine 19th and 20th Century American and European Art auction on Monday, May 20 at 11 am Eastern. Fine Art, Decorative Art and Modern Design presented by Palm Beach Modern Auctions (www.modernauctions.com) will cap this exciting week of events on Saturday, May 25 at Noon Eastern. Live online bidding for both events will be provided by The Finest.
The Finest taps into the spirit of the collector, the buyer and the seller of fine, rare objects – fine art, antiques and collectibles. The site provides a world-class online Marketplace designed specifically for the fine art enthusiast. Inventory is showcased in an online environment that emulates the world's finest galleries, offering a new kind of experience in art curation, appreciation and commerce.
"We are excited to partner with The Finest for this auction," said Wade Terwilliger of Palm Beach Modern Auctions. "The Finest is committed to online safety and fraud protection and offers security measures other sites simply cannot provide. This, combined with marketing expertise and global reach makes The Finest a perfect match for our sales."
bfa Auction's inaugural sale on The Finest includes thirty-two American and European paintings and lithographs from the 19th and 20th centuries. Highlighted in this auction is Lot 17, "Portrait of Madama La Comtesse Jacques de Ganay" oil on canvas by John Singer Sargent. Other important pieces in this auction include:
- Lot 6: Joan Miro, "Untitled" Lithograph
- Lot 7: Joan Miro, "Untitled" Lithograph
- Lot 63: John Graham "Still Life with Lemons" oil on canvas
- Lot 65: Nell Blaine, "Summer Bouquet & Chair" oil on canvas
For more information about this auction, to review the auction catalog or to place a pre-bid, please visit www.thefinest.com/bfaauction.
Palm Beach Modern Auctions will feature American, Italian and French 20th Century vintage modern furniture and decorative arts including designs by Karl Springer, Paul Evans, Gio Ponti, Jules Leleu, Andre Arbus, Maison Jansen, Charlotte Perriand, Charles & Ray Eames and a fine collection of Murano glass. Online buyers will not want to miss the chance to bid live online on important pieces such as a rare Jacques Duval-Brasseur Dining Table (Lot 71) and a rare and important Tomaso Buzzi Cabinet (Lot 76). Other sales highlights include:
- Lot 143: Rare and Important Gio Ponti Desk
- Lot 202: Charles & Ray Eames Rosewood Lounge Chair & Ottoman
- Lot 226: Michael & Frances Higgins "Rondelay" Screen, 120 pieces
- Lot 233: Gösta Berg & Stenerik Eriksson "Seagull" Chair
To view the online catalog or to place a bid in this auction, please visit www.thefinest.com/modernauctions.
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