Santa Barbara, CA, March 20, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- iGavel.com, the online fine art and antiques auction house features the Santa Barbara Auction, presented by Alexander Rose Art & Antiques, closing Thursday on iGavel.com. The property comes from a variety of collections and estates from California.
Highlights include the unique Austrian commemorative sculpture, a Bechstein grand piano, an Irish Regency games table and a newly found painting by early California artist Charles Rollo Peters.
Included in the auction is the estate of the late Dr. Gustav and Marie Schilder. The Schilders fled their native Austria at the onset of World War II and settled in western Canada. Dr. Schilder collected with great enthusiasm over many years until his passing in 1978. Marie Schilder was an accomplished concert pianist and played throughout her long life, passing away a few years ago at one hundred three years of age.
Below are several highlights from the auction closing March 26th:
Fine and Unusual Louis XVI Style Bechstein Parlor Grand Piano
lot # 973715
Starting Price: $10,000
Peters, Charles Rollo (1862-1928) Nocturnal View of Cottage at Edge of Lake
lot # 973795
Starting Price: $5,000
Unique Bronze, Carrera Marble, Granite and Carved Walnut Commemorative Sculpture
lot # 970363
Each lot offered on iGavel is accompanied by 5-10 images, a description, and condition report. Starting bids are the reserve amount and most lots are available for first-hand inspection.
iGavel.com is a leader in online art auctions, offering collectors and dealers high quality fine art, antiques and collectibles guaranteed for authenticity and condition. iGavel auctions are modeled on the traditional live auction format, where each lot includes detailed photographic images, a professional description, and an accurate condition report.
Lark E. Mason - President of iGavel - is a frequent guest appraiser on the Antiques Roadshow, was formerly a Senior Vice President with Sotheby's Chinese Works of Art Department, and Director of Online Auctions for Sothebys.com.