Bid online or in person at home furnishings, fashion auctions

If you love to shop but don’t want to venture out during the pandemic, try some local auctions or a large estate sale. You can preview and bid on items online, and for the estate sale, you sign up for a specific time slot and day for safer shopping.

Judy Robinson: Judy Robinson Estate Sales has a sale under way 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. now through Nov. 17 that includes the estate of Robert L. Easton, the estates of two Houston fashion icons and several other personal collections. The sale, at 1927 W. Gray in the location of the former Pier1 store. To attend, you must make an appointment in a time slot on the day you want to attend at jrestates.com.

Inventory includes fine art and bronzes, furniture and antiques, rugs, porcelain and fine china, silver, crystal, clothing, handbags, jewelry and watches.

Lewis & Maese: Lewis & Maese Antiques & Auctions will host an auction live and online at 11 a.m. Nov. 14. At its auction house, 1505 Sawyer. You can watch a video showing some of the goods at lmauctionco.com.

Auctioneer David Lewis says this auction is the best sale they’ve had this year. The inventory is from the home of a couple who were inspired by the Petit Trianon, an 18th century building on the grounds of the Palace of Versailles. Their home in Atlanta, Texas, was built in 1960. It includes 18th and 19th century French and English antiques, plus china and silver.

Preview and pickup are both at the action house with an online video preview. Find the preview or register to bid online at lmauctionco.com.

Gallery Auctions: Gallery Auctions, 13310 Luthe Road will host another luxury designer handbag auction at 10 am. Dec. 5. The event includes the sale of more than 300 designer handbags, wallets, scarves and other accessories. Brands include Prada, Tiffany, Chanel, Dior, Fendi, Gucci, Hermes and more. Masks and social distancing are required.

There will also be 50 pieces of estate jewelry, including a collection of Rolex watches and some gold coins. Everything has been authenticated; handbags come with certificates of authenticity.

Preview hours for the auction are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 4, during which absentee bids can be placed. Reservations are required to attend the auction in person; it can also be watched via livestream on Facebook with online bidding at lmauctionco.com. Curbside drive-up pickup will on Dec. 5 until 6 p.m. and noon to 2 p.m. on Dec. 6.

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Live Now on Artnet Auctions: Explore Sublime Photographs of Switzerland’s Natural Beauty by Artist Douglas Mandry

The award-winning artist Douglas Mandry explores the nature of reality through his photographic works.

Mandry, who has partnered with Swiss luxury skincare house La Prairie to capture sublime landscapes of his homeland, finds that photography allows him to convey a universal message, regardless of language or culture. 

Now through November 19, three of Mandry’s works for La Prairie are live for bidding in our latest Contemporary Photography sale on Artnet Auctions. Mandry’s striking pictures of the Swiss landscape would make an exciting addition to any contemporary photography collection. 

While the famed landscapes of Switzerland have been shaped in the public imagination by both art and pop culture, Mandry feels a unique connection to the country where he was born, lives, and works. For his collaboration with La Prairie, the artist traveled all over Switzerland to capture natural phenomena that caught his eye. Then, once back in the studio, he would re-appropriate the landscapes and add his own meaning. 

“Of course, nature is beautiful as it is, but what is even stronger is the feeling you get when you actually experience it physically,” Mandry said of his artistic process. “What I try to do with the way I work with my images is to transpose a bit of my emotion into the landscape which I photographed, and increase or add emotions to the subject and share the emotions that I feel, which I believe are stronger than reality.”

Douglas Mandry, Over the sea of fog (2020). Archival pigment print, 90 x 110 cm. Est. $3,000–5,000.

Douglas Mandry, Over the sea of fog (2020). Archival pigment print, 90 x 110 cm. Est. $3,000–5,000.

The three works live in Artnet Auctions’s sale—Horizon II (2020), Light Beam Over Titlis (2020), and Over the sea of fog (2020)—are also being sold for a good cause. Proceeds from the sales of all three works will go to the ETH Foundation (the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), whose internationally recognized Department of Glaciology has made outstanding contributions to glacier studies, climate studies, and environmental conservation. 

“I like that art has become a means to protect nature and to create awareness. Since nature is my main inspiration, it is a beautiful thing to be able to give back,” Mandry said.

La Prairie also has a history of supporting the ETH Foundation. In 2019, in honor of Swiss National Day, the company donated proceeds from select sales to support the preservation of Swiss glaciers.

Don’t miss your chance to purchase a masterwork of contemporary photography while donating to this influential foundation. Click through to view the lot pages for Horizon II (2020), Light Beam Over Titlis (2020), and Over the sea of fog (2020), and be sure to place your bid before the sale closes on November 19. 

Don’t hesitate to contact the specialist for these lots, Madeline Cornell, with any questions.

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