Dip into an eclec­tic ar­ray of global of­fer­ings

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - BUSINESS -

OMNI’S first monthly Se­lect auc­tion of the year of­fers an op­por­tu­nity for po­ten­tial buy­ers to whet their ap­petites by dip­ping into an eclec­tic ar­ray of of­fer­ings from across the globe.

Omni’s War­ren Scheuer says the auc­tion rooms are filled with items of all de­scrip­tions, in­clud­ing beau­ti­ful glass­ware and ce­ram­ics, vases and tea sets, paint­ings and even a vin­tage globe, by var­i­ous mak­ers of all pe­ri­ods.

He says there is also an im­pres­sive book sec­tion, with a fo­cus on rare pub­li­ca­tions on South African artists.

“Fol­low­ing the sale of these books at auc­tion, an en­tic­ing se­lec­tion of South African and in­ter­na­tional works of art will go un­der the gavel.

“For the tra­di­tion­al­ist, a high­light piece will be a de­light­ful land­scape by WH Coet­zer. The signed oil on board, sim­ply en­ti­tled Land­scape, has a con­ser­va­tive es­ti­mate of R20 000 to R30 000.”

At the op­po­site end of the spec­trum is an ex­tremely large and im­pos­ing con­tem­po­rary work, ti­tled Dancers, Cape Town, by Sel­wyn Pekeur, Scheuer says. The signed and dated mixed­me­dia work on an in­cised panel mea­sures 80cm by 120cm and also car­ries an es­ti­mate of

R20 000 to R30 000.

“In ad­di­tion, an ex­cit­ing mix of close to 100 pieces of fur­ni­ture, rang­ing from 19th century French ar­moires to mod­ern lounge and bed­room suites, will go on the block.”

Scheuer says the eclec­tic se­lec­tion will of­fer “some­thing for ev­ery­one”.

“The es­ti­mates are low and the em­pha­sis will be on sell­ing, so buy­ers are likely to find bar­gains at this first sale of the year.”

The auc­tion will take place over a sin­gle ses­sion which will be­gin at 10.30am on Tues­day.

The auc­tion items may be viewed be­tween 10am and 5pm un­til Mon­day, in­clud­ing this week­end, at Omni’s rooms at 9 Hem­lock Road, New­lands.

Fully il­lus­trated cat­a­logues are avail­able on­line at www. omni.co.za.

“De­part­ment heads will be on hand through­out the view­ing pe­riod for any­one who wishes to have items val­ued,” says Scheuer.

“We hold monthly cat­a­logued auc­tions and quar­terly pre­mium auc­tions, and ac­cept con­stant con­sign­ments through­out the year.”

For more de­tails call Omni Fine Art Auctioneers on

021 671 4497 or email info@omni. co.za.

This signed land­scape by WH Coet­zer is likely to ap­peal to tra­di­tion­al­ists, and has a pre-sale es­ti­mate of R20 000 to R30 000.

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