DALLAS, Texas – A second set of period antiques, artwork and personal items from late Texas and Oklahoma oil magnate T. Boone Pickens (1928-2019) will be on display auction during a two-day online event scheduled for September. 10th and 11th by Dallas-based J. Garrett Auctioneers. It was almost exactly two years ago, in September 2020, that J. Garrett hosted the Part 1 auction.
Nearly 1,000 lots will be auctioned over the two days, with highlights such as rare ebeniste pieces, designer jewelry, important marble sculptures, sterling silver, fine rugs and memorabilia linked to the iconic financier. A magnificent collection of antiquities from the German castle Schloss Hafenpreppach will also be on offer, as well as many beautiful private shipments.
Some of Mr. Pickens’ personal items include cufflinks owned and worn by the oil tycoon, engraved “TBP” (Christie’s sold some in 2020 for double their estimates); Boone’s Tiffany money clip, engraved; and various bundles of Oklahoma State University memorabilia and “spirit” items, such as his golf shoes, OSU letter jacket, signed books, engraved pens, and stationery.
The sale is packed with fine jewelry, including pieces from Cartier, Rolex, Breitling, Elizabeth Gage, Lalaounis, Robert Coin, Verdura, Schepps and Jean Mahie, as well as rare Burmese rubies, vintage estate pieces and more. It is important for bidders to be aware that an in-person bank transfer or cashier’s check are the only acceptable methods of payment for all jewelry.
The fine watches will be led by an 18k yellow gold Breitling Bentley chronograph watch that originally retailed for over $50,000, weighing 310 grams in total (est. $30,000-$35,000); and a Cartier Pasha chronograph watch with diamond band and bezel, in stainless steel, with automatic movement and approximately 22 carats of GH and VS-2 graded diamonds (est. $18,000-$25,000).
A rare Burmese ruby and diamond ring featuring a 4.41 carat natural Burmese ruby surrounded by round and baguette diamonds set in 14k yellow gold, with a retail value of over $100,000, has a estimate $80,000 to $90,000. Additionally, a 4-carat euro-cut diamond ring in a yellow gold (JK, VVS) setting, weighing 16.0 grams in total, size 9 ¾, is expected to fetch between $28,000 and $35,000.
An emerald and diamond bracelet in 18k gold, with approximately 33.47 carats of emeralds and 11.31 carats of diamonds, 7 ¼ inches long, weighing 54.2 grams in total, is expected to fetch $26,000 at $32,000. Also, a Fred Joallier diamond and 18k white gold bracelet with 8.66 carats of diamonds (F, VS1), with original box, originally retailed for $43,000, has an estimate of $18,000 at $22,000.
A necklace with over 85 carats of emeralds and 24.37 carats of diamonds set in white gold, the necklace 19 inches long and weighing 117.3 grams in total, is expected to cost between $50,000 and $80,000. $; while a pair of emerald and diamond earrings, the emeralds weighing over 4.84 carats and the diamonds weighing 1.07 carats, the total weight of 9.3 grams, is expected to fetch between 6,000 and 8,000 dollars.
An 18-karat gold Tiffany & Co. bracelet with lapis and mother-of-pearl, bearing the appropriate Tiffany marks, probably designed by Angela Cummings, weighing 62.2 grams, is estimated between $20,000 and $25,000. Rolex watches include an Oyster Perpetual Datejust (estimated between $5,000 and $10,000); an Oyster Perpetual Datejust for women (estimated between $13,000 and $17,000); and a President Oyster for ladies (estimated between $9,000 and $13,000).
The auction contains many signed cabinets. One of the most spectacular pieces of furniture in the sale is a large Henri Picard (French, active 1831-1864) gilt bronze parquetry chest of drawers in the Regency style, 60 inches high by 58 ½ inches wide, with a rectangular red marble top and burl walnut inlay. display case, and Corinthian uprights flanking large cabinet doors, plus a shaped apron.
Original artwork will include an oil on canvas painting by Anton Franz Höger (German, b.1936), titled Leda, signed lower right and in a 58 ¼ inch square frame (est. $30,000-$35,000); and an oil on canvas by Charles Partridge Adams (American, 1852-1942), titled Spanish Peaks or Juahatollas Mountain Range, Los Animas, Colorado, 1895, signed and dated.
Other paintings will include a circa 1950 oil on Masonite by John Ford Clymer (American, 1907-1989), titled Trout fishing with guides, signed, 26 inches by 23 inches (at sight, minus frame); and a 19th century Continental School oil on canvas titled Centaur kidnapping Deianeira (after Guido Reni), 45 inches by 34 inches (view, minus frame).
This has just arrived: a small gouache and watercolor by Eugène Galien Laloue (French, 1854-1941), entitled Arc de Triomphe in winteron a 7 ½ inch by 12 inch canvas and nicely contained in a 17 ½ inch by 22 inch gilt wood frame (est. $10,000-$12,000).
Decorative fittings will include a substantial late 19th century Italian Carrara marble wall fountain, richly carved with three putti on a vine cartouche and a large shell-shaped basin with scrolled feet, reputed from the presidential palace of Argentina, 75 inches high by 51 inches wide. The fountain is extremely heavy; it is recommended to hire professionals to dismantle it.
The bidder is also expected to be interested in a beautiful early 20th century Italian Venetian millefiori micro mosaic mirror, recently professionally restored, with flower panels on a gold and turquoise background and split tesserae by glass rods and ties. The beveled oval mirror plate measures 40 ¾ inches high by 32 ¾ inches wide. The piece weighs 80 pounds and looks great.
Other decorative items include a pair of monumental 20th century lapis lazuli gilt bronze urns, each urn measuring 37 ½ inches in height with finely cast gilt bronze mounts on campagna shaped bodies covered with lapis lazuli. lapis in the French Baroque style; and a large gilt bronze centerpiece in the French style with dancing bacchanalian putti, masks, and reticulated bunches of grapes, 17 inches by 21 inches by 10 inches.
The auction also contains a large piece of solid carved turquoise; a 1976 Cadillac El Dorado; Lalique, Baccarat; a complete set of Cartier salt shakers; and many personal items to Mr. Pickens.
Internet auctions will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. Live gallery previews will be held Thursday and Friday, September 8 and 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 a.m. Central Time, at the J. Garrett Auctioneers showroom located at 9203 Diplomacy Row, Dallas, TX 75247. On auction days (Sept. 10-11) the gallery will be closed to the public; auctions are away or online.
- Garrett Auctioneers, Ltd. is a full-service auction company with over fifty years of combined experience in the antiques business. The firm specializes in real estate auctions and works with individuals, estate and trust attorneys and estate executors to provide a holistic approach to all aspects of an auction. J. Garrett also buys entire domains.
- Garrett Auctioneers uses the latest internet technology to promote sales to a live, online global audience of qualified buyers. The company is always on the lookout for quality consignments for future auctions. Interested parties can fill out an online form or call 214-943-7801 for a free, no-obligation evaluation; or, they can email [email protected]
To learn more about J. Garrett Auctioneers and the auction scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, September 10 and 11, visit www.jgarrettauctioneers.com. Updates are released often.
# # # #