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Leslie Hindman to streamline dealer's inventory June 23-24

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Monday, 11 June 2012 12:10

English Staffordshire Gaudy Dutch soft paste porcelain pitcher. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers image.

DENVER – Leslie Hindman Auctioneers will conduct an auction and tag sale of inventory from Eron Johnson Antiques Ltd. on June 23-24. This unprecedented auction and tag sale will include over 1,000 lots of antique furniture and decorative art belonging to one of the preeminent dealers in the West. will provide Internet live bidding for the auction.

The inventory features 17th, 18th,19th and 20th century English, Continental and American furniture and decorative arts, European and American paintings and prints, Asian works of art, architectural antiques including American and European garden statuary and fountains, marble, limestone and carved wood fireplace surrounds, wrought iron, interior and exterior lighting, doors and much more.

Eron Johnson Antiques is known among the collector and design community worldwide. The esteemed antiques purveyor opened his 20,000-square-foot showroom in 1995. In 2008, the firm opened a second 30,000-square-foot warehouse to house the extensive selection of architectural salvage purchased by Johnson from all over the globe. After over 30 years in the antiques business, Johnson has decided to refocus and streamline his inventory.

“I have enjoyed buying and selling fine furnishings and decorative arts for most of my life and I have watched many trends in design and collecting come and go. Over the next few months, we will be recreating the Eron Johnson name, incorporating “Centuries of Design.” We will continue to deal in antiques and decorative arts spanning the 17th to 19th centuries, while expanding and diversifying our inventory to include everything from fantastic relics of antiquity to high-end, iconic mid-century modern furnishings and contemporary art. I am looking forward to working with Leslie Hindman Auctioneers and beginning this transformation towards a more design-focused look,” said Johnson, owner of Eron Johnson Antiques Ltd.

“We are honored Eron Johnson contacted our firm with this exciting sale opportunity,” said Leslie Hindman, president and CEO of the auction house.

Highlights among the more than 1,000 lots in the auction include a Biedermeier-style inlaid birch settee, circa 1820; an Italian Empire-style marble-top inlaid fruitwood commode, circa 1790; a Dutch marquetry mahogany center table, circa 1850; an Adams-style giltwood oval mirror, circa 1890; and a Swedish Mora-style painted tall-case clock, circa 1840.

Also being featured are a Contemporary gilt mounted rock crystal horn on stand; a19th century French sterling silver figural pepper mill depicting cherubs; a Tiffany & Co. sterling silver jersey cream jug, circa 1920; George III sterling silver sugar tongs by Hester Bateman, circa 1790; a Chinese Qing Jiangxi province baluster vase, circa 1880; a Sévres-style porcelain five-light chandelier, circa 1900; a monumental marble sculpture by Henri Crenier, a Baccarat Napoleon III crystal 24-light chandelier, circa 1876; and a 19th century Meissen porcelain desk set.

Among the architectural highlights in the auction are a French Rouge Royale marble fireplace surround, circa 1870 and an American carved marble figure of Eve by Thomas Ball dated 1867.

The auction and tag sale will be conducted onsite at Johnson’s warehouse, 389 S. Lipan St., in Denver. The exhibition will be open to the public Wednesday and Thursday, June 20 and 21, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., and Friday, June 22, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The auction schedule is as follows: Session I Saturday, June 23, beginning at 11 a.m. and Session II Sunday, June 24, beginning at noon.

The tag sale will feature a large collection of Eron Johnson Architectural Antiques’ inventory including significant American and European garden statuary and fountains, marble, limestone and carved wood fireplace surrounds, decorative wrought iron transoms, window guards, entryways and gates, stone and carved wood columns and balustrades, numerous carved wooden doors, some with leaded or stained glass, Asian architectural elements and garden statuary, exterior lighting, American and European rooms of paneling and much more. All architectural items will be tagged significantly reduced from their original retail values. The items in the tag sale will be listed with a “buy it now” price on the Leslie Hindman website as soon as the catalog becomes available online and throughout the auction exhibition and sale.

For information about the sale visit the Leslie Hindman Auctioneers website at

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to


 English Staffordshire Gaudy Dutch soft paste porcelain pitcher. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers image.

 Anglo Indian Hoshiarpur ivory inlaid rosewood dresser mirror. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers image.

Pair of Chinese late Qing cedarwood armchairs. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers image. 

French Napoleon III gilt bronze and rouge marble mantel clock. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers image.

Chinese ShanXi walnut recessed trestle-leg wine table. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers image.

European parquetry fruitwood slope-lid embroidery box. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers image.

   German folk art painted bentwood bride's box on stand. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers image.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 June 2012 12:10

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