Oakridge Auction Gallery’s sale of Rudy Vallee estate items along with exquisite jewelry and fine art totals over $406,000*!


Ashburn, VA –  Oakridge Auction Gallery has been taking great strides to expand further into the American and European Antiques market by offering quality pieces and hosting impressive auctions. The June 2nd Rudy Vallee Estate, Exquisite Jewelry, Fine Art, and Antiques Auction was a great example of those efforts. There was a great turnout for both gallery preview and auction day, with over 1,000 bidders from all over the world attending live, online, by absentee, and by phone. Oakridge would like to thank the consignors, everyone that visited during the preview days, and those who participated in the auction. The team at Oakridge Auction Gallery appreciates your business and looks forward to seeing you at the next auction!  

  The top selling lot from the Rudy Vallee Estate, Exquisite Jewelry, Fine Art, and Antiques Auction was an unused 12 place setting of Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica China. Consisting of 84 pieces, the set sold for $28,125 (all prices include buyer’s premium). Several other lots of Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica China from the same estate were offered. The 114 pieces garnered a combined total of $44,500.

  In fine art, a 1908 oil on canvas by French Neo-impressionist Maximilien Luce (1858-1941) sold for $22,800 against a $4,000 to $5,000 estimate. An unsigned 18th century oil titled ‘Sarrina’ went fort $7,500 with a presale estimate of $1,500 to $3,000. A JMW Turner drawing estimated at $600 to $800 from the John Anderson Jr. Collection sold for $19,200.

  Jewelry saw an exceptional pair of 7.2 ctw diamond cluster earrings sell for $10,625 and a 1.5 carat diamond and platinum ring with a 1.2 carat vs, j-k center stone, bring $7,500 with an estimate of $3,000 to $3,500. An 18K gold, diamond, and emerald butterfly necklace from Van Cleef & Arpels went out at $5,310 with a presale estimate of $1,500 to $2,500.

 Fine estate pieces saw a fresh to the market, rare, WWII Japanese “Kamikaze” pilot’s watch by Seikosha estimated at $15,000 to $25,000 sell within estimate range at $22,500. A circa 1890 pictorial Kashan Mohtasham rug brought $7,040 with a presale estimate of $5000 to $6000. A Charles Eames designed “Billy Wilder” lounge chair from Herman Miller with an $1,800 to $2,200 estimate rested at $2,700.

 From the estate of the late musician, crooner, actor, and personality Rudy Vallee and his late wife Eleanor, the top lot was a carved wood Zodiac clock by the now defunct Gazo Clock Company which struck $4,800 with a moderate $2,000 to $2,500 estimate. Rudy’s personal Grafton Saxophone, an unusual design in cream color acrylic and brass and with no damage tuned in at $1,968 with a $2,000 to $3,000 presale goal. A set of costume jewelry belonging to Eleanor, with some early Trifari pieces, brought a strong $1,168 with a very modest estimate of $60 to $70.

  Oakridge Auction Gallery has a post-sale list of unsold lots from the June 2nd auction available by email at auction@oakridgeauctiongallery.com. They also have two upcoming sales: a June 30th Summer Asian Art & Antiques Auction and a July online only Discovery Auction that will run on HiBid.com from July 14th to July 30th.     Oakridge is always seeking fine collections and extraordinary individual pieces for upcoming auctions. For more information regarding auctions or consignments please visit www.oakridgeauctiongallery.com, or call 703-291-1010; toll free at 888-733-4981. Email inquiries may be sent to: auction@oakridgeauctiongallery.com. You can also follow Oakridge Auction Gallery on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.


*With buyer's premium