A few highlights included a Niermann Weeks 'Calais' six-light chandelier ($5,115); an 18th century American School oil on canvas portrait ($4,538); and a Kirk & Son sterling repousse pitcher ($4,840). Online bidding was on multiple platforms.

ATLANTA - GeorgiaChron -- A Niermann Weeks 'Calais' six-light chandelier lit up the room for $5,115, an 18th century American School oil on canvas portrait of a boy with his dog realized $4,538, an impressive Kirk & Son sterling repousse pitcher gaveled for $4,840, and a gorgeous pair of Italian burled veneer pedestal cabinets fetched $2,723 in two days of auctions held June 5th and 6th by Ahlers & Ogletree.

The 522-lot Summer Estates & Collections auction was held live in the Ahlers & Ogletree gallery in Atlanta, plus online. Session 1, on June 5th, featured 246 lots of English and American decorative arts, fine art and furniture. Session 2 had 276 lots of Continental decorative arts, fine arts, furniture and silver. The two days grossed $419,000.

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The Niermann Weeks (American, 1978) 'Calais' six-light chandelier, measuring 32 ¼ inches tall and 34 inches in diameter, had a gilt finished metal frame and stylized ostrich plumes (or palm fronds) composed of colorless glass rods.

The 18th century oil on canvas American School portrait of a boy with his dog was rendered in 1779 and titled Portrait of Morgan Wilmot. The unsigned work was inscribed and dated to the upper right and nicely housed in a frame. The work measured 47 inches by 32 ¾ inches (canvas, minus frame).

The Samuel Kirk & Son (American, 1846) sterling silver repousse water pitcher showed marks that were used from 1892-1924 and had a repousse pattern with florals and various animals, all set in a landscape with ruins. The pitcher was marked '26', 'S. Kirk & Son', '925/1000'.

The mid-20th century pair of Italian burl chestnut veneer hexagonal pedestal cabinets, both 32 inches tall by 15 inches wide, each had a single door and rose on a plinth base, with manufacturers' labels.

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An untitled (Pastoral Landscape) oil on canvas painting done in 1900 by Archibald McNeal Willard (American, 1836-1918), monogrammed 'A.M.W.' and dated to the lower right, made $4,538.

Next up for Ahlers & Ogletree is an online-only Books & Documents auction on Thursday, June 20th; a Modern Art & Design + Outsider Art auction on Wednesday, June 26th; an online-only Asian Art & Antiques auction on Thursday, July 18th; an auction featuring the estate of Greg Crawford on Thursday, September 12th; and a two-day Fall Auction on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 2nd-3rd.

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Jamia Berry

Source: Ahlers & Ogletree, Inc.

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