Dumouchelles Fine Arts Auctioneers

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Dumouchelles Fine Arts Auctioneers is an auction house based in Detroit, Michigan.

 

History

Founded in 1927, DuMouchelles specialises in fine art, jewellery, furniture, sports memorabilia and various other collectable paraphernalia.

Services and Expertise

The company offers a number of varied services including free verbal appraisals in situ, gift certificates, insurance and estate appraisals and items that can be received for cash purchase or consigned to auction. DuMouchelles gallery retail salon is open from Tuesday through to Saturday from 9.30am to 5.30pm.

DuMouchelles auctions typically feature highly collectable vintage music equipment, including rare antique Steinway pianos, as well as fine collections of Chinese decorative objects, such as carved ivory, porcelain and jade pieces. They possess a fascinating collection of rugs and carpets, antique and modern alike, which includes Heriz, Sarouk, Kashan and Hamadan styles. Their jewellery department often contains exquisite examples of Tiffany & Co, David Yurman and Bulgari pieces and DuMouchelles have a fine collection of silverware and housewares.

As well as regularly selling paintings, watercolours and drawings from international artists, including Douglas Arthur Teed, John Bagnold Burgess and Paul Jenkins, DuMouchelles also auctions unique and beautiful decorative arts from the nineteenth and twentieth century, including ceramics by Pablo Picasso, woodcuts and prints from Japan and oil paintings, woodblocks and watercolours from French painters, such as Augustin Rouart, Scipione Simoni, F.S Rousseau and Edouard Febvre.

Departments

  • Arms
  • Books and Ephemera
  • Costume
  • Decorative Arts
  • Fine Arts
  • Furniture
  • Jewellery
  • Lighting Fixtures
  • Music
  • Rugs and Tapestries
  • Sports
  • Textiles
  • Toys
  • Tribal art

Notable Sales

In September 2011, a painting by the American landscape artist, John Fulton Folinsbee, was sold at DuMouchelles for $100,000. The painting far out realised its initial estimation of $15,000to $20,000. “In Shad Season” (1921-22) is a fine example of the artist’s fascination with Impressionism, particularly the works of Cezanne.

A Baseball bat used by the Detroit Tigers during their triumphant 1935 World Series final was sold for $5,500 on October 14th 2011. During a tightly contested final, the Tigers beat the Chicago Cubs due to an enthralling game winning single by Mickey Cochrane. The bat, also known as a Louisville Slugger, was produced by Hillerich and Bradsby and is often referred by collectors as “Black bat’s, despite the fact that during 1934-1937 they were brown. The bat was adorned with the autographs of the winning team, including Hall of Fame members; Mickey Cochrane, Charlie Gehringer, Hank Greenberg and Goose Goslin along with Tommy Bridges, Elden Auker, Roxie Lawson, Chief Hogsett, Vic Sorrell, Schoolboy Rowe, Heinie Schuble, Jo-Jo White, Flea Clifton, Billy Rogel, Frank Reiber, Marv Owen and Ray Heyworth.

In November 2011, a Marshall Fredericks (1908-1998) bronze statue, measuring only 16” tall, was sold at DuMouchelles for $22,500, falling between its initial estimation of $20,000-30,000. The statue depicts two bears, a mother and her cub, on an oval base and was a reoccurring motif for the American sculptor. Fredericks was one of the greatest American urban sculptors of the twentieth century and his giant works can be seen in cities all across the United States, including New York, Detroit, Washington D.C. and Cleveland.

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