More Art and Antiques From the Edwin Cox Collection Will Be Auctioned

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More art and antiques from the late businessman and philanthropist Edwin Cox will be offered by Chicago-based Hindman Auctions in a series of sales beginning Thursday.

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Last November, Cox’s major Impressionist pieces were sold at Christie’s in New York for a total of US$332 million, while pre-sale estimates exceeded US$200 million.

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Cox, an entrepreneur and executive in oil and gas exploration in Texas, died in November 2020 at the age of 99. Throughout his lifetime, he supported cultural institutions in his home city of Dallas and across the country, including the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. , He served on the boards of the energy company Halliburton, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, the Library of Congress Trust Fund, and the Dallas Museum of Art.

“Cox made a distinct impression through her outstanding collections,” said Corbin Horn, Hindman’s vice president and a senior specialist in European furniture and decorative arts. “We will be able to offer Cox’s decorative arts in several sales categories over the course of the next few months, which are as interesting as his collection of Impressionist art.”

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On offer are paintings, works on paper, European furniture, Chinese porcelain from the Kangxi period, sculpture, small boxes and decorative items, silver, fine carpets, table ware and much more.

“There is truly something in this collection for any bidder. The diversity of offerings reveals a lifetime of involvement in business, art and culture,” said Horn.

A Chinese Family Verte Biscuit Porcelain ‘Piggyback’ Group

Courtesy of Hindman Auctions

The collection will be offered through two online-only auctions, including the “Chicago Collection” from Thursday through Friday and Asian Works of Art on March 25; And two auctions were held both live and online, including European Furniture and Decorative Arts on February 2-3 and Chinese and Himalayan on March 29.

One of the highlights of Thursday’s auction is an unusual dining table that reflects 1970s style and late modernist design, Horn said. It is estimated to be between US$1,000 and US$2,000.

Additional highlights include works of art by Peter Allenshaw and Konstantin Kluge, as well as Chinese family verte porcelain, fine carpets, and various European decorative arts.

Most items carry a pre-sale estimate within the hundreds of dollars. The auction house did not have an estimated total collection.


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