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Prominent Estate Collections of Tribal, Chinese, Stained Glass, Fine and Decorative Arts

Continuation of the Estate of Senator Jack Faxon and Private & Estate Collections at
DuMouchelles January 28 and 29 Auctions

DETROIT (January 10, 2021) – DuMouchelles Thursday and Friday, January 28 and 29 auctions feature the continuation
of the collection of Michigan Senator Jack Faxon, an avid art collector and a champion for the arts that led to him create
the Michigan Council for the Arts. Senator Faxon’s extensive collection of stained glass leaded windows, over 250 pieces
of African tribal art, a wide variety of Chinese art, in addition to paintings, sculptures and lithographs by iconic artists,
are the focus of his collection at auction. Take a virtual tour of Senator Faxon’s home and see his stunning collection
displayed at
The auctions also feature the estate of Robert C. Metcalf, a distinguished architect who joined the faculty of the
University of Michigan College of Architecture and Urban Planning in 1955, served as Chairman from 1968-1974, Dean
from 1974 to 1986, and retired as professor emeritus in 1991. Mr. Metcalf’s collection will be sold to benefit the
University of Michigan Museum of Art. The estate of Perry Swartz, of Farmington Hills, MI, the Estate of a Pleasant
Ridge, MI sporting art collector, prominent Grosse Pointe Farms, MI, Bloomfield Hills, MI and Palm Beach, FL estates, in
addition to other prominent collectors and estates are also featured.
Additional highlights for the January auctions include and can be viewed at
• David Shepherd OBE, FRSA (British 1931-2017) Oils on canvas of African wildlife. Shepherd is well known for his
paintings of elephants and wildlife and was one of the world’s most outspoken conservationists
• Extraordinary collection of oils on canvas, watercolors, etchings, lithographs and other media by renowned
artists, including Alexander Liberman (American/Russian 1912-1999, Joseph Stella (American, 1877-1946), Wang
Fu’an (Chinese 1880-1960), Karel Appel (Dutch, 1921-2006), Douglas Arthur Teed (American, 1860-1929),
Charles Culver (American, 1908 – 1967) and more
• Sculptures by Thomas McClure (American, 1920-2009), Gert Olsen (Danish/American B. 1937), Romain de
Tirtoff, Erté (Russian/French, 1892-1990), among others
• Hand crafted jewelry, including Baume & Mercier 18KT and 14K gold watches, a 14KT yellow gold and opal
bangle bracelet, and many more estate jewelry pieces
• Mid-century modern and period furniture, including Niels O. Moller for J.L. Moller Models Danish Modern
Rosewood Credenza, circa 1880 Jacob & Josef Kohn Austria Secession Bentwood armchairs, and more
• Finely woven Persian silk and wool rugs
• Art glass and crystal by Baccarat, Waterford, Steuben, Lalique and others
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• Coins and currency
DuMouchelles invites the public to preview the Thursday and Friday, January 28 and 29 auctions at its Detroit gallery.
Please bring a mask and practice social distancing.
• Thursday January 21st 11AM–5PM ET
• Friday January 22nd 11AM–5PM ET
• Saturday January 23rd 11AM–5PM ET
• Tuesday January 26th 11AM–5PM ET
• Wednesday January 27th 11AM–5PM ET
For alternate times or a virtual preview, call us Tuesday – Saturday 9:30am-5:30pm ET to make an appointment. The
public may contact us to request additional information on any auction items.
We encourage bidders to register to bid live or absentee at where the buyer’s premium is the same
as when you bid directly with DuMouchelles (24%). You may also bid at or (27%).
View and download our full catalogue at


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About DuMouchelle Art Galleries
Dumouchelle Art Galleries is a fine art auction house, founded in 1927 and located in downtown Detroit, across from the
landmark Renaissance Center. DuMouchelles attracts notable consignments and commands top prices in the
international auction marketplace. Drawing on our nearly 100 years in business, our experts provide personalized
service to individuals, families and estate settlement professionals to buy and sell fine objects from around the country.
Our auctions reach international audiences and showcase beautiful and rare items across many categories, including
paintings, fine art glass, sculptures, porcelain, oriental rugs, jewelry, other valuables and antiques.

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