Shared from the 1/22/2021 Antiques and The Arts Weekly eEdition

DuMouchelles Continues Estate Collections Sales Jan. 28-29

Tribal, Chinese, Stained Glass, Fine & Decorative Arts

DETROIT, MICH. — 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, more than 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. 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. Metcalf’s collection will be sold to benefit the University of Michigan Museum of Art. The estate of Perry Swartz, of Farmington Hills, Mich., the estate of a Pleasant Ridge, Mich., sporting art collector, prominent Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich., Bloomfield Hills, Mich., and Palm Beach, Fla., estates, in addition to other prominent collectors and estates are also featured.

Highlights include 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.


African totem pole.


David Shepherd oil painting of an elephant.


Stained glass window.

A 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 will cross the block.

Also offered are sculptures by Thomas McClure (American, 1920-2009), Gert Olsen (Danish/American, b 1937), Romain de Tirtoff, Erté (Russian/ French, 1892-1990), among others

Handcrafted jewelry, including Baume & Mercier 18K and 14K gold watches, a 14K yellow gold and opal bangle bracelet and many more estate jewelry pieces are featured.

There will be Midcentury 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

Also offered will be Persian silk and wool rugs, art glass and crystal by Baccarat, Waterford, Steuben, Lalique and others, as well as coins and currency.

DuMouchelles invites the public to preview the auctions at its 409 East Jefferson Avenue gallery. Bring a mask and practice social distancing. Preview days and times are Thursday, January 21, Friday, January 22, Saturday, January 23, Tuesday, January 26, and Wednesday, January 27, 11 am to 5 pm ET each day.

For alternate times or a virtual preview, call Tuesday through Saturday 9:30 am to 5:30 pm ET to make an appointment. A virtual tour of Senator Faxon’s home and his collection is posted at

For information, 313-963-6255.

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