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Fine Art

E. Charlton Fortune (American, 1885 - 1969)
E. Charlton Fortune (American, 1885 - 1969) "Late Afternoon, Monterey," Oil on canvas, circa 1920, Sold for $210,600

Michaan’s Auctions Fine Art Department specializes in a wide range of artworks from the nineteenth to twentieth centuries. Collecting areas focused on include American and European paintings, prints, sculptures, works on paper and photography, with an emphasis on Californian and American works of art. Biannual fine sales typically offer more than one million dollars of fine art by acclaimed national and international artists, with a number of rare and desirable pieces for auction. Michaan’s Auctions guarantees that all presented works are authentic and accurately listed, with detailed condition reports provided if requested.

Important works from estates, private collections and institutions have realized impressive prices on Michaan’s auction room floor. Highlighted pieces that have fetched six figure sales include, but are not limited to, Eduard Gaertner’s German City Street Scene, 1831 sold for $266,000, a monumental and rare oil titled Late Afternoon, Monterey by E. Charlton Fortune that brought $212,400 and a rediscovered Western masterpiece by Herbert William "Buck" Dunton titled The Trail Boss (Settlers & Seeds, Civilizations Forerunners) that realized $234,000. Most recently sold in a June 2015 fine auction was a Henri Lebasque titled Madame Lebasque and her Daughters that achieved $271,400, as well as Wojcieck Fangor’s M1 that set a U.S. auction record for the artist at $169,400.

Michaan’s fine art is offered in monthly estate sales as well as in regularly scheduled Annex auctions. Fine auctions are slated in June and December, to be announced.


Fine Art
Susan Paffrath
(510) 599-9848
Kyrah Reddey
(510) 227-2519


July Estate Auction
Property Deadline: June 16, 2017
August Estate Auction
Property Deadline: July 14, 2017
September Estate Auction
Property Deadline: August 11, 2017
October Estate Auction
Property Deadline: September 15, 2017
November Estate Auction
Property Deadline: October 13, 2017
Fine Asian Works of Art
Property Deadline: October 27, 2017
December Estate Auction
Property Deadline: November 10, 2017
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