Just one day to go until the soft launch of Salcedo Auctions’ new flagship HQ on the country’s premier address, Ayala Avenue.
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‘Paradise Found’ opens Salcedo Auctions at NEX Tower, 6786 Ayala Avenue, Makati City. It is the new building beside Rufino Tower. To reach NEX, from Ayala Ave heading towards Buendia, turn left on Rufino St, then right on Dela Rosa St. When you pass Dean and Deluca, turn right on Dela Rosa Access Rd 3 (This is a one way street, but we have special permission to enter it if you’re headed to NEX). Enter the driveway, and voila, Paradise Found!
For extra convenience, there is complimentary basement parking, subject to availability.
A Bishop’s chair, formerly from the Collection of Romy and Nini Jorge / Third Quarter, 19th century Laguna / Quezon / Baticulin with upholstery, gilding, 107 x 72 x 69 cm (42 x 28 x 27 in)
Bishop’s chair or silla episcopal, reserved for bishops or high dignitaries during mass and special ceremonies in a church, are seen very rarely in private collections, as its purpose originally was exclusively liturgical. During the Spanish colonial period, highly carved and upholstered chairs could only be seen in affluent stone churches. This example has more moderate carvings attuned to the Renaissance Revival style that re-emerged in Europe between 1850 - 1880. The crest and back are either in-carved or appliquéd with scallop shells, stacked acanthus leaves, flowers, festoon, and tassels. The rundown oval upholstery provided some sort of cushion to the back of its dignified user. The broad undulating armrests that scroll slightly at the ends are decorated with half- round rope twisting at the edges. The seat rail is molded. Trumpet legs continue downward to become coronet feet. The gold gilding all over must have given this chair a reverent air of affluence and luxury, a substantial amount of which have remained intact.
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One of the leading artists of her generation, Geraldine Javier (b. 1970) conceives a powerful installation that includes elements of painting and sculpture with surrealism and craft art in her signature tatting lace. ‘Hysteria,’ 2011, oil on canvas, framed mirror, embroidery, and cow skull with tatting lace. Dimensions variable: 200 x 400 cm (78 3/4 x 157 1/2 in)
Blood is a symbol of the life force—its presence a force of vitality. Geraldine Javier treads this confluence meanings, using red embroidered cloth to convey an air of sacred power, a carnal energy that works within. Famed as one of the most influential conceptual artists in Southeast Asia and a Thirteen Artists and Ateneo Art awards recipient, Javier’s conceptions draw traction from repurposed icons of power. Pulling them from their context, Javier engenders them with new meaning, framing them in contemporary.
Provenance: Property from an Important Asian Collection
Exhibition: Arario Gallery, Seoul, Korea
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Emmanuel Garibay, ‘Father and Son,’ 1999, oil on canvas, 91 x 91 cm (36 x 36 in) goes to auction as part of ‘Paradise Found’ on Sat 1 June, 2pm at NEX Tower, 6786 Ayala Avenue, Makati City. Preview runs from 26-31 May at NEX Tower.
Powerful and charged, father and son hold each other in a tight embrace, bodies merging into a stilled form and becoming one. More than tender, the dynamic of the paternal comes with a weight best carried by both. In grief, remorse, and triumph, the figures become a singular cornerstone in their shared experience, their unity guiding them into stability. . #paradisefound #artph #salcedosays #philippineart #contemporaryphilippineart #fatherandson #garibay #painting ... See moreSee less
This antique 3.60 ct diamond cross pendant set in white gold is a vision of Paradise and goes to auction on Sat 1 June, 2pm at NEX Tower, 6786 Ayala Avenue, Makati City. Preview from 26-31 May at NEX Tower.
The white gold cross measuring 6cm (2 in) is embellished with a fringe of stylised foliage set with single cut diamonds centering on 12 antique cut diamonds. Total wt 12.43 g.
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A pair of finely inlaid, revolutionary convertible beds / First Quarter, 20th century, Tayabas (now Quezon province). Narra with rattan cane, kamagong, narra & lanite inlays 219 x 214 x 142 cm (86 x 84 x 56 in) each. . Pull down beds, usually placed neatly against a wall during the day and pulled down to use during the night, were invented by American William Lawrence Murphy (1876 – 1957), and are thus popularly known as Murphy beds. In the early American colonial period, this well-thought and innovative space saver idea was adapted in the Philippines. It could be placed in the guest room or, if desired, in the main living room for extra seats or as a good size, comfortable bed because of the bigger windows there. A revolutionary piece of furniture at that time. Used as a bench, the narrower seat woven with solihiya provides a semi-formal and decidedly more dignified seating. The headboard is a half-canopy – the frieze is arched on the sides fitted with two rods for drapery and mosquito net and accentuated with turnip drop finials, then topped with molded cornice. It stands on four bulky, stunted cabriole feet carved with acanthus leaves. The backrest is the high back that gets hidden under the bed frame. To convert to a small double size bed, the separate arched panel is pulled down, then the seat is dropped to hang, and then the bed frame woven with solihiya as sleeping surface is pulled all the way. The arched footboard, shaped like a Roman pediment with two posts topped with turnip finials, is pulled up and locked in place. When converted again as a bench, the bed frame is tucked inside by a mechanism that ensures there’s no danger whatsoever that it can topple over accidentally. Such a simple but clever and effective safety feature. The bed is made entirely of narra wood, where almost every facing panel and corner is decorated with very fine twin border of kamagong and lanite inlays enclosing a wider narra inlay. Such painstaking work but very effective minimal embellishment gives the beds, even rarer as a matching pair, an elegant, timeless appeal. . #furniture #antiquefurniture #rarefurniture #antique #murphybed ... See moreSee less
Jose John Santos III ‘Higher Ground3’ 2014, resinated fabric and boxes
Part of the group from an important Asian Collection, this installation by Jose John Santos III is shrouded in fabric, the mystery of boxes laying beneath those covers. The audience is left to value the pieces on their own accord, and if they venture beneath the resin coated sheets, what they will find is mostly detritus. The interaction of the audience and the piece results in a dialogue on the process of valuing the material and its effects on the person appraising them. Stacked up like a totem pole, the built figure symbolizes the tendency of viewer to conflate possession and the estimate of value. Come take a peek at the ‘Paradise Found’ auction on Saturday, 1 June 2pm at the Podium Level of NEX Tower, 6786 Ayala Avenue, Makati City.
A Buccellati-style emerald, ruby, and floral parure set in white, rose and yellow gold
This delicate finely hand-crafted set inspired by floral bouquets and garlands brings a whiff of understated elegance is reminiscent of Eden in its spring. Catch it at the ‘Paradise Found’ auction on Saturday, 1 June 2pm at the Podium Level of NEX Tower, 6786 Ayala Avenue, Makati City.
These three are perfect company for next Saturday’s ‘Paradise Found’ auction.
BenCab ‘Isadora Dancing’ 2017, tapestry, edition of 8
Almost 7x12 feet in size, this large tapestry shows how well National Artist BenCab is able to optimize space to highlight the movement of his muses’ fabric moving swiftly in rapid strokes of color. Isadora, similar to his iconic Sabel, is a picture of beauty, and more so a model of experimentation in the different articulations of art and design. Join her in her dance at the ‘Paradise Found’ auction on Saturday, 1 June, 2pm at NEX Tower, 6786 Ayala Avenue.
A Hepplewhite-style Baliuag altar table / Second Quarter, 19th century, Bulacan / kamagong, narra with kamagong, Narra & lanite inlays, silver mounts
Formerly from the Collection of Romy and Nini Jorge, this altar table showcases the influence of English master carpenter George Hepplewhite: the serpentine-shaped front that concaves at the sides and bows in the middle, the use of inlays, and the square tapered legs. The use of kamagong wood and bone inlays serves to both decorate and emphasize the elegant lines of the table. The orange narra wood shines in luscious, rich mahogany color, especially in a well-lit foyer or room. Catch it at the ‘Paradise Found’ auction on Saturday, 1 June, 2pm at NEX Tower, 6786 Ayala Avenue, Makati City.
Preview runs from 26 May - 31 May, 10am-6pm at NEX Tower