Estate items of the late T. Boone Pickens – plus pieces from the R.L.Thornton Chateau mansion for four-day Texas Billionaires sale

The auction will be held online, via LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com, with phone and absentee bids accepted. There will be no live gallery bidding. Auction times are 12 noon Central on September 12th and 13th, and 11 am Central on September 14th and 15th. Over 2,300 quality lots will come up for bid over the course of the four days. Collectors should mark their calendars.

The auction’s fine art category is extensive and will feature original paintings by masters old and new, sculptures, works by Texas artists such as Robert Wood and Frank Klepper, offerings from major European artists like Marcel Dyf, Alfred De Breanski Sr. and Sir Thomas Lawrence, many never-before-sold connoisseur Boehm pieces, statuary, religious icons and reliquaries, and more.

This sale’s has two carved stone tubs and both are outstanding. One is a very rare Italian tub carved from a single block of onyx in a shell form and made for Sherle Wagner, the international bathroom fixtures company, heavy and large at 60 inches by 38 inches by 28 inches (est. $5,000-$10,000). The other is an incredible French carved stone tub, made from blue limestone with Neo-Classical carvings, 76 inches by 27 inches by 36 inches (est. $3,000-$5,000).

To learn more about J. Garrett Auctioneers and the four-day Texas Billionaires auction event planned for September 12th-15th, visit www.jgarrettauctioneers.com. Updates are posted often.

Italian tub carved from a single block of onyx in a shell form and made for Sherle Wagner, the bathroom fixture company, 60 inches by 38 inches by 28 inches (est. $5,000-$10,000).

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