Overview

Simpson Galleries’ fall Fine Art & Antiques auction will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2022. Celebrating a generational tradition of selecting notable examples of paintings, fine furniture, Asian textiles, sterling silver metalwork, glazed ceramics, drawings, bronze wildlife and figural sculptures, abstract expressionist prints, diamond jewelry, and with a specialty in regional Texas art; Simpson Galleries takes pride in curating each lot.

Take a virtual tour of both our gallery showrooms here!

In this catalog you will discover a world of history. Selected for their rarity and timeless quality you will find curiosities including Scythian style gold metalwork ornaments, 18th century portraiture, Qing Dynasty sterling silver, Orientalist landscapes, and Western paintings. On the block will be the lifelong estate of Texas philanthropists, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse H. Jones; a Western art collection from a South Florida collector; and a strong selection of American art. Highlights include a smoldering, sailboat filled waterscape by Felix Francois Georges Philibert Ziem, one of the last great French orientalist artists; a porcelain mounted exotic wood bonheur du jour; and a David Webb designed 18K gold cuff.

Jesse H. Jones (1874-1956) was a Houston based politician, entrepreneur, publisher, and banker. A true "Texas Tycoon," his business savvy was likely a lifesaver for his employees during the Great Depression. Mr. and Mrs. Jesse H. Jones were well documented philanthropists having donated to colleges and universities intending to aid students in need, including women and people of color, and establishing the Houston Endowment in 1937 to manage their Texas-sized philanthropic social work and financial gifts. Proceeds to benefit the Houston Food Bank. Paralleling in importance, we are honored to represent the estate of Drs. E. Wiley and Gloria C. Biles. The Biles were avid travelers, design enthusiasts, and dedicated members of the Houston community. Drs. Wiley and Gloria collected a variety of modern artwork, sculptures, and notable mid-century furniture. Proceeds to benefit Houston Baptist University, where Gloria taught for sixteen years.

Join us online Saturday, October 1st, to participate in the bidding and help to support these important Houston institutions. Bidding will be available online, and by phone/absentee.

We invite you to view our exhibition, Monday, September 26th through Friday, September 30th. Including property from the following:

  •  Estate of Del'losso Gaido, Galveston, Texas
  •  Collection of Lotty Gautschi, Houston, Texas
  •  From the Estate of Georgia Stillman, ASA, Houston, Texas
  •  Property from the Jesse H. Jones and Houston Endowment Collection, Houston, Texas
  •  Estate of the late Drs. Wiley and Gloria Biles, Houston, Texas

Including Fine Art, Works on Paper, Asian Antiques, Continental Furniture, European Decorative Arts, Jewelry, Carpets and Rugs, Contemporary Art, and Mid Century Modern Design.

Opposite: FAIRFIELD PORTER (American 1907-1975) "House with Yellow Gable,” oil on canvas, signed L/R, "Fairfield Porter," verso original label "Art Lending Services of the Museum of Modern Art, No. 534-442," "Gallery: Tibor deNagy.” 16" x 24"

Exhibition Times

Houston
Mon, Sep 26, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM CDT
Tue, Sep 27, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM CDT
Wed, Sep 28, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM CDT
Thu, Sep 29, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM CDT
Fri, Sep 30, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM CDT