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Monday 26 March at 2pm: lots 1 – 200
Monday 26 March at 7pm: lots 201 – 400
Tuesday 27 March at 2pm: lots 401 – 600

Tuesday 27 March at 7pm: lots 601 – 800 


Thursday 22 March from 10am till 7pm (nocturne)

Friday 23, Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 March from 10am till 6pm

available (15€)

About 900 lots will be offered for sale on this Spring sale, with a special focus on paintings, sculptures and applied arts from the 19th century over the Art Deco period up till post war art. A small but exquisite Asian ensemble coming from two private collections brings a cloisonné mantlepiece (est. 15/20.000 €), a couple very imposing Lao Tsé statues (est. 8/10.000 €) and a very rare coral sculpture (est. 25/30.000 €) to the block. On the 19th century side there are some classical bronze sculptures by Egide Rombaux, Alphonse Maucquoy, H.E. Dumaige, Julien Dillens amongst others.


Petrus Van Schendel (1806 – 1840)
Girl at candlelight. Canvas. 
Signed and dated 1879. 
81 x 68 cm
est.: 8000/12000€

Lao Tse .
Chinese ivory. Marked.
H.: 125/137 cm
est.: 8000/12000€ 

Those who are in for Art Deco will enjoy excellent work by Maurice Sys and Leon De Smet, beside work by Paul Joostens, Maurice Schelck, Julien Célos and Angelina Drumeaux. On the side of the applied arts there is an imposing vase by Charles Catteau and a few works by Lode Van Boeckel. 

Romantic pictures remain an stronghold at Bernaerts. This time we offer works by Louis Gallait, Petrus Van Schendel, Basile Lemeunier and a majestic five piece set by Petrus Norbertus van Reyschoot (est. 50/60.000 €).


Rare orange coral statue.
30 x 40 cm
est.: 25/30000€


Leon Devos (1897 – 1971)
Young cook. Canvas.
37 x 44 cm 
est.: 500/800€

On the Post War side there is the breathtaking 1961 painting on board ‘New York’ by Joseph Ongenae. This key work (est. 10/15.000 €), illustrated in the standard work by Michel Seuphor on Modern & Abstract art in Belgium, will draw much of the attention.

There is also a monumental Congo painting by Floris Jespers, ‘Négresses sur fond sombre’ (est. 10/15.000 €), a staggering Philippe Vandenberg from the mid eighties, a few works by Paul van Hoeydonck amongst others:

Lionel Vinche, Yves Zurstrassen, Walter Swennen, Walter Ponsaert, Bram Bogart, Jordi Pericot, Leopold Plomteux, Willy Anthoons, Kurt Lewy, Emiel Bergen. 


Jozef Ongenae (1921 – 1993)
’New York’. 
Panel. Signed and dated 1961. 
70 x 70 cm
est.: 12/15000€

Kurt Lewy (1898 – 1963)
Plaque. Monogram and date.
8,5 x 13 cm
est.: 600/800€

Payment and pick up

Immediately after the sale or

on Tuesday March 27 from 10 am till 12 am

on Wednesday March 28 from 10 am till 12 am and from 1.30 pm till 5 pm

on Thursday March 29 from 10 am till 12 am and from 1.30 pm till 5 pm

on Friday March 30 from 10 am till 12 am and from 1.30 pm till 5 pm

Live in the auction room, by absentee bid or by mail (, 22% commision) 

or by Live WebCast (registration till 9 pm, March 25, 26% commission).