Sunday, May 18, 2008

Results from Weschlers May 17, 2008 Auction

Here are the results from yesterday's Auction. Again, adding from the original post, it surely seems that I'm focusing on auctions, but it comes with the season. Weschler's Auction House here in DC is having a big sale on May 17th. I spent last night going through the entire catalogue, which meant close to five hundred items. I culled from those listings the objects that caught my eye and will present them below. You can view the entire catalogue here at Weschler's May Auction.

I am neither a fine arts expert nor do I have any relationship with Weschler's. I highlight their auctions because, for one Homer's Odd, is DCcentric. I do live here and I have bought many pieces at this auction house. I have been very happy with the establishment. I find them to be honest and earnest in providing pertinent information about the background of the items they put up for sale and what provenance and repair work has been done on the object. Enough said. You want to see some great pieces? Lets take a walk

Sale 1315 Lot 252

Russian Silver Mounted Cut Glass Claret Jug
Khlebnikov, Moscow, 1908-1917
The pierced and foliate-embossed collar continuing to a swag-decorated handle and a hinged lid; the clear glass body cut with fans and diamonds. Marked on side of collar and interior of lid.
Height: 11-1/4 in (28.6 cm)
Estimate $2,500-3,500 SOLD FOR $2,800

Sale 1315 Lot 227

American Hardstone Mounted Sterling Humidor
Possibly Sweetser & Co., New York, 1900-1915
The hinged lid, surmounted by a carved hardstone fu-dog finial, opening to view a cedar-lined interior. Impressed on the underside S&E and E31.
Height with finial: 5-1/4 in (13.3 cm); Width: 7 in (17.8 cm); Depth: 5-1/2 in (14 cm)
Estimate $600-800 SOLD FOR $600

Sale 1315 Lot 199

Chippendale Polychrome Decorated Pine Blanket Chest
Probably Lancaster County, PA, Dated 1782
Having a hinged lid opening to view a deep well with a side hinged-top till, the front panel of the dovetailed case with carved columns flanking three arched panels polychrome decorated with tulips and six-pointed compasses in shades of cream, blue, red and brown, the central and right panels painted 1782 and NOLL, respectively. Probably lacking feet.
Height: 20-1/2 in (52.1 cm); Width: 51-3/4 in (131.4 cm); Depth: 24 in (61 cm)
Estimate $5,000-7,000 SOLD FOR $5,000.00

Edwardian Satinwood Crossbanded and Ebonized Line Inlaid Mahogany RecamierCirca 1900

With green velvet upholstery. Minor losses to inlay.
Height: 32-1/2 in (82.6 cm); Length: 65-1/2 in (166.4 cm)
Estimate $800-1,200 Sale 1315 Lot 489 SOLD FOR $550.00 that was a deal.

Sale 1315 Lot 394

Charles X Walnut Lit de Alcove
Circa 1820-1830
Height: 41-1/2 in (105.4 cm); Width: 47 in (119.4 cm)
Estimate $1,000-1,500 SOLD FOR $850.00. Another deal.

Sale 1315 Lot 474

George III Style Black Japanned Side Cabinet
19th Century
The doors opening to view three later ebonized shelves. Probably decorated at a later date.
Height: 82-1/2 in (209.6 m); Width: 46-1/4 in (117.5 cm); Depth: 20-3/4 in (52.7 cm)
Estimate $800-1,200 DID NOT SELL

Sale 1315 Lot 138

Group of Four Chinese Export 'Ship Portrait' Table Articles
20th Century
Consisting of a cobalt blue decorated covered entrée dish and covered sauce tureen, and a pair of brown 'Fitzhugh'-type border plates with gilt highlights; each polychrome decorated with a three-masted United States naval vessel. One plate with a chip to the rim.
Length of entrée dish: 11-1/4 in (28.6 cm); Diameter of plate: 9-3/4 in (24.8 cm)
Estimate $400-600Sale 1315 Lot 162 SOLD FOR $275.00 A Great Deal.

Sale 1315 Lot 451

Pair of George III Style Mahogany Knife Urns
20th Century
Each having a lift-off top opening to reveal an interior fitted for cutlery. Some cracks to veneer.
Height: 23 in (58.4 cm)
Estimate $800-1,200 SOLD FOR $1,000

Sale 1315 Lot 468

George III Style Satinwood Inlaid Mahogany Desk
Locks stamped Hobbs & Co., London, Early 20th Century
Top with some sun-fading; overall with abrasions; formerly with gallery top.
Height: 30-1/2 in (77.5 cm); Width: 59-3/4 in (151.8 cm); Depth: 27-1/2 in (69.9 cm)
Estimate $600-800 SOLD FOR $850.00

Sale 1315 Lot 363

Pair of Louis XV Style Ormolu and Bronze Figural Two-Light Candelabra
Circa 1900
One cast as a satyr, the other a young girl; each supporting two ormolu candle arms, raised on a green-veined marble base. Underside of each base inscribed No. 11519. Each base with drilled hole.
Overall height: 16 in (40.6 cm)
Estimate $1,000-1,500 SOLD FOR $1,400.00

Sale 1315 Lot 191

Queen Anne Cherry Highboy Base
Connecticut or Rhode Island, Circa 1760-1780
Top board and urn drop finials replaced.
Height: 35 in (88.9 cm); Width: 42-1/2 in (108 cm); Depth: 22-3/4 in (83.2 cm)
Estimate $1,000-1,500Sale 1315 Lot 191 SOLD FOR $1,100.00

Sale 1315 Lot 484

Regency Mahogany Three-Tier What-Not
Early 19th Century
Minor repairs and cracks.
Height: 44 in (111.8 cm); Width: 17-1/2 in (44.5 cm); Depth: 17-1/2 in (44.5 cm)
Estimate $800-1,200Sale 1315 Lot 494 SOLD FOR $1,100.00

Sale 1315 Lot 476

George III Style Mahogany Chest of Drawers
19th Century
Top, brasses and feet replaced.
Height: 40 in (101.6 cm); Width: 46 in (116.8 cm); Depth: 22 in (55.9 cm)
Estimate $600-800 DID NOT SELL

Sale 1315 Lot 387

Louis XVI Style Brass Mounted Mahogany Bureau Plat
20th Century
Having a gilt-stenciled brown leather inset top. Some staining to leather top.
Height: 30 in (76.2 cm); Width: 67-1/2 in (171.5 cm); Depth: 33-1/4 in (84.5 cm)
Estimate $1,500-2,500 SOLD FOR $850.00, I think that was a deal.

As noted in catalogue; some dents to brass mounts; some scratches and gouges to top

Sale 1315 Lot 92

Pair of Japanese Polychrome and Gilt Ceramic Vases
20th Century
Now mounted as lamps.
Height of vases: 14-3/4 in (37.5 cm)
Estimate $500-700 DID NOT SELL

Sale 1315 Lot 78

Pair of Chinese Blue and White Hexagonal 'Yen-Yen' Vases
Guangxu-Xuantong Period (1875-1912)
Each now drilled and mounted as lamps. Each with scattered iron pitting to glaze.
Height of vases: 17-1/2 in (44.5 cm).SOLD FOR $2,600.00 Ah, Blue and White is huge this year.

Sale 1315 Lot 137

Three Pairs of Chinese Export 'Armorial' Soup Plates
20th Century
Each polychrome decorated with a central armorial crest.
Greatest diameter: 10 in (25.4 cm)
Estimate $400-600 SOLD FOR $700.00


My Notting Hill said...

love the mahogany urns. Very interesting that you posted the sold prices.

Cote de Texas said...

I am partial to the lamps, the Satsuma are so pretty. I collect masonware too. And chinese alter fruit, and transferware and blue opaline. whew!!!

tec said...

It is amazing how fine antiques get overlooked, and thought of as overpriced, in our Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware mentality. When beautiful pieces can be found and purchased at very reasonable prices with a little effort. Or in this case, takign advantage of Homer's efforts!

Craig Lebamoff said...

Interesting that the Russian piece did not sell. I have collected a couple of Khlebnikov pieces during my time in the former Soviet Union and I noticed that the price has skyrocketed in recent years (in line with the general nuttiness of the Russian applied and decorative arts market and these nouveau riche of Russia attempt to buy back their treasures.

I am no expert, but the Khlebnikov piece seemed well-priced. Perhaps the air is going out of the Russian market?

L Jacob said...

The Khlebnikov piece is described as having sold for $2800. Craig Lebamoff, what makes you say it did not sell?