Monday, February 2, 2009

Doyle's Results from the January 28th Sale

From the first auction of the year covered here at Homer's.

In the coming year we are going to look at high end and also attainable goods at auction. Through the many auctions to come I will simply look at the ten top pieces from each auction house's viewings that caught my eye from many, many lots. It should be fun, I'll comment on how, "damn I should have bid on that," or remark, "scary that it went for a steal." Though I love a steal it may also indicate on the aspects of the economy as a whole. So lets begin the year with Doyle's New York January, 28th auction. I perused the whole catalogue and liked these pieces. We'll come back after the auction to see how they did.

We're back for a look. The prices include the buyer's premium. As explained by Doyle's, "Prices shown in US Dollars and include buyers premium. Since March 1, 2007, all winning bids (with the exception of Provident Loan Society auctions) are subject to a 25% charge on the first $20,000 of the hammer price of each lot, 20% on the portion from $20,001 through $500,000, and 12% on that portion of the hammer price exceeding $500,000."

Dutch School- Lot 39
18th/19th Century
Tulip Studies
Ink and watercolor on paper laid down on paper
Each sheet 7 1/16 x 3 3/8 inches (18 x 8.6 cm)
Estimate $1,500-2,500

Each of the tulips is painted on a 7 1/4 x 3 1/2 inch sheet which is in turn laid to a single piece of mounting paper.

Mounting paper is taped to mat with three pieces of non-archival tape on verso (two at upper edge and one at bottom center edge). Minor wear along the edges. Appears to be in overall good condition. 3/4'''' circular stain in stem of flower at right. Minute areas of discoloration and foxing on the flowers at center and right.

Charles II Gilt-Metal Mounted Ebonized Rosewood Bracket Clock
Joseph Knibb, London, circa 1685
The steel chapter ring with Roman numerals marked at the corners by cherub masks, the pull repeat five pillar eight day movement with verge escapement with an elaborately engraved backplate, within a rectangular case with domed top applied with foliate reserves and surmounted by a bail handle, on a stepped square base. Height 12 1/2 inches (31.8 cm), width 9 1/4 inches (23.5 cm), depth 6 inches (15.2 cm).
Estimate $20,000-30,000
SOLD FOR $23,000.00

Sale 09CN01 Lot 110

Continental Walnut Side Table
18th Century
The rectangular top above a frieze drawer, raised on cabriole legs ending in pad feet. Height 31 inches (79 cm), width 48 1/2 inches (1.23 m), depth 22 1/4 inches (56 cm).
Estimate $1,500-2,500
SOLD FOR $2,125.00. A nice buy.

Sale 09CN01 Lot 229

Pair of George III Style Mahogany Bookcases
Late 19th century
Each in two parts, the upper section with a glazed door opening to reveal shelves, the lower section with three deep drawers, raised on bracket feet. Height 6 feet 9 inches (2.06 m), width 26 3/4 inches (68 cm), depth 16 inches (41 cm).
Estimate $2,000-3,000
SOLD FOR $8,750.00. Boy was that estimate off, but they were beautiful.

Sale 09CN01 Lot 273

Continental Parcel Gilt Mahogany Center Table
Probably Austrian, 19th century
The circular dished marble top above a columnar standard and incurved supports terminating in masks, raised on a conforming base ending in casters. Height 31 inches (78.7 cm), diameter 46 inches (1.17 m).
Estimate $3,000-5,000
SOLD FOR $4,375.00

Sale 09CN01 Lot 317
William IV Brass Hanging Lantern
19th Century
Of hexagonal form, cast with scrolls at the corners. Height 24 inches, diameter 12 inches (30.5 cm).
Estimate $3,000-4,000
SOLD FOR $5000.00

Sale 09CN01 Lot 357

Regency Tortoise Shell Tea Caddy
First quarter of the 19th century
The rectangular domed hinged top opening to reveal a compartmentalized interior with removable inserts, with lion mask ring handles, on paw feet. Height 7 1/4 inches (18.4 cm), width 12 inches (30.5 cm), depth 6 inches (15.2 cm).
Estimate $3,000-5,000
SOLD FOR $5,000.00 A beautiful box.

Sale 09CN01 Lot 141

George II Walnut Bureau Cabinet
In two parts, the upper section fitted with a pair of mirrored cupboard doors enclosing shelves above valanced pigeonholes and small drawers, the lower section with a hinged front opening to an interior fitted for writing, over four long graduated drawers, raised on bracket feet. Height 7 feet (2.13 m), width 40 1/2 inches (1.02 m), depth 22 inches (55.9 cm).
Estimate $10,000-15,000

Sale 09CN01 Lot 159

Pair of Louis XVI Style Patinated-Bronze Ewers
19th Century
Each with a ruffled rim and a stylized serpent-form handle, the body cast with a foliate mask, on a stepped square base. Height 32 inches (81.3 cm).
Estimate $30,000-50,000

Sale 09CN01 Lot 180

Set of Thirteen Chinese Export Porcelain Plates
18th Century
Each scalloped rim centering a floral spray continuing to a border of flowers between spearhead bands. Diameter 9 1/4 inches (23.5 cm).

Property of a Connecticut Lady

Estimate $1,000-1,500
SOLD FOR $1,250.00. A steal, remember this includes the buyers premium.

1 comment:

M.Lane said...

This will be a great series! Thanks for bringing these great auction items to those of us in the hinterlands...