Wednesday, March 11, 2009

March 11th Doyle's Results

My friends there were some great buys today in New York. It is a bit scary that these pieces went for so little and yet it shows again that if you can afford it, now is the time to buy. The prices below do not reflect the buyers premium, which at Doyles is 25% plus tax.

The catalogue for this weeks auction at Doyle's was pretty big but I found a few items of interest out of the "you see this everywhere scenario." It makes you wonder about the the folks that appraise at Antiques Roadshow. Can you imagine two thousand people bringing their family "heirlooms" for an appraisal. "It's carnival glass Mam not crystal," over and over again. Still, I love the show, though to be truthful I loved the British version better. We American's grasp our heart,slap our knees, exclaim, "You have to kidding me!" or tear up. I love the British way of expression, " Oh realllly," "Nooo."

Lets take a look at this weeks goodies.

Under the right windows? Could be very pretty.
Pair of Louis XVI Style Marble Top Green Painted Consoles
Height 32 1/2 inches, width 25 inches, depth 15 1/2 inches.
Estimate $2,500-3,500

Marble tops are gray; some losses of paint to bases
SOLD FOR $4,000.00. A good start and I think they were worth that.

That single chair for the room don't you think?
Regency Style Gilt-Wood Klismos Side Chair

Estate of Lodzia Scheer

Estimate $500-700
SOLD FOR $800.00

Everyone is talking sunburst mirrors lately.
Gilt-Metal Starburst Mirror
Diameter 52 inches.
Estimate $800-1,200
SOLD FOR $475.00 I didn't like it all that much either. Still, a good buy.

Faux Bachelor style.
Pair of Simulated Alligator Upholstered Painted Benches
Length 50 inches.
Estimate $1,000-1,500
SOLD FOR $550.00. A great buy! For the somewhat flashy bachelor.

Don't you need this?
Chinoiserie Decorated Black Lacquered Lap Desk
Height 8 inches, width 18 1/4 inches, depth 12 1/2 inches.
Estimate $200-300
SOLD FOR $100.00. A steal! That would have looked great in any room.

Very chic.
Eglomise Mirror Framed Mirror
Height 40 inches, width 34 inches.
Estimate $800-1,200

You could do a million things with these.
Pair of Neoclassical Style Painted Architectural Niches
Height 47 inches, width 19 1/2 inches, depth 17 inches.
Estimate $400-600
SOLD FOR $200.00. Another steal. You could so many things with those.

For the fancy guest bathroom.
Crystal and Brass Basket-Form Two-Light Chandelier
Height 24 inches, diameter 20 inches.
Estimate $400-600
SOLD FOR $300.00. A Bargain!! I hope it was in good shape.

I'd use it as a high coffee table.
George III Leather Top Mahogany Architect's Table
Height 29 inches, width 29 1/2 inches, depth 23 1/2 inches.
Estimate $1,500-2,500
SOLD FOR $1,000.00. Folks these are the days to buy....oh my!

A bit of Brideshead for your home. It's probably missing parts but still.
George III Style Painted Mirror
Height 54 inches, width 31 inches.
Estimate $800-1,200
SOLD FOR $400.00. That is scary, it must have been in bad shape...I hope..what a steal!!!

Different looking and very Tony Duquette. I really like it.
Regency Style Metal Mounted Porcelain Tray Table
Height 20 inches, width 33 inches, depth 23 inches.
Estimate $800-1,200.
SOLD FOR $700.00. My favorite piece. Happy new owner I'm sure.

Pair of Neoclassical Style Cast Iron Urn-Form Jardinieres
Height 24 inches.
Estimate $800-1,200

It needs a paint job but still a nice piece.
Louis XV Style Marble Top Low Table
Height 17 1/2 inches, width 31 inches, depth 23 1/2 inches.
Estimate $250-450