Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Results From Rago's August Estate Auction

ENGLISH TEA CADDY George III carved fruitwood apple with hinged cover, late 18th C. 5 1/2"

$800 - $1,000
SOLD FOR $2,280.00

The results, I believe, show that there are still great deals to be had in the auction markets but that prices are stabilizing...a bit.Some pieces really went higher than the house thought. I guess I have a good eye ;).Take a look.Prices include the buyers premium.

Here's a fun August sale from Rago's Auction House in Lambertville, NJ. As the press release for the event suggests, many fine pieces from the Stanley estate are going on the block with no reserves; which makes every auction hound salivate. I went through the entire catalogue last night and picked far more pieces than I usually do because their was so much that caught my eye. As a NJ native, I'd love to spend the day at the auction and may have to send some siblings to scope out the action. There's some really nice pieces on sale. Results will of course follows because its so much fun to see what everything is worth, in the auction world. Oy this takes a lot of time..but its what I do!

Saturday, August 8, 2009 at 12 pm: An Estate Auction featuring the Estate of Joseph Stanley

“Buyers will find the best of the Stanley estate in this Saturday sale, all unreserved,” says Tom Martin, the specialist in charge of Estates at Rago’s. “We’ve included 200 lots of his antique English furniture and over 100 paintings and 100 lots of decorative arts and accessories. It’s a treasure trove.”

You can view the entire catalogue here.

WELSH CUPBOARD Pine with brass hardware, ca. 1820-1840. 59" x 16 1/2" x 72"

$600 - $800
SOLD FOR $840.00

SIX ENGLISH REGENCY CHAIRS With caned seat chairs and original painted stenciling, 19th C. 18" x 19" x 31 1/2"

$600 - $800
SOLD FOR $1,200.00

ENGLISH CORNER CUPBOARD Two-piece blue paneled cabinet, 19th C. 44" x 86"

$1,000 - $2,000
SOLD FOR $1,560.00

ENGLISH REGENCY DAYBED Walnut with upholstered seat and matching accent pillows, 19th C. 82" x 26 1/2" x 36 1/2"

$2,000 - $3,000
SOLD FOR $4,200.00

ENGLISH PAPIER MACHE TRAY Scalloped shape with fine peacock and floral embellishments, 19th C. 24 1/2" x 32"

$600 - $800
SOLD FOR $1,200.00

ENGLISH CHINA CABINET Chinoiserie-decorated with many drawers, on stand, 19th C. 40" x 20" x 66"

$800 - $1,200
SOLD FOR $2880.00

ENGLISH LACQUER TABLE Black lacquer tea table, 19th C. 25 3/4" x 30" x 19 3/4"

$400 - $600
SOLD FOR $450.00

ENGLISH BUTLER"S TRAY TABLES Two oak tables, 19th C. 22" x 28" x 18"

$400 - $600
SOLD FOR $1,140.00

ENGLISH CORNER CHAIR Carved oak, missing cushion, 18th c. 18" x 19" x 33 1/4"

$500 - $700
SOLD FOR $420.00

ENGLISH CAMPAIGN-STYLE CHEST Two section, three drawer chest with brass handles in camphor wood, 19th C. 21" x 30" x 42"

$800 - $1,000

SHERATON SOFA Upholstered in yellow silk damask, with original painted decoration, ca. 1810-1820. 71" x 27" x 32"

$1,000 - $1,500
SOLD FOR $3,000.00

It looks like its about to move. Don't you love it?
GEORGIAN DRESSING TABLE Burled walnut with two drawers, claw and ball feet, ca. 1780. 29 1/4" x 18 1/2" x 35 1/2"

$1,200 - $1,500
SOLD FOR $2,400.00

ENGLISH CABINET Gothic display cabinet with mirrored back and glass shelves (not shown), 19th C. 80" x 48 1/2" x 17"

$1,500 - $2,000
SOLD FOR $4,500.00

TORTOISESHELL CHAIRS Fine pair in the Regency style with horsehair upholstery, late 19th/early 20th C. 34" x 19 1/2" x 21"

$10,000 - $15,000
DID NOT SELL. Darn I was wondering what they were worth.

ROYAL COPENHAGEN Flora Danica ice dome with pierced decoration, early 20th C. Inside hairline, restored near base. Blue wave...

$600 - $800
SOLD FOR $1,200.00. Still don't know what its purpose was.

ROYAL COPENHAGEN Seventeen-piece Blue Onion service includes coffee and teapots, sugar and creamer, six cups and saucers...

$300 - $500
SOLD FOR $450.00


Mrs. Blandings said...

This is the kind of thing to make you think you really NEED something. Or four somethings.

An Aesthete's Lament said...

I want the spidery dining chairs at the top, and the Gothic cabinet. Would you mind wrapping them to go? I'll have a van idling out front.