If the weather forecast holds we may see continued chilly wet days this weekend. Perfect for an auction in downtown DC. Adam A. Weschler & Son, Inc.
909 E Street, NW,Washington, D.C. is having a Fine Furniture and Decorations Sale this Saturday, the 17th starting at 10:00 a.m.
I normally give folks more time to peruse the pieces that caught my eye and have a look at the whole catalog but busy days have kept me from my duty. I did take a quick look and found a couple of pieces that appear to be nice buys. This will be a brown auction for Homer as almost everything I picked is old mahogany. However, take a look at the whole catalog. There are some fine rugs and silver and lots of things to entice the eye. This is also a great auction for those with Christmas in mind and that special gift you won't find in the department stores. Lets take a look.
I'm working Saturday at the Kellogg Collection, which is having a great upholstery sale, hint, hint, and won't be able to make the auction so everyone else have fun.
Federal Satinwood Inlaid Walnut Chest of Drawers
Mid-Atlantic States, Probably Maryland, Circa 1800
Having line inlaid drawers enclosed within a case with line inlaid canted corners and diamond-form, bone-inlaid escutcheons. Brasses replaced; some losses to inlay and drawer surrounds.
Height: 42-3/4 in (108.6 cm); Width: 41 in (104.1 cm); Depth: 19-1/4 in (48.9 cm)
Estimate $1,500-2,500. Every man should have one for his Stuff!
SOLD FOR $2,600.00
Chippendale Satinwood Inlaid Walnut Chest of Drawers
Mid-Atlantic States, Probably Winchester, VA, Circa 1780
Brasses replaced; lacking three locks.
Height: 41 in (104.1 cm); Width: 37-1/2 in (95.3 cm); Depth: 19-3/4 in (50.2 cm)
Estimate $1,200-1,800. I'm going to take a guess that this goes for much less. But still will look nice at home.
DID NOT SELL. NOT SURPRISED.
Set of Six Federal Mahogany Side Chairs
Probably New York, Circa 1815
Each with green upholstered slip seats. Each with veneer losses, particularly to the crest rail and seat rails; three with repairs to scrolled ears at crest rail.
Estimate $400-600. I'm sure a bit bruised, but for that price!
SOLD FOR $400.00. GUESS THEY WERE PRETTY BATTERED.
Neoclassical Style Carved Waxed Pine Hearth Surround
Probably English, Late 19th Century
Height: 58 in (147.3 cm); Width: 74 in (188 cm); Depth: 9-1/2 in (24.1 cm)
Estimate $1,000-1,500. I'd leave it just the way it is.
SOLD FOR $1,000.00. A STEAL..A STEAL! CAN YOU IMAGINE THE PRICE IN A RETAIL SETTING?
George III Style Satinwood Inlaid and Crossbanded Mahogany Linen Press
In two parts with a removable cornice; the upper section with two panel doors opening to view three pull-out linen shelves. Brasses replaced; cornice possibly replaced; lacking one interior shelf.
Height: 79 in (200.7 cm); Width: 50 in (127 cm); Depth: 23 in (58.4 cm)
Estimate $2,000-4,000. Put a smallish flat screen in it for the bedroom.
SOLD FOR $1,500.00. A GREAT DEAL FOR FANCYING UP A ROOM.
George III Oak Refectory Table
Composed of 18th Century Elements
One end fitted with a frieze drawer.
Height: 32 in (81.3 cm); Length: 95 in (241.3 cm); Depth: 30 in (76.2 cm)
Estimate $1,500-2,500 . For the country style kitchen..hmmm.
$1,100.00. ANOTHER GREAT BUY. THIS WAS THE PIECE THAT REALLY INTERESTED THE EXPERTS AT WORK.
Louis Philippe Mahogany Trestle-Base Tric-Trac Table
Third Quarter 19th Century
The top having two slide-out panels opening to view a calamander and bois satiné game board which slides out to reveal a green felt backgammon board over a frieze drawer with green baize divided wells with turned light and dark wood game pieces.
Height: 30-1/2 in (77.5 cm); Width: 34-1/2 in (87.6 cm); Depth: 22-1/2 in (57.2 cm)
Estimate $2,000-3,000. I love classic games tables. A perfect way to while away a chilly fall night next to the fireplace, by candlelight of course.
DID NOT SELL. YET.
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