Sunday, February 14, 2010

A Very Nice DC Auction, Delayed By Snow, Results

Due to the amazing snowstorms the Weschler's auction was re-scheduled to yesterday.
Weschlers Auction House here in DC is having an unusually large mid-winter auction on February 6th. It took me a good hour to peruse the entire catalog and I had so many things catch my eye that I recommend fans to take a look at the whole listing. You can do that here. Here's a hint, if you love Flora Danica, there is a huge amount of beautiful pieces.

Prices seem to have stabilized but there are a few pieces featured below that I think are great deals. I hope its a cold rainy day and that I have it off because I'd love to spend a couple of hours at this event. So here we go, just remember I saw many other things that looked great.

Lot 350
Charles X Applewood Secrétaire à Abattant Second Quarter 19th Century
Estimate: $800 - 1200
SOLD FOR $550.00. Oh my gosh what a steal!

George IV Rosewood Four-Tier What-Not Circa 1825
Estimate: $1000 - 1500
SOLD FOR $2,200.00. Wow that estimate was low.

Regency Parcel Gilt and Decorated Black Painted Beechwood Armchair Early 19th Century
Estimate: $500 - 700
SOLD FOR $900.00 A great deal for such a nice looking chair.

George III Style Walnut Bedside Stand Early 20th Century
Estimate: $300 - 500
SOLD FOR $350.00. Fair and a very nice buy.

George III Style Mahogany Oval Extension Dining Table First Half 20th Century
Estimate: $600 - 800
SOLD FOR $550.00. A tremendous deal. This is why I always tell newlyweds to go to the auction house.

Pair of Victorian Tole Painted Cornucopia Wall Vases Last Half 19th Century
Estimate: $1000 - 1500
SOLD FOR $750.00. Very decorative but still not cheap.

Set of Twelve Royal Copenhagen 'Flora Danica' Reticulated Luncheon Plates Dated 1980-1984
Estimate: $6000 - 8000
SOLD FOR $4,800.00. If its your thing, you got a good deal.

Meissen Ornithological Serving Dish and Six Plates Outside Decorated, Late 19th-Early 20th Century
Estimate: $400 - 600
SOLD FOR $550.00. Fair.

Two Georgian Silver Mounted Shell Bowl Tea Caddy Spoons and a Snuff Box 18th-19th Century
Estimate: $400 - 600
SOLD FOR $550.00

Pair of Continental Silver Plate Single-Light Sconces Circa 1900
Estimate: $400 - 600
SOLD FOR $1,600.00. Hmmm, some serious bidding there.

Chinese Export 'Famille Rose' Charger on Later Stand Qianlong Period (1736-1795)
Estimate: $1500 - 2500
DID NOT SELL. I kinda think there might have been an age problem there.

Tabriz Rug Second Quarter 20th Century 13 ft 8 in x 10 ft 1 in (417 x 307 cm)
Estimate: $1000 - 1500

Lot 360
Biedermeier Flame Birch Caned Bergère Circa 1825
Estimate: $400 - 600
DID NOT SELL. How did that happen?


columnist said...

The sconces are beautiful. I shall go and peruse voraciously!

My Notting Hill said...

hmm...I think I may go to that. Especially liked the caned chair.

Karena said...

Beautiful choices to feature, wish I could be there!!

An Aesthete's Lament said...

I'll take the Meissen plates and the Georgian-shell thingamabobs.

The Down East Dilettante said...

What a surprise when I opened this post----the woman who owned many of these things was a client of mine for years, and the black chair with thee turban-clad figures, and the georgian style stand, were both purchased years ago at my store. It inspired me to do a post about the chair over at my blog. Had fun then going through the catalog to see what other old friends I recognized. There were many. The owner had been a founder of the Washington Antiques Show, and possessed very refined tastes. thanks for providing me a cyber re-union with some old favorites.

decorating fabric said...

These are gorgeous. I love the plates, it’s very authentic designs, and it’s just gorgeous.

Boracay hotel said...

These items are beautiful, it must be very expensive.

Martha said...

Very interesting. I can't believe some of the prices being what I consider low. Beautiful things!

DC by Design said...

I want that caned chair, darnit! But tea caddy spoons? What are those?

sam said...

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