Get Your Auction On — This Week’s Finds

So while we’re in the midst of the ORC, I’ve decided to do quickie weekly auction finds for my regular Saturday post (granted that I can find some good ones). I’ve weeded through a ton of stuff to find a few standouts that I feel are interesting/unique will go for reasonable prices. This doesn’t scratch the surface, however, so if you see that one of the auctions is near you, dive on in.

Furthermore, if you live in the area, go check these out! As always, I recommend viewing in person for furniture and such, and always request a condition report. You can register directly through the auction house or through Want to ship? Get a quote before you bid.

Lastly, remember the estimate is just that — an estimate, or perhaps what the auction house hopes the lot will sell for. I’ve been to many an auction where an item sells well below the estimate, and occasionally below the starting bid. It all depends on who else wants it.

If you’re uncertain about navigating auctions, read my posts here and here. Let’s go!

This Week: Going, going, GONE!

Clarke Auction Gallery (Larchmont, NY)

Gorgeous figural. Estimate $500-$700. Sold for $650.

Few people in my generation appreciate beautiful and colorful Persian. Their loss, my gain. Judiciously used in one or two rooms, they give home warmth, depth, and patina. They are a great place to start with color scheme and wear like iron. Paired with laid back, linen-look covered upholstery, this baby could even work in a family room. This looks big, but measurements are not included in the description. Contact the auction house if interested. Estimate $800-$1,200. Sold for $1,900.

Michaan’s Auctions (Alameda, CA)

How amazing is this chest? Estimate $400-$600. Sold for $275.

Acrylic on paper. Both measure sheet: 22 1/8 x 29 3/4 inches; Frame: 24 1/4 x 32 1/4 inches. Both are signed, dated and titled. Super bright and energetic. Estimate $700-$900 for both. Sold for $350.

Rago Arts and Auction Center (Lambertville, NJ)

Soft and understated. Contemporary hand-knotted wool rug, India. 8′ 8″ x 11′ 9″ Estimate $1,000-$1,500. Sold for $950.

Glamorous. Bamboo silk rug. 7′ 9″ x 9′. Estimate $900-$1,400. Lot passed.

Kamelot Auctions (Philadelphia, PA)

SOOOOOOOOO sexy for a dining room. A set of six custom-made Albano dining chairs having stylized wing-back decoration and bronze rose bud finials with bronze sabots circa 1950. Estimate $1,500-$2,500. Sold for $1,100.

I’m a sucker for Murano chandeliers. An Italian mid century modern green glass chandelier having four arms with overscaled bobeche and lower ball finial circa 1970. Estimate: $700-$900. Sold for $850.

Ahlers & Ogletree (Atlanta, GA)

Henredon is one of the North Carolina gold standard manufacturers. I love the green leather. Pair these with a more contemporary or lighter, natural wood dining table for a more updated look. Sold for $700.

Calvin Waller Burnett (American, 1921-2007), “Euphoria”, oil on canvas, signed to lower left “BURNETT”. Primitivist-style sgraffito figural. Unframed approximately 23.825″ x 19.825″. Beautiful depth of color. Estimate $600-$800. Sold for $300.

Greenwich Auction (Greenwich, CT)

Not crazy about the framing job, but I’ve never seen a suite of prints quite like this. And of course I am always smitten by anything in blue and green. Reframe them and they’d be awesome. Estimate is $100-$200. Sold for $20.

This baby is 42″W x 58″H (including chain). Originally for candles, it has been electrified.Anybody have a double height foyer? This would be amazing. Estimate is $800-$1,200. Sold for $300.

Bruce Kodner Galleries (Lake Worth, FL)

Really big and really fun. Picture – 32 3/4″ High x 34 1/2″ wide, total – 41″ high x 42 1/2″ wide.Do you love somebunny? Estimate $200-$300. Lot passed.

There you have it. Any questions? Check in on Thursday for the next installation of my ORC Art-Inspired Entry! I’ll be looking at plastering, painting, and adventures in framing.


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