A Boston or Salem Federal candlestand with stunning form and ablaze with sunburst inlay was the choice of the choice when it sold for $166,750 at CRN Auctions’ November 19 sale.
The base was superbly formed and turned and its elegant spider legs ended in dainty spade feet. Bidding bounced around between the room and the phone until a stalwart phone bidder prevailed. Auctioneer Carl R. Nordblom said as he offered it, “This the best piece to show up in this area in at least 30 years.”
A complete report of the sale will appear in a future issue. —F.M.J.M.