Published: October 29, 2012
On Saturday, September 22, Michael and Seth Fallon of Copake Auction sold 650 lots in an unreserved cataloged estate auction at its gallery at 266 Route 7A.
In a sale that boasted 863 bidders counting up 1,212 bids, the offerings included estate fresh Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century furniture, folk art, period accessories, china, glass, stoneware, primitives and much more.
Highlights of the day included a lovely lady tennis player copper weathervane that sold at $8,050. With great verdigris, the 30¼-inch-tall woman was perched on one foot as she reached out with her right arm and racquet, pointing the way of the wind.
Another weathervane, a cow with zinc horns and in worn, red paint sold at $4,600 †at 16½ inches high and 27 inches long, it was in good condition.
A signed and dated 1986 William Morris art glass vase, 15½ inches high, sold close to its low estimate of $2,500, when it went out at $2,875.
Rounding out the highlights, a Knoll midcentury chrome base marble top table †the marble had some chipping †but that did not deter bidders who pushed it to above the estimate to sell at $1,955. And a signed and dated print by Robert Rauschenberg (1925′008), sold at $1,610. The 15¾-by-16-inch print had “Plank 23/43 Rauschenberg 1964” on the lower right margin, below the image.
All prices reported include the buyer’s premium.
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