Published: October 10, 2006
Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Continental blended with Mid-century Modern furniture attracted bidders to Clarke Auction’s late summer sale that owner Ronan Clarke described as “a very steady sale with no stunning highs and no real lows either.”
A Steinway grand piano in an ebonized case went to a New York City dealer for $17,250. It came from a Yonkers, N.Y., estate. A Tiffany student lamp drew $5,520 and a Tiffany piano lamp realized $2,300.
A marble-top chest with three drawers that was signed “Reitel” went for $4,715.
An 87-inch Nineteenth Century fruitwood refectory table with an extension that added another 57 inches to its length sold to a retail buyer for $4,025. The table was French and had no embellishment, but retained a lustrous patina. Another French object that attracted bidder interest was the Eighteenth Century carved armoire that realized $2,990. A late Nineteenth Century French dining table and six chairs with inlay was a good buy at $920. A Twentieth Century mahogany dining table and six chairs by Beacon Hill sold for $1,380.
A French Empire clock in bronze and marble drew $431 and a clock in a Meissen frame with an English movement realized $1,265.A set of ten dining chairs designed by Joseph Hoffmann fetched $1,725, while a set of 12 mahogany shield back dining chairs was a very good buy at $489.
A carved Nineteenth Century English hall bench sold for $1,265 and a Nineteenth Century gothic throne chair was $661.
A graceful crystal chandelier sold for $1,495 and a brass and crystal hanging lamp drew $546.
Silver was popular as a repousse sterling silver flatware service of about 70 pieces drew $1,380 and a repousse bread bowl went for $920 while a sterling water jug fetched $807. A collection of 60 sterling souvenir spoons realized $863 while two four-piece sterling tea sets brought $805 and $528. A small silver plate sold for $490.
A selection of Royal Doulton figures was surprisingly strong: one lot of three that included Spring, Lydia and Penelope went for $863. A collection of about 100 pieces of Spode porcelain expected to bring around $400/600 sold for $1,380 and a group of four Nineteenth Century French porcelain plates decorated with rabbits went for $863. A pair of Italian giltwood birds from the 1950s sold for $805.
A nice mulberry platter found unscathed in the basement of an area house attracted interest and sold for $138 while a collection of antique tools drew interest. Offered in four lots the tools brought a total of $2,042. An extensive collection of antique buttons, most of which were carded, realized $920.
Among other sales, a pair of Nineteenth Century Louis XVI style upholstered loveseats was $1,265, an English desk on stand made around the turn of the Twentieth Century $1,610, a Nineteenth Century globe-on-stand $490 and a pair of KPM vases mounted as lamps sold for $920.
A 72-inch oak cabinet with glass and leaded glass doors sold for $1,610 while a figural boot scraper had an interesting look and sold for $546.
Several lots of Midcentury Modern furniture and decorations included a Mission oak settee signed “Hubbard, Eldridge & Miller,” $1,380; a set of six Bertoia chairs, $490; a great-looking leather and bronze desk whose maker was unidentified, $1,495; an impressive copper lamp by Albert Gilles, $1,265; and a pair of glass topped stands with stylized plume bases, $863.
Style represented a strong buying area as a handsome Nineteenth Century Irish Chippendale-style drop leaf table that had a bad break to the leg went to the trade for $1,035. A Hepplewhite chest that was missing some veneer that was in a drawer of the piece realized $719.
A Nineteenth Century Sheraton-style games table was $863 and a Sheraton style server with inlay drew $431.
All prices quoted reflect the 15 percent buyer’s premium. For information, call 914-833-8336 or visit www.ccauctiongallery.com.
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