Published: July 22, 2003
Numerous surprises were recorded during the Skinner, Inc. auction of European and Asian Furniture and Decorative Arts this past Saturday, July 19, with lots estimated in the hundreds of dollars routinely bringing several thousand dollars and more.
The top lot of the auction came as a surprise to many as a pair of diminutive Nineteenth Century Regency two-light girandole mirrors with eagle crests were offered. The lot, estimated at $8/10,000, saw active bidding from several in the room, although in the end the phones became active with the lot selling their way for $55,225.
Other lots that did well included a pair of Eighteenth Century garden seats in blue and white that soared past their $1/1,500 estimates bringing $17,625, a Louis XV gilt bronze and marble three piece clock and garniture set tripling estimates at $17,625 and a KPM porcelain plaque depicting two lovers on a swing, after a painting entitled “Springtime” by Pierre August Cot, selling at $16,450.
A complete report will appear in a future issue.
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