Published: October 19, 2010
During Morton Kuehnert Auctioneers & Appraisers’ September 23 catalog auction, determined bidders knew what they wanted among the 237 cataloged lots. The bidding was lively and competitive and saw 343 registered buyers, including 171 who signed up for online bidding.
A signed Tiffany Studios telescopic “organic root” candlestick attained $10,800 during the first half-hour of bidding, and was soon followed by a $26,000 sale of a large Tabriz Persian rug, circa 1990.
Porcelain found favor with buyers in the form of a set of Eighteenth Century Sèvres presentation plates with landmark scenes from Clisson, France, that sold for $12,000 and a pair of Nineteenth Century Wedgwood urns that brought $6,000.
Furniture highlights were led by an attention-grabbing half canopy Louis XV-style bed and a Nineteenth Century Louis XV-style console and mirror. Each sold for $5,400. Other offerings included a Nineteenth Century box-shaped Spanish oak cabinet that took $1,680 and a highly carved Gothic oak desk at $4,800.
Rounding out the auction were a vintage brass and cloisonné bowl/planter that fetched $1,200 and a late Nineteenth Century sterling and jade table cigar lighter manufactured in San Francisco that realized $3,000.
All prices reported include the buyer’s premium.
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