Published: August 28, 2001
New England Buyer Pays $100,000 for Massachusetts Table in South Carolina
SUMMERTON, S.C. – Wingfield’s Auction Company, 103 Main Street, experienced a strong sale on July 15 with the top lot, a Salem, Mass. dressing table, fetching $100,000.
The circa 1760 table, estimated at $8/10,000 was pursued by two phone bidders and after the frenzy subsided, the table returned home to New England.
Other highlights include a pair of floral oil on canvases, circa 1700, by Adrian Van Diest selling for $16,000. A New England curly maple high chest, $13,000, a circa 1830 Regency library table, $5,750; a circa 1800 Cherry tall chest 3/2/5, $6750; a Renaissance revival two piece bedroom set, circa 1860, $6,000 and an Eighteenth Century walnut tavern table mid-Atlantic states reached $3,500.
Also offered was a small collection of confederate Civil War rdf_Descriptions including a South Carolina musketoon realizing $4,200; a CS belt & buckle (Virginia style) bringing $5,000; and a set of eight centennial Philadelphia Chippendale style chairs with rush bottoms and ball and claw feet fetching $6,000.
Four hundred lots sold for a total of $500,000. Prices quoted do not include a 10 percent buyer’s premium.
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