Published: March 6, 2012
A Sixteenth or Seventeenth Century Old Master still life on panel kicked off the Friday, March 2, auction at John McInnis Auctioneers when it sold for $218,500 to an agent in the gallery.
The painting, a depiction of fowl and fish, was unsigned and had some losses. It had been appraised previously at $10/20,000. The 80-year-old consignor had picked up the picture at a Georgia thrift shop. The painting retained a label indicating that it had been restored by noted early Twentieth Century Philadelphia art expert Professor Pasquale Farina.
A full report of the auction will appear in a future edition.
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