Published: June 19, 2001
Quilt Set Garners $15,400 at Copake Textile Sale
COPAKE, N.Y. – Copake Auction recently held it’s third textile sale featuring quilts, hook rugs, a collection of Nineteenth Century beaded bags, chintz china and a variety of other textiles.
The top selling lot of the day was a Nineteenth Century album quilt with a scarce matching crib quilt. This seldom seen pair descended from The Hurst Family (John Fletcher Hurst 1834-1903) and sold to a Pennsylvania collector on the phone against a NYC collector on the floor for $15,400. Other quilts, ranging in age and pattern, sold between $150 to $1,000.
A single-owner assemblage of 86 Nineteenth Century beaded purses was also offered in this sale. “When I saw this collection for the first time I was very impressed”, said general manager, Seth Fallon. “I think it will be some time before a collection of this age and quality surfaces again”.
The top grossing purse was a Nineteenth Century floral bag signed on one side, “Lebanon 1837”, and on the reverse, “A.C. Beaumont”. The purse is thought to have originated from Connecticut. “With strong interest from Connecticut dealers and collectors we are guessing the piece came from there”, commented Seth Fallon. The purse sold to the Connecticut Historical Society for $2,750 against several absentee bids and a strong phone bidder.
Another high selling purse was a floral bag signed on one side, “Elisa V. Caldwell”, and on the reverse, “Newark 1832”. The name “Caldwell” is well known in New Jersey and the middle initial “V” is for Vanderpool, another well-known and documented name. The piece sold to a collector/dealer on the floor for $1,650.
A very unusual purse was a scenic that featured blue colored Indians hunting wild animals. This bag sold to a dealer for a reasonable $852.50. Other purses in the collection ranged from $150 to $525.
A small collection of chintz china was offered including a Royal Winton Julia breakfast set which sold to a Rhode Island collector for $1,705.
Coverlets, samplers and hook rugs have always been offered at the firm’s textile sales, this year also included a variety of these rdf_Descriptions. A Nineteenth Century blue and white coverlet signed, “Agriculture and Manufacturers are the Foundation of Our Independence July 4, 1836”, sold to a collector for $825.
A Nineteenth Century sampler by Mary Landis and dated 1834 sold to a collector on the phone for $1,870. A Pearl McGown design room size hook rug sold to a mid west collector for $1,870.
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