Published: October 2, 2007
A heavily carved three-piece Renaissance Revival bedroom set that had only been moved twice in its 100-year-plus history, with second move coming recently as it was relocated to Fontaine’s Auction gallery, brought a premium price at auction this past Saturday, September 29.
Auctioneer John Fontaine was excited to be offering the set that he cataloged as being in pristine, untouched condition. “All they did was dust it from time to time,” stated the auctioneer.
Thought to be by Thomas Brooks, the walnut and burled walnut, marble top set carried a $30/50,000 estimate. “I thought we might come in around the high end,” stated Fontaine, but a battle between ten phone bidders and several bidders on the floor, pushed the final price to $80,500, with a bidder in the gallery winning out.
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