Published: July 25, 2000
HARWICH, MASS. – Klinger & Co. conducted an antiques and collectibles auction on July 18, hosting a standing room only crowd. Keith Klinger of the gallery reported additional telephone and absentee action, remarking that telephone bidding was generally on the rise. “That’s the way many people are buying. They don’t have time to run around. It also depends on the reputation of the gallery, too.” The event grossed over $300,000 from the sale of 290 lots consigned by several local residents.
A single drawer drop leaf Shaker table in cherry was the star of the day, going to the trade at $32,000. The lot, consigned from the Jean Lund estate, bore a label saying that it had been featured on frontispiece of The Magazine Antiques in December 1934.
A sterling silver first prize trophy won by American golfer Francis Quimet in the 1914 Golf de Paris reached $31,000, going to Ohio collector Mort Olman. The lot stood 10 ½ inches high, weighed 34 troy ounces, and bore a French hallmark. An Apache Olla basket standing 20 inches high, decorated with 20 figures and 11 animals, having slight imperfections, sold at $27,000; and a pair of scrimshawed whale’s teeth, 5 ¼ inches high, depicting a sailor with a British flag, and a woman with a bird and a letter, was purchased by a private collector for $15,000.
Two Kashan rugs in the tree of life pattern fetched $1,800 each; a primitive oil on canvas painting of a life saving station, approximately 18 by 24 inches, realized $2,800; a Gustav Stickley Morris oak chair in original finish, #332, brought $6,250, going the trade; a framed watercolor painting by A. T. Britcher, 9 by 18 ¾ inches, garnered $3,500; and two paintings by Ralph Cahoon of sandpipers by the shoreline, each approximately 8 by 10 inches, sold for $3,500 and $4,000.
“Marley Horse with Attendant,” a 20-inch high bronze, the French piece marketed by Tiffany & Company, did $1,000; a decoy merganser in original paint made $7,500; a black bellied plover decoy by Elmer Crowell, having some damage, fetched $11,000; and a bobwhite by Crowell went out at $6,200.
A rare Gustav Stickley piano lamp in original finish with a marked Quezel shade brought $3,400; a carved hourglass reached $1,650; a diorama of a many-masted ship, carved and painted, realized $2,000; two tea caddies in fruitwood, one in apple form, on in pear form, sold at $2,800 and $3,000 respectively; a Gustav Stickley table/desk was purchased at $2,000; two bookcases by L. & J. G. Stickley brought $1,600 and $1,800; sterling silver serving pieces ranged from $300 to $700 per lot.
Smalls were very expensive. “They were very hard to buy,” Klinger said.
Prices quoted do not reflect a required 10 percent buyers premium.
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