Published: May 29, 2012
Thos. Cornell Galleries, Ltd, conducted an auction on May 5 featuring Part I of the Elliott Galleries collection, which sold strongly in a packed gallery. Elliott Galleries was a prestigious New York City antique shop, and when collectors heard about the sale, they flocked to the gallery and bid via phone and Internet.
Thos. Cornell Galleries reported that there was a standing-room-only crowd, as well as almost the highest number of bids for one sale that the gallery has ever had. A large number of the bidders were from Europe, and seven states were heard from.
Excitement in the gallery was high when a six-panel carved Oriental screen crossed the block. After a rush of bidders, the screen sold at $61,360.
Other top lots included a pair of Eighteenth Century Italian carved wood angels that sold at $12,980; a William and Mary period secretary went to $10,030; an Eighteenth Century Dutch tall case clock realized $7,316; a Tabriz rug sold at $3,540; and a Fereghan Sarouk center medallion Oriental run, 6 feet 6 inches by 4 feet 6 inches, realized $8,968.
Prices reported include the buyer’s premium.
Part II of the Elliott Galleries’ collection will be offered at Thos. Cornell Galleries, Ltd, on June 9. The gallery is at 76 West Main Street. For more information, 631-289-9505 or www.thoscornellauctions.com .
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