Published: October 29, 2012
American Furniture & Decorative Arts, including a separate catalog of The Patriotic Americana Collection of Marilyn and Michael Gould, was sold on Sunday, October 28, at Skinner’s Boston Gallery starting at 10 am. At 4:40 in the afternoon, 210 lots from the Gould collection crossed the block, with an active bank of phones, left bids and the Internet showing strong interest in the material.
Among the patriotic pieces was lot 542, a painted sheet-metal Union shield with copper eagle figure, circa 1860, painted red, white and blue with 33 gold stenciled stars. It measures 41 inches high, 25 inches wide and 6 inches deep, and carried an estimate of $3/5,000; it sold for $9,600, including buyer’s premium. The Goulds acquired the shield from their good friend, antiques dealer Charles Wilson of West Chester, Penn.
The gross for the entire sale, all 782 lots, was $1,871,635, including the Gould sale that grossed $183,376. Both numbers include the buyer’s premium and a complete review of the sales will appear in a forth coming issue of Antiques and The Arts Weekly.
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