RECORD PRICES AT TRADEWINDS CANE AUCTION On May 6th, 2006, Tradewinds Antiques held its semi-annual all-cane live auction at the Salem Waterfront Hotel, in historic Salem Massachusetts. It was the twenty-eighth such event for America’s Prem
News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - A North American record at auction for a single cane was achieved when a 17th Century English ivory cane with silver pique work and silver overlay fetched $44,592.
Other high performers were a Tiffany fruitwood, ivory and silver at $14,000, a Tiffany silver& enamel at $13,440, a walrus ivory fist on narwhal at $10,640 and a Remington large doghead curio at $10,080.
An ivory Otto von Bismarck fetched $9,520 as did a USF Constitution relic cane presented by William McKinley. A relic cane from Washington’s funeral bier brought $7,840, a 1697 pique pomander achieved $7,280 as did a Russian silver and champleve enamel. A violin cane made $6,720, while an ivory phrenology head hammered down at $6,160. Other quality examples sold in the $5,000, $4,000 and $3,000 levels and there were fine offerings in all price ranges.
The sale grossed $441,380, to establish a new Tradewinds record. All prices quoted include a 12% buyer’s premium.
Tradewinds’ calendar of future events includes a Summer Online Auction beginning on July 18, 2006, an Autumn Live Auction at the Salem Waterfront Hotel on September 30, 2006, and the annual Holiday Online Auction beginning on December 13, 2006. The live auction will include a special cocktail reception preview the night before, with an illustrated presentation and lecture.
Details of all future events can be obtained by calling (978) 526-4085 or on the website at www.tradewindsantiques.com.
(Note: The lots cited above were 110, 2, 145, 25, 175, 99, 15, 115, 150, 10, 50, and 20. They can still be viewed on the tradewinds website.)