Rosewood bed sells for $9,900 at Grand View sale A beautiful Victorian Renaissance Revival rosewood bed sold for $9,900 at Grand View Antiques & Auction's June 24 estate sale. The event was held in Roanoke, Ala. Prices include a buyer's premium.
BEAUTIFUL VICTORIAN RENAISSANCE REVIVAL ROSEWOOD BED
REALIZES $9,900 AT GRAND VIEW ANTIQUES & AUCTION’S JUNE 24 SALE
(Roanoke, Ala.) – A stunning Victorian-era Renaissance Revival rosewood bed carved around 1860 and attributed to Thomas Brooks sold for $9,900 at a multi-estate sale held June 24 by Grand View Antiques & Auction in Roanoke, Ala. Prices quoted include a buyer’s premium (10% for phone and in-house buyers, 17.5% for Internet bidders).
The bed, 92” high x 65” wide, featured beautifully carved cherubs in the headboard. It was one of about 250 lots that changed hands at a rain-soaked sale. “We had to brave severe thunderstorms, a pounding rain and several power outages, but we got through it and everybody went home happy,” said Jim Sloan of Grand View Antiques & Auction.
Sloan said the better pieces fetched nice, high prices, while the mid-level merchandise held its own. “Bidding was spirited,” he said. “We had about 100 people in the room -- a nice turnout, considering the weather. We also fielded more than 200 bids by phone and about an equal number of online bids from seven foreign countries.”
The same phone bidder from Houston who claimed the rosewood bed also scored a companion piece, again attributed to Thomas Brooks: a marble-top deep well dresser with carved cherubs in the headboard (circa 1860, $4,400). But a third piece in the group – a marble-top half commode – went to a determined bidder for $2,200.
The top lot of the sale was a rare American Victorian faux bamboo bedroom suite (circa 1880), attributed to R.J. Horner. A phone bidder from Boston claimed the prize at $10,450. Another Victorian faux bamboo piece – a lock side chest, circa 1880, also attributed to R.J. Horner – went to an absentee bidder in Tuscaloosa for $4,675.
Oversees online bidders tended to go after items from their home countries. A 19th century Oriental teakwood gondola-shaped étagère (101” tall) sold to a Hong Kong bidder for $2,290. And a beautiful Irish burl walnut Chippendale lowboy (circa 1760) returned home to the Emerald Isle, as an Irish bidder bought it for $5,640.
The top lot in the lamps category was a late 19th/early 20th century signed Daum Nancy example in the High Art Nouveau style. It sold to a phone bidder from Ohio for $7,975. The 18” high piece was a silver on bronze version of Aladdin’s lamp, with a bird footed base and an elevated snake holding a branch above (like Edgar Brandt’s work).
Also, an unusual Pairpoint reverse painted lamp, with paneled glass and signed on the shade (25.5” tall) sold to an absentee bidder from Illinois for $4,015. A 19th century bronze Astral lamp with etched shade (29” tall) was claimed by an Atlanta collector in the room for $1,650. And a pair of 19th century Old Paris figural mantle vases hit $3,410.
A rare 19th century polychrome Blackamoor on stand with excellent detailing and in original condition