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.
rose to $4,400. The 64” tall piece was purchased by an Indiana phone bidder. Also, a working mahogany inlaid case Regina music box, double comb, with five 5.5” discs, played a nice tune for a South Georgia collector at $3,300.
Period furniture dominated the day’s proceedings. Pieces that did well included a pair of John Henry Belter rosewood armchairs in the Rosedale pattern (circa 1850). An absentee bidder from Ohio was the winner, paying $7,150. Also, a German inlay Bombay chest (circa 1800, 39” h x 48” w) sold in the room for $4,620.
A Southern cherry sugar chest with curly maple inlay on turned tapered legs, with dovetail case (circa 1820) made an in-house bidder happy for $5,500. The 37” h x 23” w chest is probably from the Piedmont region. Also, a 19th century Verni Martin center table, artist signed with hand-painted scenes (circa 1870), garnered a top bid of $2,200.
The star of the fine art group was a 19th century oil on canvas by the French artist Fabius Germain Brest (1823-1900), titled “Sunset Landscape.” A determined bidder in the room took it home for $2,530, a bargain considering works by Brest have brought up to $175,000. The 13” x 19” work was signed by Brest and was housed in a period frame.
Grand View Antiques & Auction’s next big sale will be held August 26th and feature items from a Farmersville, Tex., collection of rosewood Rococo furniture, along with pieces from Northern Alabama and Spartanburg, S.C., estates. The sale will feature high style Rococo and Renaissance Revival furniture, a niche that has catapulted Grand View Auction into the forefront of leading Southern auction houses. Auctioneer Greg Norred, AAL #1742.
Grand View Antiques & Auction’s spacious, 12,000-square-foot showroom is located at 2641 Hwy. 431 in Roanoke, Ala. For more information on the company and the upcoming sale, you may log on to www.grandviewauction.com. To consign an item, estate or collection, you may call them at (334) 863-6040, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Victorian Renaissance Revival rosewood bed with carved cherubs in headboard and attributed to Thomas Brooks, circa 1860 ($9,900).
19th century oil on canvas by the French painter Fabius Germain Brest (1823-1900), titled “Sunset Landscape” ($2,530).
Daum Nancy Lamp:
Late 19th/early 20th century signed Daum Nancy lamp in the High Art Nouveau style, silver on bronze ($7,975).
Rare 19th century polychrome Blackamoor on stand, with excellent detailing and in original condition ($4,400).
19th century Oriental teakwood gondola-shaped étagère (101” tall). An online bidder from Hong Kong paid $2,290 for it.