Stellar Day for Antiques and Estate Auctioneers Live Internet bidding, telephone bidders and a packed auction gallery was evidence of a eager global audience to vie for the many quality items in the Margaret Walker Trust Auction April 14.
News-Antique.com - Apr 18,2007 - Live Internet bidding, telephone bidders and a packed auction gallery was evidence of a global audience of more than 500 eager buyers who vied for the many quality items offered during the Saturday, April 14th Margaret Walker Trust auction. The auction was held by John Farkas and Connie Rose of Antiques and Estate Auctioneers, at their gallery in Wellington, OH.
According to auctioneer, John Farkas, “This was a quality estate auction, and we were pleased to offer bidders the opportunity to bid on the more than 435 lots in the Walker Trust, including several high quality furniture pieces, lighting, art, and historical documents.”
Highlights from the day included spirited bidding on Lot 177, which was a stunning oak two door corner display with curved glass doors, leaded glass center pane, hand carved griffin, and beveled glass mirrors, which realized nearly $3,800.
Another excellent furniture piece was Lot 187, a single door display cabinet featuring a figural carving, other applied carvings, rope twist columns and paw feet, which realized more than $1,400 and Lot 271, which was a Clarks Spool Cabinet, in “as found” condition which realized more than $525.
Several telephone bidders, Internet bidders and gallery bidders engaged in very exciting competition for Lot 50, which was an exquisite Moe Bridges reverse painted lamp. The lamp base was marked Moe Bridges Milwaukee, and the stunningly painted shade displayed a lake scene with trees and was done in shades of blues and greens. The bidding ended with a final price nearing $2,900.
An interesting historical document was found in Lot 128, which was an original land grant signed by United States President James Monroe, and dated April 23, 1819. The 188 year old document realized a final price of more than $380.
Antiques and Estate Auctioneers also recorded another successful sale of an artwork by Wilhelm O. Kuhn (1910-1977) in Lot 293, which was an oil on board which realized almost $500. Kuhn’s distinctive impasto technique provides the strong texture which is often noted in his works. Kuhn was an Avon Lake, Ohio area artist whose works include an oil on canvas of the Friendship 7 Spacecraft orbiting the earth, which was presented to John Glenn c1962, and is now contained in Glenn’s archives at Ohio State University.
John Farkas and Connie Rose, of Antiques and Estate Auctioneers have been featured in numerous national publications and have received international recognition for arranging to bring an important pocket watch to sale in Geneva, Switzerland. The watch was an A. Lange & Sohne Grand & Petite Sonnerie clock watch-minute repeating c1905, which realized more than $629,000 when sold at auction.
Among their many unique auctions was the recent sale of a rare 1929 Hugh Ferris rendering of the famed New York City iconic Chrysler Building which realized more than $14,950. The new owner of the historical print is Chrysler Museum of Art. Antiques and Estate Auctioneers, also recently completed the massive auction of automotive historian Mickey Mishne’s estate.