TRADEWINDS CANE AUCTION 2007 SPRING SALE A SUCCESS On April 21, 2007, Tradewinds Antiques held its semi-annual all-cane live auction at the Salem Waterfront Hotel, in historic Salem Massachusetts. It was the thirtieth such event for Tradewinds.
News-Antique.com - May 01,2007 - The leader of the sale was a superb English ivory pique pomander cane that brought $28,000. A scarce California gold quartz cane made $12,880 while another English pique in a rare form fetched 11,760. A great rope carved whale ivory on whalebone achieved $10,640, while a detailed ivory Buffalo Bill found $8,960. A fine Tiffany monkey made $8,400, as did an ornate Indian potentate’s cane, as well as a rare Austrian violin. A menacing French “La Terrible” curio fetched $7,840, while an early silver cane dated 1700 and a fully carved whalebone nautical both made $7,280. An ingenious aquarelist’s cane brought $6,720 while a fine damascene egg and claw, and an ivory Cavalier each made $6,440. Other quality examples sold in the $5,000, $4,000, $3,000 and $2,000 levels and there were fine offerings in all price ranges.
The sale grossed $401,044, the third highest in the Company’s history. All prices quoted include a 12% buyer’s premium.
Tradewinds’ next event will be our Mid-Summer Online Auction beginning on July 24, 2007.
Watch for notices about our upcoming September 29. 2007 Live Auction that will be a celebration of our 15th year of conducting cane auctions. There will be several special announcements.
Details of all events can be obtained by calling (978) 526-4085 or on the website at www.tradewindsantiques.com.