1948 Hot-Rod Lincoln hits $11,550 at Four Seasons sale A midnight blue, partially restored 1948 Lincoln Continental hot-rod car roared off for $11,550 at a summertime multi-estate sale held July 29 by Four Seasons Auction Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia.
six fine carved French chairs, with backs sporting carved roses and foliate, dainty fluted legs, acanthus knees and gorgeous striped upholstery, went for $2,500 (the two arm chairs of the same group were listed separately and sold for $550 each). Also, a pair of Anglo-Indian armchairs, decorated with figural rosewood carving and inlaid with mother-of-pearl (circa 1930) achieved $550.
A French Art Nouveau table made by Emile Galle (1846-1904) around 1900 and decorated with organic carving and exotic foliate marquetry changed hands for $1,760; a period Georgian chest-on-chest with nice inlaid canted corners (78” tall, circa 1840) crossed the block at $1,650; and an elegant French bowed-front, marble-top commode with floral and drape relief carvings, fetched $1,650.
Four Seasons Auction Gallery's next big sale will be held the weekend of September 15-16, on-site, at the home of Bernice Shirey, on Chamblee Gap Road in Cumming, Ga. This living estate sale will feature Ms. Shirey's lifetime accumulation of more than 3,000 personal items, collected over 60 years. The start time for both days will be 11 am, and the auction will be held under tents, rain or shine.
Then, on Sunday, September 23, another on-site living estate sale is planned, comprising the lifetime antique collection and real estate property of Constanee and Harold Zier of Huntsville, Ala. Highlights include a Sohmer & Co. baby grand piano; a Rococo curio on stand; mahogany bookcases; mahogany bedroom suites; a pair of Chippendale sofas; and paintings by James Holland and A. Lewis.
The Ziers will also be selling their home and property, on Gill Street in Huntsville. The house is a 2,600-square-foot brick, two-story structure with detached garage with studio. The three bedroom, 2.5-bath home sits on an 80' x 250' lot, with a large, gently sloping front yard. It's in a nice, mature neighborhood. The auction will begin at 11 am sharp and be held under tents, rain or shine.
Four Seasons Auction Gallery averages nearly 100 auctions a year. The firm is licensed and bonded in five states and offers certified appraisals. It specializes in antiques; estates and fine arts; real estate; vehicles of all types; business liquidations; bankruptcy; court-ordered auctions; and unique collections. Sales may be conducted on-site or in the firm's spacious 16,000-square-foot showroom.
To learn more about the upcoming on-site auctions slated for Sept. 15-16 and Sept. 23, you may log on to www.fsagallery.com. Four Seasons Auction Gallery holds sales on Wednesday evenings and most weekends, and is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign an item, estate or collection, you may call them directly at (404) 876-1048. Or, e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.