Tradewinds All-Cane Auction Tradewinds Antiques, America's Premier Cane Auction Housetm, is pleased to present their 32nd all-cane live auction. It will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2007, at the Salem Waterfront Hotel, in his
News-Antique.com - Apr 03,2008 - The sale will be preceded the evening before, April 25 at 6:30 PM, by a special program and private auction preview at the Salem Waterfront Hotel. It will feature The Cane Gang, an extraordinary group of professional musicians from Maine who will entertain with a program of music actually played on gadget canes. The Cane Gang will make you look at walking sticks in an entirely different manner. As always, there is no charge for the event, and hors d’oeuvres will be served. There will also be a cash bar. (Please call Tradewinds to advise if you will be attending so that facilities can be prepared and refreshments ordered.
A sampling of highlights includes: A rare and important mid-17th C. English ivory, silver and enamel pique, (Est.: $20,000-$30,000), a wonderful California gold quartz cane owned by a Mayor of San Francisco, (Est.: $10,000-$15,000), a lovely Tiffany cane with gold, enamel and diamonds, (Est.: $9,000-$13,000), an outstanding carved whale ivory and whalebone cane with balls-in-chamber, (Est.: $8,000-$10,000), a great, historical Andrew Jackson gold presentation cane, (Est.: $8,000-$10,000), a superb German ivory hunting motif cane, (Est.: $3,500-$4,500, a fine ivory phrenology head, (Est.: $4,500-$6,500), a great English pique pomander dated 1692, (Est.: $6,000-$8,000), a scarce #12 Remington percussion curio, (Est.: $7,500-$9,500), a rare firescreen/sunscreen cane, (Est.: $3,500-$4,500), a fine Remington large doghead curio, (Est.: $9,000-$12,000), a splendid ca 1690 ivory pique, (Est.: $5,500-$7,500), and an early Saint-Cloud porcelain tau, (Est.: $3,000-$4,000).
A 15% Buyers premium will be added to the hammer price of each lot. A 3% discount will be subtracted from the hammer price of each lot for any buyer personally attending and purchasing at the sale. Telephone bidding and absentee bidding, either written or electronic, do not qualify for the 3% discount.
A glossy catalog with each lot fully pictured in color and described in detail, is ready and can be purchased from Tradewinds by calling (978) 526-4085. An online presentation of the catalog is available at www.tradewindsantiques.com.
(Lot #'s cited above are: 2, 101, 75, 10, 101, 25, 151, 50, 65, 7, 175, 140, and 40. You can see them and all others on our website by going to Live Auctions)