Fontaine's to hold huge estate sale Saturday, Sept. 27 More than 300 lots of outstanding, fresh-to-the-market estate merchandise will be offered Saturday, Sept. 27, by Fontaine's Auction Gallery in Pittsfield, Mass. Four lots could bring $50,000 or more.
Contact: Bob Burke or John Fontaine
OVER 300 LOTS OF QUALITY, FRESH-TO-THE-MARKET MERCHANDISE WILL CROSS THE BLOCK AT AN EXCEPTIONAL ANTIQUE AUCTION SLATED FOR SEPT. 27 BY FONTAINE'S
(Pittsfield, Mass.) - More than 300 lots of outstanding, fresh-to-the-market merchandise in a broad array of categories will be offered at an exceptional antique auction slated for Saturday, September 27, by Fontaine's Auction Gallery. The sale will be held at Fontaine's spacious showroom facility, located at 1485 W. Housatonic Street in Pittsfield. For a free color catalog, call 413-448-8922.
“This auction will feature hundreds of wonderful items from prominent area estates,” said John Fontaine of Fontaine's Auction Gallery, “and it's just one of four great sales planned for the rest of the year.” The other sales are the Henry Brownell Estate Auction (Saturday, October 18); an Important Antique Clock Auction (Saturday, November 8); and a Discovery Auction (Saturday, December 8).
Four lots in the Sept. 27 sale are capable of hammering for $50,000 or more. They are:
A rare and beautiful Louis Comfort Tiffany carved walnut corner arm chair in very good and clean condition, with original finish. The top-crest rail is heavily carved, with a panel showing acorns and oak leaves. The chair has a nice tapestry seat, with padded arms and back (est. $50,000-$75,000)
A high-quality Petit & Boh Company 20-piece carved oak dining set, with carvings that are intricate, proportional and deep. The suite comprises a two-piece cabinet, sideboard, 60-inch table, server and 16 matching chairs, in very good condition, with original finish (est. $50,000-$75,000).
A gorgeous J. & J.W. Meeks pierce-carved, marble-top rosewood etagere in very good condition, with clean original finish. The piece features a nice carved flowing center crest over a bonnet top with filigree and scrolled carvings centered with a double rose. Very nice. (est. $45,000-$65,000).
A Tiffany Studios 22-inch banded Dogwood floral table lamp on an American Indian bronze base
signed on the bottom plate “Tiffany Studios New York 529.” The leaded glass shade shows a geometric shade throughout, created by green and white striated glass (est. $45,000-$55,000).
Fans of rare and vintage automobiles will be treated to a pair of beauties to bid on. One is a 1956 Chrysler Imperial 4-door sedan, completely frame-off restored and with a V-8 Hemi Fire Power 280-horsepower engine and 33,386 actual miles (est. $10,000-$15,000). The other is a 2002 Pontiac Trans Am 35th Anniversary Collectors Edition car, with performance package (est. $20,000-$30,000).
Fine period furniture will dominate the day's proceedings. Anticipated top lots include a J. & J.W. Meeks 6-piece laminated rosewood “Hawkins Extra” parlor set (est. $35,000-$50,000); a J. & J.W. Meeks gothic rosewood cylinder secretary, signed (est. $25,000-$35,000); a J.H. Belter laminated rosewood 3-piece parlor set (sofa and two side chairs) in the Milwaukee pattern (est. $20,000-$30,000).
Other furniture pieces expected to do well include an R.J. Horner 10-piece Atlas carved oak figural dining room set, with 60-inch diameter table (est. $20,000-$30,000); an R.J. Horner 16-piece carved oak dining set