R.J. Horner parlor suite brings $10,450 at Hal Hunt sale A gorgeous antique mahogany winged griffin 2-piece parlor suite, crafted in the 1880s by R.J. Horner, sold for $10,450 at a multi-estate sale held New Year's Day by Hal Hunt Auctions in Northport, Ala
went for prices ranging from $880 to $1,540. Mr. Walker was a Black artist from Bullock County, Ala., in the Blues Old Stand area of the state. He died about ten years ago, at age 93. A dozen other paintings by him were sold by Hal Hunt in June.
A gallery-quality American cast re-strike of Frederick Remington’s iconic work Coming Through the Rye commanded $3,850; a pair of intriguing antique horns with bronze griffins chalked up $1,650; a unique antique horn chair, with real elk antlers, hit $1,045; and a selection of 19th-century winged griffin lamp tables made $330-$660 each.
A turn-of-the-century child’s parade buggy rolled off for $1,650; a great carved throne chair with cherubs was a veritable steal for $1,540; a fine 19th-century rosewood bronze mounted French commode, 47 inches wide by 35 inches tall, topped out at $3,850; and a beautiful inlaid china cabinet, 84 inches tall, was a bargain for $1,320.
A fabulous and exotic Coral Mandalin wood antique Biedermeier chest from the early 1840s sold for a respectable $4,400; a nice pair of 1920s marble-top lingerie chests chalked up $660 each; and a sprawling custom mahogany carved, beveled glass, corner bookcase unit with hidden compartments gaveled for a surprisingly low price of $3,025.
A must-see early 19th-century Rococo heavy-carved wooden gold leaf mirror rose to $4,400; an antique Trumeau mirror, 50 inches wide by 93 inches high, realized $1,980; an antique Chinese altar console table, 9 feet wide, was a good deal at just $1,650; and a leather-top Jacobean antique bar, 30 inches wide by 58 inches high, soared to $2,200.
About 6-8 chandeliers changed hands, for prices ranging from $880-$3,080. A large selection of antique Turkish Oushak rugs came up for bid, with runners bringing $165-$220 each and room-size pieces reaching $1,100-$1,650 each (one antique Persian serapi soared to $7,150). Also, a French bronze and silverplate jewelry box made $495.
A pair of 19th-century bronze, marble and cloisonné urns, 19 inches tall, went for $4,675; a rare, hand-carved ivory with elephants brought $495; an English burled walnut tannelous set rose to $2,750; a set of ten gold overlay Bohemia plates, all artist signed, hit $220 each; and ten English tea caddies and English boxes hammered for $220-$440 each.
Hal Hunt Auctions’ next big sale will be held Saturday, Feb. 21. It promises to be huge, featuring a single-owner lifetime collection of quality American antiques. Hal Hunt Auctions is accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign an item, estate or collection, you can call them at (205) 333-2517, or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Hal Hunt Auctions and its calendar of upcoming sales, log on at www.halhunt.com.