Fontaine's Feb. 7 multi-estate sale will feature 500+ lots Over 500 lots of antique furniture and decorative accessories, plus a second session comprising 100+ lots of vintage firearms, will be sold Feb. 7 by Fontaine's Auction Gallery in Pittsfield, Mass.
News-Antique.com - Jan 26,2009 - (Pittsfield, Mass.) – Over 500 lots of antique furniture and decorative accessories will be sold at a multi-estate auction on Saturday, Feb. 7, by Fontaine’s Auction Gallery, beginning promptly at 11 a.m. Then, at 5 p.m., a second session dedicated to about 100 vintage firearms will be held. Both sessions will be held at Fontaine’s Auction Gallery’s showroom facility, located at 1485 West Housatonic Street.
“This is going to be a great, diversified sale, in all the major categories,” said John Fontaine of Fontaine’s Auction Gallery. “It’s our first cataloged auction of 2009, and it will be a good one.” Preview will be held on Saturday morning, from 8-11 a.m. Online bidding will be facilitated exclusively by Artfact.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted.
The main session will be packed with furniture pieces by names like John H. Belter, J & JW. Meeks, RJ.Horner, Herter Bros and Alexander Roux; Arts & Crafts, to include numerous examples by Stickley; fine art, much of it by noted, listed artists; lighting, to include lamps by Tiffany, Handel, Pairpoint, Gorham, Chicago Mosaic and others; pottery and metalwork by Grueby, Rookwood and others; and many fine decorative accessories.
The 100 lot firearms session should also draw intense interest, from vintage weapons enthusiasts. Just a few anticipated highlights: a French Charleville musket with 39-inch barrel and lock marked “St. Etinne;” a Colt 1860 Army pistol with matching numbers and low Serial # (34,741); a Springfield model 1842 U.S. percussion musket; and a Model 1841 U.S. percussion rifle, Robbins & Lawrence contract.
Period furniture will dominate the main session. Expected top lots include a pierce-carved rosewood rococo etagere by J.H. Belter; a Waltham oak 9-tube Gothic grandfather clock; a gorgeous walnut pedestal attributed to Herter Brothers; two J.H. Belter side chairs, both laminated rosewood; two oval marble-top tables attributed to Thomas Brooks; and an R.J. Horner winged griffin partner's desk.
Also offered will be a Thomas Brooks Renaissance Revival walnut partner's desk; a rosewood dressing table with chair attributed to Alexander Roux; a magnificent 10-piece mahogany figural carved dining suite by R.J. Horner; a nice mahogany Chippendale-style two-door china cabinet; an elaborate Eastlake walnut bed; a French “Japanesque” display cabinet; and a cornucopia carved window bench.
Stickley pieces will have paddles wagging in the Arts & Crafts portion of the session. Top lots should be an L.&J.G. Stickley #736 strap hinge sideboard; two Gustav Stickley Morris chairs; a Gustav Stickley #547 magazine stand; a 9-piece Gustav Stickley dining room set; an L.&J.G. Stickley #22 splay leg drink stand; a Gustav Stickley #439 Mission oak tea table; and a Gustav Stickley #424 lunch table.
Additional Stickley pieces slated to cross the block include a Gustav Stickley #820 Mission oak server; an L.&J.G. Stickley #551 oak drop-leaf serving table; an early Gustav Stickley mitered mullion large one-door china cabinet; a Gustav Stickley #814 half-Mission oak sideboard; a Gustav Stickley #369 Mission oak drop-arm Morris chair; a Gustav Stickley nine-piece dining set; and additional pieces.