News-Antique.com - Apr 15,2009 - (Beverly, MA) - Kaminski Auctions’ Spring Fine Art and Estates Auction, which took place April 4-5, 2009, attracted bidders both locally in Massachusetts and internationally via phone and live online bidding. The auction offered a wide selection of fine art, antiques and collectibles from estates spanning Massachusetts to Kaminski’s second location in California. (All prices reflect a 15% buyers premium)
A rare 19th Century Bohemian chandelier wowed auction goers. The ornate ruby glass light fixture boasts a hand painted gold trim and over 90 cut glass prisms. The chandelier, which measures 28 x 28 inches, brought $18,100 – well above its original estimate of $7,000-$12,000.
Furniture was also in demand at this two-day auction. A 19th Century Italian marble pedestal table, estimated $1,800-$2,500, drew the attention of both floor and Internet bidders. The Grand Tour table features a carved marble pedestal with a geometric mosaic inlay on the tabletop. A medallion in the table’s center depicts a nautical scene. Paddles flew as the piece rocketed to an impressive $8,300.
Additional fine art highlights included a 1930 Art Deco portrait by American artist Christopher Lee Clark. Study in White, an oil on canvas measuring 40 x 36 inches, was estimated $600-$800. The subject of the painting, a woman dressed in a flowing white robe, holds an arrangement of colorful fruits against a white background. Decophiles jumped at a chance to own the portrait, driving the final price to $4,370.
“Our first spring auction was a huge success,” commented Frank Kaminski, owner of Kaminski Auctions. “We’ve encountered a wealth of rare and valuable consignments and are thrilled to offer them at auction, both locally in Massachusetts and across the globe through live online bidding.”