News-Antique.com - May 24,2009 - On May 2, 2009, Tradewinds Antiques held its semi-annual all-cane live auction at the Peabody Marriottt Hotel, in Peabody, Massachusetts. The sale featured 197 carefully selected lots most of which were sold, with active audience participation as well as strong absentee and telephone activity, both domestic and foreign.
The leader was a rare California gold quartz cane that belonged to Congressional Representative Julius Hotchkiss of Connecticut. It fetched $10,350. A scarce Remington large dog head gun cane curio achieved $8,625, while a fine nautical with inlaid silver whales brought $6,900, as did an ivory and boxwood shogun. An impressive “going ashore” nautical made $6,325 as did a 1692 English pique pomander, and a wonderful ivory full frog. A great wood capped narwhal fetched $5,750 while a rare nautical with silver pique brought $5,463.
There were many other items in the $4,000, $3,000 and $2,000 levels and examples in all price ranges were sold.
The auction grossed $234,859 and all prices quoted include a 15% buyers premium.
Tradewinds’ next event will be our mid-summer Online-Only Auction beginning on July 15, 2009
The next live auction will be October 3, 2009, at the Peabody Marriott in Peabody Mass.
Details of all events can be obtained by calling (978) 526-4085 or watching for postings on our website at www.tradewindsantiques.com.
(Note: The lots cited above were #2, #175, #95, #120, #15, #125, #160, #175, and #26.)