Thomaston Place presents Antique and Fine Art Auction on Artfact Live! Bid online exclusively through Artfact Live! on close to 1000 lots, including a rare 1781 Sampler, on August 22 and August 23, 2009 in Thomaston Place's Summer Feature Antique and Fine Art Auction.
News-Antique.com - Aug 14,2009 - (Boston MA) Artfact Live! is pleased to announce the Thomaston Place 2009 Summer Feature Antique and Fine Art Auction on August 22 and August 23, 2009 is available for online bidding exclusively through Artfact Live! The two day auction offers something for every collect with almost 1,000 lots in 31 collecting categories including: fine art; furniture and decorative art; and collectibles, including advertising. If you can’t join the live auction action in Thomaston, Maine, visit Artfact.com, or its sister site in the UK, Invaluable.com, to login or register free to bid live online at this exceptional auction. If you’re not ready to bid, simply watch the activity live from the auction floor using the Artfact Live! console.
The top lot of the day, lot 55, is a 1781 Boston Schoolgirl Sampler by Betsey Bentley. This rare early American satin stitched silk on canvas sampler has an opening bid of $20,000. The sampler is especially notable for 12 year old Bentley’s fine craftsmanship and keen attention to detail as depicted in the floral border and intricate landscape scene.
Lot 70 is an 18th Century Tiger Maple Bookcase-Top-Secretary-Desk. The desk was refinished and repaired by the Hayloft, PA in the early 20th century and is of very good condition. Bidding for this lot begins at $5,500.
An 1837 oil on canvas Federalist Period Portrait of the Hopkins Family of Swanton, Vermont, Lot 75, with a minimum bid of $10,000 is offered with extensive genealogical notes.
The top lot of the day, lot 716, is a diamond, sapphire, and platinum lady’s ring in an Edwardian setting circa 1910-15. Bidding for the ring begins at $13,000.
Lot 575 is a watercolor and colored pencil self-portrait by Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975). The minimum bid for this lot is $10,000.
An Agra carpet circa 1910, lot 721, features a floral and vine pattern on an ivory background. The carpet has an opening bid of $800.
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