Witt collection will be sold Nov. 14th by Woody Auction The contents of the antique shop and items from the personal collection of Brad and Eunice Witt will be sold Saturday, Nov. 14, by Woody Auction at the St. Charles Convention Center in St. Charles, Mo
News-Antique.com - Oct 14,2009 - (ST. CHARLES, Mo.) - The contents of the antique shop and items from the personal collection of Brad and Eunice Witt, formerly of Missouri, will be sold without reserve on Saturday, Nov. 14, in the grand ballroom (upper level) of the St. Charles Convention Center, located at exit 229 of I-70. The auction will be conducted by Woody Auction, based in Douglass, Kan., with a start time of 9:30 a.m.
Sold will be over 300 lots of Victorian furniture, vintage French dolls, Babes in the Woods items, Yard Longs, Flow Blue, R.S. Prussia and more. “Brad and Eunice have decided to downsize their private collection and small antique shop,” Jason Woody said, “and as with every Woody Auction, all items will sell to the highest bidder, without reserve. Come prepared for a really exciting auction.”
Mr. Woody said he isn't sure what to expect from this sale, since period furniture isn't something he typically offers. “The R.S. Prussia and Flow Blue people will be there. I can always count on them,” he stated, “but we'll just have to see regarding the furniture. If the quality and consistency of the pieces count for anything, then it should be a wild success. We've got some truly wonderful furniture items.”
Some of those furniture items will include a super Victorian walnut drop-front dresser/etagere attributed to Jelliff and featuring a domed cornice with carved bust and heavy burl accent; a rare 8-foot ornate oak display cabinet with large winged gargoyle supports, beveled glass door and lots of carving; and an all-original Belter recamier with carved apron surrounded by heavy scrolls and grape clusters.
About 20 Babes in the Woods pieces, all circa 1880-1920, will cross the block. Expected to pique bidder interest will be a rare and excellent Royal Doulton winter season plaque depicting a lady and child in the woods during a snowstorm; a Royal Doulton oval plaque showing a lady playing the mandolin; and a very rare tall (16 ¾ inches) Royal Doulton vase, spring season, with a lady and girl.
Yard longs are so-named because they're just that – about a yard long. The long, skinny prints usually show women, but sometimes flowers and fruit. Two pieces in the sale that should do well are a 1916 Clay Robinson & Co. advertising calendar, with a woman in a blue hat surrounded by flowers; and a Temptation Candy Girl calendar print, the only one known and with 10 of the 12 months intact.
R.S. Prussia pieces will include a wonderful 15 ½ inch carnation mold center piece bowl, cobalt blue, with great size, color and condition; and an outstanding 6-piece plume mold ice cream set, with 13-inch oval tray and five matching bowls, cobalt blue with nice gold highlights. Also sold will be a nice Victorian bride's basket with fireglow ruffled bowl by Sandwich Glass and large silver plate frame.
Fans of vintage French dolls will not be disappointed. Anticipated top achievers include a gorgeous 29 ½ inch tete Jumeau closed-mouth doll