Antique tapestry fetches $4,884 at Specialists of the South A late 17th or early 18th century wool tapestry depicting a hunter with his bugle, dog and sword in a woodland setting was the top lot at an on-site auction held Aug. 28 by Specialists of the South.
12 ½ inches tall, commanded $777; and a mahogany inlaid Hepplewhite-style hunt board with two center drawers flanked by a narrow door on the right and a false front drawer opening to the back on the left garnered $666.
A 19th century girandole mirror in a gilt wood and gesso frame featuring a convex mirror surmounted by a carved spread wing eagle (42 inches tall by 26 inches wide) achieved $605; a 20th century Karastan floral Kerman rug (16 feet by 11 feet 5 inches) fetched $555; and a Biggs Federal-style corner cabinet with string inlay, about 26 inches wide, crossed the block for $500.
A statue signed “T. Cartier” and titled Fighting Wildcats, stamped with a fabrication seal (Paris, France, copyright by E.G.), measuring 20 inches wide by 19 ½ inches tall, soared to $472; a pair of elaborate, heavy brass 4-arm electric candelabra with marble bases and ornate acanthus leaf motifs rose to $444; and an oil on board portrait of a lady in a period dress breezed to $416.
A late 19th century Chinese stand with scalloped bead edge and marble inlay, boasting heavy carving and measuring 25 inches in diameter and 24 ½ inches tall, climbed to $444; a mahogany game table with burl apron and vase standard with large ribbed body and large paw feet topped out at $444; and a late 19th century Southern Chinese marriage cabinet in red and black lacquer, with gilded carved inserts featuring figural motifs crossed the finish line at $444.
An ornately carved Oriental table with finial where the stretchers meet, 21 inches square by 20 inches tall, made $333; a pair of brass leaf and glass grapes accent wall art, 18 inches wide by 20 inches tall, hammered for $222; a Victorian Revival style aluminum garden bench made in Mexico rose to $250; and a Victorian 3-drawer chest with marble top (circa 1875-1885) hit $278.
Specialists of the South, Inc., will hold another on-site auction on Saturday, Oct. 16, on Ivydell Road in Fountain, Fla. Offered will be a treasure trove of collectibles and antique items, to include butter churns, Hoosier cabinets, crocks, lady’s head vases, salt and pepper shakers, clocks, furniture and more. Internet bidding will be facilitated again by LiveAuctioneers.com.
The Specialists of the South, Inc. has been serving the Panama City community for over 30 years. The firm specializes in a broad range of services, to include estate auctions, furniture refurbishing, interior decoration, property appraisals and business liquidation services. It has been awarded the Small Business of the Month by the Bay County Chamber of Commerce.
The Specialists of the South, Inc. is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign an item, estate or collection, you may call them at (850) 785-2577, or you may e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more, or to register for the upcoming auction, you may log on to either www.SpecialistsoftheSouth.com or www.PanamaCityAuctions.com.