Cordier Auctions to Offer Important Herter Brothers Cabinet in Their Fall Auction November 6 & 7 Cordier Antiques & Auctions will be offering a rare and important Herter Brothers cabinet in their Two Day Fall Antique & Fine Art Auction November 6 and 7 in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania (near Harrisburg)
News-Antique.com - Oct 21,2010 - Cordier Antiques & Auctions will be offering a rare and important Herter Brothers cabinet as well as a monumental 19th century French enamel and brass automaton singing bird clock and important silver in their Two Day Fall Antique & Fine Art auction in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. Other highlights include a Steinway baby grand Model S inlaid art case piano, diamond jewelry and collections of shaving mugs, fleams, meerschaum pipes and Mettlach steins. The 600 plus lot auction will be held in Camp Hill, across the Susquehanna River from Harrisburg.
Saturday's sale is slated to offer Paper, Civil War & Military, Jewelry, Silver and Collectibles. Among the Civil War and military items will be an officer's coat, belt and kepi as well as a pair of original offer's leather boots, sabers and archives including Ohio Squirrel Hunters and Libby Prison. Other items of note will include a World War II German SS winter cap and an 1864 Lincoln/Johnson campaign ribbon. Paper and Collectibles will include frakturs and Pennsylvania Railroad and Woolworth archives as well as collections of occupational shaving mugs, early fleams and figural meerschaum pipes.
Silver will offer over one hundred lots of quality sterling and plate including teasets, hollowware, flatware and presentation pieces by Tiffany, Kirk, Jacobi & Jenkins, Gorham, Wallace, and Whiting. A key lot is an exceptional S. Kirk & Son sterling punch bowl presented to W. Bladen Lowndes, son of Lloyd Lowndes, Jr. (Governor of Maryland, 1896-1900) by the directors of the First National Bank of Mt. Savage, Maryland in 1911. Mr. Lowndes was the bank's first president in 1902. The bowl, estimated at $5,000 to $7,000, features ornate repousse overall with cartouches of a town scene of Mt. Savage and the presenters' names. Other important lots include an Omar Ramsden presentation footed bowl, an S. Kirk & Son sterling repousse coffee and tea service, and a Marquand & Co. coffee pot on stand.
Saturday will conclude with over 80 lots of fine jewelry including diamond, gemstone, gold and Native American. Among several fine diamond rings will be a 3.81 carat round brilliant cut diamond (VS1, I-J) in platinum with side stones (estimated at $15,000 to $30,000) and a 1.4 carat diamond engagement ring (VS1, J). Among gemstones are an 11.16 carat aquamarine ring and a 13.6 carat peridot ring with diamonds. Fine wristwatches will be auctioned including examples by Omega, Patek Philippe and Hamilton as well as pocketwaches including an Illinois Bunn Special.
Sunday's session will include Fine & Decorative Arts, Ceramics, Furniture, and Clocks. One of the highlights of furniture will be a rare and important Herter Brothers cabinet with inlay and painted panels (estimated at $40,000 to $60,000). Also to be offered will be a New England Federal tiger maple candle stand, a John Jelliff seven piece parlor set and a Thomas Brooks library table. Another important lot to be offered on Sunday will be a monumental French automaton singing bird clock. Standing 38-1/2” high, the clock features an enamel and brass case