RARE RUSSIAN BOOK HIGHLIGHTS GROGAN & COMPANY'S FEBRUARY AUCTION A rare Russian book was the highly contested lot at Grogan & Company's recent February 13th auction, drawing the attention of bidders around the world.
Piano, from the Estate of Marcella Clark McCormack of Newport, Rhode Island, sold for $16,675 (pre sale estimate: $4,000-6,000) and a Group of Staffordshire Figural Groupings, from the same estate exceeded it’s $500-800 pre sale estimate, to sell for $10,350.
“This was one of the largest one day auctions Grogan and Company has conducted, with bidding continuing well into the evening. Attendance and registrations for both the exhibition and the sale were up,” commented President and Auctioneer, Michael Grogan, “The internet continues to be a bidding force, with fifteen different countries across the globe participating in the bidding and clients from more than thirty eight countries registering and previewing on our online catalogue. ”
Other sale highlights included a 1930 Ford Model A Standard Coupe, estimated at $5,000-10,000, which sold for $8,625 to a gentleman in the room and a Pair of Russian Silver and Enamel Cup Holders, dated 1887, sold to an absentee bidder for $4,600 against an $800-1,200 estimate. The sale ended with a collection of rugs and carpets featuring a Turkish Carpet, circa 1880, measuring18 feet 1 inch x 16 feet, which sold for $23,000.
A fully illustrated catalogue with prices realized can be found at www.groganco.com. Grogan and Company is located at 22 Harris Street Dedham, Massachusetts and is currently accepting consignments for their upcoming May Auction. Inquiries may be directed to 781.461.9500. All prices include a buyer’s premium.