Don Presley hosts large, lively crowd at Feb. 5-6 auction of Calif. antiques firm's remaining goods As many as 400 people turned out for Don Presley's Feb. 5-6 auction of the remaining inventory of Steven-Thomas Antiques of Orange County, California. Goods were shipped to Internet bidders worldwide.
sell, but we must have sold more than a dozen sets,” the auctioneer said. “Also, I was surprised that six-drawer chests brought $4,000 to $5,000 apiece, and one piece of molding consisting of two little panels with a gargoyle made $1,700. That was a big price for something so small.”
At the other end of the size spectrum, the prospect of paying for shipment of grand-scale European furnishings did not seem to deter absentee buyers. Presley said many monumental pieces were shipped to Russia, Canada and China.
The turnout and bidder enthusiasm for the auction of the remaining inventory of Steven-Thomas Antiques has made Don Presley optimistic about the future. “There was a great energy at the auction, just like we had for our New Year’s sale,” he said. “Having two sales in a row like that suggests that maybe the economy is getting better.”
Don Presley Auctions is planning an April auction of antiques, furniture and jewelry, with a date to be announced soon. Contact the auctioneer by calling 714-633-2437 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit Don Presley Auctions online at www.donpresleyauction.com.
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Bronze and onyx table with gilt griffins forming its base, $11,500. Don Presley Auctions image.