NEWLY DISCOVERED PAUL FEILER PAINTING SELLS FOR $31,000 IN CORDIER’S FALL AUCTION NOVEMBER 10 & 11 A newly discovered painting by artist Paul Feiler (German/English, B 1918) sold for $31,000 in Cordier Auctions’ Fall Two Day Antique & Fine Art Auction on November 10 and 11.
News-Antique.com - Feb 04,2013 - A newly discovered painting by artist Paul Feiler (German/English, B 1918) sold for $31,000 in Cordier Auctions’ Fall Two Day Antique & Fine Art Auction on November 10 and 11. Other highlights of the sale included a 48 light Baccarat chandelier at $26,000, an 1891 English sterling nef at $12,000 and an 18th century Chinese Hu cloisonné vase at $9,000. The 881 lot auction was held in Cordier Auctions’ salesroom located at 1500 Paxton Street in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
The multi-consignor sale featured items from over one hundred and fifty consignors including estates and collectors. Over 400 people were in attendance during the two days in addition to phone and absentee bidders while more than 1,700 bidders were pre-registered to bid via the internet. Prices quoted are hammer prices.
Saturday's sale included books and paper, collectibles, toys silver, jewelry, porcelain and glass. The highlight of the books and paper category was a collection of Pennsylvania governor’s signatures. The single owner collection comprised sixty documents signed by governors provincial to modern, all professionally framed in identical frames, and included such notables as William Markham and Thomas and John Penn. The collection sold to a local collector just above high estimate at $5,500.
Collectibles and toys offered a wide range of items that did well overall. A Regina disc music box that included 59 discs and its original stand sold to the Internet just above low estimate at $2,750 while an antique full size floor model Jumbo Dice Wheel by H.C. Evans of Chicago sold under low estimate at $1,300. A highlight among toys was a Hubley Harley Davison cast iron motorcycle. Estimated at $200 to $400, the toy saw strong bidding on the Internet and floor before selling to a bidder in the room for $1,000.
A 1925 Ford Model T “C” cab pickup truck was one of two vehicles offered in Saturday’s session. The truck had undergone a restoration/modification in 2003 and was estimated at $5,000 to $10,000. It sold to a collector in the room within estimate at $8,500. The second vehicle was an Arrow Development amusement park ride car styled after a Model T type touring sedan that had been decommissioned from Hersheypark in 1974. It sold within estimate at $3,500 to a phone bidder in New Jersey.
Over fifty lots of sterling were offered including flatware sets, tea sets, French serving pieces and more and prices were strong. The highlight of this category, and the top lot of Saturday’s session, was a large 24” English sterling nef. Hallmarked for Edwin Thomson Bryant of London circa 1891, the piece sailed past its $5,000 to $7,000 estimate to hammer down at $12,000 to a phone bidder from Massachusetts.
Saturday’s session continued with over 100 lots of fine jewelry and watches. Of note was a figural diamond sword pin set with 4.74 total carats of clear, yellow and brown natural diamonds set in 18K gold and platinum which sold for $5,600 (estimate $3,000 to $6,000) as did a 2.03 ctw diamond