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.
filigree ring (estimate $2,200 to $3,200). Among watches, a man’s 18K Omega Constellation wristwatch realized its high estimate of $4,000, going to an online bidder.
Saturday’s sale concluded with porcelain and glass including dinner sets, stemware and more. Of note was a pair of Sevres covered urns signed “A. Daret” that realized $1,800 (estimate $1,000 to $2,000).
Sunday's session of the two day auction included furniture and rugs, lighting, clocks and fine, Asian, and ethnographic art. Furniture saw strong prices on many pieces especially contemporary pieces. A set of twelve Henkel Harris dining chairs realized $5,000 (estimate $1,500 to $3,000) while a pair of Henkel Harris sideboards sold for $1,700 each (estimates $1,000 to $2,000 each). Two Kindel Winterthur Reproduction low boys went well past their estimates of $500 to $1,000 with one selling for $2,400 and the other for $2,900, while a Kindel Winterthur Reproduction bombe chest realized $5,000 on an estimate of $1,500 to $3,000. A surprise of the furniture category came in the form of six Middle Eastern high chests. Carrying estimates of $350 to $700 each, each sold to an Internet bidder for $1,000 to $2,750 each.
Asian arts continued to show strong results with over 140 lots offered. An 18th century Chinese Hu cloisonné vase became the top lot of this category, opening at $3,250 on the Internet. After spirited bidding between the Internet and a phone bidder in London, the phone bidder came away with the vase at $9,000, well past its $150 to $300 estimate. A Chinese underglazed red footed vase also soared well past its $200 to $400 estimate to sell to the floor at $1,900. Other highlights included a Chinese carved ivory figural group at $2,250 (estimate $800 to $1,000), a Ming Dynasty soapstone foo dog at $1,000 (estimate $150 to $300), and a Chinese carved jadeite covered vase at $2,000 (estimate $800 to $1,000).
Over 120 lots of fine art produced several strong results including the top lot of the two day auction – a newly discovered painting by artist Paul Feiler (German/English, B. 1918) entitled “Cornish Landscape” (estimate $10,000 to $20,000). The painting was discovered by a young couple at a local retirement home rummage sale and brought in to Cordier’s Open Appraisal Day where they were pleasantly surprised to find out its potential value. With the painting subsequently consigned to Cordier’s Fall catalog auction, it engendered international interest and bidding opened online at $15,000. Bidding was strong between the Internet and a bidder in the room with the online bidder coming away the winner at $31,000. A pleasant surprise in this category was a sculpture of a hunter marked for the Roman Bronze Works in New York. Estimated at $500 to $700, the piece saw bidding entirely online, hammering down at $6,000.
Clocks and lighting concluded Sunday’s session. A Hershede No. 122 nine tube tall case clock did quite well, realizing $7,000 on an estimate of $2,000 to $4,000 while a Victorian banquet lamp with a base in