Fontaine's Auction Gallery has trifecta of sales lined up for March, April, September Fontaine’s Auction Gallery has announced plans for three major sales in 2013, all to be held in the firm’s spacious showroom located at 1485 West Housatonic Street in Pittsfield, Mass.
News-Antique.com - Mar 04,2013 - (PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Fontaine’s Auction Gallery has announced plans for three major sales in 2013, all to be held in the firm’s spacious showroom located at 1485 West Housatonic Street in Pittsfield. A cataloged antique auction on Saturday, Mar. 23, at 11 a.m. (EST) will be followed by an antique clock auction on Apr. 27 and a music-related items auction on Sept. 21.
Internet bidding for all three cataloged auctions will be provided by both Artfact.com and LiveAuctioneers.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. The upcoming Mar. 23 sale will feature over 400 quality lots of antique furniture, Arts & Crafts items, antique lighting (by Tiffany, Handel, Gorham, Moe Bridges and others), paintings, bronzes and sterling silver.
Also being offered Mar. 23 will be porcelains, music boxes, art glass and cameo glass, marble statuary, jewelry and hundreds of related accessories. Previews will be held on Friday, Mar. 22, from 10-5, and on Saturday, Mar. 23, the date of sale, from 8 a.m. until the first gavel comes down around 11 a.m. Many items may be viewed online, at www.FontainesAuction.com.
The Saturday, Apr. 27 auction will be dedicated entirely to antique clocks, a category for which Fontaine’s Auction Gallery has become renowned in recent years. In November, the firm sold an E. Howard & Co. astronomical regulator No. 46 clock in fine condition for $230,100. It was a new auction record for an E. Howard clock. The Apr. 27 sale will feature several Howards.
Over 300 other clocks will be offered, many of them rare and vintage examples by noted clock makers such as Welch, Ansonia Fisher, Wallace, Waterbury, Kroeber, Durfee, Gilbert, A. Duminil, Stennes & Campos, Chelsea and Seth Thomas. Featured will be jewelers’ regulators, French industrials, French annulars, skeleton clocks, advertising wall clocks, weight-driven wall regulators, double-dial calendar clocks, bracket clocks, grandfather clocks and clock accessories.
The musical items auction, slated for Saturday, Sept. 21, will boast antique jukeboxes, Victrolas, automatic instruments and more. Start times for all three auctions is 11 a.m. (EST), with previews all day Friday and Saturday morning. Quality consignments are still being sought for the April and September auctions. To inquire about consigning an item, call 413-448-8922.
Returning to the Mar. 23 sale, furniture items will include a beautiful walnut Renaissance Revival credenza with oval artwork inlays in each door, a Gustav Stickley drop-arm Morris chair with slat-board design and black upholstered cushion, a nicely carved walnut slant-front desk in great shape and a heavily carved R.J. Horner figural oak sideboard with cupids and inlaid mirror.
Antique lighting will feature an Austrian cold-painted bronze Arab lamp with a Middle Eastern man on a camel under a palm tree, a 20-inch Tiffany Studios Daffodil lamp shade accented in green and yellow, a Tiffany Studios hanging Acorn lamp shade with peach and gold accenting and a Handel 18-inch Jungle Bird table lamp with parrots and foliage on the shade.
Decorative accessories will include a Joe Descomps bronze and ivory figural work titled Throwing the