Around 950 lots in an array of categories will be sold online by Gordon S. Converse & Co., March 23 Around 950 lots in an array of categories – antique clocks, estate jewelry, Asian objects and furniture, sterling silver, fine art, tribal art and African objects – will be sold online March 23rd.
News-Antique.com - Mar 11,2013 - (WEST CHESTER, Pa.) – Around 950 lots in an array of categories – antique clocks, estate jewelry, Asian objects and furniture, sterling silver, fine art, decorative accessories, tribal art and African objects – will be sold in an Internet-only auction Saturday, Mar. 23, beginning at 7 a.m. (PT) by Gordon S. Converse & Co. Bidders can access the catalog now via www.AuctionsAtConverse.com.
Internet bidding is being hosted by LiveAuctioneers.com. Live previews will be held on Thursday and Friday, Mar. 21-22, from 10-4, or by appointment, in a showroom located at 1128 Greenhill Road in West Chester, Pa., 19380. Phone and absentee bids will also be taken. Gordon S. Converse & Co. is based in Wayne, not far away, in eastern Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia.
“This is an ambitious auction, for sure,” said Todd Converse of Gordon S. Converse & Co. “At nearly 1,000 lots, it’s way bigger than most of our previous sales. But we’re excited about it because there is so much great merchandise in so many categories. There really is something for everyone. Also, shipping will be available on all but about 100 larger items.”
The lots are eclectic and freewheeling, ranging from a box of about twelve sailing-related tools, engraved scrimshawed hangings and a damaged octant (est. $60-$120) to original Little Archie comic book art (est. $100-$200). An expected star of the vintage clocks category is a gold-toned and glass-cased LeCoultre Atmos clock dating to the early 1960s (est. $400-$700).
Fine art will feature an oil on canvas painting by Earnest Townsend (N.Y., 1893-1944), titled Bermuda Waters, 27 inches by 31 inches, housed in a later gilt wood frame and signed lower right (est. $2,000-$3,000); and an oil on canvas by Christopher Shearer (Am., 1846-1926), depicting a village scene, 33 ½ inches by 40 ½ inches and signed lower left (est. $1,200-$1,500).
Asian (mostly Chinese) antiques, objects and furniture will be plentiful. Star lots will include a finely carved Chinese 19th century wood-carved immortal, about 15 inches tall (est. $10,000-$15,000); and a fine and impressive 19th century gilt bronze Buddha casting on a conforming attached base, 15 inches by 12 inches, showing some wear (est. $4,500-$8,500).
Also offered will be a Chinese huanghuali altar table, about 32 inches tall by 67 inches wide (est. $5,000-$10,000); Chinese scrolls attributed to Fu Baoshi and Feng Zikai (both est. $8,000-$12,000); and a pair of Chinese zitan horseshoe chairs in black lacquer (or dark finish) of dense, heavy zitan hardwood and with elaborate carved splat in bas relief (est. $5,000-$7,000).
More items from Asia include a Chinese zitan stand, 31 inches tall (est. $3,000-$5,000); a Qing Imperial jade seal in a zitan box about 7 ¼ inches tall (est. $1,000-$2,000); a Chinese zitan and jade ruyi, or curved ceremonial scepter (est. $1,250-$2,000); a stack of old Chinese currency (est. $300-$500); a set of four Tianhuang seals in a 4 ½ inch square huanghuali box (est. $400-$600); and a Chinese blue and white Qianlong vase, 14 ½ inches tall (est. $400-$600).