Native American Kiowa cradleboard could realize $20,000-$40,000 at Allard Auctions, Aug. 9th-10th A full-size, all-original Native American Kiowa cradleboard, with beaded accents and original boards, is expected to sail past its pre-sale estimate of $20,000-$40,000 Aug. 9-10 at Allard Auctions.
by Mabel Nez, circa 1960s, with hand-chiseled and stamped conchos and a buckle outlined with natural Sleeping Beauty turquoise cabochons (est. $2,500-$5,000); and a Zuni concho belt by Beverly Etsate, circa 1980s, with stone-to-stone overlay kachinas on a jet background in different designs (est. $2,000-$4,000).
Also offered Aug. 9-10 will be a museum-quality oval-shaped Klickitat basket, made circa early 1900s, with an intricate geometric diamond pattern on the sides and floral devices on the ends (est. $2,000-$4,000); and an early 20th century classic shallow Apache basketry bowl with rare human figures, chevron devices and zigzag vertical bands (est. $2,000-$4,000).
The auction is open to the public and admission is free. Previews will be held on Friday, Aug. 9, from 8 a.m. until the first gavel comes down at 12 noon (Mountain time); and Saturday, Aug. 10, from 8 a.m. until the 10 a.m. start time. A buyer’s commission of 20 percent (for online purchases) and 15 percent (for in-person and absentee bidding) will be applied to all purchases.
Allard Auctions, Inc, has been selling exclusively American Indian artifacts and art at auction since 1968. The firm is always in the hunt for quality merchandise for future auctions. To inquire about consigning a single piece, an estate or an entire collection, you may call them at (406) 745-0500 or (888) 314-0343; or, you can send them an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about Allard Auctions, Inc. and the upcoming “Best of Santa Fe 2013” auction scheduled for Aug. 9-10, please log on to www.allardauctions.com.