Victorian rosewood half tester bed attributed to Prudent Mallard brings $24,780 at Ahlers & Ogletree A Victorian rosewood half tester bed, attributed to the renowned 19th century American furniture maker Prudent Mallard, sold for $24,780 at a Summer Estates Auction held Aug. 4th by Ahlers & Ogletree.
executed circa 1880-1920, 70 ˝ inches tall, with great patina, made $4,425.
From the furniture category, tables seemed to dominate the list of top lots, led by an R.J. Horner banquet table with nine 12-inch-wide leaves ($4,720); a classical Federal New York table attributed to J. & J.W. Meeks, made circa 1830-1840 with D-shaped drop leaf ends ($3,540); and a rare undecorated and signed Kelvin and Laverne table with rectangular molded edge ($3,068).
Also, a modern brass console and mirror by Mastercraft, having six drawers and with Bernhard Rohne acid-etched details, measuring 30 inches tall by 78 inches wide for the console, rose to $4,484; and a late 19th or early 20th century French Art Nouveau table, rectangular, with molded edge and exotic wood veneer marquetry inlay of leaves, 29 ˝ inches tall, made $2,006.
A stunning men’s two-tone Rolex Submariner watch in good condition slipped on a new wrist for $8,260; a rare R. Lalique perfume bottle (Jean de Parys L. Gui), with bright gold decoration and original silk tassel breezed to $2,950; and a pair of early 20th century French porcelain urns, having a chrome yellow glaze with white interiors, 12 inches tall, rose to $2,360.
An embroidered velvet panel made for the New York Vanderbilt mansion by the Herter Brothers, having a minor tear and wear that was commensurate for its age, went to a determined bidder for $4,425; and an important 18th century American mourning silk embroidery, depicting a young woman in classical dress weeping at a tomb set in a landscape, hammered for $4,130.
Persian rugs were a big hit with bidders. A Sarouk hand-knotted rug, brick red ground with a navy border and medallion, 9 feet by 12 feet 3 inches, coasted to $5,310; a Fereghan palace-size hand-knotted rug, navy ground with muted designs, 12 feet by 19 feet, garnered $5,015; and a Meyeler hand-knotted rug, 3 feet 1 inch by 4 feet 9 inches, topped out at $1,121.
Ahlers & Ogletree has already attracted some important consignments for the Oct. 6 Fall Estates Auction. These include a banjo once owned by the late Beatle George Harrison (with a 1986 Sotheby’s prior sale tag), a star ruby and diamond spiritual ring once owned and worn by Elvis Presley, and a rare Civil War 36-star “General’s Guide” flag made by Tiffany & Company.
Ahlers & Ogletree will be selling items and equipment from Dante’s Down the Hatch – the iconic Atlanta restaurant and nightclub that stood for more than 30 years in the fashionable Buckhead section of town – on-site, at 3380 Peachtree Road in Atlanta, on Saturday, Sept. 21, starting at 9 a.m. (EST). Dante’s recently closed its doors, having fought unsuccessfully to have a huge property tax bill lowered. Offered will be architectural antiques, vintage cars and more.
Ahlers & Ogletree is a multi-faceted, family-owned business that spans the antiques, estate sale, wholesale, liquidation, auction and related industries. The firm is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To consign an item, an