The David Marshall Collection will headline Fontaine's Saturday, Oct. 19th sale in Pittsfield, Mass. The David Marshall Collection will headline a cataloged antique auction slated for Saturday, Oct. 19, by Fontaine’s Auction Gallery in Pittsfield, Mass. Over 400 lots will be sold, without reserve.
& J. W. Meeks are certain to get paddles wagging. One is a three-piece laminated rosewood set in the Henry Ford pattern, with oversize sofa and two large armchairs (est. $15,000-$25,000). Another is a six-piece laminated rosewood set in the Stanton Hall pattern, with a sofa, two armchairs and three side chairs (est. $10,000-$15,000).
Also from Meeks is a pair of laminated rosewood armchairs in the Henry Ford pattern, each one 50 inches tall and in excellent condition, with the original finish (est. $8,000-$12,000). One other parlor set worth mentioning is by Pottier & Stymus, with a sofa, armchair and two side chairs (est. $7,000-$9,000). The striking walnut set is heavily carved and has the original finish.
Have a hall that needs decorating? You might consider the Mitchell & Rammelsberg carved walnut marble-top hall tree, featuring a large pediment crest with a figural goat’s head in the center, 101 inches tall (est. $15,000-$25,000); or a magnificent oak griffin two-piece carved hall bench with heavily carved framework and gargoyle’s face at the crest (est. $8,000-$12,000).
Two very different decorative accessories share identical estimates of $7,000-$9,000. One is a large beautiful marble and bronze Egyptian Revival three-piece clock set, signed Picault (Emile Louis Picault, Fr., 1833-1915). The other is a French dore bronze cigar lighter with an Aladdin oil lamp-style top and a finial scene of an Indian seated on a stone, with a wicker basket.
Returning to lamps and lighting, one other lot that needs to be singled out is a Duffner & Kimberly Henry II No. 520 table lamp, 24 inches tall, with a 20-inch in diameter leaded domical shade (est. $10,000-$15,000). The shade, boasting great, high quality glass with lively reflections and excellent, strong color, shows facing dolphin figures holding golden banners between them.
For those unable to attend the auction in person, Internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com, iCollector.com and Artfact.com. Previews will be held on Friday, Oct. 18, from 10-5, and Saturday, the date of sale, from 8 a.m. until the first hammer falls at 11 a.m.
With over 40 years in the auction business, Fontaine’s Auction Gallery is a name that has earned the trust of collectors, investors and gallery owners around the world. Cataloged lots get nationwide exposure to the firm’s expansive database of over 15,000 qualified buyers. Seven times Fontaine’s Auction Gallery has been voted “Best Antique Auction Gallery” by the public.
Fontaine’s Auction Gallery is actively seeking quality consignments for future sales. The firm also buys antiques and entire estates outright. To consign an item, estate or collection, call (413) 448-8922 and ask for John Fontaine. Or, e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the upcoming Oct. 19th auction, log on to www.FontainesAuction.com.