900 lots of American Indian artifacts, art, collectibles will be sold Nov. 9-10 by Allard Auctions A full-sized smoked moose hide and rawhide Woodlands cradleboard (Native American baby carrier) and an extra-fine Navajo Germantown weave rug done in the Hispanic influence will be sold Nov. 9th-10th.
Two other Navajo rugs worth noting include a huge Burntwater rug with elaborate design in a deep red, in fine condition with fantastic color, made circa 1980 and measuring 104 inches by 73 inches (est. $3,500-$7.000); and a Vi Fowler example with an extra fine weave in a natural dye storm pattern with nice rich colors, circa 1990s, 75 inches by 51 inches (est. $2,500-$5,000).
A pair of beaded vests carries identical estimates of $2,500-$5,000. One is a classic Sioux sinew sewn and lazy stitch beaded man’s vest with interesting geometric designs on the front and back and with a fine fringe, made circa 1920s. The other is a finely tailored Santee buckskin vest with fancy lapels and beautiful beaded stars, flags and florals on the back, from the early 1900s.
Two other dissimilar lots are also expected to hit $2,500-$5,000. The first is a collection of about 45 vintage Zuni and Navajo items (mostly pins), all in good condition and attached to a Chimayo vest, circa 1930-1970. The second is a Donovan Skeet Navajo necklace set, featuring a hand-wrought all-silver necklace, bracelet and earrings set with matching blue turquoise stones.
Rounding out a brief list of the auction’s expected top lots is a statuesque fine weave Apache basket (or olla) covered with humanoid and animal figures, in very good condition, circa early 1900s (est. $2,000-$4,000). The Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites are located at 1600 South Country Club Drive in Mesa, Ariz. Previews will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 8 a.m. until the start of sale (12 noon, Mountain time) and Sunday, Nov. 10, until the start of sale (10 a.m.).
Allard Auctions, Inc., has been selling exclusively American Indian artifacts and art at auction since 1968. The firm is always accepting 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 Big Fall Phoenix Auction scheduled for Nov. 9-10, please log on to www.allardauctions.com. Allard Auctions, Inc., maintains its home offices on the Flathead Indian Reservation in St. Ignatius, Montana.