Over 500 lots in a wide array of categories will be sold in Tim's Auctions' Nov. 17th online auction An online-only auction totaling more than 500 lots in a wide array of categories will be held in the Fall Extravaganza Estates Auction on Sunday, Nov. 17, by Tim’s, Inc., Auctions (timsauctions.com).
in New York City, he indulged his hobby by purchasing a pair of fishing boats for $350,000 apiece, then invested another $150,000 outfitting them to his liking.
“The Rustic Collection” will also feature antique flintlock pistols, hunting knives, some fabulous mounts, duck decoys, prize trophies, a crossbow, a Western saddle, a bearskin rug, a bear-mounted head and carved bear-themed benches. “People need to understand the importance of Mr. Pagano's collections being released to the public,” Tim Chapulis said. “These are very fine items.”
The furniture piece attributed to the master New York wood craftsman John Jelliff is a gorgeous triple three-door burl walnut Victorian breakfront (or collector’s cabinet or bookcase) with a bust of Jenny Lind at the top, in 10 pieces. The piece is impressive, measuring 107 inches tall to the crest. It’s all original, with original keys, adjustable shelves, finials, wood and glass.
The furniture selection will also feature an extraordinary marble-top parlor table attributed to Thomas Brooks in walnut, with 20-inch-tall carved griffins adorning a base ending in huge claw feet; many other marble-top tables; two Hitchcock dining room sets; and a huge marble-top hall tree, 9 ˝ feet tall by 56 inches wide, that came from a prominent railroad station.
Another exceptional piece of furniture is a heavily and beautifully carved oak marble-top sideboard attributed to R. J. Horner, purchased by the family some years ago for $7,000. The marble top is fully an inch thick and the piece has a crest flanked by two winged griffins and a large mirror in the middle (also with griffins on each side).
The hundreds of gold and silver coins set to cross the block will include a pair of U.S. gold $20 Liberty gold coins (one from 1898, one from 1899 and one from 1903); over 100 U.S. silver dollars; more than 300 U.S. silver dimes (to be sold as a single lot); and as many as 300 or more Mexican silver pesos from a single collection that will be sold as one huge numismatic lot.
The fine selection of antique clocks and timepieces will include a rare Silas Hoadley pillar and splat clock (similar to a pillar and scroll clock only with a wood splat top), all original, with original woodworks, made circa 1810-1830; and a stunning Willard weight-driven banjo clock with a horse on the lower glass and beautiful finial on the top, in excellent condition.
There is also an antique musical instrument in the auction: a viola da gamba, which is larger that a violin but smaller than a cello. The instrument, believed to be quite rare and valuable, is fully labeled on the inside by its German manufacturer and is made of wood, possibly maple. At the top is a fully carved lion's head, adding an ornate touch to a fine piece.
Internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com and Auctionzip.com (now with Artfact.com). All can be accessed by logging on to www.timsauctions.com. “I encourage everyone to go online and bid on these fabulous