Jules Gustave Leroy Holiday Painting Brings $16,000 at Cordier Auctions A Jules Gustave Leroy painting entitled “The Christmas Present” sold for $16,000 while a Tiffany tall case clock realized $17,000 at Cordier Auctions’ Fall Auction on November 9 and 10.
News-Antique.com - Dec 13,2013 - A Jules Gustave Leroy painting entitled “The Christmas Present” sold for $16,000 while a Tiffany tall case clock realized $17,000 at Cordier Auctions’ Fall Two Day Antique & Fine Art Auction on November 9 and 10. Other highlights included a Lancaster County, Pennsylvania high boy at $8,500, a Story & Clark Storytone Deco electric piano at $2,700 and a machinist built 1:16 scale locomotive and tender at $2,600. The 987 lot auction was held in the company’s auction house located at 1500 Paxton Street in Harrisburg.
The multi-consignor sale featured items from over two hundred consignors including estates and collectors. Over 400 people were in attendance during the two days in addition to phone and absentee bidders while more than 2,000 bidders were pre-registered to bid via the internet. Prices quoted are hammer prices.
Saturday's sale offered collectibles, toys, jewelry, silver, porcelain and glass but opened with 80 lots of Charles Lindbergh memorabilia. Consigned from a single owner, the collection featured autographed books and photographs, ephemera, Lindbergh flown airmail, toys, sculptures, and unique collectibles. Of note was an Author’s Autograph limited edition of Lindbergh’s book “WE”. Housed in the original slipcase and signed by Lindbergh and the publisher on the title page, the book was number 35 of an edition of 1,000 and sold within estimate at $1,000.
Collectibles offered a wide variety of items from steins and canes to music boxes and model ships. An antique medical skeleton was one unique item to cross the block. Carrying an estimate of $2,000 to $4,000, the skeleton sold to the internet just under lower estimate at $1,900. Another unique item was 1:16 scale 4-8-4 steam locomotive and tender hand built by a local Harrisburg, Pennsylvania machinist between 1947 and 1960. The loco generated much interest, easily passing its $200 to $400 estimate to sell at $2,600. From the same consignor was a collection of eighteen vintage Pennsylvania Railroad gate signs that hammered down just above high estimate at $2,100 to a local collector.
Over fifty lots of silver were offered including tea sets, pitchers, and a communion set by International Sterling that realized $2,400. Nineteen sterling silver flatware sets crossed the block including a 144 piece set of Dominick & Haff Pointed Antique ($3,300), a 77 piece set of S. Kirk & Son Repousse ($1,900) and a 65 piece set of Reed & Barton Francis I ($2,000). Also of note was a five piece International Sterling Royal Danish tea set that realized $1,800.
Silver was followed by over 100 lots of fine jewelry and watches including diamond and gemstone rings, gold bracelets, antique pieces and more. The top lot was a 2.67 ctw diamond engagement having a GIA certified 2.52 carat round brilliant cut center diamond that sold within estimate to the room at $6,200. A 1.20 ctw diamond and platinum ring also sold within estimate $3,300 as did a 4.10 ctw Jabel diamond fashion bracelet, also at $3,300. A 14K gold, diamond and sapphire lorgnette sold just under estimate at