Over 500 lots will come up for bid in Tim's Father's Day Extravaganza online-only auction, June 15th Over 500 quality lots comprising thousands of items will be sold in an online-only Father’s Day Extravaganza Auction slated for Sunday, June 15, starting at 5 p.m. Eastern time at www.timsauctions.com
News-Antique.com - Jun 10,2014 - BRISTOL, Conn. – More than 500 quality lots comprising thousands of items will be sold in an online-only Father’s Day Extravaganza Auction slated for Sunday, June 15th, starting promptly at 5 p.m., Eastern time. The auction will be held by Tim’s, Inc. Auctions (www.timsauctions.com), based in Bristol. The annual event was begun by Tim’s father, Peter, who passed away in 2005.
“We expect this auction to go well into the wee hours of the following day, with spirited online bidding such as we’ve seen in past Father’s Day Extravaganzas,” Tim Chapulis said. “We’re starting at 5 p.m., to give everyone time to enjoy the day with their fathers and families, then end their day with a special auction. We encourage bidders to stick around through to the very end.”
Headlining this year’s auction will be property from the estate of Arthur (Artie) Shaw, a beloved long-time auctioneer, appraiser and antiques shop owner from Torrington, Conn., who passed away just a few months ago. Over 1,000 items from Mr. Shaw’s shop (which closed three years ago) and private collections will be condensed down into multiples totaling more than 100 lots.
Featured from Mr. Shaw’s collection will be a beautiful Currier & Ives-inspired antique horse-drawn sleigh (a focal point that graced the window of his antiques shop for years); and a pair of opposite facing Paul McCobb (1917-1969) room dividers, complete and in two sections (etageres and table/base). The mahogany has a light champagne finish and the frame and pulls are brass.
Also from the Shaw estate: a rare Flying Tigers stained glass art piece, tribal carvings and many Native American pieces, his private fishing collection (lures, poles, trophy mounts and more), showcases and the contents of cabinets (in general, a treasure trove of discovery lots), Oriental rugs in various sizes and designs, oil paintings, estate jewelry, a lovely S-roll-top desk and more.
Antique car enthusiasts will be impressed by a maroon red 1951 Mercury automobile that has been owned by the same gentleman from California since 1984. The vintage car has four doors, an automatic transmission and a 350 cubic inch engine. Like many items in the auction, it would make a perfect Father's Day present.
Also in the auction will be furnishings from a Litchfield, Conn., home dated 1764, to include a beautiful circa-1750 two-part Queen Anne highboy, an English Regency tambour door sideboard with lions on the door pulls, 30 inches wide (very uncommon), a fine French writing desk and a gorgeous Queen Anne tilt-top table with bird cage mechanism showing great finish and burling.
Furniture attributed to the renowned American 19th century furniture maker R. J. Horner will include a rare oak curio server combination with a glass door on the left and a server on the right, having a mirror on top with two winged dragons, plus claw feet and felt lined interior; and a pair of oak file cabinets with full-standing and facing winged griffins and fancy lions as adornments.