Beleek, art glass, French Victorian brides' domes, more at Dirk Soulis Auctions, Feb. 25 in Missouri The contents of The Vintage House Restaurant in Warrensburg, Mo., a dining establishment that closed three years ago but doubled as a veritable museum of Victorian items, will be sold February 25th.
News-Antique.com - Feb 12,2017 - LONE JACK, Mo. – The contents of The Vintage House Restaurant in Warrensburg, Missouri, a fine dining establishment that closed its doors about three years ago but doubled as a veritable museum of Victorian-era antiques gathered and displayed there by its late owner Ron Castleman, will headline a multi-estate auction slated for Saturday, February 25th, by Dirk Soulis Auctions.
“I had the pleasure of eating at The Vintage House on several occasions and enjoying Ron’s sizable and impressive collection,” said Dirk Soulis of Dirk Soulis Auctions. “He maintained displays of a Victorian parlor, bedroom and study that were visible across velvet ropes, in a separate area near the dining room. Now, these wonderful items will be sold at public auction.”
The auction will be held in Dirk Soulis Auctions’ gallery, at 529 West Lone Jack-Lee’s Summit Road in Lone Jack, starting at 10 am Central time. For those unable to attend in person, internet bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be taken. For preview times and dates, visit the Dirk Soulis Auctions website, at DirkSoulisAuctions.com.
Also sold will be the Laverne Bates Trust of Ada, Oklahoma, featuring a circa 1920 Belleek porcelain Rathmore basket that is so rare and important it was the subject of a lengthy article in the Salem (Mass.) Evening News. Also from the Trust is a rare matching pair of American Brilliant Cut Glass lamps in the El Tova pattern by the Clark Glass Company, formerly of the Harry Kraut collection, that will be sold as single lots. Mr. Kraut was active in New York in the 1980s as an aggressive dealer-collector of rare cut glass pieces.
In addition, the estate of Theodore Sexton will also cross the auction block. Mr. Sexton was a lifelong bachelor who lived his entire life in a small mansion home on the bluffs of the Missouri River in Leavenworth, Kansas. The contents of that home will be liquidated in their entirety. In all, 700 lots will come up for bid, in two rings (one cataloged, one uncatalogued) on Feb. 25th.
The day will be packed with out-of-the-ordinary furniture items, accessories and collectibles, many of them from the Victorian era – like a large number of highly detailed Belleek porcelain baskets, French Victorian brides’ domes and art glass – while other lots won’t be Victorian but will be in the Victorian tradition. Also up for bid will be a collection of 40 antique inkwells.
Lamps and lighting will feature a gorgeous pair of cut glass lamps, cut in the El Tova pattern by the Clark Glass Company and a fine example of superior cutting, to both the top and base; and a two-bulb lamp cut by the Bergen Glass Company, rare for its size at 30 inches tall and 11 inches in diameter. This exact lamp was featured in an ad in the ACGA Bergen catalog, circa 1912.
Staying in the category, a rare 19th century half cranberry shade lamp, 40 inches tall, with an