Fontaine's two-session auction on Saturday, April 22 will feature 325 lots in an array of categories An exceptional Victorian carved walnut 3-piece marble-top bedroom set attributed to John Jelliff and a gorgeous 14-inch Tiffany Studios domical leaded glass Daffodil lamp shade will be sold April 22.
this sale’s got some nice ones, to include a three-piece French mystery swinger clock set titled Idylls of Spring, by Geo Maxim (est. $8,000-$12,000); and a large French marble and bronze annular dial mantel clock set on a rouge marble base, with gilt bronze mounts and feet (est. $6,000-$8,000).
Also up for bid will be a mahogany astronomical regulator mantel clock with a quality 8-inch silvered astronomical dial with black incised numbers and numerals, housed in an arched-top case with original glass front door panel (est. $5,000-$7,500); and an R. Korthage carved mahogany grandfather clock, 102 ˝ inches tall, with 12-inch silvered dial (est. $4,000-$6,500).
Louis Vuitton trunks are always a big hit with collectors. Each one is rich in travel, history and lore. There are a few in the auction, including an orange leather custom shoe trunk once owned by the J. P. Morgan family (est. $8,000-$12,000). Another is a large wardrobe trunk with monogram canvas exterior, wood straps and brass tacks, in nice shape (est. $6,000-$8,000).
Lamps and lighting will feature a Duffner & Kimberly Louis XV-style No. 507 table lamp with 19 inch diameter shade having panels showing seashells, garland and hanging bell flowers (est. $5,000-$7,500); and a figural carved alabaster Three Graces lamp, with three female figures, all standing back-to-back around the lamppost, holding hands, 43 inches tall (est. $4,000-$6,000).
KPM plaques – another category wildly popular among the people who collect them. Examples will include a large portrait plaque of a young woman, signed on the back with the impressed KPM and scepter mark (est. $4,000-$6,000); and another large, hand-painted porcelain portrait plaque of a young woman, titled Good Night, artist-signed “R. Diettrich” (est. $3,000-$5,000).
Fontaine’s Auction Gallery is actively seeking quality items, to include furniture, lighting, clocks and watches, paintings, porcelains, bronze and marble statuary, Asian items, art glass and cameo glass, Russian objects, silver, musical, coin-op, advertising, toys, banks, gaming and carousel items for future sales. Consignments are currently being accepted for all the upcoming auctions.
The firm will buy outright or accept on consignment fine antiques, collections or entire estates. Call (413) 448-8922 and ask to speak with John Fontaine, or you can send Mr. Fontaine an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the company and the upcoming Saturday, April 22nd auction please visit www.FontainesAuction.com. Updates are posted often.