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Downingtown, PA, United States
DoneFri, Sep 30, 2011 10:00 PM GMT

Period Furniture,Fine Art & Accessories-Day 1

Session One: September 30, 2011 at 6pm EST Lots 1 through 296 Session Two: October 1, 2011 at 9am EST Lots 297 through 1055 Outstanding furniture, paintings, oriental carpets, folk art and accessory items will be presented during the two day sale. The Friday night session begins with 75 lots from a Michigan collection. The first lot is a vibrant 19th century American hooked rug depicting two large stags standing beneath floral branches (est. $5,000-10,000). This bold rug measures 65? x 35 ½?. The collection encompasses some fine redware examples. Other redware items include a hen on a nest attributed to Haig Pottery, a large seated dog, Shenandoah flower pots and many other attractive pieces. A Pennsylvania painted pine hutch is sure to attract attention, as well as a Pennsylvania painted corner cupboard with ochre graining and red and black stippled highlights. The property of a Dodge family descendent continues the Friday evening sale encompassing the next 100 lots. Featured in the group are various porcelains including two large Chinese export seated dog figures, two famille rose cache pots, a Chinese export tureen and a pair of rose mandarin vases. Many Staffordshire figures are appealing including a pearlware lamp in the form of Atlas with the world on his shoulders, a pearlware lion, a reclining greyhound and a pair of hounds. Several pairs of pug figures are offered. Horse and hunting related items are expected to be popular including oil on canvas hunt scenes, hound stirrup cups and snuff boxes, silver trophies and julep cups. Also on Friday night is a large selection of fine art including several paintings, pastels, and illustrations. The end of the first session features some fine carpets, including Serapis, Caucasians, Eagle Kazak, Mahal, Bidjar, Tabriz, Heriz, etc.