Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Downingtown, PA, United States
DoneSat, Oct 1, 2011 1:00 PM GMT
Period Furniture,Fine Art & Accessories-Day 2
Session 1: 9/30/11 - 6pm, Lots 1-296 Session 2: 10/1/11 - 9am, Lots 297-1055 On Saturday, several pieces of line and berry inlaid furniture will garner interest, including A Queen Anne walnut chest of drawers, ca. 1740, a Chester County walnut spice box, the inlaid door with intertwined line and berry decoration within a circle, and a Chester County William and Mary walnut Bible box with an inlaid cartouche. Significant furniture pieces are interspersed throughout the sale. A Philadelphia Queen Anne compass seat chair. A Queen Anne chair attributed to William Savery retains an exceptional old dry surface. A New England painted apothecary cupboard on bootjack feet has great eye appeal. Other pieces include a Chippendale tall clock by Eli Bentley, a set of dining chairs, a Pennsylvania Chippendale schrank, a pair of Delaware Valley Queen Anne tiger maple dining chairs and a painted Pennsylvania dower chest. Quite a few important textiles are being offered, including quilts, coverlets and samplers. An exceptional selection of fraktur highlights the sale. A Montgomery County piece by the artist Anthony Rehm is a key item. A fraktur by Johannes Bard features floral trees and a spread winged eagle in a shield. A fraktur metamorphosis depicts man's journey from original sin to death. Other fraktur artists include several by Abraham Huth, Ehre Artist, Martin Brechall, Conrad Trevitts, etc. A wide range of accessories are in the sale, including a large group of American pewter, a Connecticut painted fine fireboard, a great eye catching Austrian art nouveau bronze table lamp has three spread winged bats with drop shades from their teeth. Several pieces of historic blue and sgraffito decorated pieces are offered. A very pleasing New England folk art portrait depicts a woman in a blue dress holding a red book. Native American pieces, Civil War ephemera, firearms and edged weapons end the second session on Saturday.