Cedar Falls, IA, United States
DoneTue, Sep 17, 2013 3:00 PM UTC
Sale of Art, Antiques and Collectibles
Featuring an important collection of Black Americana & memorabilia, with over 100 lots of 19th & early 20th century pieces incl. advertising, tin lithos, minstrel show items, French automatons, black folk art, toys & more. Also over 75 lots of exceptional early Americana & primitives, incl. Herter's owl decoys, cast iron figural water sprinklers, early baskets & polychrome woodenware, carved & polychrome wood whirly-gigs, fine hand stitched quilts & more. Plus a fine offering of Native American items & artifacts, incl. beadwork, decorated pottery, basketry & stone tools. Also over 200 pieces of fine Asian arts, featuring a large variety of carved ivory, 18th/19th century ceramics, cloisonné, carved hardstone, textiles, & scrolls. Plus over 100 pieces of period furnishings ranging from late 18th century to mid-century modern, incl. early American, Regency period, American Victorian oak & walnut of various types & function. Plus over 50 lots of sterling silver & silver-plate incl. three complete sterling flatware sets, several hundred sterling souvenir spoons, a large collection of Reed & Barton sterling Christmas ornaments, silver hallow ware, elegant silver-plate serving pieces, & a huge 20 piece place setting of 'First Love' silver-plate flatware comprising over 1,300 pieces. Also over 30 lots of 19th/early 20th century porcelain & glassware incl. hand painted Nippon, Lalique, American brilliant cut glass, Worcester, R.S. Prussia, Steuben, & more. Plus over 100 lots of early toys & cast iron banks incl., Howdy Doody band, boxed Little Abner band, & other tin litho wind-ups, cast iron vehicles, & a fine offering of mint in box Marx toys. Also a large collection of over 100,000 post cards featuring many interesting early topicals, real photo, Halloween, advertising, & more. Also incl. over 100 oil paintings & vintage prints from 19th/20th century by listed artists. Plus a fine offering of ecclesiastical decorative arts incl. carved wood statues and Russian icons.