The crowded auction house was packed with their regular customers, dealers and collectors from around New York and in town for the holidays, while much of the bidding came online and on the phones. LiveAuctioneers.com facilitated Internet live bidding.
The Chippendale-style chest, with a serpentine-fronted top over four drawers, 33 inches high, 47 inches wide and 24 inches deep, sold for $10,800, while a Continental marquetry bombe commode with a serpentine-fronted top over three drawers and a decoration of figures on horseback, sold for $4,200. It measured 34 inches high, 33 inches wide and 15 inches deep.
In other areas, a beautiful pair of Meissen porcelain urns, each with a pair of snake-form handles and classical scene decoration on a cobalt ground, height 15 1/2 inches, sold for $7,800, and an unusual Mughal filigree pendant necklace composed of eight pendants set with flat cut diamonds, emeralds, tourmaline, sapphires and rubies on a 23K gold chain, 68.70 grams, sold for $6,000.
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