Rare Eames design spikes June auction at Kamelot

Rare Eames ESU200 storage unit. Kamelot Auctions image.

Rare Eames ESU200 storage unit. Kamelot Auctions image.

PHILADELPHIA — Buyers at Kamelot Auctions’ June 8 Town & Country Estate Sale competed for top-quality pieces from a trove of twentieth century and antique designer furniture, lighting and garden antiques. Additionally, interest was strong for good sterling silver and fine and decorative art. LiveAuctioneers.com provided the Internet live bidding for the sale.

A highly specialized collector from New York state cast the final bid for a rare, circa-1952 Eames ESU-series storage unit having two compartments with sliding doors, open shelving and 11 drawers. It sold for $8,250. Three more lots from the same Eames series grossed over $14,000.

The strong form of a Ruhlmann-style burled walnut and inlaid desk captured the imagination of a local Art Deco buyer, who bought it for $3,600, while $4,300 was enough to secure a French Deco dining table with eight matching chairs. A Teplitz Art Nouveau amphora lamp went to a New York City buyer for $4,600, more than ten times the low estimate.

The charm and classical elegance of a rare lacquered Jansen sideboard earned $4,200; while three lots of silver-on-bronze figural groups including one signed ‘Christofle et Cie’ grossed over $8,000. There were some excellent garden antiques, as well. Lot 589A, a pair of Victorian lily-of-the-valley iron chairs was purchased by a well-known Philadelphia real estate developer for $4,800. A charming carousel horse attributed to Herschell-Spillman sold to a collector in Massachusetts for $6,600.

The June 8 sale at Philadelphia’s Kamelot Auctions exhibited many such successful results throughout the day-long run of over 800 lots. The next three sales at Kamelot will take place in September, October and November of 2012. For more information, visit kamelotauctions.com or call 215-438-6990.

 

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Antique Herschell-Spillman carousel horse. Kamelot Auctions image.

Antique Herschell-Spillman carousel horse. Kamelot Auctions image.

Pair of antique garden chairs. Kamelot Auctions image.

Pair of antique garden chairs. Kamelot Auctions image.

Rare Jansen sideboard. Kamelot Auctions image.

Rare Jansen sideboard. Kamelot Auctions image.

Teplitz lamp. Kamelot Auctions image.

Teplitz lamp. Kamelot Auctions image.

French Art Deco dining set. Kamelot Auctions image.

French Art Deco dining set. Kamelot Auctions image.

Burled Ruhlmann-style desk. Kamelot Auctions image.

Burled Ruhlmann-style desk. Kamelot Auctions image.

Signed Christofle figural group. Kamelot Auctions image.

Signed Christofle figural group. Kamelot Auctions image.