LiveAuctioneers.com provided Internet live bidding.
“We were tempted to postpone the sale due to the pending storm, but Thursday we placed a bet that the storm would end Saturday morning and that by Sunday at sale time most people would be moving around, and it turned out to be a winning wager,” said Schwenke.
Furniture and American country items were strong performers in the sale. A fine Georgian mahogany oval gateleg wake table saw active competition and finally hammered to a determined bidder in the room for $3,840, while an interesting set of six French Art Nouveau chairs fetched $1,560. In the mid-century modern category, a set of six Herman Miller dining chairs sold for $1,845 to the Internet, a 1950s Baker breakfront set went to the Internet for $1,965, a Gilbert Rohde game table went for $660, and a Herman Miller Rosewood Credenza had numerous phone and Internet bids and eventually sold in the room for $1,440.
An oil on canvas of the Isle of Capri by Guido Odierna sold to an absentee bidder for $1,440, and a Rubino abstract bronze sculpture hammered at $819 to a pleased bidder in the room. Two small abstract oils on canvas by Charles Green Shaw went for $643 and $585.
A collection of Oriental rugs saw heated bidding from the room, phone and Internet. Top rug lots were a large 19th century palace size rug, which went for $2,400, and another large room size Persian rug from a Greenwich estate, which was sold to the Internet for $3,567.
Additional consignments are being accepted for Schwenke’s next sale, which is an Americana, folk art and decorative arts auction on Sunday, April 14. Phone inquiries should be directed to 203-266-0323.
View the fully illustrated catalog for Schwenke’s Woodbury Auction of Feb. 10, complete with prices realized, at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
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