Butterfly-form decanter sets hearts aflutter at Woody Auction, Dec. 3

Green cut to clear decanter by Stevens & Williams in the figural butterfly form, estimated at $6,000-$9,000

Green cut to clear decanter by Stevens & Williams in the figural butterfly form, estimated at $6,000-$9,000

DOUGLASS, Kan. – Woody Auction’s final antique sale of 2022, on Saturday, December 3, presents more than 400 lots in a wide array of categories. Bidding starts at 9 am Central time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

“The last in-person event of the year is as eclectic as any auction we’ve ever done, and is a combination of numerous collections from around the world,” said Jason Woody of Woody Auction. Highlights include jewelry, art glass, Gone with the Wind lamps, furniture, Limoges, Pickard, bronzes, plated Amberina, English cameo, clocks, Tiffany, Stevens & Williams, carousel horses, folk art and one of the largest artwork collections Woody Auction has sold in decades. All items will be auctioned without reserves.

New England Glass Company plated Amberina art glass salt shaker, estimated at $3,000-$5,000

New England Glass Company plated Amberina art glass sugar shaker, estimated at $3,000-$5,000

Offerings from the New England Glass Company include a plated Amberina art glass sugar shaker with a silverplate top, sporting beautiful form and color and estimated at $3,000-$5,000; and a lady’s cuspidor (aka spittoon), also in plated Amberina art glass, exhibiting the finest color and rarest form – a worthy addition to anyone’s collection. It carries an estimate of $6,000-$8,000.

New England Glass Company plated Amberina art glass lady’s cuspidor, aka spittoon, estimated at $6,000-$8,000

New England Glass Company plated Amberina art glass lady’s cuspidor, aka spittoon, estimated at $6,000-$8,000

A green cut to clear decanter by Stevens & Williams in the figural butterfly form is the first example of its type that Woody Auction has ever had the privilege to see and sell. Its estimate is $6,000-$9,000. Also on offer will be a Louis C. Tiffany art glass vase, beautifully decorated in gold iridescence with millefiori heart and vine decor, estimated at $2,500-$5,000.

Louis C. Tiffany art glass vase, estimated at $2,500-$5,000

Louis C. Tiffany art glass vase, estimated at $2,500-$5,000

The most historically significant item in the sale is an eight-sided, all-original revolving hardware cabinet made from oak with 88 drawers and porcelain drawer pulls. The painted decoration on top of the cabinet reads “Custer/Tuebor” (Latin for “I Will Defend”) in the shape of a Maltese Cross, designed after a privately made medal personally designed by General George Armstrong Custer during his brigade’s winter encampment at Stevenson, Virginia in 1863-1864. This standout piece is estimated at $3,000-$5,000.

Eight-sided oak revolving hardware cabinet with 88 drawers and porcelain drawer pulls and ties to General G. A. Custer, estimated at $3,000-$5,000

Eight-sided oak revolving hardware cabinet with 88 drawers, porcelain drawer pulls and ties to General G. A. Custer, estimated at $3,000-$5,000

The original artwork category will feature two paintings signed by William McKendree Snyder (American, 1848-1930). One is a winter scene depicting a pathway along a stream through trees to a cottage, which is estimated at $3,000-$6,000, and the other is an Indiana fall scene estimated at $2,500-$5,000. The paintings, which emerged from the same estate, will be offered as individual lots.

William McKendree Snyder Indiana fall scene, estimated at $2,500-$5,000

William McKendree Snyder Indiana fall scene, estimated at $2,500-$5,000

Estate jewelry will be led by a 14K white gold and diamond ring with a 1.1-carat marquis center diamond having H color and VS-2 clarity. Numerous diamonds surround the center diamond, and the whole is estimated at $5,500-$7,000. Also up for bid is a 14K white and yellow gold and diamond ring having four round brilliant cut diamonds with a combined weight of 1.5 carats, and boasting SI-2 clarity and F/G color. This diamond ring has an estimate of $5,000-$7,000.

14K white gold and diamond ring with a 1.1-carat marquis center diamond, estimated at $5,500-$7,000

14K white gold and diamond ring with a 1.1-carat marquis center diamond, estimated at $5,500-$7,000

Completing the parade of noteworthy lots is an 116-piece sterling silver flatware set by Wallace in the Grand Baroque pattern, estimated at $3,000-$4,500. It includes 12 dinner forks, 12 salad forks, 23 tea spoons, 12 place spoons, 12 ice beverage spoons, 12 dinner knives, 11 solid silver serving pieces and 17 assorted pieces.

116-piece sterling silver flatware set by Wallace in the Grand Baroque pattern, estimated at $3,000-$4,500


116-piece sterling silver flatware set by Wallace in the Grand Baroque pattern, estimated at $3,000-$4,500

To consign a single item, an estate or an entire collection, please call Woody Auction at 316-747-2694 or email info@woodyauction.com. To learn more about Woody Auction, please visit www.woodyauction.com.

 

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