Family values expected to lift estate auction for Opfer, Oct. 4

Dated 1840, this watercolor and ink silhouette by August Edouart depicts the Mathews family of Baltimore. The image measures 10 3/4 by 11 3/4 inches and has a $3,000-$5,000 estimate. Image courtesy Richard Opfer Auctioneering Inc.

Dated 1840, this watercolor and ink silhouette by August Edouart depicts the Mathews family of Baltimore. The image measures 10 3/4 by 11 3/4 inches and has a $3,000-$5,000 estimate. Image courtesy Richard Opfer Auctioneering Inc.

TIMONIUM, Md. – Old-time family values will be paramount when Richard Opfer Auctioneering Inc. sells the estate of Anne Harrison Walker on Oct. 4. A pair of American school samplers dated 1825 by sisters Mary and Martha Perrens will remain together and has an estimate of $15,000-$25,000. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

In their original black lacquered and gilt frames, the samplers both measure 25 by 20 1/2 inches.

On the same theme, a watercolor and ink silhouette of Baltimore’s Mathews family, dated 1840, is by August Edouart. In a gilt frame, the image is 10 3/4 by 11 3/4 inches and has a $3,000-$5,000 estimate.

A Chippendale walnut tall case clock by Jacob Hostetter of Hanover, Pa., carries an $8,000-$12,000 estimate. The clock stands 96 inches high and has its original feet and an old finish. Some repairs are noted and rosettes are missing.

An American Chippendale walnut secretary desk, circa 1780, hails from Maryland or Pennsylvania. Although the bookcase top may not be original, it is an imposing piece at 89 inches high. It has a $7,000-$8,000 estimate.

From New York is a circa 1800 Federal serpentine sideboard, which probably has its original hardware. It is 40 inches high, 72 inches long and 29 1/2 inches deep. It has a $6,000-$9,000 estimate.

A large walnut step-back cupboard from Pennsylvania or the Mid-Atlantic region is estimated at $6,000-$9,000.

The estate auction will also include period mirrors, paintings and portraits, silver, Oriental rugs, lamps, early glass, export China, soft paste and transferware.

No less than 14 lots of Staffordshire spaniels will be sold, all but two of them being matched pairs.

For details on these and other lots phone 410-252-5035.

View the fully illustrated catalogs and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet during the sale at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

Click here to view Richard Opfer Auctioneering, Inc’s complete catalog.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Sisters Mary Perrens, age 10, and Martha Perrens, age 13, completed these schoolgirl samplers in 1825. Both measure 25 by 20 1/2 inches. They will be sold as a single lot, which has an estimate of $15,000-$25,000. Image courtesy Richard Opfer Auctioneering Inc.

Sisters Mary Perrens, age 10, and Martha Perrens, age 13, completed these schoolgirl samplers in 1825. Both measure 25 by 20 1/2 inches. They will be sold as a single lot, which has an estimate of $15,000-$25,000. Image courtesy Richard Opfer Auctioneering Inc.


Jacob Hostetter of Hanover, Pa., crafted this Chippendale walnut tall case clock, which retains its original feet and likely its original finials. The estimate is $8,000-$12,000. Image courtesy Richard Opfer Auctioneering Inc.

Jacob Hostetter of Hanover, Pa., crafted this Chippendale walnut tall case clock, which retains its original feet and likely its original finials. The estimate is $8,000-$12,000. Image courtesy Richard Opfer Auctioneering Inc.


Some inlay and veneer loss is noted on this American Federal serpentine sideboard, which was crafted in New York state circa 1800. It measures 40 inches high, 72 inches long and 29 1/2 inches deep. Image courtesy Richard Opfer Auctioneering Inc.

Some inlay and veneer loss is noted on this American Federal serpentine sideboard, which was crafted in New York state circa 1800. It measures 40 inches high, 72 inches long and 29 1/2 inches deep. Image courtesy Richard Opfer Auctioneering Inc.


A modest estimate on this set of five hand-painted Chinese export plates prompted a flurry of preauction bidding on LiveAuctioneers. Image courtesy Richard Opfer Auctioneering Inc.

A modest estimate on this set of five hand-painted Chinese export plates prompted a flurry of preauction bidding on LiveAuctioneers. Image courtesy Richard Opfer Auctioneering Inc.