Kamelot auction takes on Continental flavor Nov. 23

Lot 150 - 19th Century Federal gilt carved girandole with convex mirror. Kamelot Auction House image. Kamelot Auction House image.

Lot 150 – 19th Century Federal gilt carved girandole with convex mirror. Kamelot Auction House image. Kamelot Auction House image.

PHILA., Pa. – On Saturday, Nov. 23, Kamelot Auctions will present an English and Traditional Furniture Auction beginning at 10 a.m. Eastern. The auction will present 628 lots of English, Continental and 20th century furniture accompanied by a large selection of lighting fixtures and fine quality rugs.

LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

The sale will open with a strong collection of English furniture comprised of benches, settees, armchairs, dining tables, bookcases, breakfronts, vitrines, desks, highboys, mirrors and much more for discerning collectors of traditional furniture to choose from. A pair of red leather Napoleon III-style chesterfield love seats is presented with estimates of $1,500-$2,500 (lot 13), and carrying a similar appeal is a very good pair of leather library chairs, circa 1920, bearing the same estimate (lot 51). Expected to be one of the top earners is lot 29, a mid-19th century Adams-style satinwood vitrine ($2,000-$3,000). A great complementary piece to this is lot 44, a very good Adams- style satinwood and paint-decorated bookcase, circa 1890 ($1,000-$1,500).

Other standouts include a two-part English mahogany secretary desk, circa 1850 (lot 8, $1,500-$2,500); a set of six Queen Anne-style chinoiserie-decorated dining chairs, circa 1920 (lot 12, $600-$1,200); and a Regency cellarette having ball finials and paw feet (lot 72, $600-$800). The sale will feature over 20 Chippendale-style lots. Leading among them is lot 11, a pair of Chippendale carved mahogany armchairs having shaped and carved crest rail over period carved back splat above a shaped seat, circa 1920 ($300-$600). Highlighting the selection of Americana is a very good 19th century Federal gilt carved girandole with convex mirror (lot 150, $1,800-$2,400).

Kamelot’s sales have consistently offered a robust selection of fine quality Continental furniture, and with an excess of 200 lots to choose from, this sale will by no means be an exception. Among the most prominent of the Continental offerings is lot 429, a good 19th century Dutch marquetry inlaid breakfront, circa 1860, presented with estimates of $1,500-$3,000, and lot 416, an 18th century French carved walnut serpentine front commode having shaped top over two small and two large drawers ($1,500-$2,500). A somewhat uncommon find sure to catch the eye of collectors is an upholstered tete a tete having tufted and shaped backs raised on turned legs, circa 1920 (lot 423, $500-$700). Other highlights include lot 424, a pair of Edwardian spool-turned decorated settees, each having upholstered back and seat circa 1890 ($1,200-$1,800) and lot 275, a lot of four French burlap upholstered chairs including a Napoleon III slipper chair and three bergere chairs, circa 1890 ($1,200-$1,800).

Also up for auction are 10 games tables in various styles. Noteworthy among them is lot 250, a French marquetry Tric-Trac or games table having polychromed figural inlaid top with game board on reverse side, all over a backgammon board ($1,200-$1,800).

A small but select group of garden items will be showcased, including two good majolica glazed garden seats (lots 101 and 102, estimated at $600-$800 each) and an ominous looking carved wooden English bulldog retaining its original polychrome finish, circa 1930—perfect for anyone in need of a guard dog (lot 100, $500-$800).

Lighting will be represented in over 40 lots composed of chandeliers, sconces, lamps, floor lamps and torchieres from a variety of periods and styles. Choice highlights include a whimsical pair of French ’50s-era Lucite two-light wall sconces, circa 1950 (lot 459, $400-$600); a Louis XV-style bronze and alabaster chandelier having leaf form center supporting a bowl with six scrolling arms (lot 207, $300-$600); and an eight-arm Fer Forge Art Deco chandelier having two interior light sockets illuminating detailed geometric design, circa 1920 (lot 486, $500-$800). Art Deco will cross the auction block toward the end of the sale in a string of lots including a pair of French leather club chairs, circa 1940 (lot 472, $1,500-$2,500); and a stylish console table with ebonized wood top supported by two stylized bronze cats (lot 505, $600-$800); both great choices for design-savvy buyers. Closing out the sale will be 75 lots of mid-century/modern furnishings. Standouts include lot 597, a French modernist card table and chairs circa 1950 ($600-$800) and lot 590, a five-piece dining set including a table and four matching shell seat chairs ($300-$600).

The auction will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday Nov. 23, and doors will open at 8 a.m. For details phone 215-438-6990.

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Lot 150 - 19th Century Federal gilt carved girandole with convex mirror. Kamelot Auction House image. Kamelot Auction House image.

Lot 150 – 19th Century Federal gilt carved girandole with convex mirror. Kamelot Auction House image. Kamelot Auction House image.

Lot 29 - Mid-19th century Adams-style satinwood vitrine. Kamelot Auction House image.

Lot 29 – Mid-19th century Adams-style satinwood vitrine. Kamelot Auction House image.

Lot 51 - Pair of English leather library chairs circa 1920. Kamelot Auction House image.

Lot 51 – Pair of English leather library chairs circa 1920. Kamelot Auction House image.

Lot 11 - pair of Chippendale carved mahogany armchairs, circa 1920. Kamelot Auction House image.

Lot 11 – pair of Chippendale carved mahogany armchairs, circa 1920. Kamelot Auction House image.

Lot 505 - Art Deco style console table with stylized bronze cats. Kamelot Auction House image.

Lot 505 – Art Deco style console table with stylized bronze cats. Kamelot Auction House image.

Lot 100 - Carved wooden English bulldog with original polychromed finish circa 1930. Kamelot Auction House image.

Lot 100 – Carved wooden English bulldog with original polychromed finish circa 1930. Kamelot Auction House image.

Lot 597 - French modernist card table and chairs, circa 1950. Kamelot Auction House image.

Lot 597 – French modernist card table and chairs, circa 1950. Kamelot Auction House image.