Kamelot bids adieu to 2019 with series of November sales

Steinway Model C mahogany grand piano, serial no. 2223 circa 1858. Estimate: $12,000-$18,000. Kamelot image

PHILADELPHIA – Kamelot Auctions will close out 2019 with four auctions during the month of November, including Selections from the Collector’s Vault, Continental & Victorian Furniture, Marketplace and Mid Mod. These sales contain a wide variety of items from antique furniture to architectural and industrial elements in styles ranging from opulent Art Nouveau to elegant modern designs. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

This series of sales will begin on Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. Eastern time with Selections from the Collector’s Vault. Among the most exciting items is Lot 19, a Steinway Model C mahogany grand piano (above), which is expected to bring $12,000-$18,000. French furniture will be heavily featured in this sale, including pieces by Jansen and Bagues, such as a pair of giltwood vitrines in lot 107 and a bronze coffee table in Lot 11. Bronze collectors may be interested in a sculpture by Francisco Zuniga titled Mujer Sentada Con Rebolo, estimated at $4,000-$6,000, or the two-color bronze cherub centerpiece in Lot 26.

Francisco Zuniga (Mexican, 1912-1998), ‘Mujer Sentada Con Rebolo,’ bronze sculpture on marble base, edition 7/15, dated 1975, 16½in high. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000. Kamelot image

The Continental & Victorian Furniture & Decorative Arts sale will take place on Nov. 16, with bidding commencing at 11 a.m. Aficionados of the Gothic style will have plenty of options to bid on, including the 1870 iron hat rack in Lot 237 (valued at $2,000-$4,000) and lot 241, a hat and coat rack circa 1880.

Gothic-style iron hall rack having a marble top over a single drawer and a beveled glass mirror, 93½in high x 45in wide x 13in deep, circa 1870. Estimate: $2,000-$4,000. Kamelot image

For those that prefer the softer designs of Art Nouveau, try the large multipiece bookcase or back bar in Lot 665, which is estimated to bring $4,000-$6,000 at auction. Also featured in this sale are architectural elements from the Wharton Sinclair Estate in Philadelphia (Lots 639-645), purportedly removed from three English estates and transported to the United States in the late 19th century.

Up next are two online-only auctions. On Nov. 19, the French & English Furniture & Decorative Arts sale will begin at 11 a.m. Two show-stopping bronze figures are available in this auction: A Neoclassical male figure in Lot 2064 and Lot 2240, a near-life-size figure of Hermes, both estimated at $3,000-$5,000.

Neoclassical-style bronze life-size figure mounted on an iron stand, 71in high. Estimate: $3,000-$5,000. Kamelot image

Buyers in search of the perfect chandelier will have plenty to choose from, such as Lots 2262 and 22633, which were removed from the Free Library of Philadelphia, and Lot 2141, a Gothic 30-light chandelier with an estimate of $2,000-$3,000.

Set of four tramp art furniture items decorated with wine corks by Stephan Palais. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500. Kamelot image

Kamelot’s final auction of 2019 will take place at 1 p.m. on Nov. 20 with an online-only Mid Mod sale. This catalog is filled with unique and whimsical pieces, such as Lot 3000, a wine cork furniture set by Stephan Palais valued at $1,000-$1,500, and the set of four highly unusual café chairs in Lot 3136. More classic lots include Lot 3009, a sleek leather and chrome sofa expected to reach $1,000-$1,800 at auction, and Lot 3321 is a pair of smart teak dressers by John Stuart.

Set of four petite upholstered cafe chairs, circa 1970. Estimate: $300-$500. Kamelot image

For more information call the Kamelot office at 215-438-6990.