Kamelot to auction historic architectural elements May 18

Lots 571 & 572: Approximately 158 running feet of walnut paneling (Lot 571) and eight walnut columns (Lot 572) recently removed from the Public Ledger building in Philadelphia. Kamelot image

PHILADELPHIA – On Saturday, May 18, Kamelot Auction House will conduct its 14th annual Garden & Architectural Sale, an outstanding collection of garden and architectural antiques from across the globe. This highly anticipated auction will include a wide variety of designs and styles to complement any outdoor paradise. Bidding will commence at 10 a.m. Eastern time. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

Among the most exciting lots from this sale include pieces of Philadelphia history. Lot 571, which is estimated to bring $10,000-$20,000 at auction, features approximately 158 running feet of walnut paneling recently removed from the landmark Public Ledger building. Now home to the largest-ever Wawa store, the building also yielded eight walnut columns circa 1927, which are up for bid in Lot 572 (above).

As always, Kamelot’s Garden Sale features outdoor furnishings as beautiful as the flowers in a yard. Featured are an exquisite pair of 1920s stained glass doors (below) and a pair of elaborate French garden gates (Lot 352) estimated at $1,500-2,500.

A pair of arched painted wood doors having stained glass panels depicting a landscape circa 1920. Estimate: $800-$1,200. Kamelot image

From the 1940s is a gorgeous 11-piece patio set that features a peach and blue cattail design (below). Greek mythology enthusiasts will love the sculpture of Ariadne on her tiger in Lot 45 or the pair of terra-cotta sphinx benches in Lot 56.

An 11-piece French garden set consisting of 10 armchairs and matching glass top coffee table circa 1940. Estimate: $500-$800. Kamelot image

Buyers who prefer a more sleek, modern look may choose to bid on one of Kamelot’s 10 lots of industrial concrete planters by Swiss designer Willy Guhl (1915-2004).

A pair of Willy Guhl cast stone hourglass planters, circa 1970. Estimate: $600-$800. Kamelot image

The sale also features several modern copper bird baths by American sculptor Tom Torrens, plus two lots of Sculptura Russell Woodard chairs (Lots 104 and 105) in chartreuse.

Valued at $1,500-2,500 is a simple yet stunning pair of angular iron and parchment console tables in Lot 526.

A larger-than-life bronze statue of Zeus (below) is expected to sell for $3,000. Made in Italy, the piece was manufactured by G. Ciochetti Co., founded in 1870. A slightly less extravagant garden centerpiece can be found in Lot 32, an antique bronze two-tiered fountain from France having putti sculptures and a limestone pool surround.

A larger than life size Italian bronze figure of Zeus resting on a marble base circa 1978. Estimate: $2,800-$3,000. Kamelot image

For details call the Kamelot office at 215-438-6990.