Kamelot welcomes spring with garden, architectural antiques, Apr. 14
PHILADELPHIA – The City of Brotherly Love is in bloom. Recently listed as one of the world’s “Ten Best Cities for Parks” by Frommer’s Travel Experts, it is also home to one of the nation’s finest annual auctions specializing exclusively in garden and architectural antiques.
Every April Kamelot Auction House fills to the brim with antique statuary, fountains and urns, architectural elements and outdoor furnishings, amassing a spectacular array of offerings befitting nearly any landscaping scheme or garden style. The 2012 Antique Garden & Architectural Auction at Kamelot Auction House will take place in Philadelphia on Saturday, April 14, 2012, starting at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide the Internet live bidding.
This year’s sale is set to open with a rare and important 19th-century bronze life-size statue of Diana as Lot No. 1. Signed with the phrase “Executed by Elkington Mason & Co. 1854,” the statue is expertly modeled after the ancient “Artemis from Gabi,” currently housed in the Louvre. It is being offered with an estimate of $15,000 to $25,000.
Acclaim of another sort is associated with several lots of finely carved antique wood architectural elements. Three of these lots originated in the mansion of Cornelius Vanderbilt II on 57th Street in Manhattan. They include Lot No. 640, a pair of very fine carved oak interior columns, being presented with estimates of $4,000 to $6,000.
A rare and monumental pair of Centennial Philadelphia Robert Wood cast-iron lions is listed as Lot No. 200. Circa 1875, the pair once stood guard in front of the Broadwood Hotel, a building that later housed The Philadelphia Athletic Club. Each figure stands 51 inches high and is 68 inches long. The lot is estimated at $20,000 to $30,000.
The buyer who seeks outdoor seating arrangements will find attractive furniture for every garden setting. A serene terrace or lawn, for example, would be well graced by the pair of elegant 19th-century lily-of-the-valley cast-iron garden chairs being offered as Lot No. 183 (est. $3,000-$4,000). The chairs possess excellent naturalistic details.
Comprising more than 750 lots, the total auction listing will include many exemplary objects of magnificent scale and decorative stature, including a massive antique mahogany mirrored bookcase or bar back, stained glass windows, outdoor lighting, antique signage and display furniture, modern outdoor furniture and decorative art; and tons of fine antique terracotta, stone and antique iron garden ornamentation.
For additional information on any lot in the sale, call 215-438-6990.
View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
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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.
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