Nest Egg Auctions’ Aug. 14 sale loaded with estate treasures
MERIDEN, Conn. – Treasures from local households and from the far side of the world will be sold Saturday, Aug. 14, at Nest Egg Auctions’ Estates & Antiques Auction. The 231-lot auction will begin at 6:30 p.m. Eastern. LiveAuctioneers will provide Internet live bidding.
Auctioneer Ryan Brechlin, co-owner of Nest Egg Auctions, said that potential bidders have shown great interest in many of the items.
The Chinese scroll is getting a lot of attention,” said Brechlin. “It’s from a local collection that’s been handed down for generations.”
The watercolor scroll painting, 33 inches by 13 inches, pictures two women at a tree. It is in good condition and has a $500-$1,000 estimate.
“The last group of scrolls we sold for the consignor brought $4,000,” said Brechlin.
A 93-piece set of Royal Copenhagen dinnerware in the Blue Fluted Full Lace Border pattern is in excellent condition.
“The woman brought them back from Denmark and never used them once,” said Brechlin. “They stayed in her china cupboard.”
The white china plates with blue decoration have distinctive open lacework around the edges. With numerous serving pieces included, the set has a $1,500-$2,500 estimate.
An early English repeater pocket watch, signed John Bushman, in an 18K gold pair case has a $2,000-$4,00 estimate. The circa 1695 watch has a fusee movement.
“Most of the coins in the sale are an attic find from a man inherited an estate,” said Brechlin.
Property from local Connecticut estates include sterling silver, Hungarian art, rugs, furniture and additional pocket watches.
For details go to the Web site www.nesteggauctions.com or call 203-630-1400.
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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