Pook & Pook’s Dec. 3-4 sale features furniture, art from fine homes
DOWNINGTOWN, Pa. – If you’ve ever seen the Grace Kelly/Bing Crosby film High Society and marveled at the interiors of the Lord family’s grand Philadelphia Main Line residence, then you have some clue as to what to expect in Pook & Pook’s Dec. 3-4 Variety Sale.
The suburban Philadelphia auctioneers are known for their year-round offerings of furniture, fine and decorative art and accessories from area homes, but it’s their Variety Sales that hold the greatest element of surprise. Their upcoming event with Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers.com, comprises 1,400 lots and features dozens of subcategories, with quality as the common thread. Consignments have come from five estates, seven museums, and educational institutions.
The furniture selection encompasses both American and Continental country and formal furniture. Forms include beds, tables, chests, bookcases, cabinets, cupboards, desks and more. Sofas, stools and chairs provide ample seating opportunities. A bonus category is miniature furniture, which is so coveted by collectors.
Fine art includes paintings, engravings, lithographs, fraktur and more.
A full complement of decorative accessories and textiles has been catalogued. Within the grouping are Oriental and hooked rugs, coverlets, quilts, samplers, clothing, glass, metalware and woodenware. Also to be auctioned are clocks, lamps, music boxes, models, mirrors and weapons.
Pottery and porcelain lots include a large Staffordshire collection, luster, redware, stoneware, etc.
Rounding out the sale are baskets, decoys, books, jewelry, bird trees, games, toys, trade signs, cameras and Native-American items.
For information on any lot in the sale, call 610-269-4040. View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
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