Pook & Pook’s largest-ever Variety Sale up for bids Dec. 4-5

This Chippendale-style mahogany highboy stands 87 inches high. Image courtesy Pook and Pook Inc.

This Chippendale-style mahogany highboy stands 87 inches high. Image courtesy Pook and Pook Inc.

DOWNINGTOWN, Pa. – More than 1,500 lots of furniture, art and accessories will cross the auction block as Pook & Pook Inc. conducts its largest-ever Variety Sale Dec. 4-5. Included in this expansive sale are 200 lots from the collection of Richard and Rosemarie Machmer.

The furniture up for auction includes an interesting mix of American, Continental and English pieces. This assortment is composed of sideboards, Dutch cupboards, corner cupboards, chests of drawers, sofas, chairs, beds, tea tables, candle stands, dining tables, tall case clocks, children’s furniture and various other furniture items.

The list of accessories is extensive as well and includes mantel clocks, various textiles, lamps, stoneware, redware, wrought iron, brass, pewter, mirrors, woodenware, porcelain, soft paste, glass, jewelry, watches, books, toys, mechanical banks, fraktur and many other accessory items. Several noteworthy collections include more than 30 firearms, swords, shields, powder horns and various military accessories.

An expansive collection of carvings will also be presented. These include several bird tree carvings, bird carvings and other figures. Several dozen lots of gold and silver coins and paper currency will also be offered.

Several hundred American and Continental paintings, prints and other art will be offered. These include portraits, landscapes, seascapes, etchings, Currier and Ives prints, and sculptures.
Preview will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1-3 and until the start of the sale on both Thursday and Friday. The auction will start at 3 p.m. on Dec. 4 and at 9 a.m. on Dec. 5.
Pook & Pook’s Variety Sale will be conducted at the main gallery at 463 E. Lancaster Ave. in Downington.

For more information phone 610-269-4040, e-mail info@pookandpook.com or go to their Web site: www.pookandpook.com.

altClick here to view Pook & Pook Auctions’ December 4 session; click here for December 5.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Two carved and painted parrots in the manner of Simmons are from the collection of Richard and Rosemarie Machmer. Image courtesy Pook and Pook Inc.

Two carved and painted parrots in the manner of Simmons are from the collection of Richard and Rosemarie Machmer. Image courtesy Pook and Pook Inc.

Dating to the early 19th century is this Regency mahogany sideboard, which is 43 1/2 inches tall by 82 inches wide. Image courtesy Pook and Pook Inc.

Dating to the early 19th century is this Regency mahogany sideboard, which is 43 1/2 inches tall by 82 inches wide. Image courtesy Pook and Pook Inc.

George Ohr gets cred for this redware basket with ropetwist handle. Turned about 1900, it is 4 3/4 inches tall. Image courtesy Pook and Pook Inc.

George Ohr gets cred for this redware basket with ropetwist handle. Turned about 1900, it is 4 3/4 inches tall. Image courtesy Pook and Pook Inc.

Durand art glass at Pook and Pook's Variety Sale will include this 4-inch vase. Image courtesy Pook and Pook Inc.

Durand art glass at Pook and Pook’s Variety Sale will include this 4-inch vase. Image courtesy Pook and Pook Inc.