Renew Gallery to auction local collector’s antiques Aug. 28
Over 300 lots of antiques and collectibles will go to auction – online only at LiveAuctioneers.com on Aug. 28 at 11 a.m. Pacific time. This is only the first portion of an extremely large private collection – fresh to market – belonging to a known Vancouver eccentric and antique collector. This auction will be offering up the best of vintage ephemera, antique furniture, American folk art, vintage movie posters, fine art prints, porcelain, bronze sculpture, lamps, lighting, crystal chandeliers, stained glass windows, paintings and more. There will be absolutely no reproductions included in this auction – only authentic originals.
An incredible assortment of vintage paper ephemera will be available for bidding, including vintage advertisements, music sheets, lobby cards and large collection of early movie posters – featuring some very special six sheets from the silent film era. Unlike today’s massive distribution of promotional materials, lobby cards and movie posters were packed up and sent to the next city and venue for screening – because Vancouver was the “end of the line” on Canada’s West Coast these paper products were sold off as building materials and eventually used as insulation. In an exciting discovery these beautifully designed and illustrated works were found during the demolition of a local Vancouver home – and have thankfully been saved for preservation and future enjoyment. A few exciting items to look out for include a poster from the 1921 silent movie adaptation of Booth Tarkington’s The Turmoil presented by Carl Laemmle (founder of Universal Studios) starring George Hackathorne and silent film star Eleanor Boardman. It is estimated to make $3,000 – $5,000 at auction. Another colorful (and humorous) gem is an original poster from the cinematic mash-up Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. Loosely based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, the film follows two American detectives on the hunt in London for Dr. Jekyll in connection to a series of murders. The poster is very colorful and in great condition – estimated to sell at auction between $500 – $800. Vintage collectors and graphic design fans will be overjoyed at the release of this collection of quality vintage paper goods.
Exceptional furniture is also to be expected at this one of a kind sale – including a circa 19th century folk art marquetry sideboard, an absolute masterpiece in wood inlay. This sideboard features three cabinets and three drawers with shelving. From Hudson, N.Y., this piece was totally handcrafted by a singular individual, a judge in fact, who crafted this entire piece singlehandedly. The entire process took 15 years to complete, beginning in 1880 and completed in 1895. This remarkable piece has only ever had one owner before entering into its current collection and is a world-class example of American folk art. An absolute marvel of craft for anyone lays eyes on it, it’s estimated to sell at auction for $20,000 – $25,000.Other stunning pieces of antique furniture and decor will also be up for bidding, as well as architectural gems including a collection of leaded and stained glass windows, wood carvings, bronze sculptures and paintings from around the world.
Another specialty item being listed in this auction is an incredible Royal Superior wood stove, a rare find today. Fully cleaned and restored this stove is actually in working condition. From the turn of the 20th century, it is made entirely of cast iron, and is a wood burning Victorian-style stove with all original parts. The oven has been relined and is estimated to sell at auction for $5,000 – $7,000.
For information on any item in the sale, call 604-872-3131 Email inquiries to: email@example.com
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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