Schiffer antiques lead off Pook & Pook auction Jan. 13-14

This earthenware sugar bowl is a rare Alamance County, N.C., piece, originally bought by Titus Geesey from Joe Kindig Jr. in 1930. Estimate: $10,000-$20,000. Image courtesy of Pook & Pook Inc.

This earthenware sugar bowl is a rare Alamance County, N.C., piece, originally bought by Titus Geesey from Joe Kindig Jr. in 1930. Estimate: $10,000-$20,000. Image courtesy of Pook & Pook Inc.

DOWNINGTOWN, Pa. – Pook & Pook Inc.’s first sale of the year will begin an exciting calendar of collections in 2012. The 1,100-lot auction will showcase items from various estates, collections and educational institutions and will encompass a myriad of objects to include fine art, silver, American and Continental furniture, Pennsylvania folk art, carpets, textiles and decorative accessories. The sale will begin on Friday, Jan. 13, at 6 p.m. Eastern and continue on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 9 a.m.

Online live bidding will be made available through LiveAuctioneers.com.

Friday night will have a selection of pieces from three collections including Margaret Schiffer of West Chester, Pa., the Studdiford family of Point Pleasant, N.J., and a southeastern Pennsylvania collection.

Margaret B. Schiffer is a well-known Chester County, Pa., author and expert in the antique field and a specialist in historical needlework, toys and Christmas ornaments. The volume Historical Needlework of Pennsylvania, written in 1958, was a definitive reference book for the time, recording the origins and progression of the art in the 18th and 19th centuries primarily in southeastern Pennsylvania. With her husband, Herbert, and son Peter, Schiffer Publications, printed numerous books on antique furniture and accessories.

The Saturday session will begin at 9 a.m. with a variety of pieces from Charlene Sussel of Garrett Park, Md. Her father-in-law was the pioneer collector Arthur Sussel. This group of 236 lots will be the beginning of several sales with items from the same collection. This selection includes paintings, furniture, silver, fine porcelain, Asian objects, textiles and accessories.

Furniture highlights include a Chester County, Pa., mahogany tall-case clock by Benjamin Garrett of Goshen Township, Pa.; a William and Mary armchair, circa 1735, early Chester County or southeastern Pennsylvania example with a baluster back and old black painted surface with punched star decorations; a Philadelphia William and Mary mahogany spice or valuables box on frame from the William E. and Johanna Studdiford collection. of Point Pleasant, N.J.; a rare Delaware Valley walnut armchair, circa 1715; and an important Pennsylvania or Maryland lowback Windsor bench.

Also selling in Friday’s session is a Chester County sampler wrought by Mary Graves under the tutelage of Hannah G. Carpenter. It is pictured in Historical Needlework of Pennsylvania by Margaret Schiffer, page 61.

The Kriebel name is well known in the field of Schwenkfelder fraktur drawings. These bright colorful pictures were executed in Montgomery County, Pa., in the mid-19th century. The fraktur in the auction was probably executed by Sarah Kriebel for a family member, Regina Kriebel. This is one of a number of fraktur by various artists in the collection including works by Brechall, Peterman, Krebs, Faber and others.

Paintings will include an oil on zinc scene of the Berks County Almshouse by John Rasmussen, a Pennsylvania itinerant painter; a painting titled Boy with Sheep by John Edward Costigan that was exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 118th annual exhibition; a Ghent, Belgium, street scene by Pierre Francois de Noter; an industrial illustration done for the Speakman Co. of Wilmington, Del., by Stanley Massey Arthurs; and the painting of the American side wheeler J.B. Schuyler by James Edward Buttersworth.

Other artists represented include Fern Coppedge, Antonio Martino, Arthur Meltzer, Samuel Phillips, John Barnes, Hans Bebie, Bruce Crane, Bela De Tirefort, Alfred Bricher and many more.

Miscellaneous lots include a selection of English pearlware; Chinese carved jade; Boston silk on linen needlework memorial by Louisa Nouvse; and a fine group of turned woodenware by the maker Joseph Lehn working in Lancaster County, Pa., in the 19th century.

The sale will continue with items from the estate of Thelma Bennett of Toms River, N.J.; James and Sally Sorber of Chester County, Pa.,; as well as the estates of William Guyton and Richard Cloney.

A vibrantly painted Rhode Island sleigh, circa 1840, the decoration attributed to Thomas Frederick Hoppin will be sold. It was exhibited at the Rhode Island School of Design 1988.

A tobacconist Indian figure attributed to Thomas V. Brooks of New York will be offered. It has a $20,000-$25,000 estimate.

For further information please go to www.pookandpook.com or call 610-269-4040.

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.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


This earthenware sugar bowl is a rare Alamance County, N.C., piece, originally bought by Titus Geesey from Joe Kindig Jr. in 1930. Estimate: $10,000-$20,000. Image courtesy of Pook & Pook Inc.

 

This earthenware sugar bowl is a rare Alamance County, N.C., piece, originally bought by Titus Geesey from Joe Kindig Jr. in 1930. Estimate: $10,000-$20,000. Image courtesy of Pook & Pook Inc.

Hooked rug by Magdalena Briner Eby, Perry County, Pa., second half of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. Measuring 45 inches x 115 inches, it is one of the largest examples of her work known. Estimate: $3,000-$6,000. Image courtesy of Pook & Pook Inc.

 

Hooked rug by Magdalena Briner Eby, Perry County, Pa., second half of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. Measuring 45 inches x 115 inches, it is one of the largest examples of her work known. Estimate: $3,000-$6,000. Image courtesy of Pook & Pook Inc.

Soap Hollow miniature painted blanket chest dated 1868, with stencil decoration on a salmon ground. Estimate: $4,000-$8,000. Image courtesy of Pook & Pook Inc.

 

Soap Hollow miniature painted blanket chest dated 1868, with stencil decoration on a salmon ground. Estimate: $4,000-$8,000. Image courtesy of Pook & Pook Inc.

This English silver tray bears the touch of Robert Garrard. Estimate: $4,000-$7,000. Image courtesy of Pook & Pook Inc.

 

This English silver tray bears the touch of Robert Garrard. Estimate: $4,000-$7,000. Image courtesy of Pook & Pook Inc.

An entrancing snow scene of a Quakertown, Pa., street by Walter Emerson Baum. Estimate: $25,000-$35,000. Image courtesy of Pook & Pook Inc.

 

An entrancing snow scene of a Quakertown, Pa., street by Walter Emerson Baum. Estimate: $25,000-$35,000. Image courtesy of Pook & Pook Inc.

Elie Nadleman sheet iron Angel Gabriel weather vane. Estimate: $1,500-$2,500. Image courtesy of Pook & Pook Inc.

 

Elie Nadleman sheet iron Angel Gabriel weather vane. Estimate: $1,500-$2,500. Image courtesy of Pook & Pook Inc.