Spring marks return of Kamelot garden auction Apr. 13
Founded in 2003, Kamelot remains one of the few auction houses to showcase architectural antiques on a regular basis, and in only eight short years the annual garden and architectural auction has grown in stature to become one of the most anticipated and exclusive events in the garden antiques sector, firmly establishing the auction house as a trusted source for distinctive garden and architectural antiques of the finest quality.
Traditionally, the annual garden sale beckons a spectrum of bidders from seasoned collectors, dealers and design professionals to garden enthusiasts and novice buyers. The upcoming sale will showcase over 600 lots, including wrought and cast-iron pieces, garden furniture, industrial objects, planters, urns, statuary, fountains, lighting, mantels and a variety architectural elements. The auction will feature four lots of rare Victorian era-aquariums, one of which was made by prominent 19th century American manufacturer J.W. Fiske circa 1870, estimated at $3,000 – $5,000 (lot 273). Also featured in the sale are several other J.W. Fiske pieces including urns, statuary, fountains, a rare life-size cast-iron statue of a deer with estimates of $1,000 – $2,000 (lot 287) as well as a cast zinc statue of a recumbent dog, also life-size with estimates of $3,000 – $5,000 (lot 295).
The sale will feature an array of beautiful statuary including a number of life-size figural statues. Lot 24 and lot 25, two monumental bronze figural statues of Roman soldiers holding shields and signed “Arturo D. Modica” are sure to draw great interest, both with estimates of $3,000 – $5,000. Other exceptional pieces include lot 280, a monumental classic female cast zinc standing fountain figure, circa 1900 estimated at $1,000 – $1,500, and lot 267, a very good signed Wheeler Williams “Hercules” lead garden figure, circa 1930 estimated at $1,500 – $2,500. Fountains will also be well represented, highlights include lot 14, a three-piece marble carved figural fountain circa 1910 with estimates of $2,500 – $4,500, and lot 169, and a large bronze figural fountain with two putti estimated at $2,200 – $2,800. Also significant to this sale is lot 65, a very early large carved marble sarcophagus form trough having a figural frieze, which is estimated at $1,000 -$1,500, as well as lot 13, a fine and rare late 19th century museum-quality ornate bronze sarcophagus, which is estimated at $7,000 – $9,000.
Architectural elements include several grandiose carved stone mantels such as lot 572, a large carved white marble mantel with full standing figure and cherubs over the top which is estimated at $2,000 – $3,000. Other architectural lots include antique store counters, columns, pedestal pieces, building fragments, and a selection of antique doors and windows. Also featured will be a variety of antique lighting and lampposts, wrought iron gate pieces, and a selection of industrial objects and furniture.
The Spring Garden and Architectural Auction will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 13. For more information, call 215-438-6990.
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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