Variety is key to Pook and Pook auction Feb. 26-27

An obverse painted shade crowns this 19 1/2-inch table lamp. Image courtesy Pook & Pook.

An obverse painted shade crowns this 19 1/2-inch table lamp. Image courtesy Pook & Pook.

DOWNINGTOWN, Pa. – Many of the items to be sold at Pook and Pook Inc.’s first Variety Sale of 2009, Feb. 26-27, have been deaccessioned from educational institutions including Henry Ford Museum/Greenfield Village. The auction will feature more than 1,200 lots of 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century American and Continental furniture and accessories.

Pieces from the various museums include a collection of paperweights by Orient & Flume, Hansen, Zimmerman, Kaziun, Baccarat and others; large groups flatware having bone, horn and celluloid handles; various landscapes and portraits by listed artists; mantel clocks; fireplace implements; and ceramics.

From an estate in Wynnewood, Pa., comes an array of antiques including historical Staffordshire decorated with American scenes, Steiff sterling silver, decoys, weapons, mantel clocks, Kittinger furniture, fraktur and other works on paper.

A group of glassware from a New Jersey collection includes Steuben, Gallé and art glass by famous makers.

An estate from Camp Hill, Pa., consists of primarily folk art and painted pieces. Eleven painted blanket chests, including several diminutive examples, highlight this collection, along with Windsor chairs, redware and stoneware.

Three hundred lots of furniture will be sold. Highlights include several tall case clocks, a Georgian breakfront, seven candle stands, a Federal dining table, a cherry desk on frame, a Regency dining table, a marble-top pier table, a French fruitwood wardrobe, Philadelphia worktables, 20 chests of drawers, and a large selection of other chairs, cupboards and tables.

Accessories include many mirrors of different styles including Chippendale, Federal, girondole, Sheraton, etc. A selection of lamps, dresser boxes, music boxes, ceramics, textiles, toys and weaponry await the buyers.

For more information, please visit the company’s Web site: www.pookandpook.com or phone (610) 269-4040.

Click here to view Pook & Pook’s Feb. 26 catalog; click here to view the Feb. 27 catalog.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


This tin clockwork merry-go-round dates to the 19th century. It is 11 inches high. Image courtesy Pook & Pook.

This tin clockwork merry-go-round dates to the 19th century. It is 11 inches high. Image courtesy Pook & Pook.

A pair of Plains Indian beaded moccasins dates to the early 1900s. Image courtesy Pook & Pook.

A pair of Plains Indian beaded moccasins dates to the early 1900s. Image courtesy Pook & Pook.

At just 40 inches wide and 19 inches high, this Pennsylvania painted dower chest is one of the smallest examples of this category in the auction. Image courtesy Pook & Pook.

At just 40 inches wide and 19 inches high, this Pennsylvania painted dower chest is one of the smallest examples of this category in the auction. Image courtesy Pook & Pook.

Cobalt-decorated stoneware will be sold at Pook and Pook's Variety Sale on Feb. 26-27. Image courtesy Pook & Pook.

Cobalt-decorated stoneware will be sold at Pook and Pook’s Variety Sale on Feb. 26-27. Image courtesy Pook & Pook.