Woody Auction primed to close out Iowa couple’s collections Aug. 29
DOUGLASS, Kan. – Woody Auction has saved the best for last with Part 2 of the lifetime collections of Dr. Harold and Audrey Eklund of Iowa, whose many fine antiques will be sold at public auction on Saturday, Aug. 29. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide absentee and Internet live bidding.
“A number of years have passed since the first Eklund auction, and this time the vault has been opened up and the sterling and coin silver collection came spilling out,” said Jason Woody of Woody Auction. “This auction will include the largest selection of silver we’ve ever auctioned, and it’s all being sold to the highest bidder, without reserve.”
Additional featured items will include cast-iron toys and banks, Victorian-era furniture, seven countertop display cabinets, Nippon and Pairpoint pieces, a Buster Brown collection, and a Palmer Cox Brownies collection. In all, 411 lots will come up for bid. The auction will begin at 9:30 a.m. Central time.
British coin silver will feature a pair of figural handled spoons showing a full-figure Renaissance man and woman, with the maker’s mark (“BM”), weighing over 6 total troy ounces; and a figural tea caddy in the shape of a royal carriage with maker’s mark (“JS”) weighing 8-plus troy ounces.
Silver plate will include a unique strawberry overshot art glass ice bowl with figural silverplate “icicle” rim depicting a young boy pulling a sled; and a Meriden #2700 silver-plated double-sided humidor, elaborately designed with a turkey, birds and a floral décor with a Kate Greenaway girl.
Fun lots will include a vintage cast iron Kyser & Rex mechanical lion and two monkeys bank (below), patented on July 17, 1883 and exhibiting very good paint; and one lot comprising over 300 colored stereo view cards, including rare hunting scene cards, children’s cards and travel cards.
Victorian furniture will feature an elaborate étagère, 73 inches tall, with seven beveled mirrors and a spindle and ball design, housed in a solid cabinet; and a fine rosewood buffet, with carved columns of fruit with male bust highlights, nicely carved scroll work doors and upper shelves, and an upper bonnet piece showing a woman’s head and fruit basket design, 98 inches in height.
The seven countertop display cabinets will include two double steeple curved glass models, both with all-original glass and mirrors, original nickel fittings, a label that reads “Excelsior Showcase Works,” glass shelves and swinging and folding rear entry doors; and a curved front model, with an upper flat front tier, original glass and mirrors and a label reading “Quincy Showcase Works.”
Art glass pieces will feature a Consolidated vase (below), 10 1/4 inches tall, with pink coloring and cube design, an a gilt metal decorative overlay with a carved shell cameo medallion showing a portrait of a woman; and a fine pink cased satin Moiré mother-of-pearl art glass brides basket bowl with yellow interior and an enamel fern branch décor, all set on a Middletown #847 silver-plated stand.
Another expected top lot is an antique Chinese Export porcelain bowl with a floral design and showing a highly detailed ship patterned after Vryvurg under the command of Capt. Jacob Rysik, believed to be 1756 and having documentation.
For details phone Woody Auction at 316-746-2145 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.