Silver, furniture and Andrew Clemens sand bottles ruled the day at Hindman

Gorham five-piece silver tea and coffee service with matching tray, $31,500
Gorham five-piece silver tea and coffee service with matching tray, $31,500
Gorham five-piece silver tea and coffee service with matching tray, $31,500

CINCINNATI – A striking selection of 18th- and 19th-century silver and furniture achieved exceptional prices during the March 30th American Furniture, Folk & Decorative Arts auction at Hindman. Queen Anne, Chippendale and Federal furniture sold for strong prices, and music players also caught the attention of bidders. Additional top lots included four Andrew Clemens sand bottles that displayed the development of the renowned artist’s craft. A painting by William B.T. Trego depicting General Custer leading his men on horseback, from the collection of the Bloomington Public Library in Bloomington, Illinois, was another important lot. For years, the painting was believed to be completely lost.

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Syd Solomon abstract among winners at Ahlers & Ogletree sale

Syd Solomon, ‘Untitled Abstract,’ $20,000
Syd Solomon, ‘Untitled Abstract,’ $20,000
Syd Solomon, ‘Untitled Abstract,’ $20,000

ATLANTA – Vivid and colorful oil on canvas paintings by Syd Solomon (American, 1917-2004) and Henri Hecht Maik (French, 1922-1993) each brought $20,000, while a classical early 20th-century Continental School marble sculpture of a woman finished at $21,250 in Ahlers & Ogletree’s two-day, two-session Spring Estates & Collections auction, held April 9 and 10.

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