THOMASTON, Maine – On Friday, February 24, Saturday, February 25 and Sunday, February 26, Thomaston Place Auction Galleries will present a beguiling collection of rarities and fresh-to-the-market finds. The sale will include excellent selections of paintings and sculpture, estate jewelry, antique and modern furniture, folk art, fine collectibles, Asian artifacts, and decorative accessories. Each of the three sessions will begin at 11 am Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
Tag Archive for: Wilhelm Schimmel
NEW YORK — Itinerant carver Wilhelm Schimmel (Germany and America, 1817-1890) was certainly a colorful character. He was known for having a rough and tumble life, punctuated by heavy drinking, bouts with the law, and possibly cheating death a few times. He emigrated to Pennsylvania from Germany around 1860 and became known as one of America’s most talented folk art carvers. His eagle wood carvings with fine detail and crosshatching are particularly coveted.