Auctioneer Press Release Pook & Pook Inc.

August 29th 2018 – Online Only Decorative Arts Auction – Pook & Pook, Inc. - Downingtown, PA

Aug 29,2018 | 12:00 EDT By Pook & Pook, Inc.

Downingtown auction house Pook & Pook, Inc. is fresh off summer vacation and ready to jump into the Fall auction season with an immense, two-day Online Only Decorative Arts auction. Beginning Wednesday August 29th and concluding on Thursday August 30th, the sale features over 1,500 objects and encompasses every inch of American and Continental decorative arts. Online bidding for both days will begin at 9am exclusively on

Lot 3641, New England painted poplar commode, 19th c; Estimate $200-$300

Faithful Pook & Pook buyers have come to expect a vast assortment of early American furniture and folk art from the Pennsylvania auction house and August’s Decorative Arts auction will not disappoint. Items to adorn your walls include velvet theorems, folk portraits, colorful fraktur, primitive landscapes, silhouettes, needlework, and pocket-sized portraits. To fill those empty spaces in your domicile this sale has everything from tall case clocks to tavern tables. Near countless lots of textiles are on offer with dozens of quilts, numerous coverlets and hooked rugs aplenty. An impressive selection of American pewter is a boon to the sale, as is a great many lots of painted country Americana, Native American basketry, slip decorated redware, and cobalt decorated stoneware. Items on offer from further abroad include Gaudy Dutch and Gaudy Welsh porcelain, Oriental carpets, blue and white Staffordshire, and Chinese porcelain and jade.

Collections from various estates will comprise a large portion of the two-day sale. Objects from both near and far have found their way to Downingtown to cross the auction block, with a large group of items coming from as far as Santa Fe, New Mexico. Items from collections in Cherry Hill, New Jersey and from estates across Chester, Bucks, Berks and Lancaster counties will also be on offer.

Lot 3683, Painted poplar double-sided gameboard, early 20th c; Estimate $200-$300

Great conversation pieces to embellish every corner of your home are found throughout the sale. Among them are a whimsical collection of every-day early American objects, including a sign painter’s toolkit, a Kentucky bluegrass seeder, and a handsome Sheraton shaving mirror. Perhaps your home is missing a brass boxing bell for the billiards room? Or a pair of English silver wine funnels for the dining room?  What about an oil painting of two lemons for the butler’s pantry? The assortment of objects on offer is endlessly varied - a Regency mahogany cheese wheel, a sterling silver muffineer, a green painted squirrel cage - all are just a sampling of the eclectic and intriguing mix of objects on offer. Pook & Pook’s massive, two-day sale is sure to be a crowd pleaser with items you want, items you need, and items to fulfill your every whimsy!

Lot 3158, Pennsylvania stoneware jug, 19th c; Estimate $80-$120

All of these items and more will be available exclusively on the online bidding platform Bidsquare ( Interested bidders are encouraged to contact Pook & Pook Inc. at or (610) 269-4040 with questions regarding condition reports, bidder registration, or online bidding. Catalogs can be viewed online at or Gallery exhibitions are scheduled for Monday August 27th from 10am – 4pm and Tuesday August 28th from 10am – 4pm. Live bidding will commence at 9am on Wednesday August 29th and again at 9am on Thursday August 30th.

By Pook & Pook Inc.