Trick-or-treating may be cancelled this year, but Pook & Pook Auctioneers and Appraisers has a gallery full of 600 treats coming up at the October 28th, 2020 Online Only Decorative Arts Auction. Bidding for this auction will be available live on Bidsquare.
Pook & Pook, Online Only Decorative Arts Auction | October 28, 2020
As always, there is a large cross-section of decorative arts material with prices that fit every collectors budget. Stoneware, redware, glass, quilts, pewter, silver, maps, toleware, silhouettes, furniture, and artwork are just a few of the categories represented. Several lots of folk art will cross the block, including fraktur, oil on velvet theorems, chalkware, and more. Pottery and porcelain are aplenty as usual, including stoneware, redware, Meissen, Majolica, Historical Blue Staffordshire, and Delft. The quilt and textile department is overrun with samplers, hooked rugs, quilts, carpets, Jacquard coverlets, and other woven works. Metalware includes a tin heart in hand cookie cutter, toleware, a cheese strainer, wrought iron utensils, wrought iron hearth equipment, brass bells, andirons, and candlesticks, and more. As usual, there is a nice group of antique furniture including dower chests, dining chairs, highchairs, corner cupboards, rocking chairs, tall case clocks, a doughbox, footstools, work tables, beds, blanket chests, chests of drawers, stands, etc. A rare Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Federal cherry tall case clock, from around 1835, includes eight day works with a painted face and is signed A.W. Carpenter New Holland ($800-1,200). From across the pond comes an English pine two-part corner cupboard, ca. 1800 ($400-800). A Tiffany & Co. sterling silver flatware set in the Provence pattern is expected to fetch $500-700. Other silver sets to cross the block include a set of twenty-two dinner knives in the Baltimore Rose pattern, an English silver handled fish service in the Kings pattern, Georgian pistol-grip dinner knives, French silver grapefruit spoons, Georgian silver scissor tongs, sugar tongs, spoons, ladles, a tea caddy, a dresser box, and more. A large collection of books will also cross the block, including edge painted books, bibles, etc. There are hundreds of other goodies that fall into the category of Decorative Accessories from all over the globe, all waiting for a new owner.
The usual selection of art that buyers have come to expect at Pook & Pook’s Online Only Decorative Arts Auctions will be found at this sale as well, including paintings, lithographs, sculptures, and carvings. A portrait attributed to Jacob Eichholtz of a gentleman is expected to bring $400-600. An unusual acrylic on mirror by Robert Loughlin carries a $1,000-2,000 estimate. A fun lot of three Al G. Barnes Circus posters are set to hammer down in cyberspace. The Circus ran from 1895 to 1929 until it was bought out first by the American Circus and then Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey that same year. An ink Toonerville Folks cartoon strip by Fontaine Fox will surly catch more than one buyer’s eye ($200-300) The comic, which told the story of the people of Toonerville, ran from 1913 to 1955 in hundreds of newspapers all over the country. And if comics are your thing, several cartoon strips by Thomas Dorgan ($200-300) will also be on offer. Dorgan’s writings created or made popular many sayings we use all the time without really thinking about them, like “for crying out loud” or “yes, we have no bananas”. One of the more unusual pieces of art in the sale is an oil on canvas portrait of a Moldavian woman by Russian artist Grigori Izrailevich Tseitlin. Additional listed artists up for auction include Frederick Thompson, George Vertue, Albert Pennoyer, William McMaster, David Y. Ellinger, Julius Augustus Beck, Warren Sheppard, Edmund Darch Lewis, Maynard Reece, Gayle Porter Hoskins, and many more.
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