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Online Only Decorative Arts Auction, March 24th, 2022 at Pook & Pook

Mar 17,2022 | 13:00 EDT By Cynthia Beech Lawrence

The March 24th, 2022 Online Only Decorative Arts auction at Pook & Pook will provide bidders an opportunity to choose from 800 lots in a sale anchored by three extensive collections.

Spring is just around the corner and Pook & Pook has become a stop for migratory game birds on the Atlantic Flyway. One hundred and twenty-two lots of duck and goose decoys will be offered from a long-time New Jersey collector. There is a heavy focus on New Jersey birds, to include makers Lloyd Parker, William Cranmer, and Hurley Conklin, and Chesapeake Bay birds and makers. 

The colors of Spring are represented by sixty-five lots from a private Chinese collector. Porcelain from this collection ranges from plum blossom ginger jars to blue ground and turquoise ground vases, with a garden of Mandarin, flambé, peach bloom, and famille noir porcelain vases, jardinières, plates, and bowls. Gilt bronze Buddhas, bronze pricket sticks, and archaic Japanese bronzes are accompanied by carved, painted, and gilt wood Buddhas, carved stone figures, scrolls and snuff bottles. 

One hundred and thirty lots from an extensive collection of fine sterling silver from the 18th to 20th centuries anchors the sale with items from America, England, France, Ireland, Russia, Denmark and India. Makers include: Cartier, Tiffany, Gorham, Georg Jensen, Bailey & Co., Udall & Ballon, Blair & Crawford, Bigelow Kennard, Eley & Fearn, Matthew West, and Robert Hennell, to name a few. New York and Philadelphia coin silver, along with Russian niello silver round out the collection.

 A furniture highlight is a Mahantongo Valley, Pennsylvania painted dower chest, dated 1821, as is a late 19th c. painted hanging spool rack, and an English Adams style painted side chair and arm chair, ca. 1790. Several oak display and countertop showcases are available to show off new purchases.

Many other items of interest include 19th century American landscapes and British sporting art, and several Dave Gottshall reverse paintings on glass. Folk art objects include Jonathan Bastian bird trees and other carvings. Lester Breininger redware and Left Handed Russell Henry stoneware items fill the tables. Embroideries, English needleworks, American 19th c. samplers, and carpets are some of the textiles on offer.

By Pook & Pook Inc