What better way to follow a sale on Halloween than to have one on Hallowmas! On Friday, November 1st Pook & Pook, Inc. will follow its October 31st coins and jewelry auction with another one of their ever-popular Online Only Decorative Arts Auctions. The auction will begin at 9am with 850 lots selling during the course of the day. As is usual with Pook & Pook’s Decorative Arts sales, November’s sale is sure to suit a variety of tastes and budgets, with bidding available on Bidsquare. From unusual Americana to elegant International decorative arts, the team at Pook & Pook have been busy gathering thousands of interesting and unique items to fill the home.
Friday’s sale kicks off with all manner of decorative arts, including Staffordshire, glass, pearlware, Delft, Majolica, and Spode. A sizeable group of English silver will cross the virtual auction block, including several Georgian teapots, tureens, utensils, etc. Folk art accessories are spattered throughout the sale including pieces of stoneware, redware, butter prints, colorful painted boxes, decoys, alongside many other exciting finds. Clocks, looking glasses, lamps, lanterns, corkscrews, doorstops, advertising tins, grotesque jugs, candlesticks, stamps, trivets, etc. will all make their way across the cyberspace auction block. Some International offerings in the sale include several lots of Chinese carved Jade, stone and glass snuff bottles, and export porcelain. A special addition to the sale is two pieces by George Ohr, including a pottery puzzle mug ($400-600) and a donkey inkstand ($300-500).
A large assortment of metalware will draw interest, including a large collection of sad irons. Another special piece in the sale is a rare Russett & Erwin bronze dog doorknob estimated to bring $800-1,200. A Munson 1 typewriter, copyright Sept. 17th, 1889, with horizontal type cylinder is also expected to fetch $800-1,200. Rounding out the decorative accessories category is a sprinkling of ethnographic material including Native American baskets, pottery, drums, spears, stone carvings, etc.
All manner of fine art items are represented in this sale, with dozens of oil on canvas landscapes and portraits. Some of the listed artists featured include Nancy Pallan, Etienne Bouchardy, Bela DeTirefort, Charles Turzak, and Ron Walotsky. These can be found alongside more folksy art items including fraktur, samplers, hand painted trade signs, and hooked rugs. Of course, a large selection of furniture will also feature in this sale, with many Chippendale and early Pennsylvania items on offer including tables, chairs, dressers, blanket chests, cupboards, drysinks, benches, desks, etc. Several New England examples will also find their way under the auctioneer’s gavel.
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