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Luxury Asset Auction: Featuring Property from the Estate of William B. Ruger Jr.

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  • 3-Piece Bedroom Set Commissioned for Mark Hopkins San Francisco Residence
    Estimate
    $2,500 - $5,000
    Lot 1

    3-Piece Bedroom Set Commissioned for Mark Hopkins San F...

    Est.
    $2,500 - $5,000
  • 3-Piece Bedroom Set  Commissioned for Mark Hopkins San Francisco Residence
    Estimate
    $2,500 - $5,000
    Lot 2

    3-Piece Bedroom Set Commissioned for Mark Hopkins San ...

    Est.
    $2,500 - $5,000
  • Grand Curio Cabinet Commissioned for Mark Hopkins San Francisco Residence
    Estimate
    $5,000 - $10,000
    Lot 3

    Grand Curio Cabinet Commissioned for Mark Hopkins San F...

    Est.
    $5,000 - $10,000
  • Fine 19th Century Ebonized and Tile Jardiniere
    Estimate
    $500 - $1,000
    Lot 4

    Fine 19th Century Ebonized and Tile Jardiniere

    Est.
    $500 - $1,000
  • American Renaissance Ebonized Ormolu Mounted Sofa
    Estimate
    $500 - $1,000
    Lot 5

    American Renaissance Ebonized Ormolu Mounted Sofa

    Est.
    $500 - $1,000
  • Giant Clam Shell, Tridacna gigas
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $2,500
    Lot 6

    Giant Clam Shell, Tridacna gigas

    Est.
    $1,000 - $2,500
  • Giant Clam Shell, Tridacna gigas
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $2,500
    Lot 7

    Giant Clam Shell, Tridacna gigas

    Est.
    $1,000 - $2,500
  • Giant Clam Shell, Tridacna gigas
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $2,500
    Lot 8

    Giant Clam Shell, Tridacna gigas

    Est.
    $1,000 - $2,500
  • 19th Century American Gasolier, Attributed to Cornelius & Baker
    Estimate
    $5,000 - $10,000
    Lot 9

    19th Century American Gasolier, Attributed to Cornelius...

    Est.
    $5,000 - $10,000
  • 19th Century American Walnut Parlor Table
    Estimate
    $2,500 - $5,000
    Lot 10

    19th Century American Walnut Parlor Table

    Est.
    $2,500 - $5,000
  • Kimbel & Cabus Display Cabinet
    Estimate
    $25,000 - $50,000
    Lot 11

    Kimbel & Cabus Display Cabinet

    Est.
    $25,000 - $50,000
  • Kimbel & Cabus Labeled Corner Cabinet
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $2,500
    Lot 12

    Kimbel & Cabus Labeled Corner Cabinet

    Est.
    $1,000 - $2,500
  • 19th Century American Rococo Four Light Gasolier
    Estimate
    $2,500 - $5,000
    Lot 13

    19th Century American Rococo Four Light Gasolier

    Est.
    $2,500 - $5,000
  • 19th Century New York Ebonized and Marquetry Parlor Table
    Estimate
    $2,500 - $5,000
    Lot 14

    19th Century New York Ebonized and Marquetry Parlor Tab...

    Est.
    $2,500 - $5,000
  • Herter Brothers American Renaissance Cabinet Commissioned for Thurlow Lodge
    Estimate
    $100,000 - $250,000
    Lot 15

    Herter Brothers American Renaissance Cabinet Commission...

    Est.
    $100,000 - $250,000
  • Herter Brothers Dresser Commissioned for Thurlow Lodge
    Estimate
    $5,000 - $10,000
    Lot 16

    Herter Brothers Dresser Commissioned for Thurlow Lodge

    Est.
    $5,000 - $10,000
  • Herter Brothers Folio Stand Commissioned for Thurlow Lodge
    Estimate
    $25,000 - $50,000
    Lot 17

    Herter Brothers Folio Stand Commissioned for Thurlow Lo...

    Est.
    $25,000 - $50,000
  • Herter Brothers Armchair Commissioned for Thurlow Lodge
    Estimate
    $15,000 - $25,000
    Lot 18

    Herter Brothers Armchair Commissioned for Thurlow Lodge...

    Est.
    $15,000 - $25,000
  • Herter Brothers Armchair Commissioned for Thurlow Lodge
    Estimate
    $15,000 - $25,000
    Lot 19

    Herter Brothers Armchair Commissioned for Thurlow Lodge...

    Est.
    $15,000 - $25,000
  • Herter Brothers Night Stand Commissioned for Thurlow Lodge
    Estimate
    $5,000 - $10,000
    Lot 20

    Herter Brothers Night Stand Commissioned for Thurlow Lo...

    Est.
    $5,000 - $10,000
  • American Victorian Crane Form Pedestal, attributed to Herter Brothers
    Estimate
    $2,500 - $5,000
    Lot 21

    American Victorian Crane Form Pedestal, attributed to H...

    Est.
    $2,500 - $5,000
  • Tiffany Studios Poinsettia Table Lamp
    Estimate
    $25,000 - $50,000
    Lot 22

    Tiffany Studios Poinsettia Table Lamp

    Est.
    $25,000 - $50,000
  • Tiffany Studios Style Favrile Glass Table Lamp
    Estimate
    $2,500 - $5,000
    Lot 23

    Tiffany Studios Style Favrile Glass Table Lamp

    Est.
    $2,500 - $5,000
  • Tiffany Studios Counterbalance Desk Lamp
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $2,500
    Lot 24

    Tiffany Studios Counterbalance Desk Lamp

    Est.
    $1,000 - $2,500
  • Tiffany Studios Leaf and Vine Leaded Glass Table Lamp
    Estimate
    $5,000 - $10,000
    Lot 25

    Tiffany Studios Leaf and Vine Leaded Glass Table Lamp

    Est.
    $5,000 - $10,000
  • R.J. Horner Tall Case Clock
    Estimate
    $15,000 - $25,000
    Lot 26

    R.J. Horner Tall Case Clock

    Est.
    $15,000 - $25,000
  • Patriotic Marble Clock
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $2,500
    Lot 27

    Patriotic Marble Clock

    Est.
    $1,000 - $2,500
  • 3-Piece Victorian Clock Garniture
    Estimate
    $250 - $500
    Lot 28

    3-Piece Victorian Clock Garniture

    Est.
    $250 - $500
  • Regency Gilt Table
    Estimate
    $500 - $1,000
    Lot 29

    Regency Gilt Table

    Est.
    $500 - $1,000
  • Four Regency Style Armchairs
    Estimate
    $500 - $1,000
    Lot 30

    Four Regency Style Armchairs

    Est.
    $500 - $1,000
  • Tiffany Studios Leaded Glass Floor Lamp
    Estimate
    $15,000 - $25,000
    Lot 31

    Tiffany Studios Leaded Glass Floor Lamp

    Est.
    $15,000 - $25,000
  • Tiffany Studios Gilt Bronze Ash Tray
    Estimate
    $500 - $1,000
    Lot 32

    Tiffany Studios Gilt Bronze Ash Tray

    Est.
    $500 - $1,000
  • Tiffany Studios Aladdin Floor Lamp
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $2,500
    Lot 33

    Tiffany Studios Aladdin Floor Lamp

    Est.
    $1,000 - $2,500
  • Jack in the Pulpit Art Glass Vase in the style of L.C. Tiffany
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $2,500
    Lot 34

    Jack in the Pulpit Art Glass Vase in the style of L.C. ...

    Est.
    $1,000 - $2,500
  • Tiffany & Co Gilt Commemorative Goblet
    Estimate
    $250 - $500
    Lot 35

    Tiffany & Co Gilt Commemorative Goblet

    Est.
    $250 - $500
  • Ferdinand Preiss (1882-1943) Bronze Sculpture, "Spring Awakening"
    Estimate
    $25,000 - $50,000
    Lot 36

    Ferdinand Preiss (1882-1943) Bronze Sculpture, "Spring ...

    Est.
    $25,000 - $50,000
  • Pair of Tiffany & Co Nut Dishes, Milton Latham, Thurlow Lodge
    Estimate
    $250 - $500
    Lot 37

    Pair of Tiffany & Co Nut Dishes, Milton Latham, Thurlow...

    Est.
    $250 - $500
  • Victorian Canterbury
    Estimate
    $100 - $250
    Lot 38

    Victorian Canterbury

    Est.
    $100 - $250
  • Polyphon Disc Music Box
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $2,500
    Lot 39

    Polyphon Disc Music Box

    Est.
    $1,000 - $2,500
  • Pottier and Stymus Center Table
    Estimate
    $15,000 - $25,000
    Lot 40

    Pottier and Stymus Center Table

    Est.
    $15,000 - $25,000
  • Pair of Louis XVI Style Gilt-Wood Armchairs
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $2,500
    Lot 41

    Pair of Louis XVI Style Gilt-Wood Armchairs

    Est.
    $1,000 - $2,500
  • Victorian Tantalus
    Estimate
    $100 - $250
    Lot 42

    Victorian Tantalus

    Est.
    $100 - $250
  • Assorted Rouge Griotte Marble
    Estimate
    $250 - $500
    Lot 43

    Assorted Rouge Griotte Marble

    Est.
    $250 - $500
  • Pair of Chinese Armchairs and Table
    Estimate
    $250 - $500
    Lot 44

    Pair of Chinese Armchairs and Table

    Est.
    $250 - $500
  • Pair of Chinese Porcelain Garden Stools
    Estimate
    $250 - $500
    Lot 45

    Pair of Chinese Porcelain Garden Stools

    Est.
    $250 - $500
  • Four-piece Herter Brothers Parlor Suite Commissioned for the Beebe Mansion
    Estimate
    $6,000 - $8,000
    Lot 46

    Four-piece Herter Brothers Parlor Suite Commissioned fo...

    Est.
    $6,000 - $8,000
  • Herter Brothers Parlor Cabinet
    Estimate
    $100,000 - $250,000
    Lot 47

    Herter Brothers Parlor Cabinet

    Est.
    $100,000 - $250,000
  • Martin Johnson Heade (1819- 1904) Painting, "Sunset"
    Estimate
    $50,000 - $100,000
    Lot 48

    Martin Johnson Heade (1819- 1904) Painting, "Sunset"

    Est.
    $50,000 - $100,000

Auction Description

Luxury Asset Auction: Featuring Property from the Estate of William B. Ruger Jr. by Witherell's
Mr. Ruger was a bright, accomplished businessman, benefactor and collector. He approached collecting like the Harvard educated engineer he was with precision and perfection. Unlike his car collection however, which received many prestigious awards, there are no such awards for collecting American Furniture, Fine Art and Decorative Art. If they did he certainly would have been stiff competition as evidenced by this Incollect article: https://www.incollect.com/articles/grandeur-in-the-white-mountains-art-architecture-and-automobiles. Read more
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