It’s a sale whose very name betrays the great diversity of the pieces on offer. Friday, September 4, Stair Auctioneers & Appraisers hold their English, Continental, American and Asian Furniture, Decorations and Art sale, and as you work your way through the title you soon realize about the only thing they left out were fresh fruits and vegetables!
Of course the great winner in all this is the bidders, both online and in person on the Stair premises. With 375 lots representing such diversity, this is sure to be a sale that sends most bidders home with a cheery smile on their face.
The great American novel demands a great American desk! Lot 146, an American rosewood grained and stenciled kneehole writing table should provide amble inspiration to your efforts to become the next Salinger, Fitzgerald or Hemingway. Honestly, if you can’t get the creative juices flowing working over this wonderful piece it might be time to take up crosswords.
Dating back to Roman times, Italians have always known a thing or two about comfort. Lot 47, a pair of Italian Neoclassical style painted and parcel-gilt armchairs, not only offer sophistication and elegance, but also look a great place to unwind with a glass or two of vino.
Anyone looking to be transported back to the days of Jane Austin and sitting room intrigues should take a look at Lot 160, a Victorian era upholstered and needlework footstool.
Lot 5, a Chinese export style black lacquer dome-top trunk, carries with it the almost depthless mystique of the Far East. You can almost see it, laiden with treasure, carted along the Spice Route on its way to foreign shores.
No one says decorative arts can’t be practical. Lot 247, a pair of Chinese green-ground Tôle Peinte canisters and covers, are ideal for storing coffee or tea in the most fashionable of kitchens.
Rumor has it there are people out there who actually have good memories of being at school! Lot 274, American School: Hidden House, is perfect for those strange individuals, an idealic scene refelecting a bygone era.