RESULTS | IMPORTANT AMERICAN FURNITURE, OUTSIDER AND FOLK ART

New York

Important American Furniture, Outsider and Folk Art

 New York, 23 January 2015, Sale #3703

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]

 

181 lots sold

Total: $3,429,125/£2,297,514/€3,017,630

  90% sold by lot

201 lots offered

£0.67= $1 / €0.88=$1

83% sold by value

Lot

Description

Estimate ($)

Price Realized

Buyer

159

A Chippendale Carved Cherrywood Desk-And-Bookcase

Lancaster, Pennsylvania, circa 1785.

400,000 – 600,000

$665,000

£445,550

€585,200

Anonymous

185

The Major Luther Metcalf Federal Brass-Mounted Inlaid Mahogany Tall-Case Clock, Medway, Massachusetts, 1796.

100,000 – 150,000

$329,000

£220,430

€289,520

US Trade

164

A Chippendale Figured Mahogany Serpentine-Front Chest-Of-Drawers, Massachusetts, 1765-1785.

30,000 –  50,000

$209,000

£140,030

€183,920

US Advisor

7

Attributed to Ruth Whittier (1803-1882) and Samuel Addison (1803-1836) Shute, Portrait of Sarah Chandler Emerson, graphite, gouache and watercolor on paper.

20,000 – 50,000

$173,000

£115,910

€152,240

US Trade

153

A Queen Anne Mahogany Turret-Top Card Table, Boston, 1740-1760.

30,000 – 50,000

$149,000

£99,830

€131,120

US Trade

170

A Chippendale Mahogany Camel-Back Sofa, Philadelphia, 1770-1780.

50,000 – 80,000

$100,000

£67,000

€88,000

US Advisor

50

A Carved, Painted And Polychrome-Decorated Cigar Store Indian, Attributed To John L. Cromwell (1805-1873), New York, 1850-1870.

30,000 – 50,000

$93,750

£62,813

€82,500

US Trade

182

The Honorable William Bartlet Chippendale Mahogany Block-Front Chest-Of-Drawers, Massachusetts, 1770-1800.

40,000 – 60,000

$81,250

£54,438

€71,500

US Trade

165

A Chippendale Carved Mahogany Block-Front Desk-And-Bookcase, Boston, 1760-1790.

50,000 – 80,000

$75,000

£50,250

€66,000

US Trade

151a

A Queen Anne Mahogany Drop-Leaf Dining Table, Attributed To John Goddard (1723-1785), Newport, 1750-1770.

40,000 – 60,000

$68,750

£46,063

€60,500

US Private

Andrew Holter, Head of American Furniture and Decorative Arts, said: “The strong results of the sale continue to show the strength in the market and collectors’ desire to acquire works of exceptional provenance and quality.  With 90% of lots sold, the sale experienced competitive bidding for works from private collections, highlighted by the Chippendale Carved Cherrywood Desk-And-Bookcase from Lancaster, Pennsylvania which led the sale realizing $665,000.  Property from the Estate of Jane Supino also performed well with Ruth Whittier and Samuel Addison Shute’s Portrait of Sarah Chandler Emerson realizing $173,000, over three times its high estimate.  We look forward to the conclusion of Americana Week on January 26, with the sale of Chinese Export Art.”

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Estimates do not include buyer’s premium.

Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and do not reflect costs, financing fees or application of buyer’s or seller’s credits.

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