Pottier and Stymus Labeled Walnut Bedstead
Up for auction on February 3rd from the New Orlean’s-based Neal Auction Company is an impressive Renaissance Bedstead attributed to Pottier and Stymus. I have blogged about several of the other items in this particular auction and it is shaping up to be a Rare Victorian extravaganza (13 Belters alone). Bids on the bed start at $8,000 and range is expected between $12,000 and $18,000. Condition report appears to very complimentary except for one old crack repair.
Excerpt from the listing:
An Important American Renaissance Walnut and Burl Walnut Bedstead , late 19th c., labeled Pottier and Stymus, 375 Lexington Avenue, New York, the architectonic headboard centered by a large porcelain roundel painted wiht a female personification of Sleep with attendant sprite,flanked by gilt bronze terms, wiht bracketed rails; incurvate footboard with porcelain plaque painted with the figures of Hypnos (Sleep) and a fellow slumberer, both drowsy with the pooies they bear; rosewood banding, incised gilt decoration overall