Rare Victorian - Fontaine’s "Exceptional Antique Auction" – February 23rd
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Fontaine’s "Exceptional Antique Auction" – February 23rd

Alexander Roux Extensively Carved Table 788346 Fontaines "Exceptional Antique Auction"   February 23rd

Alexander Roux Extensively Carved Table 788346 Fontaines "Exceptional Antique Auction"   February 23rd
For those of you who are avid VictorianForum.com visitors, you are already aware of this, that the Fontaine’s auction is approaching and now the listings have hit Ebay. I’ve created a custom search that isolates just the furniture for Fontaine’s here, which includes 139 high-quality pieces.

The Roux-attributed table above will be one of the top, if not the top, items to sell at this particular auction. Unfortunately it is not labeled, which I think would have added five-figures to the final hammer price. As it is, this table is expected to sell in the $75,000 to $125,000 range. I’m sure this table was just sitting out in some barn somewhere before this sale.

A few other items that caught my eye from in the sale:

Merklen Bros Table 754446 Fontaines "Exceptional Antique Auction"   February 23rd
I also have this identical Merklen Brothers table, but in better condition. I will be watching for valuation purposes.

Monumental Queen Size 3-piece bedroom set expected to sell in the $20,000-$30,000 range.

This credenza is attributed to Pottier & Stymus due to a very similar piece in the Herter book on page 69.

Nice 3-piece Rosewood Rococo parlor set, unattributed, expected to sell in the $5,000 to $7,500 range.

You will also find pieces by Belter, Meeks, Pabst, Kimbel & Cabus, Herter Bros., and Horner in the sale.

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