Neal Auction – Spring Estates Auction – April 18th, 19th 2009

by John Werry on April 17, 2009

Renaissance Revival Credenza by Herter Brothers

Neal Auction is preparing for another great sale this weekend, their Spring Estates Sale on Saturday April 18th and 19th.  The Victorian Furniture headliner for me in this sale is the Herter Brothers-attributed credenza shown above:

An Important American Renaissance Inlaid, Porcelain and Gilt Bronze-Mounted Rosewood Parlor Cabinet, c. 1865, attributed to Herter Brothers, New York, the blocked and scrolled backsplash centered with a porcelain roundel, terminals in the form of lion’s paws, original red velvet inset tops, Greek key frieze, canted gilt anthemion incised deep moldings above a small paneled inlaid drawer, the architectonic doors with bronze panels, each section flanked by stop fluted scrolled acanthus carved stiles and chevron inlaid panels, low drawers and conforming blocked base, height 60 3/4 in., width 66 5/8 in. $25000/35000

The good stuff doesn’t end there however, with pieces attributed to Prudent Mallard, John Henry Belter, Charles Parker, Anthony Quervelle (Empire period, though one of my Philly favorites), Gustave Herter, Bembe & Kimbel, Charles Lee, Kimbel & Cabus and more, this will be a sale with something for everyone.

The full catalog is viewable online at Neal Auction’s site.

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misslilybart April 17, 2009 at 3:40 pm

Some of the lots are “familiar faces”…

The labeled K&C corner cabinet (lot 780) was sold in April ’08 in San Raphael CA, and then again (12/08) at Neal’s,

the Herter Bros attrib. side chair (lot 113) sold at Neal’s in October 2008,

the Herter attributed cabinet (lot 102) featured in RV’s post (or an identical example) sold at Doyle’s in April of 2004,

the Parker attrib. Aesthetic brass jewel casket (lot 43), or an identical example, sold at Ragoarts in December 2008,

and lots 46, 47, and 49 (Egyptian Revival sofa and three chairs) sold as one lot @ Cowans in May 2003.


woodwright April 18, 2009 at 11:04 am

Lots # 46 – 50 (listed under American Furniture) are some of the funkiest Egyptian Revival furniture I’ve ever seen.
Neil’s consistantly brings nice items up for sale. The nice thing about their format is you can view what interests you by category or lot number if known – many auctions do not offer that choice and force you have to wade through all of their offerings to find what you are interested in.


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