In what will hopefully become a regular feature on Rare Victorian, I’ve invited Sue Mellish, who has been an antiques and collectibles writer for Antique Week in the past, to wrap up some of the recent Victorian auction highlights for us.
The estate auction of Mrs. Katherine Creamer of Mobile, AL had some fantastic pieces sell this past weekend through Stevens Auction Company, Aberdeen, MS. June 13 saw Mrs. Creamer’s lifetime collection of beautiful rosewood Victorian furniture find new homes. Most impressive was the five piece bedroom suite consisting of a half tester bed, wardrobe, dresser, wash stand, and half commode. Signed Mitchell and Rammelsberg, the suite made $42,500. Prices do not include the 10 percent buyer’s premium.
Two fabulous etageres sold this day with the 70in tall, circa 1855, rosewood marble top etagere by J.H. Belter making $2,900, while the circa 1855 rosewood, marble top double stack example with pierced carved crowns attributed to Daniel Pabst coming in at $11,000.
The rosewood half tester plantation bed by C. Lee measuring 126in tall, 63in wide and 79in long was in supreme condition and brought $21,900, while a rosewood laminated Victorian sofa by J.H. Belter, Rosalie with Grapes decoration sold for $3,200. A circa 1890 R. J. Horner inlayed desk with chair made $3,000.
Stevens Auction Company – Ph: 662-369-2200 or www.stevensauction.com
The highlight of Michaan Auctions’ June 12 event was the selling of the mid-19th century American Rococo Revival rosewood etagere cabinet which measured 112 x 68 x 27 inches. Attributed to J. & J.W. Meeks, New York, this étagère sold for $18,720.
Michaan’s Auctions – Ph: (800) 380-9822 or (510) 740-0220 or www.auctionsbythebay.com
DuMouchelle Art Galleries, Detroit MI, hosted an event this past weekend as well with a Rococo Revival marquetry inlaid wardrobe done in mahogany with fruitwood inlay standing 89in high selling for $2,750. Having a center section comprising of a pair of doors above three drawers, the center was then flanked by mirrored doors.
A pair of carved walnut figural pedestals, circa 1900 also sold this day; one showing two putti climbing a tree with the other being a single putto climbing a tree. Each had a circular top and the pair sold for $2,200.
DuMouchell Art Galleries – Ph: 313-963-6255 or www.dumouchelles.com