Auction Results – Neal Auction Fall Estates Sale

by suemellish on September 18, 2009

Meeks Brooks 199x300 Auction Results   Neal Auction Fall Estates SaleFine Victorian furniture was in abundance at Neal Auction Company’s mid-September event. More than 1,000 lots of American furniture alone crossed the auction block. The top piece of Victorian furniture to sell raked in a winning bid of $21,150 (prices include 20 percent buyer’s premium) – a fine American Rococo carved and laminated rosewood étagère. This mid-19th century beauty was attributed to John and Joseph W. Meeks, NY and boasted a floral carved strapwork crest. Standing 104” tall, the étagère had a segmented arched mirror back which was then flanked by six shelves on turned supports. A curvaceous serpentine top with a reticulated apron added to the piece’s overall appeal as did its cabriole legs and scroll feet.

Another American Rococo piece selling strong was the 68” carved mahogany duchesse with a shaped mirror having a flower-urn crest, cornucopia-carved bracket uprights with acanthus and scrolls and its original white marble top which brought $6,168.75ima hogg furniture 240x300 Auction Results   Neal Auction Fall Estates Sale

Numerous examples of American Renaissance furniture sold at Neal’s with several bedroom suites selling well. An American Renaissance carved and burl walnut grouping realized $11,750. Attributed to John Jelliff, Newark, NJ, the mid-19th century suite was made up of a bed, a “Princess” dresser and a commode. Both the dresser and the bed had a crest surmounted by a cherub figure on a pediment complete with foliate scrolls. The bed also boasted urn finials and burl panels as well as a conforming footboard with bowed stiles and panels. The 102 ½” arched headboard of the bed was echoed in the dresser’s design whose back was also an impressive 102” tall. The commode being more simplistic in design stood 30 ½” tall.

Another stunning bedroom suite was the Philadelphia American Renaissance burled and ebonized walnut grouping consisting of a bed, dresser and washstand. The bed had an acanthus carved crest centered by a keystone cartouche. Other attributes of this piece included paneled frieze with fluted brackets, a burled paneled headboard (101 ½” high), flanked by urn finials and an arched rounded footboard. The dresser (94” high) sported a similar crest over its mirror and urn finials. The washstand (42 ½” high) had a rare and bold Salome marble backsplash, one long drawer which wore cabochon pulls and two paneled and chamfered doors below. The suite made $11,162.25.

Jelliff bed room set suite 271x300 Auction Results   Neal Auction Fall Estates SaleAn American Renaissance ebonized, inlaid and bronze-mounted parlour cabinet, circa 1865 made $4,900. Having a sarcophagus top on a break-fronted case with chamfered stiles, the piece’s paneled door was enhanced with a gilt metal plaque of Cupid and Psyche in low relief.

Two American Renaissance tables brought solid bids. One example, this being a walnut marquetry and ebonized center table, was very exotic. The table’s indented top with reserve of a pair of Bengal tigers was very beautiful. Complete with a blocked apron having an inlaid panel, as well as incised decoration and burl appliqués, this table made $4,700.

An American Renaissance carved walnut library table attributed to Herter Bros., New York, had an inset lincrusta top embossed with fruit and foliate scrolls in a beaded rectangular frame. Measuring 30” high, 43” wide and 28” deep, the table made $4,406.25.

This Neal Auction Company event also included an Egyptian Revival bronze-mounted, ebonized and gilt-incised sofa and armchair which sold together for $1,225. The sofa had a rectangular back, with both pieces having curved arms terminating in Egyptian busts.

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