Grand View Antiques & Auctions presented a wonderful collection of more than 400 period and Victorian items from estates in Alabama, Georgia, Ohio, New York and Pennsylvania at their September 12 sale held at the North Georgia Event Center, Dawsonville, GA.
The top Victorian furniture lot of the sale was the 16-piece Horner style mahogany dining room suite carved to recreate that RJ Horner look. Having pierced carved crests, griffons, lions’ heads, Atlas figures and acanthus leaf carving, the suite was stunning. The sideboard measured 89”h x 70” w by 26”d; the china cabinet was 96”h, 60”w and 21”d; the server measured 62”h x 49”h x 26”d and the dining table was 144”l x 61”w and 32½” h. The suite made $19,000. Prices do not include the 15 percent buyer’s premium.
Selling for $17,000 was the American Victorian walnut four-piece queen size half tester bedroom suite consisting of the bed (with a 117” high back), marble top dresser and washstand. All pieces in the suite sported heavily carved crests.
A bid of $13,000 was needed to win the laminated rosewood Victorian étagère attributed to J & J Meeks. This circa 1850 piece stood 103” high and had a carved and domed bonnet top and a mirrored back above a richly carved base with cabriole legs.
An exceptional American Victorian walnut gothic bookcase decorated with a raised and carved crest brought $10,000. Constructed of three doors each with a gothic arched shape banked by full standing columns, this circa 1870 bookcase still retained its excellent original condition. The bookcase measured 110”h x 82”w x 21”d.
A circa 1850 Victorian mahogany executive roll top desk which had a three door top wearing a bronze mount above a pull-out leather top writing surface and cabinet base made $5,100, and a fabulous Renaissance Revival hall tree having a heavily carved crest above raised burl walnut panels flanking a mirrored back made $3,250. This circa 1860 hall tree wore its original finish and its base had umbrella stands and a leather top seat.
William J. Jenack, Estate Appraisers & Auctioneers of Chester, NY, hosted their most recent event Sunday, September 22 offering three 19th century Belter chairs. The top lot of the mix was the John Henry Belter beautifully carved and laminated rosewood five-layer slipper chair that measured 38½” high. This chair wore cream upholstery which was decorated in a brown and rose colored floral design. The chair made $4,400.
Prices do not include the 15 percent buyer’s premium
[Editors note: This chair was in the Fountain Elms pattern]
A smaller (37¾” h) Belter five-layer slipper chair which had an old repair stopped at $2,100. This example was not as heavily carved and had more open work in its design, though both chairs wore the same upholstery.
The final Belter chairs offered for sale by Jenack this day was a pair of carved and laminated rosewood five-layer side chairs measuring 37” high. Having nice wide backs and wearing pink upholstery, the pair sold together for $1,600.