Pook & Pook June Auction

. June 1, 2008

The Pook & Pook, Inc., June 12 and 13, variety sale will include items from a Philadelphia Educational Institution and a Pennsylvania Historical Society. The 1,400 plus lots, to begin being sold at 10 a.m. both days, will showcase American period, formal and painted country furniture, fine porcelains, textiles, silver, pottery, firearms, collectibles and numerous accessory items.

From a Pennsylvania historical society comes an antique fire hose cart, dated 1871 and inscribed “Hibernia Six.” The cart measures 72-inches high and 180-inches wide and retains a nice old painted surface.

There are many items of interest in the furniture category including secretary desks, painted cupboards, Queen Anne tea table, Windsor chairs, New Jersey ladderback chairs, carved Chinese pieces, many Victorian pieces, a cherry Chippendale desk, Sheraton chests, card tables, drop leaf tables, candlestands, Stickley, Baker bookcase and many other items.

Over seventy-five lots of silver will be sold over both days. These lots include a large quantity of flatware from makers such as Tiffany, Dominick & Haff, S. Kirk & Son, Gorham, Whiting, Lunt, Towle, Alvin, Stieff, etc., a Gorham tea service, dresser sets, candlesticks, coin, silver, and other items.

Decorative porcelains of all types will be offered, in over 240 lots. Highlighting this group are a number of fine Limoges platters, centerpiece bowls, vases, punchbowls, oyster plates, candlesticks, plates, dresser boxes, and pitchers. A large quantity of flow blue will also attract bidders. Chinese export, Staffordshire, Sevres, Delft, creamware, luster, Meissen, spatterware, Sunderland, and Royal Doulton pieces are sure to interest many buyers.

Other accessory items include a Tiffany lamp, leaded glass chandeliers and table lamps, art glass, cut glass, a pair of stained glass windows, an array of mirrors, lamps, dresser boxes, and textiles. Two massive pairs of hammered copper arts & crafts lanterns were consigned by a Philadelphia Educational Institution.

Paintings always generate interest, and there are many to choose from. Some of the listed artists include Albee, Bellin, Bonheur, Bush, Cassiers, Ferguson, Cox, Curtis, Drake, Grefe, Hiatt, Martinez, Miller, Mirachi, Newell, Palmer, Pinneo, Saito, Scheuerer, Shephard, Ward, Zakharchuk, etc. There are many other landscapes, portraits, and miniatures to be sold.

Other specialty lots include currency, Ephemera, firearms, cannons, fraktur, and native American beadwork and dolls. Various toys will be of interest, including an Andy Gump cast-iron Arcade car, William Tell mechanical bank, railroad accessories, squeak toys, Tonnerville Trolley, and sleds.

For further information, visit online at pookandpook.com; or phone them at (610) 269-4040.

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