Skinner European Furniture & Dec Arts Sale nets $2.4M

This past weekend, a record breaking sale at Skinner grossed more than any other European Furniture & Decorative Arts auction in over a decade. The sale featured a major collection of Chinese export silver and the Kadison Collection of Wedgwood. In total, the sale grossed $2,407,896.00 (including buyer’s premium), far beyond it’s pre-sale estimate high of $1,936,725.

Top lots included:

A fine pair of early George III carved mahogany library armchairs. Estimated at $15,000 to $25,000, but selling for $53,325.00.

A pair of Wedgwood solid blue jasper tea urns and covers from England, late 18th century. Estimated at $15,000 to $25,000, but going for $47,400.00.

A large gold-washed Chinese silver model of a Scene at a Gate from the late 19th/early 20th century. Estimated at $8,000 to $12,000, and selling for $34,365.00

A large Chinese export silver trophy urn from late 19th century Hong Kong by Wang Hing & Co. Estimated at $3,000 to $5,000, and selling for $30,810.00.

Skinner’s European furniture and decorative arts auctions include the best in English, French, German, Italian, Dutch and Russian works of art, including silver, ceramics, glass, lighting, rugs, and textiles, plus a broad array of English and Continental furniture from a variety of periods. Auctions are held four times annually in January, April, July and October.

For more information on upcoming auctions and events, visit Skinner’s web site www.skinnerinc.com

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