Sunday, May 15, 2011

First things first...

First things First... The May Auction in Alameda...

I know I have been remiss in my duties! I mean to say that I am so sorry that I didn't publish these auction goodies sooner. They are great and they have all been sold- as a matter of fact, the auction is nearly set for the June event and there should be some great old 'barn' items in it including saddles and shafts of an old cart.
But these caught my eye and they didn't go for too much this time- although a couple of pieces of Ivory scrimshaw from the early 1800's did sell for over $2000.

This adorable cabinet from 1910-30 sold for $75.00. I think that is a real bargain because it is solid oak and it was in perfect condition ( even though my picture is fuzzy). It had an interesting cage type shelf on the upper left, and a glass front on the bookcase. These were made a lot of the time by Sears and sold through a catalog.

This beauty went for about $350. Solid Oak with a black and white marble top. The mirror was beveled, but the struts that held the mirror to the base were a little bug eaten. Still, that would be an easy fix. A dealer bought this and he'll have it in his shop for at least $1000.

I don't need dishes, lord knows I don't have any room to store them, but I really thought about bidding on this complete set.It had creamer and suger with lids, cream soup bowls, a pedestal petit four standing plate, gravy boat, platters and dinner size dishes. So sweet! I think it went for under $100. 

A Tiffany style lamp, beautiful leaded glass shade and metal base. $100!

Print of a watercolor under glass with a great framing job! Not a Tim Cox, but similar- it went for... wait for it....

So there it is in a nut shell. There was a lot of good stuff there this time and the prices were pretty good for the buyers. I didn't get as many pictures as I'd have liked but they have given me a little more responsibility at the Auction house- I'm managing the Preview Staff and some other stuff- so I am a little more ' under the glass' theses days.


Mikey said...

I love it when you show this stuff. I know that print... but for the life of me can't remember where. Maybe it's hanging in the vets office... love those dishes too, boy they gave me a yearning. Great prices too.

Maia said...

Why can't we have auctions like this in the east. I don't think I could work there, I'd want it all.

Home on the Range Exchange said...

Stumbled onto your blog.
WOW, I wish I had been to that one....wait maybe its a good thing I wasn't :)