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Clarke Auction Gallery, of Larchmont, NY, held a diversified auction on April 15, 2012, with a number of high quality lots. The auction went well, with a rare Tiffany Studios chandelier leading the way.
The chandelier came from a local Garrison, NY home, where it had hung for 30 years. It was a fancy variation with a row of turtleback tiles at the top and six suspended tulip shades. By auction day, the stage was set for a good show. The chandelier was fresh to the market, high quality, fairly estimated, and well advertised. It should have sold well, and it did. After spirited bidding from the audience and the telephones, the chandelier easily exceeded its pre-sale estimate of $60,000 – $80,000 to sell for $102,000, including buyer’s premium. I wouldn’t be surprised if it sold to a dealer, because it’s worth $150,000+ to the right buyer.
Also in the sale were several more Tiffany Studios items, including a 16″ diameter Tiffany Studios Colonial table lamp. It sold for $9,600, including buyer’s premium – a high wholesale price.
Also in the sale was a fine, large, Art Deco Camille Fauré enamel on copper vase from France. In keeping with the strength in the Fauré market the last few years, it sold for $5,760, including buyer’s premium — another high wholesale price.
For a review of the highlights of the sale, click on the following link and scroll down the page. Clarke Auction Gallery highlights.
Our next show won’t be until July, but we’ll still be very much in business (except for a two week well-deserved vacation). Don’t hesitate to call or write, and let me know what you’d like to buy, sell, or trade.
Look around my website. There are many items for sale, sold items with prices and free lessons about glass and lamps. I regularly add Tiffany vases, lamps and desk accessories, as well as French cameo glass by Galle and Daum Nancy and Louis Icart etchings. Here’s the link. chasenantiques.com