Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Rare Queen Anne Stool Auction


A QUEEN ANNE CARVED WALNUT COMPASS-SEAT STOOL PHILADELPHIA, CIRCA 1750



Auction: 21 - 25 January 2010 at Christie's New York, Rockefeller Plaza Pre-auction estimate $300,000/500,000.



The mate sold at Sotheby's Sept. '08 for $5,234,500.

The 56th Annual Winter Antique Show at the Park Avenue Armory is the flagship event for Americana Week in New York City. Patrons, dealers, and customers flock to the auction houses also. The circa 1750 Philadelphia Queen Anne Stool in the first and second photos is the piece to watch at Christie's. Do you think Albert Sack will buy this one too? Wouldn't it be wonderful if these two fine period stools ended up together once again? Fingers crossed.

"Take care of your antiques and they'll take care of you."



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3 comments:

La Maison Fou said...

I have a thing for stools, covered or not and painted or stained,...there is something that draws me to them! Those and LAMPS!!!!!!! Must stop buying them!
Thanks for sharing,
Leslie

Tracy @ Comfort and Luxury said...

Wow. Fine antiques really are investments. I'd be lucky if the "antiques" in my house collectively fetched a thousand bucks! (goes to show that not much was "invested" in the first place!)

La Petite Gallery said...

That is such a prize piece
it is made so well. There is nothing better in a house than a fine antique. I had an Antique shop for 2 years I couldn't make it. Had to get out. Took them
home and the house burnt down.
I had some real beauties. I am afraid we have lost a lot of elegance.
yvonne