P.O. Box 470 Chester Springs, Pennsylvania 19425
About Auction HouseWiederseim Associates, Inc. primarily handles, but is not limited to, antique furniture, fine and folk arts, pottery and porcelains, textiles including oriental carpets, silver, pewter and other metal works, antique weaponry, etc. of American, English and Continental origins. Wiederseim Associates, Inc. is engaged in the business of Appraisals of Personal Property for Estate, Insurance, Gifts and Donations, and Family Division purposes and accepts consignments and appraises items and entire estates
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A rare Chinese blue and white porcelain gourd vase is a leading lot in the upcoming Annual Holiday Antique Auction from Wiederseim Associates, Inc. Decorated with attractive figures, the blue and white vase probably dates back to the 16th or 17th century. The lower and upper bulbs of the vase carry images of traditionally dressed Chinese locals in a landscape setting, surrounded by pine trees. Another leading lot is a large Chinese blue temple jar with gilt decoration, an iron collar, and a strap hinge. Other key lots in the auction include a sterling silver six-piece tea service from Tiffany & Co. According to the lot essay, the set includes a kettle-on-stand, coffee and teapots, creamer/sugar, and a waste bowl, monogrammed. Tiffany, a high-end luxury jewelry and specialty retailer, is known for its creativity and unmatched craftsmanship. Bidders can also consider an oil painting by Walter Emerson Baum, an American artist who often depicted village and farm scenes around the Bucks County countryside in his works. Visit Bidsquare to view the complete catalog and browse other online auctions.
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Richard Barrett Davis was a Royal Academy painter and hailed from a reputed family of huntsmen. King George III urged Davis to paint animals, so he started learning at the Royal Academy and under Sir Francis Bourgeois. Davis later worked as an animal painter to King George IV, Queen Victoria, and William IV. The upcoming Wiederseim Associates, Inc. auction presents an oil painting by Richard Barrett Davis. The Coverley Hunt depicts a party of royals with hunting dogs and horses. The commission portrays the artist’s expertise in painting animals in a detailed manner. Another highlight is a 1966 Mark VI brass alto saxophone by Selmer. The company first introduced the Mark VI model in 1954. It was famous for its unique mix of tone, intonation, and key work. The available M 140790 saxophone comes with original accessories and a case with felt lining. A partial Herend China service adorned with the ‘Chinese Bouquet Apponyi Green’ design is also featured. Apponyi pieces have the signature gilt border and Fleur des Indes motifs. The lot includes a tureen with the iconic Rothchild design showcasing colorful birds. The auction offers a George III silver tea caddy with a lock and hinged cover. The caddy is a possible design by Henry Green and Charles Henry Aldridge. Tea was an expensive commodity in the 18th century. Hence, tea caddies utilized precious metals and locks. The catalog presents a pair of Chinese Canton porcelain candlesticks, C.L. Beger, Queen & Co., and W. & L.E. Gurley Surveyors equipment, and mantel clocks as well. Interested collectors can explore the entire listings, register to bid online on Bidsquare, and check other online auctions.
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Producing domestic porcelain was a risky business in early 19th-century America. New manufacturers faced stiff competition from European brands with deep connections to the upper class. William Tucker of Philadelphia counted on the swell of American patriotism that followed the War of 1812 to establish a brand of affordable household porcelain. He enjoyed a few years of prosperity before turning to cotton. Wiederseim Associates will present a pair of Philadelphia Tucker porcelain pitchers from the brand’s early days in an upcoming sale. The offered pitchers feature floral medallions on each side and dark gold accents around the neck. This upcoming two-day auction will also feature a selection of 20th-century furniture, collectibles, and fine art. Leading the available furniture lots is a custom library bookcase made by Kinloch Woodworking, Ltd. of Unionville, Pennsylvania. The mahogany bookcase includes glass doors, a broken arch bonnet, and floral inlays. A set of 12 chairs in the style of Thomas Chippendale is also notable. Fine art collectors can consider a framed watercolor painting by Dox Thrash, an oil painting titled Homage to Redon by Karl Hagedorn, and a floral still life painting from Raoul Maucherat de Longpré. For the complete catalog and to place a bid, visit Bidsquare.
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The first woman brewmaster since Prohibition, Carol Stoudt and her husband Ed were considered pioneers in the craft beer industry. Together, the couple founded the award-winning Stoudt Brewing Company & Black Angus Antiques Mall in Adamstown, Pennsylvania. They built a legacy on brewing German beer in the Reinheitsgebot tradition. Automobiles, decorative arts, and furniture from Ed & Carol Stoudt’s private collection will be available in the upcoming Wiederseim Associates auction. Leading this sale is a 1932 Auburn convertible roadster. Auburn Automobiles began producing American-made cars in 1900. In part due to the Great Depression, the company ceased operation in 1937. The available three-speed manual transmission roadster has a straight eight motor and 98 horsepower. Horsepower Enterprises of Lancaster, PA completed most of the car’s restoration, including body work and a custom paint job. Founded in 1853, Wurlitzer originally imported stringed, woodwind, and brass instruments from Germany. In the 1930s, after moving operations to New York, the company began manufacturing jukeboxes. It produced the Wurlitzer Model 1100 jukebox from 1947 to 1949. These jukeboxes moved away from the Art Deco design of the 1940s to a more modern look. The upcoming auction will feature a working Wurlitzer Model 1100 jukebox. It measures 58 inches high and 30 inches wide. Visit Bidsquare to view the full catalog and to place a bid.