Pook & Pook Inc.’s auction Online Only Decorative Arts features a staggering 850 lots replete with American history. Containing classic pieces of domestic life such as Victorian children squeak toys and redware molds, this unusual auction provides glimpses into historical American households. There are creative pieces of folk art that would fit right into the Shelburne Museum. Many have New England provenance, and items that represent bygone fads of American culture like silhouette cutting and sampler making. There are detailed examples of what a turn-of-the-century pantry would contain, as well as the bonnets and aprons, mothers and children would have worn when canning and harvesting.
Standout pieces include a New England painted pine one-piece cupboard, a full bodied horse weathervane. And many charming portraits such as the lot of three reverse paintings. There are significant collections of spatter ware, butter prints, and bellows, as well as several lots of sterling silver tableware. There are also ship models, wrought iron pieces, and cast iron figures, and a notable contemporary PacMan arcade game.
The auction exhibits democracy, with prices within reach for the cultural museum, avid collector, and novice alike, as bidding begins from $10-$500. For the complete catalogue and to register to bid go to Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (115), Decorative Arts (431), Furniture (212), Asian Works of Art (3), Couture & Textiles (40), Collectibles (47)
# of Lots:850
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|New England painted pine one-piece cupboard||
|Full bodied patinated copper horse weathervane||
|Three reverse painted portraits||
|Small silk on linen house sampler||
|Red spatter peafowl plate, etc.||
|Contemporary carved and painted ships figurehead||
|Sterling silver tablewares||
- Asian Works Of Art
- Books, Manuscripts & Archives
- Ceramics, Bowls & Glass
- Couture & Textiles
- Decorative Arts
- Fine Art
- Firearms & Militaria
- 18th Century
- 19th century
- 20th Century
- American Indian
- New England
- spatter plate
- Windsor Chairs
- Wrought Iron
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