The velocipede is typically considered the first bicycle and was patented in 1818 by Karl Drais. It featured solid rubber tires and long spokes on the front wheel to provide a faster and more comfortable ride. The Victor high wheel velocipede was later developed by the Overman Wheel Company of Boston, Massachusetts. One of these bicycles will be featured in the upcoming Spring Auction, offered by Litchfield County Auctions. Made around 1885, it is painted red with alligatoring oxidation throughout. It is labeled under the seat and comes with a stand.
The “overdoor” was intended to connect a door to the ceiling of a room in late 19th– and early 20th –century homes. Highlighted in this auction is a French wrought iron overdoor that is arched with foliate scrolls. Other items included in the auction are oil paintings by Malva and Daniel Gelis, a George II oak and walnut kneehole desk, and a Wedgewood barrel keg. To view the entire catalog and register to bid, visit Invaluable.
Lot Categories:Asian Works Of Art (16), Collectibles (23), Decorative Art (204), Fine Art (112), Furniture (272)
# of Lots:635
Price Range:$60 - $4,000.
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Victor High Wheel Velocipede, C 1885|| Estimate: |
|George Ii Oak & Walnut Kneehole Desk|| Estimate: |
|French 19th C. Wrought Iron Overdoor|| Estimate: |
|Malva - Tuscan Blossoms|| Estimate: |
|Wedgwood Dark Blue Jasperware Barrel Keg|| Estimate: |
|Daniel Gelis - Playing The Flute|| Estimate: |