This August, Skinner is set to offer items ranging from carvings to porcelain in the upcoming Kolar Collection auction. One of the standout lots is an early 19th-century tall case clock. With an angel at the top, the piece has a glazed tombstone door that opens to a wooden dial. The clock is likely from Riley Whiting, a Connecticut-based firm recognized for its wooden gear movements. The sale also includes a red-painted dome-top box from a group of anonymous artisans collectively known as the “Compass Artist.” Their works demonstrate a cohesive decorative tradition. The Chipstone Foundation writes that though “… the identity of the Compass Artist remains elusive, a study on their construction, decoration, and ownership has provided insight into material life in rural Pennsylvania German communities.”
Further showcased in this auction is a gilded copper weathervane from 1890. The piece is attributed to J.L. Mott Iron Works, a company founded by Jordan L. Mott and continued by his son. The weathervane depicts a trotting horse drawing a vehicle. Another highlighted lot is a walnut chest of drawers in the Queen Anne style. Register to bid and find more information on the above-mentioned items on Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (54), Decorative Arts (177), Furniture (63), Couture & Textiles (12), Collectibles (18)
# of Lots:328
Price Range:$75 - $20,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Paint-decorated Dower Chest Noah Mali||
|Paint-decorated Slant-lid Box Attributed to the Checkerboard Artist||
|Paint-decorated Pine Wooden Works Tall Case Clock||
|Painted Pine Heart- and Pinwheel-decorated Dome-top Box||
|Large Simmons Folk Art Carved and Painted Parrot||
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