Fall Decorative Arts Auction Results

By: Sean Quinn


Highlights from our December 2013 Auction

The tremendously satisfying results of our December Decorative Arts sale were just the tonic we need to stave off the ‘January blahs’.

Here a few highlights:

  • The notable Leslie collection of Brooklin Pottery far exceeded expectations, with prices for figural pieces in the $4,000 and $5,000 range.
  • The French clock from the collection of King Farouk made $72,000
  • Our cover lot, a ‘John Company’ ivory chess set, flew above the high estimate to $38,400. We look forward to offering more fine chess sets from this private collection in the spring.

On another note, Waddington’s is pleased to announce that we will be offering the bizarre and macabre, yet wonderful collection of the late William ‘Billy’ Jamieson. The collection defies description – you will have to see for yourself! Two sales will take place (one online, one live) at the end of April and the beginning of May. A preview gallery will soon provide more details on some of the very unusual and interesting pieces we have uncovered for this exciting and unusual sale.

Finally, the spring sale will also include a 20th century design component and we are looking for good items to include in this session. If you have something which might be an appropriate fit, please contact Sean Quinn or Bill Kime.

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