Results of Treadway’s Decorative Arts Auction and Fall Auctions Continue
by Kate Nixon
Decorative Arts Auction from Treadway Gallery, Sunday Oct. 25th
Last Sunday’s Decorative Arts Auction from Treadway Gallery offered American and European objects from a number of collections. Arts and crafts lighting featured an impressive Dirk van Erp lamp along with several Handel lamps, objects include several enameled pieces of American and English origin, ceramics including George Ohr, Rookwood, Marblehead, S E G, Newcomb is combined with modern examples by Natzler, Cabat, Gambone, Doyle Lane, Marija Grotell and Scandinavian pottery. Modern furnishings include a cabinet by George Nakashima, examples by Val Bertoia and a dining set exhibited at the Chicago world fair. 80 Tiffany objects were included, including lamps, shades, candlesticks and glassware coming from 3 collections in North Carolina, Kentucky and Indian Hill and the collection of M.A. Alexander.
Items of note:
- Lot #21 – An unusal signed Panama-Pacific Exposition vase from Louis Comfort Tiffany, made of Favrile glass and metal, sold for $4,688, up from the high estimate of just $800!
- Lots #28-30 – All signed iridescent Quezal vases made in Queens, NY all sold beyond their high estimates.
- Lot #55 – A rare signed ceramic Louis Comfort Tiffany vase in very good condition sold for $2,875, more than the $1,700 high estimate.
- Lot #77 – A beautiful Oriental Poppy Lamp from Tiffany Studios – with the patina and the blown glass shade in excellent condition – from the M A Alexander collection sold for $87,500. The high estimate was $75,000.
- Lot #94 – A Pairpoint lamp out of New Bedford, MA, made of reverse painted glass and bronzed metal, sold for $2,470, double the high estimate of $1,200.
- Lot #100, A Dirk Van Erp lamp, with original mica shade, original patina, original sockets and acorn pulls described as a lamp “in excellent condition,” sold for $22,500.00 over the high estimate of $17,000.
- Lot #105, #108-112 – The small hand-hammered copper and enamel boxes sold very well: one detailed Laurey Hervin Marshall box entitled “Ship” sold for $7,500, more than double the high estimate of $3,500, a Frank J. Marshall attributed work sold for $8,750, up from the $5,000 high estimate and a Gertrude Twichell copper and enamel box with good patina and in “excellent original condition” fetched $10,000 – double the high estimate of $5,000.
- Lot #151 – A George Ohr vase, glazed ceramic and signed, sold for $4,875, past the high estimate of $3,000.
- Lot #157, A Newcomb College vase by Alice Raymond Scudder from the collection of Ben Kleinpeter, sold for $15,600, sailing past the high estimate of $12,000.
- Additionally from Newcomb College, a glazed ceramic vase by Anna Frances Simpson sold for $10,000 – the vase was described as “Excellent condition, beautifully executed, great color, finely painted.”
- Lot #231 – A George Nakashima wall cabinet made of walnut and listed in “Excellent original condition,” sold for $11,700.
How did our picks do?
Lot 21: Louis Comfort Tiffany Panama-Pacific Exhibition vase
Made in New York, NY, 1915
Made of Favrile glass and metal, work is signed
Measures 1.75″h x 4″dia
Provenance: A Kentucky collection
Condition: Excellent original condition and quite unusual. Rim marked “Panama Pacific Exposition”. Signed LC Tiffany Favrile 4585-J. Shown on pg. 53 of ‘Tiffany Favrile Art Glass’ by Moise & Steeg.
Estimate: $600.00 – $800.00
Sold for: $4,687.50!
Lot 98: Arroyo Craftsman lamp
Made in California
Made of stained glass and metal, work is signed
Measures 21″h x 16″deep
Provenance: A South Carolina collection
Condition: Very good original condition, shade border with one minor secured crack. Original patina, original glass, 4 socket base
Estimate: $400 – $600
Sold for: $750.00
Lot 115: Stickley Brothers Morris chair with stool, attribution
Made in Grand Rapids, MI
Made from oak and leather, work is unsigned
Chair measures: 39″h x 31.5″w x 35″d
Stool measures: 14″h x 18″w x 13.5″d
Provenance: A South Carolina collection
Condition: Leather replacement cushions has some wear, good original finish, otherwise overall very good original condition
Estimate: $1,000 – $1,500
Lot 130: Rookwood Pottery by Carl Schmidt Rooster and Hens vase
Made in Cincinnati, OH, 1902
Iris glazed ceramic
Artist signed, dated, numbered
Measures 10″h x 6″dia
Provenance: the M A Alexander collection
Condition: Fine and realistic decoration of a rooster and three hens. Mint with minor crazing. Overall very good condition. A wide arrange of colors and beautifully painted. Extremely well fired. Great and unusual example of Rookwood Iris glaze.
Estimate: $2,500 – $3,500
Sold for $6,875.00
Lot 157: Newcomb College vase by Alice Raymond Scudder
Made in New Orleans, LA
Hi-glazed ceramic, artist signed, impressed marks
Measures 11.75″h x 4.25″dia
Condition: Extremely rare example of early Newcomb. Very good professional restoration to some hairline cracks. Overall very good condition. Included with lot is The Newcomb Style book by Jean Bragg.
Estimate: $9,000 – $12,000
Sold for: $15,600.00!
All descriptions and images courtesy of Treadway Gallery. For more information or to view the entire auction catalog, please visit Treadwaygallery.com
Fall Auctions will continue in November with the following:
December 8th – 20th Century Design from Skinner Auctioneers
December 10th – Important Design from Sotheby’s
December 10th – Dreaming In Glass: Masterworks by Tiffany Studios from Sotheby’s