September 30th, 2012 Auction Highlights

Dates: 07/11/2012

Midcentury modern and estate fresh jewelry stole the show on September 30th, with many lots selling at unforeseen prices, creating a stir among the crowd.


Fine George Nakashima Walnut Conoid Dining Table.

The top lot of the night at $20,400 was a sleek George Nakashima dining table, selling for more than $5,000 above the estimate.


18 Kt Gold, Diamond and Black Enamel Demi-Parure Victorian Jewelry Set.

A stunning Victorian jewelry set from a local Scarsdale, NY estate realized $16,800 on Sunday afternoon, selling to an in-house bidder.


Tiffany Studios Shade.

Selling for $14,400 to a telephone bidder, this Tiffany oak leaf and acorn shade fell just shy of this high-end estimate.


Group of Three Signed Chinese Porcelain Plaques.

Clarke’s regular Asian antique buyers keep the prices up for Chinese pieces. These 3 plaques sold for an unexpected $15,600 to a bidder in China.


Magnificent 6 Piece Bailey Chinoiserie Coin Tea Set

Falling within the $10,000-$15,000 presale estimate, this silver tea set brought $13,200.



STEINWAY. Mahogany Model M #256345 Piano.

A beautiful Steinway baby grand piano sold for $6,600, just below the high-end of the estimate.

Marret & Baugrand Diamond and Enamel Chatelaine & Watch

This magnificent Chatelaine well exceeded expectations, selling for a surprising $13,200.


Hans Wegner. "Papa Bear" Chair & Ottoman

Bringing $9,600 to a bidder on the internet this Wegner “Papa Bear” chair sold for nearly ten times the anticipated amount.

Set of 6 Contemporary Bagues Two Arm Silvered Sconces with Birds.

Estimated to sell between $600-$900, these sconces actually realized $5,040 the day of the auction.


HEGEDUSIC, Krsto. 1968 Reverse Glass Painting of Figures.

A reverse glass painting by Croatian artist Krsto Hegedusic sold to a phone bidder in Croatia for $3,480.