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Woodbury Auction has fine day following blizzard

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Written by Auction House PR   
Tuesday, 19 February 2013 17:29

Herman Miller rosewood credenza. Price realized: $1,440. Woodbury Auction image.

WOODBURY, Conn. – Thomas Schwenke’s Woodbury Auction held its Mid-Century, Country & Decorative Arts Auction on Sunday, Feb. 10. Despite the Blizzard of 2013, which dropped 30 inches of snow the day before, a large crowd was present for the sale, and Internet sales were brisk with many bidders choosing to bid from home. According to Schwenke, over 53 percent of the sold lots went to online bidders.

LiveAuctioneers.com provided Internet live bidding.

“We were tempted to postpone the sale due to the pending storm, but Thursday we placed a bet that the storm would end Saturday morning and that by Sunday at sale time most people would be moving around, and it turned out to be a winning wager,” said Schwenke.

Furniture and American country items were strong performers in the sale. A fine Georgian mahogany oval gateleg wake table saw active competition and finally hammered to a determined bidder in the room for $3,840, while an interesting set of six French Art Nouveau chairs fetched $1,560. In the mid-century modern category, a set of six Herman Miller dining chairs sold for $1,845 to the Internet, a 1950s Baker breakfront set went to the Internet for $1,965, a Gilbert Rohde game table went for $660, and a Herman Miller Rosewood Credenza had numerous phone and Internet bids and eventually sold in the room for $1,440.

An oil on canvas of the Isle of Capri by Guido Odierna sold to an absentee bidder for $1,440, and a Rubino abstract bronze sculpture hammered at $819 to a pleased bidder in the room. Two small abstract oils on canvas by Charles Green Shaw went for $643 and $585.

A collection of Oriental rugs saw heated bidding from the room, phone and Internet. Top rug lots were a large 19th century palace size rug, which went for $2,400, and another large room size Persian rug from a Greenwich estate, which was sold to the Internet for $3,567.

Additional consignments are being accepted for Schwenke’s next sale, which is an Americana, folk art and decorative arts auction on Sunday, April 14. Phone inquiries should be directed to 203-266-0323.

View the fully illustrated catalog for Schwenke’s Woodbury Auction of Feb. 10, complete with prices realized, at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

Click here to view the fully illustrated catalog for this sale, complete with prices realized.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

Herman Miller rosewood credenza. Price realized: $1,440. Woodbury Auction image.

Set of Herman Miller dining chairs. Price realized: $1,845. Woodbury Auction image.

Charles Green Shaw abstract oil on canvas. Price realized: $643. Woodbury Auction image.

Charles Green Shaw abstract oil on canvas. Price realized: $585. Woodbury Auction image.

Georgian mahogany gateleg wake table. Price realized: $3,840. Woodbury Auction image.

Rubino abstract bronze sculpture. Price realized: $819. Woodbury Auction image.

Room-size Persian rug. Price realized: $3,567. Woodbury Auction image.

Baker 1950s breakfront. Price realized: $1,965. Woodbury Auction image.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 March 2013 16:15
 
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