Woody Auction to hold ‘cabin fever’ sale Feb. 13 in Wichita and on Proxibid


Woody Auction is selling the lifetime personal collection from Elizabeth and Clarence Lee Dubois, featuring a stunning collection of KPM porcelain plaques.

Principal Jason Woody said the sale will be exception because Dubois has decided to hold the sale with no reserves. “This will be a great opportunity for folks to kick off the snow, shed that cabin fever and bid on some truly wonderful items for their collections,” he said. “The Dubois’ were dedicated collectors for over fifty years.”

Tiffany & Co. will be represented in the sale. Anticipated
top lots include a 17 ½ inch marked pedestal urn-shaped clock (at left) with
yellow satin porcelain body, lavender cherub highlights and cobalt blue
top; and a fantastic signed sterling silver reticulated basket with
elaborate embossed blackberry and leaf décor. Also sold will be a nice,
signed Nakara square-shaped hinged jewel box.

Plaques and plaque sets, many by KPM, will be abundant at the auction. Some KPM examples include an outstanding 20 inch by 16 inch marked oval porcelain plaque with a finely detailed portrait titled Rembrandt’s Mother, framed (at right); and a 10 inch by 7 ½ inch porcelain plaque set in the original ebony shadow box frame, signed R. Dietrich and with beautiful detailing of young women gathering flowers.

Additional KPM pieces will feature a 9-inch by 6-inch porcelain plaque in a gilt wooden frame, with a scene of a young girl holding a cat that’s watching a butterfly, unsigned; a 9 inch by 6-¼ inch marked porcelain plaque with a detailed scene of a servant girl with tea tray, artist signed; and a 9 ½ inch by 6 ½ inch unsigned marked porcelain plaque of Renaissance women carrying a sacred relic.

The sale starts at 9:30 a.m., Feb. 13 at the 4-H Hall of the Sedgwick County Extension Center in Wichita. Live bidding is available the morning of at Proxibid.com.