Bohemian chandelier sparkles at Kaminski’s spring auction

BEVERLY, Mass. –  Kaminski Auctions’ Spring Fine Art and Estates Auction, which took place April 4-5, 2009, attracted local and international bidding. The auction offered fine art, antiques and collectibles from estates spanning Massachusetts to California. All prices reflect a 15 percent buyer’s premium.

A seldom-seen 19th century Bohemian chandelier wowed auction goers. The ornate ruby glass light fixture boasts a hand painted gold trim and more than 90 cut glass prisms. The chandelier, which measures 28 inches by 28 inches, brought $18,100 – well above its original estimate of $7,000-$12,000.

Furniture was also in demand at this two-day auction. A 19th century Italian marble pedestal table, estimated $1,800-$2,500, drew the attention of both floor and Internet bidders. The Grand Tour table features a carved marble pedestal with a geometric mosaic inlay on the tabletop. A medallion in the table’s center depicts a nautical scene. Paddles flew as the piece rocketed to $8,300.

Additional fine art highlights included a 1930 Art Deco portrait by American artist Christopher Lee Clark. Study in White, an oil on canvas measuring 40 inches by 36 inches, was estimated $600-$800. The subject of the painting, a woman dressed in a flowing white robe, holds an arrangement of colorful fruits against a white background. Decophiles jumped at a chance to own the portrait, driving the final price to $4,370.

“Our first spring auction was a huge success,” commented Frank Kaminski, owner of Kaminski Auctions.  “We’ve encountered a wealth of rare and valuable consignments and are thrilled to offer them at auction, both locally in Massachusetts and across the globe through live online bidding.”

For more information, visit www.KaminskiAuctions.com or call 978-927-2223.

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