LYNNFIELD, Mass. – Consignors prospered at Kaminski’s January Estates Auction, held Jan. 27 in Lynnfield. In spite of a snow squall, attendees came from across New England, enticed by an array of consignments including fine furnishings, antiques, furniture, oriental rugs and an important collection of photographs. All prices reflect a 15% buyer’s premium.
A discovery in the January Estates Auction was an impressive collection of photographs by renowned painter and photographer Eleanor Parke Custis. Included in the collection were some of Custis’ most well-known images, most notably Port of Dreams and Three Penguins. The grouping of 63 photographs, many accompanied by various award and exhibition labels, garnered serious interest and sold for $28,750 to a Midwest institution over the phone.
An unusual Anglo Indian spice box brought applause when it was hammered down. The box, constructed of ebony and other exotic woods with a fine ivory inlay and brass hardware, dates to the late 18th/early 19th Century. After a feverish bidding war, this unique piece realized a final price of $4,830, nearly five times its high estimate, selling to a buyer in England over the phone.
Kaminski’s next auction takes place in April. The two-day auction will feature estate collections from Massachusetts to California on the first day, and a Fine Art Auction the second day.
For more information, call 978-927-2223, or go online to www.kaminskiauctions.com.