Turner auctioning lifetime collection of decorative arts

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Turner Auctions + Appraisals of South San Francisco, California, is selling Daniel Kirchner’s esteemed collection of 19th-century decorative arts March 19.

Plenty of Varying Decorative Arts

Porcelain roosters

Chinese Export porcelain roosters, 19th century ($400-$600).

With 325 lots, the collection offers 19th-century decorative arts, both American and international, including early American pressed glass; salt-glazed stoneware; Bennington, majolica and other pottery; paintings and prints; French porcelain apothecary jars; American and English samplers; Toby jugs; Staffordshire transfer ware; diverse items of brass, copper and pewter; small furniture; toile and tin items; and several bronze works.

The online auction begins at 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time and will be presented via online platforms including LiveAuctioneers, Invaluable, and eBay. Additionally, bidding will be available via Turner Auctions + Appraisals’ new, free mobile app (search “Turner Auctions” at the App Store or Google Apps).

Kirchner’s Path to Collector and Consignor

Born in Wisconsin and raised on a farm, Daniel Kirchner came to collecting at an early age. When he was 12, he went to an auction, which launched a lifetime hobby and an enjoyable pursuit that lasted more than 50 years. Mentored by several antique enthusiasts who sought items of earlier times, Kirchner developed a similar appreciation, focusing on decorative arts of the 19th century. On the hunt even before he could drive, Kirchner would visit local auctions, flea markets, estate sales and antiques and second-hand shops, with his parents chauffeuring him to and fro.

An accountant by trade, he relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1976. A number of his valued collectibles from Wisconsin made the trip as well, some in his possession for over 40 years at that time. Once in California, he continued to hunt for treasures that pleased him.

Having retired several years ago and downsizing to a new home, Kirchner is now ready to pass along the alluring decorative collection he amassed for over half a century.

Collection Highlights

• Painted and stencil-decorated cast iron coffee grinder, Enterprise Mfg. Co., Philadelphia, measuring 25 inches, with an estimate of $500 to $750.
• Staffordshire Blue & White transfer printed tableware ($100-$150).

For more information, visit www.turnerauctionsonline.com, call 415-964-5250, or email sturner@turnerauctionsonline.com.

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