ArtFact hosts record sales


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The top selling lot of Vectis Auctions Ltd., Horace Dunkey Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Collection was this rare Y 4-4-1A Duesenberg Model J Town Car. It tripled its estimate and broke a world record, selling to an online bidder for $6,505. The sale was carried on ArtFact.com. Photo courtesy ArtFact

BOSTON – ArtFact concluded March with a banner list of important sales, including Alex Cooper’s March 21 Fine & Decorative Arts Auction with 623 registered bidders and over 1,300 online bids, The Matchbox Forum’s Purely Matchbox 8 auction with over 76 percent of lots selling online and I.M. Chait’s March 27 Important Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art auction, which marked its most successful Artfact Live! auction to date.

Among the highlights:

Northgate Gallery’s Antiques, Fine Art & Decorative Art sale March 6 during which an 18th century Louis XV Bronze mantel clock realized $11,500. The ornate patinated bronze figures and a movement by Julien LeRoy, zoomed past its $7,500 to $8,500 presale estimate to selll to an online bidder.

Bruun Rasmussen’s auction titled Modern Paintings, Furniture & Design held March 9 featured a trove of Modern art and design.  One of the top selling lots was a rosewood inlaid floor lamp designed and created by Danish master cabinetmaker Peder Moos. His “Debut” lamp, which is inlaid with the cabinetmaker’s unique monogram, sold to an online bidder for $14,408 with buyer’s premium.

Artfact is the largest global marketplace of fine and decorative arts, antiques, collectibles, and estate auctions. It can be found online at www.ArtFact.com.




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