Baum painting leads Cordier’s Nov. 10-11 auction

Baum.jpgCAMP HILL, Pa. – A large Walter Emerson Baum painting is expected to be among the top lots at Cordier Antiques & Fine Art’s Fall Auction on Nov. 10-11. Estimated at $30,000-$50,000, the 40-inch by 50-inch painting – titled Easton – was exhibited at the 1934 Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art’s annual exhibition.

Other auction highlights include a Lancaster County compass-motif artist trinket box and a circa 1920 folk art carved clock by Frank Fahringer. Also up for bid is a collection of more than 900 pieces of Victorian glass.

The Nov. 10 session includes an 1860 $3 gold piece followed by a wide selection of books, documents and autographs. Of note is a collection of documents and photographs from the Estate of James West Roosevelt, first cousin to Theodore Roosevelt, including a personal journal and an album of family photographs.
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Military lots include a World War II Dilbert Navy Flyer mascot doll handmade by a female parachute rigger – the lot will also include her original rigging tools. World War I items include a trench-art carved walking stick.
The first day of the sale will also include fine jewelry and silver. bee pin.jpgOf note are a 5.04 carat-weight diamond bee pin, a 1.78-carat diamond ring and a Vacheron and Constantin enamel pendant watch. A Poston sterling silver tea service estimated at $1,500-$2,500, a Stieff repousse vase estimated at $600-$800, and several flatware sets including Stieff Rose will be up for bid.
trinket box.jpgThe second day of the sale will be highlighted by Americana, art and furniture. Featured will be the 19th-century Lancaster trinket box estimated at a low $3,000-$5,000. A circa-1920 folk art tall-case clock with birds and scenes by Frank Fahringer (Pennsylvania, 1861-1944), is estimated at $10,000-$20,000. The clock is one of six examples Fahringer made for his children. It descended to the consignor through Fahringer’s son.Folk Art clock.jpg
Also included on Nov. 11 will be a Sevres ormolu-mounted vase (estimate $1,500 to $3,000) and a large pate-sure-pate vase (estimate $700-$900). A circa-1900 Santo Domingo Pueblo olla and a circa-1898 Chippewa beaded bag will also be offered.

Circa-1920 folk art carved clock by Frank Fahringer, $10,000-$20,000.

Other fine-art lots include two paintings by Pennsylvania wildlife artist Ned Smith (1919-1984) from Millersburg. One is a watercolor on paper of a sparrow hawk that was featured on the cover of the June 1973 issue of the Pennsylvania Game News.
The day will conclude with more than a hundred lots of furniture, garden ornaments and rugs. Several lots of furniture from the Pennsylvania State Capitol will be offered including a large 10-foot divan designed by J.M. Huston circa 1906 for the Senate Pro-Tem reception room. Other furniture lots include a Pennsylvania arched-door corner cupboard estimated at $4,000-$6,000 and a mahogany Queen Anne dining table estimated at $3,000-$6,000.
To view the auction catalog online, visit For more information call 717-731-8662.