Baum painting highlights Cordier Nov. 10-11 sale

CAMP HILL, Penn. – On November 10 and 11, Cordier Antiques & Fine Art conducted its two-day fall Antique & Fine Art Auction across the Susquehanna River from Harrisburg.

Pennsylvania Impressionist painter Walter E. Baum’s painting, “Easton,” was the top lot of the sale garnering $52,900. Baum painting.jpgThe large 40” by 50” winter scene was exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts’ annual exhibition in 1934.

This painting, “Easton,” by Pennsylvania artist Walter Baum, was the top lot at Cordier’s fall sale, bringing $52,900, including buyer’s premium.

Stickley Bookcase.jpgThe multi-consignor sale was conducted over two days and featured items from more than 95 consignors including estates and collectors.

A furniture highlight, this Stuckley bookcase was highly valued by Arts & Crafts collectors, bring more than $7,000 from an Internet bidder.

A pleasant surprise was an early 20th century porcelain Honest Scrap tobacco sign, estimated at $100 to $200. The sign, in excellent condition, saw spirited bidding, finally selling to the Internet for $1,380.

Among the toy offerings was an unusual cast iron bell toy featuring two spinning jesters. Estimated at $1,000 to $2,000, the toy sold to an absentee bidder for $1,150.

Picasso print.JPGThe fine art portion of the auction opened with a strong lot – a Pablo Picasso print entitled “Le Crane de Chevre Sur Table” that closed at the top end of its estimate to the Internet at $5,750.

At more than $5000, this Picasso print showed the market for Picasso, at any level, is still strong.

Other furniture items of note included a Pennsylvania arched door corner cupboard at $6,900 and a circa 1810 Classical sofa carved with serpents for $2,090. Several Arts and Crafts pieces were offered including an L&JG Stickley bookcase. Estimated at $1,500 to $3,000, the piece sold to the Internet for $4,025.

For full results of the auction, call 717-731-8662, or go online to