Bohemian chandelier sparkles at Kaminski’s spring auction

BEVERLY, Mass. –  Kaminski Auctions’ Spring Fine Art and Estates Auction, which took place April 4-5, 2009, attracted local and international bidding. The auction offered fine art, antiques and collectibles from estates spanning Massachusetts to California. All prices reflect a 15 percent buyer’s premium.

A seldom-seen 19th century Bohemian chandelier wowed auction goers. The ornate ruby glass light fixture boasts a hand painted gold trim and more than 90 cut glass prisms. The chandelier, which measures 28 inches by 28 inches, brought $18,100 – well above its original estimate of $7,000-$12,000.

Furniture was also in demand at this two-day auction. A 19th century Italian marble pedestal table, estimated $1,800-$2,500, drew the attention of both floor and Internet bidders. The Grand Tour table features a carved marble pedestal with a geometric mosaic inlay on the tabletop. A medallion in the table’s center depicts a nautical scene. Paddles flew as the piece rocketed to $8,300.

Additional fine art highlights included a 1930 Art Deco portrait by American artist Christopher Lee Clark. Study in White, an oil on canvas measuring 40 inches by 36 inches, was estimated $600-$800. The subject of the painting, a woman dressed in a flowing white robe, holds an arrangement of colorful fruits against a white background. Decophiles jumped at a chance to own the portrait, driving the final price to $4,370.

“Our first spring auction was a huge success,” commented Frank Kaminski, owner of Kaminski Auctions.  “We’ve encountered a wealth of rare and valuable consignments and are thrilled to offer them at auction, both locally in Massachusetts and across the globe through live online bidding.”

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