Ornate late 19th century grandfather clock fetches $10,000

22-piece, 19th century, Meissen monkey band figurines, realized $23,000. (Photo courtesy Don Presley Auctions)

22-piece, 19th century, Meissen monkey band figurines, realized $23,000. (Photo courtesy Don Presley Auctions)

ORANGE, Calif. — The Don Presley New Year’s Auction held Dec. 30 and Jan. 1 has become a landmark “celebration” auction, with 2,000 online bidders registered from 50 countries and a “packed house” bringing competition for the 1,231 lots.

French and American furniture, fine art, sterling silver, coins, jewelry, porcelains, and Asian artifacts – by foremost makers and artisans – were well represented in every genre.

Outstanding furniture was highlighted by a museum quality pietra dura cabinet that was signed Guiseppe Montelatici Fabbricante and dated 1883. The impressive 70 1/4-inch tall piece had 10 interior drawers and a two-door center compartment behind two doors that

This 70-inch pietra dura cabinet, circa 1883, realized $39,100 to earn the spot of top lot during the Don Presley New Year’s Auction. (Photo courtesy Don Presley Auctions)

This 70-inch pietra dura cabinet, circa 1883, realized $39,100 to earn the spot of top lot during the Don Presley New Year’s Auction. (Photo courtesy Don Presley Auctions)

were decorated with a pietra dura flower vase motif and a top with an elaborate finial accented gallery. This excellent example of late 19th century Italian craftsmanship achieved $39,100. A 19th century ormolu mounted mirrored back vitrine, signed “F. Linke,” sold for $28,750.

Other sale highlights include an 1860-1920 Lenzkirch Co. tall case clock that topped $10,350; a six-piece fine silver tea set, circa 1800s, fetched $31,625; a 22-piece figural monkey band drummed up $23,000, and a blue and gold Sevres cup and saucer pair soared to $23,000 against a presale estimate of $400 to $600.

For more information, contact 714-633-2437 or visit www.donpresley.com.

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