CHICAGO, Ill.—Direct Auction Galleries again opened a door to discerning collectors and dealers in a September 10th sale. One set of those doors were part of an ornate antique oak glass door bookcase with carved soldier busts. It measured 5 ft. 6 inches tall and 4 ft.
3 inches wide and realized $2,400.
A pair of stained and jeweled leaded glass doors, each measuring 61 inches by 19 inches, sold for $3,800.
Besides those gems, actual gems and jewelry also went to the auction block. An 18K white gold ring with a 2.33 ct. pear-shaped diamond with good color and clarity brought $7,500.
A 14K white gold bracelet with 4 cttw. diamonds fetched $1,300 while a 14K gold with garnet bracelet sold for $575. A diamond and sapphire bracelet reached $450.
An 18K figaro link necklace with 23.2 total pennywt. sold for $945 and a pair of 14K sapphire and diamond dangle earrings went for $550.
Settling in at $525 was a large Navajo sterling Kachina bolo tie piece signed “J.R.” Two signed C.M. Russell metal Indian plaques brought $200.
Lamps also lit up the auction. An antique slag glass lamp with a blue and beige glass shade fetched $700. A fine hand-painted sevres-type porcelain lamp measuring 11 inches tall realized $250 while a signed Jefferson antique slag glass panel lamp sold for $185.
Model railroad collectibles also roared through the auction. A Lionel “Lackawanna” #2321 engine sold for $500. A quantity of Lionel box cars with their original boxes sold for $725 and a lot consisting of a Lionel Santa Fe “Streamline” engine and car, #2333 and 2343C, tooted through for $160 followed by a Lionel “Milwaukee RR.” #2338 engine that went for the same price.
A 2-piece lot consisting of a Lionel black engine #1615 with tender rolled in at $125 and a lot of 2 Lionel Santa Fe Streamline engines, #2343 came in at the same price. A set of LGB trains and a Thomas the Train pulled in at $120.
Posters also made their way to the auction block. A concert poster autographed by the Beach Boys, including Brian Wilson, sold for $135. The nation’s 40th president made a showing here from his movie days. It was his presence in a poster for “Storm Warning,” a movie released in 1951 about the murder of a reporter perpetrated by the Ku Klux Klan in a rural southern town. “The Great Communicator” starred as a county prosecutor along with Doris Day, Ginger Rogers, and Steve Cochran. We’re not sure of the movie gross, but the gross for this poster was $200.
Other auction results: An antique oak dropfront desk with a carved face realized $425. A watercolor signed “Timmermans” of sailboats sold for $250; anunframed oil on canvas Santos painting of a Madonna and Child, measuring 19 inches by 15 inches was sold as is for $200. An antique fountain with a dolphin motif and slag glass fetched $225. A room-sized Sarouk rug sold for $475/$546, a 10 ft. by 13 ft. 3 inch Kerman went for $400 while another Kerman measuring 9 feet 8 inches by 14 ft. sold for $350.
A lot of approximately 50 Holocaust museum exhibition photos sold for $1,600. A 3-piece candelabra clock set with a German movement and in a bronze color with green marble and cherub figures stamped “Made in Italy” struck $500.
All prices reported are stated without the buyer’s premium. For more information, call 773-465-3300, or visit www.directauction.com.
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