The current auction record for a Spitler-decorated item, which was set in 2004, is nearly $1 million. Antoinette Rahn compiles a list of little-known facts regarding the life and work of Johannes Spitler (1774-1837).
Shenandoah Valley of Virginia yellow pine blanket chest (circa 1800) decorated by Johannes Spitler, sold for $356,500 during a June 20 auction offered by Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates.
The top lot in Freeman’s recent sale of American furniture, silver, folk and decorative arts set a record for a blanket chest made by Johannes Spitler, which sold for $350,000. The auction generated excitement and interest among American and International institutions, private collectors and dealers and ultimately realized more than $1.74 million.