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Early 19th century Chippendale high chest among 1,000+ lots set to sell

The online only Decorative Arts auction being presented by Pook & Pook Inc., March 9-10, features more than 1,000 lots, including a few examples of Chippendale furniture.

DOWNINGTOWN -- On March 9th and 10th, Pook & Pook, Inc. presents its next online only

Chippendale high chest

Pennsylvania Chippendale walnut high chest, late 18th c.

decorative arts auction on The two-day sale is filled with an exciting variety of objects at accessible prices and offers over five hundred lots each day.

Wednesday starts off strong with a large collection of landscapes from American artist, Julius Augustus Beck, coming directly from his family. A collection of Benton Spruance pieces, Philadelphia lithographs, and an assortment of other fine art offerings are scattered throughout the over seven hundred lots crossing the auction block on March 9th.

Native American items, including weavings, stoneware, baskets, and jewelry fill out day one, as does a substantial group of furniture. An 18th century Chippendale high chest and a Chippendale chest of drawers, ca. 1800, are among the most noteworthy pieces, as is a set of six custom-painted combback Windsor dining chairs and an armchair, all branded “PMM.”

Thursday’s sale also includes impactful art pieces, such as a pair of modernist stained glass and composition sculptures by Leonids Linauts, courtesy of the Reading Public Museum. Linauts’ stain glass work can be found ornamenting churches throughout Pennsylvania in the form of colorful windows. An oil on canvas cubist nude and multiple other pieces of sculptural fine art stand out as well.

Day two additionally features a series of carpets, Asian art and export porcelain, and art glass. However, for the ephemera collector, Pook & Pook, Inc. presents a collection of vintage comic books, ca. 1955. Batman, Superman, Nyoka the Jungle Girl, and various military-themed comics make up the group, which cross the block toward the end of the sale.

The catalog for the March’s auction can be viewed online at If you prefer to see the items in person, a gallery exhibition is scheduled for Saturday, March 5th from noon until 5 p.m., and March 7th and 8th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. The sale begins each day at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 9th and Thursday, March 10th. Following shortly after on March 23rd, Pook & Pook, Inc. also presents an online auction of a collection of studio art from an insurance company. Bidders interested in either sale can register on

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