ONLINE — Summer is finally here and Pook & Pook is celebrating with another one of their ever-popular Online Only Decorative Arts auctions, to be held on Wednesday June 26, 2019. Online bidding for the sale will begin at 9am and is offered exclusively on bidsquare.com.
With over 800 lots set to cross the block, this sale presents all manner of antique decorative arts - from a wide variety of furniture and folk art, to continental offerings and textiles, and featuring a great selection of fine arts including paintings and sculptures.
Presented early in the sale is a collection of sterling silver items, featuring a lot of Tiffany sterling silver Audubon and Olympian pattern flatware ($400-$440). To follow are over twenty lots of porcelain, pewter, and stoneware steins, including those by Mettlach, Villeroy & Boch, Musterschutz, and Westerwald.
An extensive offering of blue Staffordshire will surely attract the attention of collectors; nearly 100 lots will present an assortment of patterns and motifs to complete your collection. International decorative arts of special mention include a variety of 18th and 19th century Dutch engraved brass snuff boxes.
From fine 18th century furniture to early 20th century Arts & Crafts furniture, Pook & Pook’s sale will have something for everyone. Of special note is a George II mahogany three-part secretary, ca. 1760 ($800-$1,200), a Pennsylvania Queen Anne walnut slant front desk, ca. 1765 ($500-$1,000), and a Limbert Arts and Crafts oak dining room suite ($800-$1,200).
Items to adorn your walls include folk portraits, Hudson River landscapes, tin and porcelain advertising signs, Pennsylvania fraktur and an extensive lithograph collection from an estate. A unique addition to the sale is a collection of Peter Ompir and W. C. Wrede handpainted pieces, including tin spice canisters and trays, wooden buckets and boxes, hanging cupboards and child’s furniture.
How to bid
All of these items and more will be available exclusively on the online bidding platform Bidsquare. Interested bidders are encouraged to contact Pook & Pook Inc. at firstname.lastname@example.org or (610) 269-4040 with questions regarding condition reports, bidder registration, or online bidding. A catalog for the sale may be viewed online at www.bidsquare.com/auction-house/pook.
Gallery exhibitions for this sale are scheduled for Monday, June 24 and Tuesday, June 25 from 10 am-4 pm at Pook & Pook’s Downingtown gallery. Live online bidding for the sale will commence at 9 am on June 26 exclusively at www.bidsquare.com. Pook & Pook is located at 463 E. Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown, PA 19335.