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Decorative Arts Auction

September 29th, 2022 at The Barn at Stratford

Auction Highlights:

Leaded Glass Hanging Chandelier Lamp by Tiffany Studios

Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000

Sold for $32,000

New York, first quarter of the 20th Century. "Dogwood" pattern, original patinated hardware including chains, rod, and bell. Some slight damage to the glass, and minor restoration. Impressed "TIFFANY STUDIOS", "NEW YORK", and "605-12". 29" diameter. 40" drop from ceiling to bottom of the base. Provenance: purchased from Richard Bohl, Custer Antiques, in the 1980s.

Chevrolet 1991 Corvette ZR1 Two-Door Hatchback Coupe

Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000

Sold for $29,000

Bright Red exterior. 5.7 DOHC motor. Approximately 3200 original mileage. VIN: 1G1YZ23JOM5801103. Please note: this car is being sold for an estate. The probate court will have to finalize the title for the new buyer.

"Tugboat, New York Harbor" by Guy Carleton Wiggins (1883-1962)

Estimate: $5,000 - $10,000

Sold for $8,000

American, circa 1934. Oil on artist board. Signed lower right, and titled, signed, and dated on verso. Excellent condition, with very minor scuffing at the edges. Framed by The House of Heydenryk, New York. 7.875"w. 9.875"h. (Framed: 16"w. 18.5"h.). Provenance: A Midwestern Gentleman; Marshall Henis, SteppingStone Gallery, Ltd., Great Neck, New York.

Diamond Stud Earrings

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

Sold for $4,500

Two brilliant cut diamonds weighing approximately 2.13 carats total, both of "I" color, I1 clarity, and negligible fluorescence. Mounted in 14k white gold (stamped). Property of a Midwestern lady.

Impressive and Large Folk Art Carved Wood Fish Trade Sign

Estimate: $5,000 - $8,000

Sold for $4,000

American (Atlantic Coast), mid-20th Century. Approximately 8'l. 20"h.

Stoneware Crock with Incised and Cobalt Decoration

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

Sold for $3,250

American, 19th Century. Stamped "R. WEAVER" under a stylized "6", all above hand-decorated "I.O.O.F." in cobalt on the back. Front with exuberant stylized incised and cobalt flower stem. Strap handles with cobalt accents. See pages 416 and 417 in James L. Murphy's "Checklist of 19th-Century Bluebird Potters and Potteries in Muskingum County, Ohio" for possibly related examples. 17"h. 12"w.

Wristwatch by Cartier

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

Sold for $2,600

France, 21st Century. A "Tank Americaine" midsize model 1726 wristwatch in 18k white gold with a new Cartier black leather strap; in the original box with cased manuals and travel pouch. Factory-serviced by Cartier with a new crystal. Stamped on the back are "Cartier", "AUTOMATIC", "WATER RESISTANT", "750", and Serial number 262917CD. Band with "Cartier", "KD44AK97", "MADE IN FRANCE", and "AAA". Property of a midwestern lady.

Oil on Artist Board Painting by Emerson Burkhart (Ohio, 1905-1969)

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,800

Sold for $2,500

American, circa 1960. Street scene with the car in lovely color and thick brushstrokes. Signed and dated (date illegible, "196-") center-left "E. Burkhart". 12"w. 9"h.; frame, 18.5"w. 15.5"h.

Sterling Silver Flatware Service by Wallace in the "Grand Baroque" Pattern

Estimate: $800 - $1,200

Sold for $2,300

American (Connecticut), 20th century. "Grand Baroque" pattern. Service for 12 plus serving pieces; 91 pieces total including thirteen salad forks; fifteen teaspoons; twelve each: hollow dinner knives, spreaders, and soupspoons; fourteen dinner forks; fifteen serving pieces, approx. 120 oz. weighable silver, in a wood case.

Acoma Polychrome Olla

Estimate: $800 - $1,200

Sold for $1,900

Acoma, First Half of 20th Century. Acoma polychrome olla storage jar with heartline deer and modernistic checkerboard design. Condition is good with minor wear consistent with age. 10.0"w x 9.0"h.


In-person preview:

9/28: 10a-7p & 9/29: 9a-2p

Bid IN-PERSON, Live:

2690 Stratford Road, Delaware, Ohio

A diverse grouping of wonderful objects including items by Tiffany Studios; artwork by Eric Sloane, Ernest Fiene, George Bellows, Guy Carleton Wiggins, American school artists, and others; folk art including trade signs, samplers, fraktur, cut-work valentines; furniture including Continental & American (William & Mary, Queen Anne, Chippendale, Hepplewhite); Asian arts including Japanese items and Chinese porcelain, pottery, jade, furniture, scroll paintings, and carved hardstones; First Nation objects including McKenney and Hall, pottery, baskets, textiles; antique firearms; historical Americana; stoneware; early lighting; art glass; sterling silver; coins; jewelry and accessories from Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Gucci, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton.

Items from the Collection of David B. Swoap, the second highest ranking official at the Department of Health and Human Services under the Ronald Reagan Administration. Mr. Swoap was Under Secretary of the Department headed by Richard Schweicher, who was an architect of welfare policy starting in 1981. Mr. Swoap is an avid collector of Asian Art, having purchased items from many fine and reputable dealers and auction houses decades ago. Mr. Swoap's items are denoted with provenance including his name in the auction description.

No sales tax. 20% buyer’s premium (25% online)


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