11.20.2009

Thursday night estate auction

Last night was our date night a.k.a. estate auction night. Hubby and I spent couple of hours at our favorite Thursday spot.

It was a fine art and antique auction night which means expensive items and I may be going home empty handed. But their catalog shows some really nice mid century furniture and I wanted to see the Westnofa recliner, the Vladimir Kagen chairs and Finn Juhl set of dining chairs in person and curious to see how much they will go for. Well, let's just say that the ending bid for each set was as much as what I pay for my mortgage payment, but ohh, they were divine!

So instead of showing you the photos of my loot, I will show the photos of the things I wished would have came home with me only if I had a million of dollars in my disposal...


Westnofa Danish modern rosewood recliner and ottoman


Westnofa Danish modern rosewood recliner and ottoman set.



mid century chairs



these Finn Juhl set of 5 dining chairs went for a couple of thousand dollars.



tulip table



I'm still beating myself for not raising my paddle one more time for this tulip table with glass insert that ended at a mere $80.



op art

vasarely



Vasarely pieces that I thought were really nice...



p8

antique vases



beautiful antique vases...



Richard Allen Morris

Richard Allen Morris

Richard Allen Morris

Richard Allen Morris

Richard Allen Morris

Richard Allen Morris


I really love these series of Richard Allen Morris miniature oil paintings (12" x 12") but I wouldn't stand a chance, they were hot items and went from $600 up to $1,200 each.

Still a fun night overall and I did won one Surrealist landscape etching , I will post a picture on my next post.

6 comments:

  1. Where do you go to such sales? Sounds like a blast! That furniture is ROCKIN.

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  2. Thursday nights are our "date night" auction also. The auction house we visit is not so classy but I usually end up with lots of deals because the majority of the patrons are looking for other stuff so I'm able to score a lot of groovy stuff!

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  3. I love the pottery! I have a piece very similar in shape to the little blue one in the front by the flowered vase. I believe is is signed 1956 on the bottom, but it would require hauling myself downstairs to double check. : ) Sounds like a fun night. Our auctions are often so predictably old New England. It's fun to me to see something this fresh. I need to start going again. They are so fun.

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  4. What auction was this exactly? And do you know if all the Richard Allen Morris paintings were sold?? They are beautiful!
    Thanks so much in advance for getting back to me.

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  6. Hi Evelyn, I was searching for westnofa chairs and came across your blog post. I have that exact same chair and ottomon in your picture above. Do you recall how much it sold for? I'm trying to find it's worth as I might be selling it. I bought it at a garage sale for $20 bucks. crazy. thanks!

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