After much competitive bidding, a large oil on canvas in the manner of Guardi from a Long Island, NY estate brought an exciting $19,520, selling to a bidder on the phone in Manhattan. Unique mid 20th century modern pieces continue to bring steady prices. This lamp by Arredoluce, Italy sold for $6,100 against a $1,500 [...]
Clarke’s staff highlight various objects in the upcoming September 29th auction, starting at 12 noon.
The top lot of the first Sunday afternoon sale of the season was a small and delicate bronze by Auguste Rodin. Although the bronze was never authenticated or examined by an expert it still brought an exciting $41,480. An impressive Georg Jensen sterling tray, estimated to bring between $8,000-$12,000 actually sold for $19,520 to [...]
Ronan Clarke and his team highlight dozens of the most interesting items coming up for sale on Sunday, September 8, 2013 at noon
Last month, Clarke sold 4 antique Chinese plaques for nearly $40,000. On August 19th, another more contemporary set of plaques was put on the auction block with an estimate of $1,500-$2,500 but brought an impressive $18,300. A midcentury sofa with tattered upholstery and a presale estimate of $300-$500 sold for an unexpected $7,930 [...]
Ronan Clarke and staff give a walk-through of the gallery to highlight numerous items in the upcoming August 19th auction.
Running a strong sale even in the heat of the summer, Clarke auction saw some surprising results in its late July auction with many pieces selling well above expected values. A set of 4 antique Chinese plaques from an estate in Queens, NY were offered with an $800 to $1,200 estimate but actually realized [...]
Owner Ronan Clarke and the Clarke team highlight some exceptional lots in the upcoming Monday, July 22nd auction.
Outstanding Large Arts & Crafts Slag Glass and Bronze Chandelier. A large chandelier from a local estate in Harrison, NY, estimated to sell between $3,000-$5,000 brought more than anticipated, selling for $6,710 to a bidder on the internet. Dunbar Midcentury Upholstered Sectional Sofa. Offered with a presale estimate of $1,000-$1,500, this Dunbar sofa sold [...]