Clarke’s first summer sale of 2012 proved that top dollar can be achieved for the best items even in the off-season.
A beautiful pair of Chinese vases sold for $26,400, making them the highest selling lot of the night.
Selling for $20,400, an antique American side chair greatly surpassed the $3,000 to $5,000 presale estimate, making it the second highest sale of the auction.
The June 25th auction featured many attractive French bronzes, including this one by Mathurin Moreau that sold for $7,800.
A pair of antique trumeau mirrors in original condition sold above the $2,000-$3,000 estimate, bringing $4,800 at auction.
A nicely painted French street scene by Antoine Blanchard realized $6,000.
Bringing $6,600 at auction, a delicately crafted collection of Dale Chihuly glass sold just above the high end of the presale estimate.
These two Louis Vuitton trunks in as found condition brought a surprising $4,800 at auction.
Four Thos. Moser chairs realized $2,400, more than twice than the expected $600-$900 estimate.
Estate jewelry is desirable among Clarke’s retail customers and dealers alike; this ring sold for $3,840 on Monday evening.
An impressive pair of J. Despres Candelabra exceeded the presale estimate selling for $2,160 at auction.
Prices realized include buyer’s premium