Clarke’s eclectic October auction was strong and steady with many surprises throughout the day.
A magnificently carved marble relief of an young African-American girl was the top lot of the night selling for an outstanding $38,400. An example of this work hangs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Despite some wear and losses to the jade inserts, this antique Chinese floor screen sold for a surprising $11,40 to a bidder in China.
This midcentury modern Paul Evans table sold for more than twice the high end estimate, bringing $19,200 on Sunday afternoon.
An intriguing oil by New York painter, Jonah Kinigstein of the Coney Island Boardwalk sold for $3,840, a record auction price for the artist.
Selling for $11,400, this Regence mirror from a Manhattan estate fell right within the presale estimate for $8,000-$12,000.
This Louis Vuitton trunk, in as found condition brought $5,040 on October 21st, well exceeding the expected $1,000-$1,500 estimate.
An American Indian basket, a rare item at Clarke,sold for $3,120 to phone bidder on the West Coast.
Bringing $6,600, this rare set of Arne Vodder chairs was one of the many high selling midcentury modern lots in the sale.
A small unsigned 19th century oil, identified by Clarke Auction staff just days before the sale as a work by German artist, Otto Scholderer, sold for $3,840.