DOUGLAS, Kan. – An antiques auction brimming with over 450 quality lots is scheduled for Saturday, April 23 at 9:30 a.m. Central Time by Woody Auction, online and live in the auction room. An in-person gallery preview will take place on Friday, April 22, from 1-5 p.m. Central Time. Woody Auction’s modern 5,000 square foot auction house is located at 130 East 3rd Street in Douglass, Kansas.
“This exciting auction turned into a great selection of fantastic antiques from a host of smaller collections across the country,” said Jason Woody of Woody Auction. “Tiffany, Daum, Stevens and Williams and Peachblow all have impressive strengths, as well as Pickard Vellum and Rookwood pottery. The variety and quality are a real treat for anyone interested in it and so much more.
Several items could possibly end up being the first lot in the auction. Here are some contenders:
- A New England glass amberina plated water pitcher, 6 ½ inches high by 6 ½ inches wide, flawless, with excellent color and in excellent condition, with twelve well defined ribs.
- A signed LC Tiffany-Favrile #V586 agate glass vase, 5 ½ inches by 5 ½ inches, made from extremely rare agate and with a slight honeycomb pattern, a large piece of a quality exceptional.
- A maker-marked Stevens & Williams Silveria art glass vase, with amazing vivid iridescent colors, original applied handles and green threaded overlay, in very good condition.
Anyone looking for a colorful and exceptionally high quality vase is in luck. This sale contains dozens of them. Examples include a Morgan Wheeling Peachblow art glass vase, 10 inches tall with a beautiful color, acid/satin finish and the original glass base; and an English cameo tricolor vase signed Stevens & Williams with a yellow ground with a decoration of carved floral branches in pink and white cameo, 5 ¾ inches high.
Still other vases will include an unmarked English cameo art glass vase, 8 ½ inches tall, on a blue ground with an amazing white cameo carved overlay of poppies and butterflies, from the Sue Frick Collection; and a Crown Milano branded art glass vase in swirl mode with beautiful Guba duck scenic decor, 7 ½ inches tall and from the Doyle and Mary Jane Fair collection.
An agata art glass bowl with rare pink to lavender coloring, exceptional mottling, ruffled edge and unsurpassed quality comes with a Reed & Barton #968 silver frame, which works well to display the bowl. Also on sale will be an additional beautiful pair of Handel #6150 signed boudoir lamps, 14 ½ inches tall, with beautiful upside down painted shades showing spring and fall decor and Handel marked base.
An original oil on panel signed “BP Ommeganck” (for Balthazar Paul Ommeganck, 1755-1826), titled landscape with sheep (1814), in a giltwood frame that partially covers the signature and date, measures 20 inches by 24 ¼ inches. Ommeganck was a Flemish landscape and animal painter who was active in Antwerp. Through his work and role as an art teacher and founder of art institutions, he gave an important impetus to the revitalization of landscape painting in the European Netherlands.
People can register and bid online now, at www.liveauctioneers.com/woody-auction-llc. Bidders are encouraged to register at least 48 hours in advance. There are no reserves, and there is no buyer’s premium for bidders who show up in person and pay by cash or check. Online bidders will be charged a 20% buyer’s premium (or they can pay cash or check for a 15% buyer’s premium).
Bids from absentees will be accepted, with a written declaration indicating the lot number and the amount of the bid. The deadline for submitting an offer by correspondence is Thursday, April 21 at noon. All proxy auctions will be charged a buyer’s premium of 15% of the sale price (or 10% if paid by cash or cheque). Mail-order offers may be faxed to 316-746-2145; or by email at [email protected]
Telephone auctions will be available for lots with a low estimate of $750 or more (low estimate can be found on LiveAuctioneers.com). Submit your auction listing by phone to [email protected] by noon on Wednesday, April 20, and please include your name, full address, primary phone number, and backup/secondary phone number. You will receive a phone call to confirm receipt of your phone offers.
For accommodations, there are three hotels in the area that are convenient to the event location: The Comfort Inn, in Augusta, Kansas (316-260-3006) (mention Woody Auction for a single queen or king room rate of $79); the Holiday Inn Express, in Andover, Kansas (316-733-8833); and the Hampton Inn, in Derby, Kansas (316-425-7900). All are within a 15-20 minute drive from Woody Auction.
Woody Auction’s next major event will be an auction dedicated to Pickard, Royal Bayreuth and more, scheduled for Saturday, May 14 at 9:30 a.m. Central Time, to be held online and live in the auction room. Woody Auction. More than 400 quality lots will be auctioned in an unreserved public sale. And, as usual, there will be no buying commission for attendees who pay by cash or check.
May is a great time of year and the May 14 auction highlights one of the many reasons why. The Pickard collection by author Alan Reed is featured throughout, as well as the Royal Bayreuth quality of the Bob Gollmar collection. Woody Auction’s largest ever collection of Santa items at a public auction will also be sold, along with RS Prussia and other antiques.
Woody Auction is still accepting quality submissions for future sales. To consign a single item, estate or entire collection, please call (316) 747-2694; or, you can email them at [email protected] For more information on the Woody Auction and Antiques Auction scheduled for Saturday, April 23 at 9:30 a.m., go to www.woodyauction.com. Updates are released often.
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