Woody Auction's Sept. 7th auction in Douglass, Kansas will feature an important Americana collection
An antiques, furniture and fine jewelry auction headlined by the James R. and Barbara A. Miller Americana collection of Colorado – 378 lots in all – will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7th, by Woody Auction, online and in the firm's Kansas gallery.
By: Woody Auction
"This exciting auction is certain to grab the hearts of true collectors,"
A pair of silver, five-arm candelabra having an 800/1000 silver purity mark and a hallmark indicating the Austria-Hungary Empire (1866-1937), each 27 ½ inches tall, should light up the crowd. Also, a hanging wall lamp signed "Handel" with a 9-inch diameter globe and a chipped ice shade with sunset fall colors featuring trees and birds décor, artist signed "Gubisch", is expected to illuminate the room.
The expected top lot of the auction is the Americana 35-star flag folk art table. The table is nearly identical to an unsigned 13-star flag table that sold at Sotheby's in New York City. Made circa the 1860s, it is made of solid wood and measures 31 inches tall by 35 inches wide by 25 inches deep. It has a three-compartment drawer the full width of the table.
On the face of the drawer, two carved dueling pistols and a pyramid of ammunition are attached. Inside the drawer is the signature, "Made & Designed by F. Wedin, Roxbury," presumably a piano maker from Massachusetts during that time period. The top of the table highlights a carved, inlaid and painted flag with 35 stars, symbolizing West Virginia's statehood on June 20, 1863, at the height of the Civil War.
The side supports on the table resemble anchors, the legs are formed like cannons and the cross braces are shaped like rifles. Also, the feet represent cannonballs. "The workmanship of this piece is truly stunning," Mr. Woody said. "It's a fine historical piece that I hope finds its way back to West Virginia."
To learn more about Woody Auction and the Saturday, September 7th auction please visit www.woodyauction.com.