From Bucks County To Germany

George Nakashima’s Walnut Freeform Table Goes To Bidder In Germany For $19,200 At Alderfer’s Fine And Decorative Arts Auction

July 5, 2019

Alderfer Auction showcased its Fine and Decorative Arts and Collector’s auctions during a three-auction, two-day-event on June 5 and 6. The Fine and Decorative Arts Auction featured collector and muscle car automobiles; diamond, gold and platinum jewelry and timepieces; art glass; silver; Asian arts; French and Austrian bronze collections; works from the estates of Wayne Forbes and Joseph Greenberg; mid-century modern furniture including Knoll, Eames and McCobb; Persian carpets; tall case and shelf clocks; and more.
The estate-owned 2017 Ford LFP 727 Mustang GT, painted in what the motor company calls grabber blue, kicked off the excitement, selling for $39,600. The energy continued with a full in-house crowd, online and app buyers, as well as phone bidders. Bucks County craftsman George Nakashima’s walnut freeform coffee table had international appeal, as a phone bidder from Germany sealed the deal at $19,200. The star of the fine jewelry portion was the GIA-certified 14-carat, 3.19ct solitaire ring set in white gold that sold for $22,800. Finally, a unique 22-inch-high Chinese carved and signed table screen sold for $12,000.
The Collector’s Auction, one day prior, was equally dynamic. This sale had a number of highlights, such as a mahogany cellaret on stand, which sold for $10,800. The jewelry portion featured a gentleman’s 18-carat yellow gold Rolex wrist watch selling for $7,800. A pair of Queen Anne walnut side chairs went for $4,200. There was a fountain by the artist Gary Slater that sold for $3,300 and a stunning Chinese bullion-embroidered silk dragon robe that went for $2,700. An oil-on-masonite painting from the artist Katherine Steele Renninger, titled “St. Lukes Church of Christ, Ottsville, PA,” realized $2,400, and a bronze statue by the famous French sculptor Hippolyte Francois Moreau sold for $1,920.
Alderfer Auction is located at 501 Fairgrounds Road, Hatfield, Pa. They service Montgomery, Bucks, Berks and Chester counties, as well as the Tri-State area.
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