Two-Day Dollhouse, Miniature, Doll Dish Auction By Rhoads And Rhoads Auctioneers

May 9, 2012

Savvy collectors would have to trek to one of a handful of top flight dollhouse and miniatures shows to be able to see, let alone purchase the kind of quality miniatures Eileen Rhoads will be presenting the weekend of May 19th and 20th in Spring City, Pennsylvania. Rhoads and Rhoads is located at 20 Bonnie Brae Road in Spring City. The best work of some of the top tier artisans of yesterday and today will be offered, including craftsmen like Ferd Sobol, John Hodgson, David Hurley, Johannes Landman, Linda Wexler, Susan Harmon… the list is a lengthy one, as collections belonging to several of the most discriminating collectors are offered together in one remarkable sale.
Some of these artists sell out within minutes after the doors open at Chicago, Philadelphia, or London shows, but at the Rhoads & Rhoads Auction, every bidder will have ample opportunity to compete for some of the best miniatures on the market - a chance to take home one of Annelle Ferguson’s samplers, or a gloriously hand-painted folding screen by Natasha Beshenkovsky or Linda Wexler. Imagine - elegant mahogany furniture by Dennis Jenvey, knife boxes by Simms Miniatures, silverware from Acquisto, O'Meara, Fisher, Quintanar - all in one place! Some of the handsomest dollhouses to come under the hammer range from massive Victorian mansions to custom roomboxes by John Hodgson, John Masterman, and Ashby & Jedd. Porcelains by all the best artists, both vintage and contemporary, include such names as Jean tag, Debbie McKnight, Jane Graber, Jean Yingling, Carolyn Curran and Stokesayware.
Charming country furniture by Cindy Malon, Oldham Studio and Therese Bahl will be featured, alongside whimsical offerings by Karen Markland and shoes by Sylvia Rountree, paintings by Edward Allen and Paul Saltarelli, and food by the English Kitchen.
The first day of the sale will include the incredible doll dish collection of Jackie Little of York, Pennsylvania. According to the auction house, Little has collected for over 50 years, and is one of the most knowledgeable persons in the field. Included in this massive collection to be sold on Saturday May 19th will be the elusive Standing Lamb Complete Tea Set, which has not been found in years and is expected to cause quite an exciting moment in the auction. There are hundreds of Table Sets, Menagerie, all styles and shapes, German Tea Sets, Children’s Sets in original boxes, a Miniature Butter Churn, Cast Iron, and so much more!
The Miniature collections come from diverse sources: the lifetime collections of Charlotte Stott, items from Jane Ober, the personal collection of IGMA artisan Linda Wexler, and a true family heirloom - a rare Petite Mystery House in superb condition, along with its contents, all consigned by the immediate family of the original owner. Other antiques offered on the first day of the sale include miniature furniture by Rock and Graner, Schneegass, gilt stenciled Boulle, and ormolu accessories including pictures, lighting, and a rare birdcage.
With over 750 catalogued lots, this will truly be one of those sales with “something for everyone,” and, for those attending in person, a vast number of uncatalogued lots will be offered, so plan to attend!
For further information contact: Eileen Rhoads at (610) 385-4818 or phone the Auction Hall at (610) 948-3337. Watch the Rhoads website: This entire sale will be on Liveauctioneers.


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