Galleries first summer auction was filled with many pleasant surprises.
There were 155 registered bidders in the room and another 100 participating
by absentee bid or telephone.
were a number of lots of porcelain tableware in the auction. Especially
notable was a superb KPM dinner service of over 200 pieces with a delicate
floral design that sold over its estimate of $2000 - $3000 to make $4887.50
A very charming pair of naïve oval watercolors made $1380 against
a $300 - $500 estimate. A summery-looking set of four Chinese Chippendale
chairs brought $1840 against a $500 - $700 estimate. A lovely assembled
pair of Dresden-type ivory glazed porcelain floral encrusted vases,
mounted as lamps and estimated at $300 - $500, sold for $1265.