Copake Auction will hold its 39th annual New Year’s Day auction on Tuesday January 1st at 10AM, previews will be December 27th-31st 11AM until 5PM and the day of auction 9AM until 9:45AM. According to Mike and Seth Fallon they both look forward yearly to this auction due to the exciting merchandise they collect annually for this event. This year’s sale will feature some of the best items the gallery has offered in years.
The auction will feature over (100) pieces of period furniture. “We have never had such high quality furniture in one sale” said Seth Fallon, “We are lucky to have a few highboys a year, this year we have five in one sale!”. The sale will feature 18th, 19th and 20th c. furniture including (5) highboys, an 18th c. N.J. inlaid Kas, 18th c. Chippendale secretary’s, card tables, period chairs, wing chairs, servers, chest of drawers, candlestands, 18th c. N.H. chest on chest and more.
A quality selection of Country and Primitive furniture will be offered including blanket boxes, cupboards, sets of chair, tavern tables and more.
A small group of Shaker consigned locally will include a 19th c. cupboard over drawers, candlestand, shoe trunk, collection of rulers, chairs and more.
Another highlight in this year’s sale will be artwork. One of Mikes favorite paintings came from a local estate, “The Guy showed up in a pickup truck with this in the back” said Mike, an oil on canvas by De Scott (David) Evans (Indiana / Ohio1847-1898), titled “Happy Hours”. Also included will be a high quality selection of early portraits including singles and pairs. Two Roy Lichtenstein lithographs will be sold as well as two James Rizzi works. Copake Auction set a world record this past year with a Rizzi, the piece selling to a German collector for $61,360.00. Other highlights include two James McDougal Hart landscapes. Other names include Percy Moran, Edmund Darch Lewis, George Herbert McCord, Mersab Berber, Alfred Fitzwater Grace, Jonas Lie, Carl Schmidt, Charles C. Gruppe, George Chann, Hans Erni and more.
The gallery will feature a one owner Outsider Art collection from the collection of Janet Douglas (Jan Douglas Antiques), Sturgis, MI. Names include Mose Tolliver, Howard Finster, Malcah Zeldis, Bernice Sims, Jimmy Lee Sudduth, Ivan Laycock, Jerry Coker, Woodie Long and more.
Folk art is always a staple at Copake Auction. This year will feature over (30) weathervanes including Statue of Liberty, horses, ram, codfish, tennis player, grasshopper, eagles, pigs and more. Also featured will be a own owner collection of over (30) 19th c. buttocks baskets, most in original paint surface. An 18th c. Hudson Valley carved spoon rack. A high quality 19th c. cast iron clock trade sign will be offered. There will also be 19th c. rocking horses, carved eagles, duck decoys, counter top cigar store figure and more. Two early coffee grinders will be sold as well as burl bowls, early painted boxes, fully restored pedal race car and more.
Textiles will include (25) quilts, samplers and (20) hooked rugs. Early metalware will be sold including candlesticks, fire tools, fire screens and more. The sale will feature 750 lots and will be online to view at www.copakeauction.com , live bidding will be available at www.liveauctioneers.com and www.invaluable.com. Copake Auction is located two hours north of N.Y.C. and one hour south of Albany N.Y.. Copake Auction 266 Route 7A (East Main Street), Copake N.Y. 12515. 518-329-1142.