Post sale results: 34th Annual New Year’s Day Auction
On Wednesday January 1st 2014 Michael and Seth Fallon of Copake Auction Inc. held their 34th Annual New Year’s Day auction. The auction featured a large one owner Americana collection from a CT home, art & accessories from a prominent Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ home and exceptional accessories from a Sandisfield, MA estate. Over 1,800 bidders were checked in with more than 2,600 alt bids executed. The father and son team traded off auctioneering every 100 lots with an average speed of 100 lots per hour to a standing room only audience. By the end of the day 774 lots were sold grossing over $580,000. “It’s an exciting sale for us. We have consistent quality estate sales about every 4 weeks but the New Year’s day sale has special items pulled and reserved by both ourselves and our consignors making a pretty special offering”, Seth Fallon commented.
An important discovery from the artist Jean Baptiste Auguste Clesinger (1814 – 1883) titled “La Charmeuse” was listed in the catalogue raisonné with unknown location. The item was consigned from a Sandisfield Mass. home with information it came from a Mrs. Kemp of Ridgewood New Jersey. The impressive piece was displayed at their home outside for decades and sold in as is condition for $25,300. An original Jean-Michel Basquiat (N.Y. 1960-1988) blue and black oil stick on paper titled “Paco” sold for $19,550. From the same consignor a Keith Haring ink and marker on iron with barking dogs and dancing figures signed and dated “K. Haring 86” sold for $8,050. Both pieces were acquired directly from the artists. Other fine art included an oil on canvas cityscape with houses and figures signed and dated LRC “F. Speight ’45” (Penna./North Carolina 1896-1989) which sold for $14,375 and an oil on canvas Hudson River School landscape (after Samuel Colman, 1832-1920) View of Storm King signed LRC “R. F. Dunham” which brought $6,325.
Folk art sold included an Angel Gabriel weathervane $18,400, a 19th C. wooden mannequin on platform standing 50” ht. $7,762.50 and a horse and sulky weathervane attributed to St. Julian Company $10,925. A fine selection of furniture, decorative items and accessories sold including an 18th C. Conn. cherry serpentine four drawer chest (Wethersfield or Hartford County Ct.) $6,612.50, a circa 1900 Louis Vuitton trunk $6,037.50 and a signed Waterford chandelier $6,037.50.
Copake Auction is located one hour South of Albany and two hours North of N.Y.C. near Hudson New York. Complete post sale results, previews and full catalogs are available at www.CopakeAuction.com. Their next auction is an unreserved catalogued estate sale Saturday February 15th at 3:00pm.
(prices include 15-17% BP)