Keeps on Rolling
As seen in The Antique Shoppe Newspaper, July, 2004
By Fred Taylor
This pair of Georg Jensen bowls reached $1,750.
The winter visitors may be gone but Turkey Creek
Auction in Citra rolls right
along without them. Auction owner Charles David Glynn started
the summer season on
May 15 with an eclectic offering of art, silver, toys and
furniture for the 200 or so bidders
who showed up in the big white tent. They seemed to be a
dedicated lot since many of
them stayed to the midnight end of the 625 lot sale.
Top lot of the sale was a landscape by
Philadelphia born Thomas B. Griffin
(1858-1918) who was closely associated with both the Hudson
River and Tonalist
Schools of American Art. His favorite subjects were the
Susquehanna and Delaware
Rivers and the O/C at the sale could have been either. It
brought a winning bid of $2,200
plus the 10 percent buyer's premium. An early 19th century
framed and glazed Theorum
basket of fruit signed by Augusta Bartlett, 1830, sold for
A Steuben Blue Aurene vase sold for $1,200.
Works by the famous Danish silversmith Georg
Jensen continue to attract
favorable attention. A pair of Jensen silver baskets rising on
an open framework over
stepped pedestals brought $1,750 and the matching tongs snagged
$125. A Georgian
silver egg caddy, ca 1806, possibly from Godbetter & Wigan of
London gathered a
winner at $1150 and a pair of small Tiffany sterling bowls made
Crisp carving like this accounted for the $1,500 price on a Jelliff style sofa.
Some good furniture went for reasonable prices.
An early corner cabinet, ca 1840,
with blue overpaint, two glazed doors over a long drawer over
two blind panel doors,
reached $1,500. A Jelliff style sofa from the late 19th century
with crisp carvings did very
well at the same price. A mahogany claw foot china cabinet from
the turn of the century
was a bargain at $800 but an oak claw foot cabinet was an even
better one at $450. A
walnut Davenport desk made $600 and a stacking barrister
bookcase with a desk unit by
Globe-Wernicke saw $1,000.
The French piano man from the late 1800s played out at $700.
An eight inch Steuben Blue Aurene vase, made
between 1904 and 1933, was sold
for $1,200 and a late 19th century French tin toy of a man
sitting at a piano, in working
condition, brought $700.
Glynn noted that while prices overall were good,
he did see some softness in the
lower end of the sale and rugs were especially weak. Turkey
Creek will continue its
regular monthly sales through the summer and end the warm season
with a large sale in
September. For more information visit the website at
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