Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Value in Aging

This weekend, the proverbial hunt led us to an enchanted forrest of sorts in Philadelphia, at the The Naval Yard. The 2010 Philadelphia Antique Show took place at the Philadelphia Cruise Termimal and showcased over 50 dealers and galleries from across the country. It was a new lesson is aesthetic, quality and value.

Carved and painted wood ship figurehead from the Fulton built in 1813: $64,000

Sheet metal north wind weathervanes, French, circa 1880: $12,500

Leaping stage carousel figure attributed to Gustav Dentzel, late 19th century: $68,500

Theodore Deck ceramic charger by Ernest Carriere, circa 1880 at Lillian Nassau estimated at $3,000

Carved walnut cherub with traces of blue, red and white paint: $5,500 at Sumpter Priddy III

Early American Parcheesi Board; pine with original polychromed finish: $14,000

Metal hat with red ribbon signed M. A. Rae, 1866: $3,500

Conversational portrait, oil on canvas in original gilt frame at Joe Kindig, circa 18oo: $18,000


Star quilt with applique work, circa 1845: $5,800 at The Herrs Antiques

Dancing man on cigar box; carved and painted wood, fabric and paper circa 1900 listed for $9,500

Horse and Jockey weathervane, attributed to J. W. Fiske, circa 1890; molded and sheet copper, cast iron and zinc with traced of gilt: $68,000

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