Highlights – Traditional to Modern: Collector’s Auction
Stefek’s brought an impressive collection of American period and modern furniture, fine art, jewelry, and over 150 Hèrmes scarves to auction on October 25. The Grosse Pointe Farms showroom had a lively crowd of active bidders, with bidders online and on the phone driving up prices competitively.
Garnering high levels of interest were the American period furniture pieces, including several Federal-period items. Of note were an 18th C. Chippendale Style Chest of Drawers, significantly exceeding its estimate at $5,500 USD, an 18th C. Federal Inlaid Mahogany Demilune Server, selling for $4,200 USD, and an 18th C. Queen Anne Walnut Balloon Side Chair, selling for $4,200 USD. An Aaron Willard Lyre Banjo Clock also brought in top dollar, coming in at $3,400 USD.
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings’ designs were the sought-after modern pieces of the evening, bringing in $1,200 USD each for a T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Bench and Arm Chair. Also performing well were a T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Lamp Table at $750 USD and an Attributed to T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Nest Table at $175 USD. Gray Herman Miller Stacking Chairs inspired active bidding, with multiple lots reaching a price of $1,200 USD.
Among the fine art up for auction were a Johannes Hermanus Barend Koekkoek oil-on-canvas piece titled Shepherd/Flock, selling for $1,500 USD, an untitled Sarkis Sarkisian, realizing $1,100 USD, and a Gustavo Novoa acrylic on board piece, bringing in $1,000 USD.
An exquisite jewelry collection inspired competitive bids, with a Lady’s Slide Bracelet with Assorted Cameos bringing in $750 USD, an 18k Gold and Cat’s Eye Quartz Turtle Brooch designed by Henry Dunay fetching $600 USD, and a 14k White Gold, Peridot and Diamond Ring meeting its high estimate at $550 USD.
The extensive collection of Hèrmes scarves caught the eye of designer fashion enthusiasts, with great results. Among the highlights were “Mythologies des Hommes Rouges” and “New Orleans Creole Jazz”, each selling for $250 USD, “Concours d’Elegance”, selling for $225 USD, and “Coupons Indiens”, selling for $200 USD.
Stefek’s Auctioneers & Appraisers are currently accepting consignments for upcoming auctions.