Press Release  May 17, 2017

May Auction brings exceptional prices at Brunk Auctions

On May 12-14, Brunk Auctions held a three day sale consisting of over a thousand lots of fine art, furniture, and decorative arts. The successful auction drew interest from across the globe culminating in strong results for the regional auction house.

A view of Vermont Hills by influential American artist, Rockwell Kent was the top painting in the auction. The oil on canvas, signed in the lower right, “Rockwell Kent 1923-27”, was met with heavy bidding on the phones and in the room. The Vermont painting sold for $141,600 to a phone bidder.

American paintings garnered considerable interest in the spring auction. The Garden Party by Martha Walter from the Zelle collection of Nashville, Tennessee and Gulf Stream, Florida sold for $42,480. A view of McCall’s Ferry by Hermann Herzog from the Thalhimer Estate of Richmond, Virginia sold for $35,400. Milton Avery’s White Horse from the Thalhimer Estate also sold for $35,400.

In addition to great paintings from the Thalhimer estate was a very fine 18th century Chippendale side chair from Boston, selling for $33,040 and an 1805 Simon Willard tall case clock selling for $35,400.

The top lot in the sale was a pair of very fine Millefiori Enameled porcelain cups with iron red Qianlong marks and highly incised decorations. They were consigned from a private Georgia collection. The pair of two-inch cups sold for $177,000.

The sale totaled in at $1.79 million over the three sessions. All results listed include buyers premium. Brunk Auctions will hold their next catalog auction on the weekend of July 9th.

For more information, contact Aaron Edwards at Brunk Auctions at Aaron@brunkauctions.com

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