Listed 6/09/09

Porcelain Tray

Estimate: $150 - $300 (FMV)

Listed By: Stephanie Retz

Location: Providence, RI

Estimate By: Jorge Luis González


The thick potting, simple decoration, small size and deep shape of the tray would indicate late 18th or early 19th century continental manufacture. The lack of crazing along with the sheen from the reflection of the flash on the glaze, overglaze enamels and gilt decoration suggest it may be hard rather than soft-paste porcelain.  The puce and pea-green undulate leaf band supported by bands, gilt lines and beads, the monogram and use of white space, showcase the influence of neoclassicism. I would suggest it is a French neoclassical porcelain calling card tray circa 1790.  The condition of the  repaired handles along with the rubbing of the gilding would severely impact the value, I'd suggest a fair market value estimate of between $150 and $300.

Jorge Luis González
Ceramics Specialist
Member, Appraisers Association of America, Inc.


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Listed 5/20/09

Still Life by Philip Henry Poulson

Estimate: $850

Listed By: Karen C.

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Estimate By: Helaine Fendelman


This canvas is signed with the initials P.H.P., and a label on the reverse states that it is by Philip Henry Poulson, however he is not listed in any of the standard reference books on artists. Another label on the back indicates that the canvas was purchased from the firm of George Rowney & Company at 52 Rathbone Place in London—a venerable artist supply company that dates to the early 19th century and is still in business today. This information combined with the subject matter, a holiday themed still life with what appears to be Imari porcelain, indicates that it is likely by an English artist working in the late 19th or early 20th century. Discoloration around the edges of the canvas that is visible in the photograph suggests that the frame is not original. The painting is an extremely pleasant still life and has an insurance value based upon size and image of $850.

Helaine Fendelman & Associates

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Listed 4/07/09

Side table by Donald Deskey

Estimate: $800 - $1,000 (FMV)

Listed By: George McDonald

Location: Chicago, Ill

Estimate By: Bart Mullin, Read & Mullin, LLC


This side table was designed by Donald Deskey as part of the Charak Modern line for the Boston-based Charak Furniture Company and was introduced in 1958. The base is aluminum and the top appears to be teak. It is clearly stamped "Charak Modern" under the top. A similar table by Charak Modern with a laminate top recently sold at auction for $720; based on this and some other Charak furniture prices, I would say $800 to $1,000 is a reasonable fair market price level.

31 Dunneman Ave
Charleston, SC 29403
843- 853-2113

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Listed 3/18/09

Wicker Settee

Estimate: $3,000

Listed By:

Location: Pembroke, NH

Estimate By: Corner House Antiques


The elaborate ornamentation of this intricately woven wicker settee is representative of the Aesthetic Movement of the Victorian period.  Multiple curlicues and fanciful reed weavings enhance the overall florid design.  Wooden beadwork further embellishes the body throughout.  This settee was likely part of a matching suite of wicker furniture which was intended for interior use, either in the home's library or parlor setting.  The remnant of the original paper label reads "Heywood Brothers and Wakefield Company" which would date this wicker piece circa 1890s.  In excellent condition, it's current value would be $3000.

Thomas and Kathleen Tetro
Sheffield, MA  01257
(413) 229-6627

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Listed 2/04/09

Cameo Brooch

Estimate: $2,000 - $2,500

Listed By: Pamela Gibson

Location: Rutland, VT

Estimate By: Arthur Guy Kaplan


Cameo brooch set in 15k gold frame. The cameo is carved from a single piece of grey-brown agate which has a white vein running through it. Note the grey-brown agate edging into the white carved area from the side view which demonstrates that this is a single carved stone and not a carved stone attached to a flat stone. Agate is a harder stone than the typical carved shell cameo and therefore more difficult to carve.

The subject of the cameo, a female portrait with flowers in her hair, is the Roman goddess, Flora.

The cameo, which is probably Italian, though the frame could be English, is set in the Etruscan Revival style, which incorporates gold wire and gold bead work applied to the frame. Circa 1870

Value: $2,000 - $2,500


Arthur Guy Kaplan

Antique Jewelry - Fine Collectibles

P.O. Box 1942

Baltimore, MD 21203


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JAN 19

New York Ceramics and Glass Fair

New York, NY

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JAN 20

Sarasota Art & Antiques Show

Sarasota, FL

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JAN 20

The Art, Design and Antiques Show at Wallace Hall

New York, NY

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