Saturday, February 05, 2011

Auction Featured Items from the Peter's Home

Auction Central News reports on a recent auction which featured many items from Margaret Peter’s collection (read the post here).

From the article it is difficult to determine exactly which pieces came from Peter’s collection, but a sampling read:

On Friday night the sale began with a selection of English and Continental furniture and accessories primarily from the estate of Margaret M. Peters of Nazareth, Pa. Highlights included an English mahogany and silver mounted tea caddy bearing the touch of Pierre Gillios for $7,110, a pair of Dutch marquetry chairs for $1,422, a Georgian mahogany and walnut veneer looking glass for $2,370 and an impressive ormolu mounted porcelain three-piece garniture set brought $16,590

The one that really caught my eye (and again, wasn’t clear the original owner):

A rare United States $10 gold coin dated 1796 was offered to a full bank of phones together with bidders in the sales room and on the Internet. This stunning coin with draped bust, small eagle, reeded edge and 16 stars brought $42,660

Now that is a good investment.

Posted via email from Ross Nunamaker

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