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12/28/2017 5:00 PM

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Dec 7, 2017
PRESS RELEASE FOR OUR DECEMBER 31, 2017 SALE
William Jenack’s New Year’s Eve auction will tempt buyers for mid-century modern furnishings, sterli ......
 
Dec 3, 2017
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William Jenack’s auction of December 3, 2017 will feature an eclectic sale with something for everyo ......
 
Dec 3, 2017
POST AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS FROM DECEMBER 3, 2017 SALE
William Jenack auction of December 3, 2017 saw artwork and jewelry as the top lots with many far exc ......
 
Nov 12, 2017
PRESS RELEASE FOR OUR NOVEMBER 12, 2017 SALE
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Sep 10, 2017
Post Sale News September 10, 2017
 
William Jenack’s auction of September 10,2017 witnessed many high estimates being smashed. The auction consisted of mid-century furnishings, silver, taxidermy, porcelain, fine art and accessories.
Artwork took the top space in sales with many works especially those by 19th century Scottish artist William Nicholson R.S.A. (Scottish 1781-1844) far surpassing their high estimates. The works by Nicholson that did beyond estimate included a watercolor on paper of his wife (Maria Lamb Nicholson) in profile sold at $354.00, a self-portrait of the as a young man went several times over its presale estimate hammering down at $1121.00 and a later self-portrait at $531.00, also another portrait most likely of his wife selling at $649.00. Other artwork that bested its high estimate are an oil of houses on a stream by Mary Elizabeth Price (American 1877-1965) closing at $4248.00; oil on canvas of a Yerevan street by Martiros Seregeevich Sarian (Russian 1880-1972) selling at $33040.00; English School (19th century) portrait miniature of a young man at $354.00 and a serigraph titled “In the Morning” by Takesada Matsutani (Japan 1937-) selling at $501.00.
Taxidermy and related that went beyond expectations included a full body mountain lion at $767.00, Vervet monkey full body mount at $826.00, Caribou shoulder mount at $590.00, Spring Bok antelope at $413.00, Victorian Wood Duck under glass dome at $442.00, pair of sawfish rostrum mounted on brass Chinese pagoda bases at $885.00, Scrimshaw tooth at $590.00 and a plaster model of the human brain at $560.00.
Furnishings that went beyond their presale high estimates included an Art Deco style display cabinet selling at more than 4 times its high estimate at $2006.00, an iron and leather wine rack by Arthur Umanoff at $649.00, mid-century polished brass bar and stools at $383.00, lot of 3 antique pommel horses at $1062.00 and a Federal style sofa at $708.00.
Two porcelain lots had the auctioneers asking “Do we have more of those in the back?!” included a Meissen Biedermeier style cup and saucer at $767.00 and a lot of 3 19th century Royal Vienna cups and saucers (2 with restoration) selling at $2242.00! And a pair of Chinese export ducks at $383.00.
Some silver lots also did better than expected such as a Continental Rococo coffee pot 18/19th century at $501.00, Continental engraved change purse at $531.00, pair of Continental pheasants at $944.00, a Scottish sugar caster at $501.00 and a Tiffany & Co. “Beekman” coffee/tea service at $5900.00.
Other notable lots were an “Electro” chromed bicycle lamp circa 1896, made the audience roar when it closed at $472.00, State Department document circa 1862 signed by William H. Seward, Secretary of State at $324.00, mid-century starburst wall clock at $200.00, a lot of 5 17/19th century glass went nearly 5 times over estimate selling for $944.00, pair of early 18th century Italian carved wood candlesticks at $295.00 and an industrial workshop magnifying glass at $265.00.
William Jenack Auctioneers is located at 62 Kings Highway Bypass. For information www.jenack.com or 845-469-9095.

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Nov 12, 2017
EXTRAORDINARY CHINESE CARVED SCREEN WITH EMBROIDERED SILK (ESTIMATE $1800-$2500)
$27,000

Nov 12, 2017
75 C. GAGER PHILLIPS (AMERICAN 19/20TH CENTURY), OIL ON CANVAS, ILLUSTRATION (ESTIMATE $300-$500)
$900

Nov 12, 2017
GIORGIO MORANDI (ITALIAN 1890-1964), ENGRAVING, BOWL OF FRUIT, SIGNED 1927 #39/40 (ESTIMATE $1800-$2500)
$4,500

Nov 12, 2017
VINTAGE SATSUMA GILT DECORATED TEA SET (13), TAISHO. (ESTIMATE $100-$200)
$375

Nov 12, 2017
PAIR REED & BARTON "FRANCES I" STERLING WEIGHTED CANDLESTICKS. (ESTIMATE $100-$180)
$275