|DOWNINGTOWN, Pa. — Pook & Pook, Inc. is gearing up for this year’s autumn auction season with a vast and varied two-day Americana and International auction, slated for Friday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Sept. 15. Over the summer, the folks at Pook & Pook traveled extensively gathering items for this sale. The sale features 660 lots and will include everything from opulent Early American furniture, to vibrant folk art. Bidding for the sale will be offered in-house, over the phone, and on bidsquare.com.
With this sale, the Downingtown auction house will continue to set market trends for fraktur, with many pieces by well-known makers crossing the block. Early 19th century artists from across Southeastern Pennsylvania will be well represented including Johann Conrad Gilbert, Christian Mertel, Christian Strenge, Daniel Peterman and more. One exceptional example of fraktur includes a four-paneled metamorphosis depiction of the stages of man from Adam to death, with leaves that open to reveal further parts of the narrative. Other well-known Pennsylvania folk artists featured in the sale include two carvings by Wilhelm Schimmel.
An assortment of textiles fills this sale with color and warmth. Stunning quilts to cross the block including several 19th century New England linsey-woolsey quilts and a unique folk art penny style rug with a stag and deer surrounded by colorful embroidered woodland creatures garnering particular interest and adorning this catalog’s cover.
A sampling of the outstanding international items on offer in this sale include a palace-sized Northwest Persian carpet. Items with German provenance are plentiful and include a German porcelain teapot, a German silver teacup and saucer and a whimsical collection of 24 delicate German blown glass tulips.
Gallery exhibitions are scheduled for Sept. 8, 12, 13 and 14.
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