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Auction Description for Clars: December 9th
Viewing Notes:
Friday December 7th from 1pm to 6pm. Saturday and Sunday the 8th and 9th beginning at 9am, or by appointment.

December 9th

(674 Lots)

by Clars Auction Gallery


674 lots | 673 with images

December 9, 2012

Live Auction

5644 Telegraph Avenue

Oakland, CA, 94609 USA

Phone: 1-510-428-0100

Fax: 1-510-658-9917

Email: info@clars.com

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American Shaker tea table, 19th Century

Lot 2387: American Shaker tea table, 19th Century

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Description: American Shaker tea table, 19th century, executed in cherry, the circular top above the turned standard and rising on a tripod base, retains small fragments of original surface on underside, 29.5'h x 20.5'w

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Art Nouveau marquetry decorated occasional table

Lot 2388: Art Nouveau marquetry decorated occasional table

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Description: Art Nouveau marquetry decorated occasional table, the circular top with floral sprays flanked with banding, gilt carved Galle, and R.L.C, rising on incised tapered legs, 16.5"h x 18"w

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Victorian Brass balance scale

Lot 2389: Victorian Brass balance scale

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Description: Victorian Brass balance scale, the large form with 17" pans flanking the columnar standard rising on a graduated base, 52"h x 49"w

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1996 Rolls Royce Silver Dawn, approx 33,000 miles with original Rolls Royce 6

Lot 2390: 1996 Rolls Royce Silver Dawn, approx 33,000 miles with original Rolls Royce 6

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Description: 1996 Rolls Royce Silver Dawn, approx 33,000 miles with original Rolls Royce 6.8L V8 and rear wheel drive, the four door sedan with leather interior surrounded by burl walnut woodwork throughout, motorcar comes fitted with many options, including climate control air conditioning, power seats, premium sound system, new tires, etc, (Note: Rolls-Royce no longer exists as it had for near 100 years. It is now owned by BMW and cars are no longer being produced in Crewe, England)

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Continental oak mantle clock

Lot 2391: Continental oak mantle clock

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Description: Continental oak mantle clock, executed in the Gothic taste circa 1890, the oak case of dome form with carved finials flanking the circular dial having Roman markers and rising on a molded base, 21"h x 14"w x 10"d

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French giltwood carved wall mirror, having a rectangular frame with Rococo style closed corner accents flanking the original looking...

Lot 2392: French giltwood carved wall mirror, having a rectangular frame with Rococo style closed corner accents flanking the original looking...

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Description: French giltwood carved wall mirror, having a rectangular frame with Rococo style closed corner accents flanking the original looking glass, 36'h x 26'w Provenance: St. Germain Collection

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Continental framed textile fragment, possibly Spanish circa 1860, with heavy gold thread issuing floral sprays surrounded by a scall...

Lot 2393: Continental framed textile fragment, possibly Spanish circa 1860, with heavy gold thread issuing floral sprays surrounded by a scall...

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Description: Continental framed textile fragment, possibly Spanish circa 1860, with heavy gold thread issuing floral sprays surrounded by a scallop decorated border and framed in a partial giltwood carved molding, overall 27.5"h x 55"w

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Victorian gilt wall mirror

Lot 2394: Victorian gilt wall mirror

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Description: Victorian gilt wall mirror, circa 1870, having an oval looking glass flanked with floral reserves, 21.5"h x 20"w

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Victorian gilt bronze figural decorated light fixture

Lot 2395: Victorian gilt bronze figural decorated light fixture

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Description: Victorian gilt bronze figural decorated light fixture, of triangular form with figural accents flanked with acanthus and scroll detail, (marked R. Johnston and numbered 1825) centering the spherical cut single light, 19'h x 17'w

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Brass counter top scale

Lot 2396: Brass counter top scale

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Description: Brass counter top scale, 19th century, the ten pound class B scale with 7" pans suspended on a brass standard rising on a cast iron footed base, 35"h

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Pair of Louis XVI style gilt bronze chenets

Lot 2397: Pair of Louis XVI style gilt bronze chenets

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Description: Pair of Louis XVI style gilt bronze chenets, late 19th century, each having an urn form mount accented with garland swags surmounted with rams head mounts and rising on a footed base, 12"h x 8.5"w

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Pair of bronze curtain tie backs

Lot 2398: Pair of bronze curtain tie backs

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Description: Pair of bronze curtain tie backs, each depicting a winged putti suspended from a reticulated shield form mount, 9"h x 5"w

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Renaissance Revival giltwood carved mirror

Lot 2399: Renaissance Revival giltwood carved mirror

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Description: Renaissance Revival giltwood carved mirror, circa 1865, the figural crest depicting a maiden and flanked with floral swags continuing around the original oval looking glass, 58"h x 41"w

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Henri II style walnut buffet circa 1885, the hooded superstructure having two mirrored and bevelled panels fronted by baluster turne...

Lot 2400: Henri II style walnut buffet circa 1885, the hooded superstructure having two mirrored and bevelled panels fronted by baluster turne...

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Description: Henri II style walnut buffet circa 1885, the hooded superstructure having two mirrored and bevelled panels fronted by baluster turned supports, above the lower case having carved and panelled door fronts and rising on compressed bun feet, 79"h x 55"w x 23"d

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Louis XV style fireplace mantle

Lot 2401: Louis XV style fireplace mantle

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Description: Louis XV style fireplace mantle, executed in carerra marble, the serpentine top above a relief carved face centered with scroll carved pilasters and rising on a molded base, 41''h x 47''w x 14''d

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C.W. Parker carousel horse

Lot 2402: C.W. Parker carousel horse

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Description: C.W. Parker carousel horse, the polychrome decorated metal horse depicted in motion and rising on a later reticulated base, 36"h x 57"l

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American wood carved rocking horse

Lot 2403: American wood carved rocking horse

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Description: American wood carved rocking horse, executed by Anton Winsor Lignell (American 1938- ), the wood carved pony realistically modelled with glass eyes and tonal features, rising on extended maple rails, signed to underside, 24"h x 43"l x 14"d

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American wood carved rocking horse

Lot 2404: American wood carved rocking horse

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Description: American wood carved rocking horse, executed by Anton Winsor Lignell (American 1938- ), the wood carved pony realistically modelled with glass eyes and tonal features, rising on extended maple rails, signed to underside, 24"h x 43"l x 14"d, Literature: Woodcraft Magazine Fall 1979 (cover and feature), San Francisco Examiner August 20, 1973, San Francisco Chronicle January 13, 1976, Author, The Art of Rocking Horse Carving

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American wood carved rocking horse

Lot 2405: American wood carved rocking horse

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Description: American wood carved rocking horse, executed by Anton Winsor Lignell (American 1938- ), the wood carved pony realistically modelled with glass eyes and tonal features, rising on extended maple rails, signed to underside, 24"h x 43"l x 14"d, Literature: Woodcraft Magazine Fall 1979 (cover and feature), San Francisco Examiner August 20, 1973, San Francisco Chronicle January 13, 1976, Author, The Art of Rocking Horse Carving

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French Louis XV style giltwood carved trumeau mirror

Lot 2406: French Louis XV style giltwood carved trumeau mirror

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Description: French Louis XV style giltwood carved trumeau mirror, the rocaille carved crest above an oil on canvas depicting a courting scene, above the bevelled looking glass and framed in a burnished gilt molding accented with applied floral sprays, 88"h x 48"w

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French Art Deco Edgar Brandt style hand wrought  entry way

Lot 2407: French Art Deco Edgar Brandt style hand wrought entry way

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Description: French Art Deco Edgar Brandt style hand wrought iron, nickel steel and glass double entry way circa 1920, (retaining original surround) the serpentine imposing structure with wave and spiral reserves continuing to the hammered lower plate, 9'5" x 5'5" Appears similar to: Sotheby's New York December 1, 2001 lot 254 (glass cracks/ losses)

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Pair of painted and leaded glass windows

Lot 2408: Pair of painted and leaded glass windows

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Description: Pair of painted and leaded glass windows, 19th century, each armorial panel with lion and coat of arm reserves flanked with floral swags surrounded with colored banding, 56.5"h x 22"w (one pane cracked)

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Persian Kerman carpet,  13'5

Lot 2409: Persian Kerman carpet, 13'5" x 9'5"

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Description: Persian Kerman carpet, 13'5" x 9'5"

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Queen Elizabeth II limed oak coronation chair

Lot 2409A: Queen Elizabeth II limed oak coronation chair

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Description: Queen Elizabeth II limed oak coronation chair, 1953, number 83, made by W. Hands and Sons, High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, upholstered in a light blue velvet, made by Lister Mills, Bradford, Yorkshire, the chair embroidered with the Royal cypher of Queen Elizabeth II, surmounted by the St Edward's Crown in gold, and the edges of the velvet appointed with gold upholstery trim, the underside of the seat stretcher is stamped with the Royal cypher and CORONATION, 1953, W. Hands & Sons, note: the chair was used by a peer or peeress, and after the sale was available to the guest for purchase, so that the Ministry of Works would regain some of the expense of staging the coronation, 34'h x 19'w x 15'd

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Federal inlaid dining table

Lot 2410: Federal inlaid dining table

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Description: Federal inlaid dining table, circa 1800, in three parts, consisting of a central drop leaf with two demi lune ends, the top with five shell form medallions centering each single board accented with diamond stringing continuing to the edge, above an inlaid apron accented with shell and rosette medallions and rising on square tapered legs with bell flower detail, overall, 28.5"h x 96"w x 42"d

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Solomon Islands, 19th century, wood bowl

Lot 2411: Solomon Islands, 19th century, wood bowl

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Description: Solomon Islands, 19th century, wood bowl of good age having a canoe form with scroll carvings on splash boards having open mouth zoomorphic head on bow and rear, 3.5"h x 18"w x 5"d, Provenance: Old Dutch Coll

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Fiji Islands, 19th century, pre-contact wood dish used by Kahuna

Lot 2412: Fiji Islands, 19th century, pre-contact wood dish used by Kahuna

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Description: Fiji Islands, 19th century, pre-contact wood dish used by Kahuna to apply oil to sick and deceased having a canoe form, 4.75"h x 24"w x 8"d, Provenance: Ex San Francisco, Coll

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Fiji Islands, 16th-18th Century, pre-contact wood bowl

Lot 2413: Fiji Islands, 16th-18th Century, pre-contact wood bowl

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Description: Fiji Islands, 16th-18th Century, pre-contact wood bowl used for feasts, having signs of age and use, 6"h x 27"w x 10"d , Provenance: Ex San Francisco Coll

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Sandwich Islands - Hawaii, 19th century, old Poi wood board and stone Poi pounder

Lot 2414: Sandwich Islands - Hawaii, 19th century, old Poi wood board and stone Poi pounder

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Description: Sandwich Islands - Hawaii, 19th century, old Poi wood board and stone Poi pounder, 4"h x 29.5"w x 11.5"d, Provenance: Maui - Hawaii Coll

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Large model outrigger canoe

Lot 2415: Large model outrigger canoe

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Description: Large model outrigger canoe, having incisions on hull highlighted by white shell color, mounted by two large game fish, 5"h x 39"w x 12"d, Provenance: ex Dupont Philadelphia Coll

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Solomon Islands, Santa Cruz, 19th century, bow and four arrows

Lot 2416: Solomon Islands, Santa Cruz, 19th century, bow and four arrows

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Description: (lot of 5) Solomon Islands, Santa Cruz, 19th century, bow and four arrows having woven colored sennit, blow fish barbs, and fine colored wood points with barbs, all mounted on separate steel bases, tallest: 51"h, Provenance: ex Dupont Coll, Philadelphia Tycon

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Two Sepic, New Guinea, 19th century, wood Adzes with metal trading blades and fishing spear

Lot 2417: Two Sepic, New Guinea, 19th century, wood Adzes with metal trading blades and fishing spear

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Description: (lot of 3) Two Sepic, New Guinea, 19th century, wood Adzes with metal trading blades, ex Australian Coll, together with a 19th century fishing spear having multiple points, 70.5"h, Ex Australian Coll

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Sandwich Islands - Hawaii, 19th century, fine Koa wood dish

Lot 2418: Sandwich Islands - Hawaii, 19th century, fine Koa wood dish

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Description: Sandwich Islands - Hawaii, 19th century, fine Koa wood dish/plate having tiger eye wood grain, 11"h x 11.5"w, Provenance: Maui - Hawaii Coll

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Admiralty Islands, 19th century, carved wood dish

Lot 2419: Admiralty Islands, 19th century, carved wood dish

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Description: Admiralty Islands, 19th century, carved wood dish used for ceremonial feasts having a geometric design on rim and two geometric form patterns on base, 3"h x 12"d, Provenance: Ex NY Coll

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Solomon Islands, carved wood dish

Lot 2420: Solomon Islands, carved wood dish

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Description: Solomon Islands, 19th century carved wood dish used for ceremonial feasts, having incised geometric design, 4"h x 14"w, Provenance: EX NY Coll

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Samoa Islands, 19th century, Kava wood bowl

Lot 2421: Samoa Islands, 19th century, Kava wood bowl

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Description: Samoa Islands, 19th century, Kava wood bowl having sixteen legs supporting the bowl, 5.5"h x 14.75"d Provenance: Ex Maui - Hawaii Coll

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Hawaii, Sandwich Islands, 19th century, Koa wood bowl

Lot 2422: Hawaii, Sandwich Islands, 19th century, Koa wood bowl

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Description: Hawaii, Sandwich Islands, 19th century, rare monumental Koa wood bowl with many old repairs, 6.75"h x 16.5"d, Provenance: Ex Hawaii Collection

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New Caledonia, 19th century, wood club

Lot 2423: New Caledonia, 19th century, wood club

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Description: New Caledonia, 19th century, carved wood club in the form of a stylized bird's head, 27.5"h, Ex Paris Coll

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Sandwich Islands - Hawaii, Koa wood bowl

Lot 2424: Sandwich Islands - Hawaii, Koa wood bowl

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Description: Sandwich Islands - Hawaii, 19th century, fine Koa wood bowl with great patina carved by German craftsman around 1850-60, these bowls were prestige objects given as gifts to important people in Hawaii, 7"h, Provenance: Ex Christies, Paris

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Hawaii, 19th century, rare sword fish dagger

Lot 2425: Hawaii, 19th century, rare sword fish dagger

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Description: Hawaii, 19th century, rare sword fish dagger, with Sennit fiber on handle, old patina, only four daggers like it are known, 30"l (one is at the Bishop Museum, one in Florence, Italy, Ex Medicci Coll)

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Sandwich Islands - Hawaii, wood bowl

Lot 2426: Sandwich Islands - Hawaii, wood bowl

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Description: Sandwich Islands - Hawaii, 19th century, wood bowl carved by German craftsman around 1860-80, these bowls were prestige objects given as gifts to important people in Hawaii, 6"h, Provenance: Ex Christies, Paris

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Hawaii, Sandwich Islands, Koa wood plate

Lot 2427: Hawaii, Sandwich Islands, Koa wood plate

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Description: Hawaii, Sandwich Islands, 19th century, Koa wood plate with old butterfly repairs, 2.5"h x 9"d, Provenance: Ex Christies Paris

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Group of six carved wood ritual spoons

Lot 2428: Group of six carved wood ritual spoons

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Description: (lot of 6) Toraja culture, Sulawesi Island, Indonesia group of six carved wood ritual spoons, largest: 7.25"l

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Two Naga fiber helmets of head hunter warriors

Lot 2429: Two Naga fiber helmets of head hunter warriors

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Description: (lot of 2) Assam India, lot of two Naga fiber helmets of head hunter warriors, one of oval form with boar tusk accents on either side, the other of armoured form having a wooden structure above fiber, 8"h

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Samoa Tapa cloth, early 20th century, the large ceremonial cloth

Lot 2430: Samoa Tapa cloth, early 20th century, the large ceremonial cloth

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Description: Samoa Tapa cloth, early 20th century, the large ceremonial cloth having stylized abstract and geometric decoration, 86"h x 124"w Provenance: Ex Smithsonian Museum Coll

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Melanesian bark cloth, circa 1920, having stylized abstract and geometric decoration, measuring approx 50' x 82' Provenance: Deaccess

Lot 2430A: Melanesian bark cloth, circa 1920, having stylized abstract and geometric decoration, measuring approx 50' x 82' Provenance: Deaccess

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Description: Melanesian bark cloth, circa 1920, having stylized abstract and geometric decoration, measuring approx 50' x 82' Provenance: Deaccessioned from the Montclair Art Museum (Montclair, New Jersey)

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Melanesian bark cloth, circa 1920, having stylized geometric decoration, measuring approx 5'8' x 4'4' Provenance: Deaccessioned from

Lot 2430B: Melanesian bark cloth, circa 1920, having stylized geometric decoration, measuring approx 5'8' x 4'4' Provenance: Deaccessioned from

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Description: Melanesian bark cloth, circa 1920, having stylized geometric decoration, measuring approx 5'8' x 4'4' Provenance: Deaccessioned from the Montclair Art Museum (Montclair, New Jersey)

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Important 19th century gun stock club

Lot 2431: Important 19th century gun stock club

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Description: Important 19th century gun stock club with Sennit fiber on handle, 41"h, Provenance Ex Christensen Coll., San Francisco, Coll at De Young and Academy of Art in Honolulu

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Marquesan Islands, late 19th century, U'u War Club

Lot 2432: Marquesan Islands, late 19th century, U'u War Club

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Description: Marquesan Islands, late 19th century, U'u War Club, the carved wood cylindrical shaft surmounted by a stylized head having tiki head eyes and a large flared finial, 54"h, Provenance: Australian Coll

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Nukuoro Island, 19th century, wood seat in a shape of a horse

Lot 2433: Nukuoro Island, 19th century, wood seat in a shape of a horse

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Description: Nukuoro Island, 19th century, wood seat in a shape of a horse used as a coconut grater, overall: 15.5"h x 22"w x 10"d, Provenance: ex Hawaii - Maui Coll

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