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RS PICKER ESTATES AMERICANA NEW ENGLAND ANTIQUES LALIQUE(329 Lots)
by Estate Road Show Auctions LLC
329 lots with images
January 22, 2012
Tennessee Valley Auction Center
3450 US Highway 72
Killen, AL, 35645 USA
Description: We are pleased to offer this Sparkling Multi Faceted Faux Pink Topaz Ring in a size 5. The ring is stamped 18kt gold filled. We have not tested the ring. Raised prong setting really dazzles. In new condition, perfect for a princess who likes pink.
Condition Report: Beautiful, size 5, 3.5 gramsView additional info »
Description: We are pleased to offer this exceptional 19th Century Two Part Plantation Desk with Bookcase. Walnut with original finish and a fantastic patina, 3 plank back. Two glass front doors, original old glass opens to 3 shelves. Drop front desk opens to reveal 5 cubbies. One dovetailed drawer work table on top of nicely turned and shaped legs. Original lock, no key. With molded cornice and scalloped door details. A plantation desk, is a term for a secretary desk on legs with drawers, file slots and cubbyholes, used by overseers, managers, doctors and other professionals of the time. Some plantation desks have fall-front writing surfaces, like ours does and others can have a slant-front desk. This antique plantation desk measures 37 inches wide, 73 inches high and 19 inches deep. Research Consulted: Brunk Auctions, Lot 147, November 3, 2007; Furniture Treasury by Wallace Nutting 730-734; American Antiques by Dorothy Hammond, 22nd Edition
Condition Report: Glass is a little scratched upView additional info »
Description: We are pleased to offer this Sparkling Marquis Cut Faux Black Sapphire Ring with Rhinestones in a size 9. The ring is stamped 18kt gold filled. We have not tested the metal. This ring really dazzles. In new condition, perfect as a gift or to add to your own collection.
Condition Report: Size 9, 5 gramsView additional info »
Description: You are bidding today on a carefully chosen set of Crystal Brides Baskets, three in all. These handled baskets show the beauty and variety of this form and all pieces are in excellent condition. Starting on the left is a lead crystal footed basket, the crystal is clear and there is a cut,frosted floral decoration (dont miss the little bow under the flowers!!) that contrasts with the crystal to bring out the sparkle. The rim is fluted and you have a lovely tall handle with a piecrust edge on it. This is the tallest basket at 10 in high. Your second basket is a cut lead crystal handled basket with a lower foot. The motif is a 1920s pinwheel medallion style. This basket has a piecrust decoration on the handle and rim. Our third basket is again lead crystal, this is a flat basket with a fan or plume decoration that extends to the handle. This last basket is shorter and deeper than the others with a handle set closer to the basket. We believe all three baskets are European in origin circa 1970s-80s. A spectacular set of baskets for your collection or to give as a gift. REFERENCES UTILIZED: Standard Cut Glass Value Guide by Jo Evers; Identifying American Brilliant Cut Glass by Bill & Louise Boggess;Elegant Glassware of the Depression Era 9th & 13th editions by Gene Florence; Florenceâ¿¿s Glassware Pattern Identification Guide Vol II HISTORY: What is a Brides Basket? What is commonly referred to today as a brides basket was originally used for produce and called a berry bowl or fruit basket. Bowls without handles were fruit stands. The term Brides Basket evolved because a decorative fruit bowl/basket was a popular gift for the Victorian bride-to-be in the mid to late 1800s. Today we use the term loosely to describe a decorative handled basket, most often glass or glass and silver(metal) but occasionally metal with glass inserts or porcelain/pottery. In Victorian times, Bridal Baskets were constructed of a variety of materials from straw to glass or silver. Wealthy families would ensure their brides had baskets made out of high quality materials or would pass down bridal baskets through generations as family heirlooms. Victorian weddings were steeped in tradition so brides often chose baskets with decoration or colors that held different meanings according to the customs of the time. Through the late 1800s and after the turn of the century, these baskets became more varied in style and decoration. American silver and silver plate manufacturers teamed up with glass manufacturers to produce silver baskets with glass inserts or glass baskets with silver plate trim and handles.
Condition Report: very minor wearView additional info »
Description: We are pleased to offer this 1920s to 1930s round marble top plant stand in light maple wood, and finished in a stylish Eastlake form with horse head legs and hoof feet. This nice plant stand has flat bar tie ins, and cross bracing for strength.
Condition Report: marble heavy scratches, underside cross bracedView additional info »