Sunday, July 7, 2013

J. James Auctioneers and Appraisers AUCTION 7-16-2013

The Heat is on!  July in New England, 6 days of 90+ , I would complain, but then I could not whine about the frigid darkness that is February.  We have such extremes in New England, in temperature, weather, topography and culture.  The breadth of almost 400 years of history (additionally 15,000 years of Native American pre-contact), gives us fortunate Antique nuts very fertile ground for discovery! A Cape Cod house call this week illustrates this wonderfully.

It looked the part in every way, classic Federal proportions, double chimney, glazed foyer, and brick painted white.  Inside a treasure trove of fine American and English Period Queen Anne and Chippendale Furniture!  The most remarkable looking glass I have ever beheld greeted me at the entrance, beautiful lines, primitive glass, crafted first quarter of the 18th Century.  Next I beheld a period Rhode Island occasional table and a C. 1750 tiger maple candle stand.  Chests of drawers, untouched with original brass pulls, a blanket chest with the most exquisite dovetailing I have seen.
The floors were adorned with 19th Century Persian rugs, a simply beautiful Antique Roomsized Caucasian stood out.  A dream come true!

It is truly remarkable when a collection of this quality comes to light.  True period 18th Century furniture doesn't just turn up every day. I crawl around hundreds of damp basements and stifling attics in search of a stick of it.  What a great house call, the treasure hunt continues!

Oh, I almost forgot, Join us for an exciting evening on July 16th, 6:00 PM at Memorial Hall, Plymouth, MA for our Summer Auction.  We are offering 300 estate fresh lots of Art and Antiques, with Beer Wine and Chef prepared fare.  Join us for a memorable evening, I can't wait to see you there!