DOUGLASS, Kan. – A large and diverse antique auction featuring massive, single-owner collections of Native American items, cast iron toys, art glass, cloisonné and more will be held on Saturday, December 3rd, by Woody Auction, in the firm’s gallery located at 120 East 3rd Street in Douglass, Kan., starting promptly at 9:30 am Central time. Internet bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com.
Three major collections, all from the Midwest, will headline the sale, one featuring Native American objects, cast iron toys and art glass out of Ponca Hills Farm in Omaha, Neb.; one an outstanding art glass collection from north central Oklahoma; and the third the McRae collection of cloisonné out of Louisiana. As with every Woody Auction, all 436 lots will be sold to the highest bidder without reserve.
“This exciting auction pulls together many top-quality items from a wide range of interests,” said Jason Woody of Woody Auction. He mentioned horsehair prison art bridles, authentic Native American wool blankets and beaded items, original vintage cast iron toys, Tiffany art glass, sterling silver flatware sets and more. The entire catalog may be viewed online now, with crisp photos, at www.woodyauction.com.
Fans of Native American collectibles will have much to choose from. Lots will include a rare, authentic beaded Sioux Indian vest boasting exceptional detail and quality; a genuine Northern Plains Crow Indian-style beaded pistol holder with colorful “Snake Clan” motif and quality white beading, housed in a modern shadowbox frame; and a 60 inch by 50 inch Native American rug with multi-color design.
Also offered will be a Northern Plains beaded document bag with an actual swastika design in the beading, with silver and leather fringe, set in a modern shadowbox frame; a Native American beaded pipe bag in very nice condition, 18 inches tall; a pair of beaded Indian moccasins with colorful designs; and a pair of olla pots, one a large 16 inch by 16 inch pot with four figural animal head openings and a classic leaf with checkerboard design, the other a cinched Zia Tribe olla pot with bird and floral design.
The cloisonné category will be led by a massive pair of vintage palace chargers, each one 36 inches in diameter featuring a beautiful blue background with colorful bamboo, floral, butterfly and bird motif. Each charger weighs more than 40 pounds. A complement lot is the signed Louis Comfort Tiffany art glass vase, 11 ¼ inches tall, bulbous form with a long neck and white background with feather design.
Lamps and lighting will feature a rare, 14-inch signed Tiffany art glass Arabian-style boudoir lamp with caramel and gold iridescent conical shade and a pattern-matched and electrified base, with both shade and base Tiffany-signed; and an all original 23 inch by 18 inch marked Handel reverse painted table lamp, design #6874, with a tropical bird scene décor and a bronze base with embossed floral design.
A few other expected top performers include a 268-piece sterling silver Reed & Barton flatware set in the Francis I pattern, housed in a mahogany chest with two drawers and a total silver weight of 12,210 grams; a marked KPM porcelain plaque with a scene of a young woman seated on a marble throne, 13 inches by 7 ¾ inches (less the carved gilt wooden frame); and vintage cast iron toys, to include a fire wagon with two horses and nice yellow paint, and a fire patrol wagon with two horses and nice paint.
Internet bidders are encouraged to register a day or two ahead of the auction. Absentee bids should be submitted with a written statement indicating the amount of the bid. All bids must be received no later than Thursday, Dec. 1st. Bids may be fax’d to 316-746-2145, or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Douglass is 35 miles southeast of Wichita. The gallery is a half-block from Woody Auction’s offices.
As for lodging, the recommended hotel is the Holiday Inn Express, located in Andover, Kansas, about a 15-20 minute drive away. To reserve a room there, call 316-733-8833. Many more area lodgings are also available. Moving forward, Woody Auction will conduct regular auction events in the Douglass location. Other auctions will be held at the St. Charles Convention Center in Missouri, as well as Iowa.
Woody Auction is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign an item, an estate or a collection you may call them at (316) 747-2694; or you can e-mail them at email@example.com. To learn more about Woody Auction and the December 3rd auction, please visit www.woodyauction.com.
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