Copley Fine Art Auctions Posts Record Results in Charleston: Highlights from The Winter Sale 2016

  • CHARLESTON, South Carolina
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  • February 13, 2016

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Andrew Newell Wyeth (1917-2009), Pot Buoys, 1954, watercolor, 8 1/2 by 15 inches, sold for $90,000
George Boyd (1873-1941), Swimming Canada Goose, c. 1920, sold for $90,000

Copley Fine Art Auctions ( continued to build its market dominance, realizing over $1.9 million in sales at their Winter Sale 2016, held on February 12 in Charleston, South Carolina. There was robust bidding across all categories, including paintings, prints, folk art, and antique and contemporary decoy carvings.

Carl Rungius’ Bull Moose oil sold for $180,000, continuing Copley’s strong results for the wildlife artist. American paintings also found eager buyers, with Andrew Wyeth’s Pot Buoys selling for $90,000 on its $70/80,000 estimate. A.B. Frost’s classic watercolor The Music for the Dance brought $60,000, doubling its high estimate ($20/30,000).

The top decoy lot was George Boyd’s swimming Canada goose, which sold for $90,000 on its $50/70,000 estimate. The second highest decoy lot was the Ward brothers’ Canada goose, landing at $69,000, within its $60/80,000 estimate, and A.E. Crowell’s Ruffed Grouse brought $63,000, well above its $35/45,000 estimate.

Arthur Burdett Frost (1851-1928), The Music for the Dance, watercolor and gouache, 15 by 23 inches, sold for $60,000

Further details of this important sale will follow.

Copley Fine Art Auctions’ next sale will be held in July 2016 in Plymouth, MA. Consignments will be accepted through the middle of April or until full. For a free confidential auction estimate please call 617.536.0030 or email

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Copley Fine Art Auctions is the world's leading American sporting art auction company. Located in Boston, Copley specializes in antique decoys and 19th- and 20th-century American, sporting, and wildlife paintings.

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