Charming items exceed estimates and expectations in Neue Auctions' online-only Summer Art & Antiques sale held July 25th

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Charming garden bird whirligig yard ornament standing about 5 feet 6 inches tall with a central post, attached to which were seven spinning branches, each with a bird on either end ($1,353).

Hand-carved and painted figure of an Osprey hawk by artist Wendell Gilley (Maine, 1904-1983), depicting the Osprey in flight landing on a driftwood branch, artist signed ($1,599).

Three beautiful Chinese Export armorial plates, both Qing, Quianlong (circa 1735-1745), both painted in the center with coats of arms ($1,599).

Color woodblock with embossing by Hiroaki Takahashi Shotei (Japanese, 1871-1945), titled Tama, the Cat (1924), 10 inches by 14 inches ($1,107).

Lot 182 was a hand-painted cast iron door stop in the form of a uniformed sailor, painted in red, white and blue and standing 13 ½ inches tall ($1,169).

The auction was packed with 300 lots of unique treasures seeking new homes. Overall, the sale grossed $54,580, including the 23 percent buyer’s premium.

We’re working with many estates right now. The Baby Boomer generation is downsizing and properties are selling quickly. That’s keeping us busy. I’m grateful we’re able to keep up with the momentum.”

— Cynthia Maciejewski

BEACHWOOD, OH, UNITED STATES, August 3, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — A simple but charming garden bird whirligig yard ornament standing about 5 feet 6 inches tall with a central post, attached to which were seven spinning branches, each with a bird on either end, proved irresistible to bidders in Neue Auctions’ online-only Summer Art & Antiques Auction held July 25th. After spirited bidding, it flew away for $1,353.

The birds appeared to be machine stamped metal with traces of blue paint, and the tip had an ornamental fleur de lis style finial. Each branch spun in the wind with ease. The estimate was conservative at $150-$300. After 23 bids, it sold to a Liveauctioneers bidder for $1,100 (less 23 percent buyer’s premium) and was marked as a “hot lot” with 50 bidders marking it a favorite.

The sale was packed with 300 lots of unique treasures seeking new homes. These included art, antiques, rock ‘n’ roll-signed albums, vintage posters, decorative arts, Asian objects, furniture garden items, works on paper and more. Overall, the auction grossed $54,580, with the buyer’s premium. Online bidding was via Liveauctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Bidsquare.com.

“I wasn’t sure if bidding would be soft or strong, but many lots exceeded our expectations and estimates,” said Cynthia Maciejewski of Neue Auctions. “People are staying home right now and getting their fix through online shopping and bidding. This is the first summer auction I’ve had in…

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