Read on for antique prices in Palm Beach County, Florida and beyond! Our auction on November 13th, 2016 was full of surprises and unique merchandise – just in time for Christmas! Our clients stocked up on holiday gifts, show-stopping design elements, and collectibles for every budget. Bidders loved the Mid Century Modern furniture and decor, as well as large Contemporary paintings. A collection of vintage and antique Oriental rugs, antique oyster plates, Sterling Silver serving pieces, and Franklin Mint Silver Proofs added variety to the sale. The market for traditionally styled furnishings seems to be making an upturn as well, much to the excitement of those who have been holding on to family heirlooms.

The Results

They say the quickest way to change the look of a room is to paint the walls. If that’s true, these Zuber & Cie panoramic wallpaper panels will breathe new life into an entire house! Sold for $5,700 to an in-house bidder, the seven panels are printed using woodblocks that are classified as historical monuments. Produced in 1829, the woodblock stamps that are used to print ‘Les Vues Du Bresil’ have survived against great odds. World War II Nazi soldiers occupying France raided the company’s 15th Century vault, using their wood blocks as fire wood.

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Vues de Bresil de Plantation de Cafe

An 18th Century Russian Icon depicting Saint George and the Dragon sold for $1,250. The story of St. George slaying the dragon shows up as early as the 11th Century, and was a common motif in Russian and Georgian Icons.

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Depicting Saint George Slaying the Dragon

This unique Art Deco lamp has a marble base and a Dore metal Dancer doing a split and holding a Millefiori lamp shade. In like new condition, it sold for $450.

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Cast metal and marble base with a millefiori lamp shade.

Printed in 1936, Nazi propaganda ‘Trau Keinam Fuchs Auf Gruner Heid, Und Keinam Jud Bei Seinem Eid!’ sold for $800 to a phone bidder. war memorabilia, wwii, nazi germany, holocaust, antiques, auction, literature

Is your bookshelf bare? These stunning Art Deco Burl Maple Bookends sold for $200.

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Geometric form burl maple bookends.

Do you still have lucite purses in your closet? If so, dust them off and bring them in for consignment! Three vintage purses in brand new condition sold for $450.

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Made by Wilardy, NY and Charles Kahn

An early prayer rug measuring 41″ x 62″ sold for $350.

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Wool on wool prayer mat with geometric and architectural designs.

Mid Century Modern Furniture Value

Buyers are continuing to show strong affinities for Atomic Age design in all shapes and sizes. Aldo Tura designed this Goat Skin and Brass Ice Bucket which sold for $525.

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Mid Century Modern Bar Ware.

This six-piece Paul McCobb Planner Group set sold for $1,150 and offers enough ways to arrange the components to make Ikea jealous.

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Paul McCobb for Wichendon Modern Planner Group Custom Shelving Unit

George Nelson was the designer of this classically modern ‘Half-Nelson’ table lamp which sold for $675.

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Mid Century Modern Half Nelson metal table lamp.

Art & Sculpture

Large Contemporary art pieces were popular in this auction. Signed ‘AKE’, this large Modernist painting sold for $975.

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Contemporary painting of women dancing.

English painter Leighton Jones titled this oil on masonite ‘Reflections’. It sold for $600.

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Oil on masonite depicting a clown and a woman.

Titled ‘Blue Eyed Women’, the painter of this piece went on to design the famous Playboy Bunny cartoon character. Bernard Kliban was known as a cartoonist, but this painting dated 1958 sold for $1,600.

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Surrealist painting depicting two female nudes.

A 19th Century artist, Leonard Sauerfelt was a French painter who documented everyday life. This market scene sold for $450.

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Oil on canvas depicting a French market scene.

Wilhelm Lehmbruck lived a short 38 years, but he became famous for his printmaking and painting. However, it was his sculptures of enlongated women that drew the most attention. An example of one such sculpture is this bust, which sold for $6,400.

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German Expressionist bust of a woman.

Traditional Furnishings

Traditional furnishings seem to be on the rise, and have sold well in our last few auctions. This Executive’s desk prompted a bidding war that ending when it sold for $775. With a leather top, locking drawers, and solid wood construction it was a very good buy.

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With locking drawers, leather top and sold wood construction.

Dining rooms are few and far between these days, but this set of eight Federal Style dining chairs still sold for $425.

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Federal style, squar backed dining chairs. Six side chairs and two arm chairs.

A brass nameplate on this trunk reads ‘The Phoenix New Orleans 1807’, and it will be going home t
o ‘The Big Easy’ because it sold for $375.

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Locking trunk with brass inlay, nameplate, and handles.

 

<h2>Sterling Silver</h2>

Uncirculated Morgan Dollars minted between 1878-1880 sold for $825.

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Uncirculated United States Mint currency sold at auction.

The Franklin Mint doesn’t just produce money, but collectible sets as well. This 20 piece Sterling Silver medallion set sold for $1,550 and depicts the Parables of Jesus.

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Sterling silver engraved coins or medallions depicting the Parables of Jesus and released in 1975.

Thank You

MG Neely Auction would like to thank you sincerely for your continued support and another fantastic sale. We couldn’t do it without you – really! Our next auction will be early February – stay tuned for more updates to our blog.

Thank you,

Dara Neely
M G Neely Auction