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Asian Antiques & Collectibles to Star in Finney’s Auction

by WorthPoint Staff (02/25/11).

Pair of Jichimu and Huang Huali horseshoe folding hunt chairs with bumble bee decorations.

Pair of large Buddhist monk horseshoe back chairs with pinned construction, carved back panels.

SCHODACK, N.Y. – There is so much good stuff in her auction,” Sharon Finney says she almost don’t know where to begin.

Nearly 300 lots of fresh-to-the-market items from prominent area estates and collections will be sold on Saturday, Feb. 26, by Finney’s Auction Service.The sale will begin promptly at 11 a.m., at Finney’s showroom in Schodack, located about 15 minutes from Albany, in upstate New York. Internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com.

“We’ve got a great selection of Nantucket ivory carvings from a single owner, some very nice decorated stoneware, Asian chairsfrom a private collector who is downsizing, Victorian lots, musical instruments and a variety of other items.”

The auction’s expected star lots originated in Asia. Offered will be a beautiful pair of Jichimu and Huang Huali horseshoe folding hunting chairs with bumble bee decoration on the base, with carved back panels, in very good condition; and a pair of oversized Buddhist monk horseshoe back chairs with pinned construction, nice carved back panels and round wax seals.

One of a pair of bisque nodding figures of an Asian man and woman (man shown), 7 inches tall.

Also from Asia: a very ornate black lacquer antique Japanese Butsudan shrine with gilt interior, a double set of doors, silk mesh lining for the interior doors and orange interior drawer, in very good condition (6 feet tall by 4 feet wide); and a group of four Chinese pencil and ink drawings, each drawing measuring 10 inches by 10 inches, and each one matted and framed.

The Nantucket ivory carvings are certain to wow the crowd. Top lots include a detailed carving on a 26-inch piece of petrified ivory, signed Doug Fine; a carving on 10-inch-long ivory, signed Yoko Gados; and two carved ivory globes on a wood base, signed Charles Manghis. Also sold will be a nice Lalique fish bowl with amber applied fish on the sides, standing 10 inches tall.

From the Victorian era, offerings will include a lovely walnut triple-door bookcase and a photo of two Victorian women with bicycles, decorated with red, white and blue and housed in a brass trim frame. Also sold will be a large unsigned painting on tin; an early daybed with ornate, acanthus carved posts, 74 inches long; a German porcelain banquet lamp with crossed swords in blue and a brass front; and a Native American basket with designs top and bottom, 10 inches tall.

Gorgeous pair of Nantucket carved ivory small globes on a wood base, signed Charles Manghis.

Smart-looking clocks will chime on time for the bidders determined enough to own one. Just a few examples include a B.B. Lewis double-dial walnut perpetual calendar clock (Welch Spring Company); a gorgeous calendar clock with a walnut leaf carved base; and miniature Waterbury carriage clock in a leather case. Hundreds of other lots will change hands at the sale.

Previews are scheduled for Thursday and Friday, Feb. 24-25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, the day of sale, Feb. 26, from 9-11 a.m.

A 15 percent buyer’s premium will be applied to all purchases. Terms will be cash, known checks, and Visa and Master Card. Phone and absentee bids will be accepted. Finney’s gallery is located off Interstate 90 in upstate New York. The address is 1568 Columbia Turnpike in Schodack, one mile off exit 10, about 15 minutes from Albany, and 25 minutes from Hudson.

For more information about this auction, call 518.479.4371, e-mail them at finneysauction@nycap.rr.com or visitthe Finney’s Auction Service Web site.

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