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Premier Auction - Session I

Fri, Sep 16, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 628

Four Black Forest Items, Bookends, Match Holders

Estimate: $800 - $1,200

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$100 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

late 19th/early 20th century, comprising: two bookends, each with hinged and sliding carved bear form ends, naturalistically carved center panel, larger at widest 7 x 26 x 6-3/8 in.; two match holders, one with standing bear forming paws into a cup, the other with walking bear, next to tree stump and log, each with glass eyes, bared teeth, raised on conforming base, taller 6 in.

Provenance: Estate of Madolyn L. Nickerson, Highlands, North Carolina


embedded dust, some rubbing/discoloration to finish, glue to bottom of one base, one slide lacking wood element to prevent from sliding off board; standing bear with chip to one ear, residue, illegible writing to base, match stick log with triangular break and loss, scratching, age splits