Strong Prices Also Achieved for American Paintings
Doyle New York held an auction of American Furniture and Decorative Arts on November 19, 2009. The auction showcased furniture and decorations from the colonial period through the Federal and Classical styles to the mid-19th century. Silver, ceramics, mirrors, Chinese Export porcelain, samplers and rugs were also offered, in addition to American paintings and prints. With competitive bidding from the salesroom, the telephones and the Internet, the sale totaled $466,846 against a pre-sale estimate of $435,475-665,025 with a strong 84% sold by lot and 90% sold by value.