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American Furniture, Silver & Decorative Arts

Wed, Nov 03, 2021 at 10am EDT |
New York
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The Monroe and Elizabeth Dreher Collection of Paul Revere Silver Surpasses Expectations!


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  • Successful Auction of American Furniture, Silver & Decorative Arts on November 3, 2021
  • The Monroe and Elizabeth Dreher Collection of Paul Revere Silver Surpasses Expectations!
  • We Invite You to Contact Us for a Complimentary Auction Appraisal of Your American Furniture, Silver & Decorative Arts

NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle held a successful auction of American Furniture, Silver & Decorative Arts on November 3, 2021. The sale showcased fine American furniture and decorative arts, including silver, ceramics, mirrors, folk art, samplers and rugs. A special section of the auction was devoted to porcelain, paintings, decorative arts and other objects of the Pacific Trade. Read More

With competitive bidding, the November 3 sale totaled a strong $994,494, surpassing the pre-sale estimate of $590,350-908,150, with a robust 90% sold by lot and 100% sold by value.

The Monroe and Elizabeth Dreher Collection of Paul Revere Silver

Highlighting the sale was a group of rare Paul Revere silver from The Monroe and Elizabeth Dreher Collection. The five examples attracted spirited bidding that drove the collection far over its total estimate of $73,000-105,000 to achieve $170,100. The top selling lot was an example of Revere's 'Liverpool' pitcher from 1805 that soared past its estimate of $25,000-35,000 to realize a stunning $94,500.

This exceptional collection of Paul Revere silver and engraving was assembled by New York advertising executive Monroe F. Dreher (1889-1970), and  the majority of the pieces have remained unseen for nearly 70 years. Many of the works had descended within the original families and Dreher was fastidious about recording the provenance of these pieces. Like many passionate collectors of American antiques in the 1940s and 50s, Dreher outfitted his Connecticut residence as near period rooms. The collection was featured in The Magazine Antiques in 1954. An important engraving from 1770 by Paul Revere of the Boston Massacre highlighted the November 2 auction of American Paintings & Prints. Read More

Other Auction Highlights

The sale also saw strong bidding and robust prices for American tall case clocks. A Federal inlaid mahogany musical tall case clock from New England sold for $22,680, many times its estimate of $2,000-4,000. Property from a Connecticut Estate, this clever clock had six tunes in its repertoire. A circa 1770 Chippendale mahogany tall case clock by Joseph Ellicot of Buckingham, Pennsylvania, realized $13,860, tripling its $3,000-4,000 estimate.

From the Private Collection of Jacob and Sylvia Levy was a Philadelphia Chippendale mahogany side chair that attracted the attention of determined bidders who sent the chair sailing past its estimate of $600-900 to achieve $11,970. From the same collection were groups of pewter articles that performed exceptionally well.

All prices include the Buyer's Premium.

A Walkabout with the Specialist

Specialist David A. Gallager led a preview tour of the exhibition on October 29 livestreamed on Instagram @doylenewyork
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Consignments are currently being accepted for future auctions. We invite you to contact us for a complimentary auction evaluation. Our specialists are always available to discuss the sale of a single item or an entire collection.

For information, please contact:
Furniture and Decorative Arts: David A. Gallager, 212-427-4141, ext. 271, [email protected]
Silver: Todd Sell, 212-427-4141, ext. 269, [email protected]

Consignments are currently being accepted

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  • Collection of Norman and Diane Bernstein, Washington, D.C.
  • Estate of a Connecticut Collector
  • Estate of a Prominent Connecticut Collector
  • Estate of Arthur Maslow
  • Estate of Gertrud Levy
  • Estate of Herbert Kasper
  • Estate of Jacqueline Kemp, Owner of Windsor Antiques, Darien, CT
  • Estate of James Davis
  • Estate of Mary A. McCarthy
  • Estate of Michael Blazer
  • Estate of Miriam S. Poser
  • Estate of Muriel Attie
  • Estate of Nancy Hoguet Tilghman
  • From the Collection of Loye Lark Lauder
  • From the Estate of Laura Bostwick
  • From the Private Collection of Jacob and Sylvia Levy
  • Property from a Connecticut Estate
  • Property from a New Jersey Private Estate
  • Property from an Esteemed New York Collection
  • Property from the Alice N. Benston Trust
  • Property from the Collection of Diana and Joseph Rowan
  • Property from the Estate of a Private Collector
  • Property from the Estate of Charles Gillman Currier
  • Property from the Estate of Frances Brunel LaGatta Shelton
  • Property from the Hallenbeck Family Collection
  • Property from The Monroe and Elizabeth Dreher Collection
  • Property of a New York Private Collection
  • Property of a New York Private Collection
  • Property of a Private New Jersey Collector
  • The Collection of a Loving Couple
  • The property of Doyle New York

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