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Kovels’ February 2022 newsletter features Adirondack furniture, Gallé glass, beaded purses, figural clocks, and beer coasters, all with photos and prices.
Adirondack furniture from the classic to the quirky drew high prices at auction in Potsdam, New York, and it’s featured in a sales report in the February 2022 issue of Kovels On Antiques & Collectibles newsletter. The rustic style that brings the outdoors indoors by using materials as close to their natural states as possible became popular in the early 1900s. Kovels’ offers some history and pictures the top lot Adirondack pool table that sold for over $60,000 along with cabinets, a chair, table, piano, and lamps that embrace the style.
A Kansas auction sold more than a dozen vases by French artist and designer Émile Gallé, best known for his work with glass. Gallé’s own techniques enabled him to make some of the most innovative art glass of the late 19th and early 20th century. See the some of the beautiful shapes, rich colors—and high prices—of Gallé cameo glass in Kovels’ February newsletter.
The intricate handiwork and vibrant colors of vintage and antique beaded handbags make them attractive collectibles. A recent auction in Germany offered more than 200 beaded purses and Kovels’ latest newsletter pictures examples decorated with flowers, figures and fringe that sold for affordable prices.
Decorative figural shelf clocks with animals, classical figures and architectural details sold at a Massachusetts auction. Take an old-school look at telling time in Kovels’ latest issue that features heavy and ornate key-wound antique clocks that sold from $300 to $3,000.
And beer coasters are unique collectibles; a few hundred sold recently to breweriana enthusiasts in Raleigh, North Carolina. Yes, they are the ones given with drinks in pubs and bars to absorb drippy condensation and advertise brands. Enjoy vintage examples with logos for Bushkill Lager Beer, Crockery City Beer, Stroh’s Imperial Wurzburger, and other brands in Kovels’ February newsletter.
The Kovels go “on the road” to Art Basel and Design Miami, happily back after a year’s hiatus, and picture some of their vintage and new favorites. The February Dictionary of Marks lists marks used by American studio potters. The Collector’s Gallery answers readers’ questions about a carved wood candy box, a German pottery vase, a coffee table with a carved eagle, and a vintage replica pedal car. And more than 70 antiques and collectibles are listed in the February 2022 Buyer’s Price Guide.
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